Iceman

Uncovering the Life and Times of a Prehistoric Man Found in an Alpine Glacier
Author: Brenda Fowler
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226258232
Category: Social Science
Page: 315
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Featuring a new Afterword, this is the spectacular story of the 1991 discovery of a Stone Age man in the Alps, a lonely frozen figure who offers clues about the world of 3000 B.C. 33 halftones.

Der Mann im Eis

Neue Funde und Ergebnisse
Author: Konrad Spindler,Elisabeth Rastbichler-Zissernig,Harald Wilfing,Dieter zur Nedden,Hans Nothdurfter
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3709165997
Category: Science
Page: 325
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The Summits of Modern Man


Author: Peter H. Hansen
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674074521
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 393
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Mountaineering has served as a metaphor for civilization triumphant. A fascinating study of the first ascents of the major Alpine peaks and Mt. Everest, The Summits of Modern Man reveals the significance of our encounters with the world’s most forbidding heights and how difficult it is to imagine nature in terms other than conquest and domination.

Measuring and Reasoning

Numerical Inference in the Sciences
Author: Fred L. Bookstein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107729203
Category: Mathematics
Page: 544
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In Measuring and Reasoning, Fred L. Bookstein examines the way ordinary arithmetic and numerical patterns are translated into scientific understanding, showing how the process relies on two carefully managed forms of argument: • Abduction: the generation of new hypotheses to accord with findings that were surprising on previous hypotheses, and • Consilience: the confirmation of numerical pattern claims by analogous findings at other levels of measurement. These profound principles include an understanding of the role of arithmetic and, more importantly, of how numerical patterns found in one study can relate to numbers found in others. More than 200 figures and diagrams illuminate the text. The book can be read with profit by any student of the empirical nature or social sciences and by anyone concerned with how scientists persuade those of us who are not scientists why we should credit the most important claims about scientific facts or theories.

Europe before Rome

A Site-by-Site Tour of the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages
Author: T. Douglas Price
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199986827
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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Werner Herzog's 2011 film Cave of Forgotten Dreams, about the painted caves at Chauvet, France brought a glimpse of Europe's extraordinary prehistory to a popular audience. But paleolithic cave paintings, stunning as they are, form just a part of a story that begins with the arrival of the first humans to Europe 1.3 million years ago, and culminates in the achievements of Greece and Rome. In Europe before Rome, T. Douglas Price takes readers on a guided tour through dozens of the most important prehistoric sites on the continent, from very recent discoveries to some of the most famous and puzzling places in the world, like Chauvet, Stonehenge, and Knossos. This volume focuses on more than 60 sites, organized chronologically according to their archaeological time period and accompanied by 200 illustrations, including numerous color photographs, maps, and drawings. Our understanding of prehistoric European archaeology has been almost completely rewritten in the last 25 years with a series of major findings from virtually every time period, such as ?tzi the Iceman, the discoveries at Atapuerca, and evidence of a much earlier eruption at Mt. Vesuvius. Many of the sites explored in the book offer the earliest European evidence we have of the typical features of human society--tool making, hunting, cooking, burial practices, agriculture, and warfare. Introductory prologues to each chapter provide context for the wider changes in human behavior and society in the time period, while the author's concluding remarks offer expert reflections on the enduring significance of these places. Tracing the evolution of human society in Europe across more than a million years, Europe before Rome gives readers a vivid portrait of life for prehistoric man and woman.

Western Civilization: Beyond Boundaries


Author: Thomas F. X. Noble,Barry Strauss,Duane Osheim,Kristen Neuschel,Elinor Accampo
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285500202
Category: History
Page: 976
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Europe's place in the world throughout the narrative and in the primary source feature, The Global Record. The seventh edition has been carefully revised and edited for greater accessibility, and features a streamlined design that incorporates pedagogical features such as focus questions, key terms, and section summaries to better support students of western civilization. The reconceived narrative and restructured organization, featuring smaller, more cohesive learning units, lend to greater ease of use for both students and instructors. History CourseMate, a set of media-rich study tools with interactive eBook that gives students access to quizzes, flashcards, primary sources, videos and more, are available for this new edition. (CourseMate may be bundled with the text or purchased separately.) Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: BEYOND BOUNDARIES, Seventh Edition Complete, Volume I: To 1715, Volume II: Since 1560, Volume A: To 1500, Volume B: 1300-1815, and Volume C: Since 1789. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Noble-Western Civilization

The Continuing Experiment
Author: N.A
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780618432776
Category: History
Page: 688
View: 2013

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Western Civilization leads the market as the first western civilization text to include a separate chapter on Late Antiquity and the first to use the new political history, the effect of power and politics on all members of society, at the center of its narrative. Recognizing that European history was affected by factors outside the continent, this text looks at Europe by examining its place in the world. With an emphasis on the experimental nature of political and social history, the text challenges students to explore why and how history unfolded as it did.

Western Civilization to 1500

The Continuing Experiment
Author: Thomas F. X. Noble
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780618432790
Category: History
Page: 427
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Western Civilization leads the market as the first western civilization text to include a separate chapter on Late Antiquity and the first to use the new political history, the effect of power and politics on all members of society, at the center of its narrative. Recognizing that European history was affected by factors outside the continent, this text looks at Europe by examining its place in the world. With an emphasis on the experimental nature of political and social history, the text challenges students to explore why and how history unfolded as it did.

American Anthropologist

Organ of the American Anthropological Association and Affiliated Societies
Author: American Anthropological Association
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Library Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Cassette books


Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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The Archaeology Detectives


Author: Paul G. Bahn
Publisher: Readers Digest
ISBN: 9780762103065
Category: Architecture
Page: 240
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An introduction to the work of archaeologists offers an inside view of our quest to understand the past, describing the various tools and methods used to reconstruct history, and illuminates some of archaeology's greatest discoveries, including King Tut's tomb and Pompeii.

Glaciers of Alaska


Author: Bruce Molnia
Publisher: Alaska Geographic
ISBN: 9781566610551
Category: Science
Page: 112
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Alaska Geographic is an award-winning series that presents the people, places, and wonders of Alaska to the world. Over the past 30 years, Alaska Geographic has earned its reputation as the publication for those who love Alaska. The series boasts more than 100 books to date, featuring communities from Barrow to Ketchikan, animals from bears to dinosaurs, history from the Russian explorers to today, and natural phenomena from the aurora to glaciers. Written by leading experts in their fields, these books are illustrated throughout with world-class photography and include colorful maps for reference.

Public Library Catalog


Author: Juliette Yaakov
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 9780824210397
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1434
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Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction
Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 9780824210946
Category: Public libraries
Page: 1856
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Anthropology

A Global Perspective
Author: Raymond Scupin,Christopher R. DeCorse
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 710
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This popular introduction to anthropology integrates a historical, biological, archeological, and global approach with ethnographic data available from around the world. Drawing on both classic and recent research in the field, it reflects the current state-of-the-art understanding of social and cultural changes based on the relationships among different types of societies. It demonstrates the diversity of different societies and cultural patterns, but also shows how humans everywhere are fundamentally similar.KEY TOPICS An eight-part format covers basic concepts, physical anthropology, archeology, culture and society, prestate societies, state societies, consequences of globalization, and the global future. For individuals interested in social culture and change.