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.

Bodies from the Ice

Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past
Author: James M. Deem
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618800452
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 58
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Recounts the discovery of the oldest human mummy in the 1990s by two mountain climbers on the Austrian border, in this exciting volume that reveals how glaciers, hulking masses of moving ice, are now offering up many secrets from the past.

The Man In The Ice

Author: Konrad Spindler
Publisher: Phoenix
ISBN: 178022589X
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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In 1991 the world was electrified by a chance discovery of a perfectly preserved corpse trapped in an Alpine glacier. Preliminary tests showed that this was the body of a Neolithic hunter who died some 5300 years ago. Now Dr Konrad Spindler, the leader of an international team of scientists examining the body, makes the results of his investigations public for the first time and answers a series of fascinating questions about the `Ice Man' and the clues he can give us to the nature of daily life in the late Stone Age. The result is a riveting scientific detective story, giving us the fullest picture yet of Neolithic Man - our ancestor.

The Glacier Mummy

Discovering the Neolithic Age with the Iceman
Author: Gudrun Sulzenbacher
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783852565910
Page: 64
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Ötzi, the Iceman

The Full Facts at a Glance
Author: Angelika Fleckinger,Museo archeologico dell'Alto Adige (Bolzano, Italy)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783852565743
Category: Copper age
Page: 120
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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.

Ötzi the Iceman

Author: Amanda Lanser
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1629685119
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Every new and groundbreaking archaeological discovery refines our understanding of human history. This title examines the study of Ötzi the iceman. The book explores what scientists know about Ötzi's life, traces his discovery and the subsequent scientific investigation, and discusses future study and conservation efforts. Well-placed sidebars, vivid photos, helpful maps, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of the topic. Additional features include a table of contents, a selected bibliography, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.


An Introduction
Author: Kevin Greene
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134569424
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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This fourth edition constitutes the most extensive reshaping of the text to date. In a lucid and accessible style Kevin Greene explains the discovery and excavation of sites, outlines major dating methods, gives clear explanations of scientific techniques, and examines current theories and controversies. New features include: a completely new user-friendly text design with initial chapter overviews and final conclusions, key references for each chapter section, an annotated guide to further reading, a glossary, refreshed illustrations, case studies and examples, bibliography and full index a new companion website built for this edition providing hyperlinks from contents list to individual chapter summaries which in turn link to key websites and other material an important new chapter on current theory emphasizing the richness of sources of analogy or interpretation available today. This new edition provides students with a sound introduction to the field of archaeology and guides them towards further study.

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.

The Mummy Congress

Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead
Author: Heather Pringle
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 0786871865
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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Now available in paperback--The Mummy Congress is "clear, direct and intense . . . all the stories sparkle. Pringle is a crack-shot storyteller." --New York Times Book Review Perhaps the most eccentric of all scientific meetings, the World Congress on Mummy Studies brings together mummy experts from all over the globe and airs their latest findings. Who are these scientists, and what draws them to this morbid yet captivating field? The Mummy Congress, written by acclaimed science journalist Heather Pringle, examines not just the world of mummies, but also the people obsessed with them.

The Man in the Ice

The Preserved Body of a Neolithic Man Reveals the Secrets of the Stone Age
Author: Konrad Spindler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780753812600
Category: Alps, Eastern
Page: 325
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Dr Spindler led the international team of scientists that investigated the body of the Neolithic man discovered in the ice of a glacier in the Otztaler Alps on the Austrian-Italian border in 1991. In this first book in English to report on the find, Spindler recounts the day by day events following the discovery of the body, and then gives detailed discussion of the Iceman's equipment, his clothing, and the examination of the corpse itself. Final chapters place the Iceman in the context of the Neolithic Age in the Circum-Alpine region, and present a few reactions to the discovery. Now avaiable in paperback.

Birding with Yeats

A Mother's Memoir
Author: Lynn Thomson
Publisher: House of Anansi
ISBN: 1770893903
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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A delicately rendered memoir on motherhood, family, and the beauty of the natural world. In fall 2007, Lynn Thomson experiences a huge life shift. Her teenage son, Yeats, is just beginning high school. Yeats has always struggled against the system, against the pressure to conform. He is a poet at heart: acutely sensitive, highly intelligent, and solitary by nature. Lynn and Yeats have always been close, but after fourteen years as a stay-at-home mom Lynn is going back to work for her husband, Ben, who has just opened his own bookstore. When Lynn and Yeats take a trip to Vancouver Island, they discover a mutual love of bird watching. Lynn is the only other person Yeats has found who loves nature and watching birds. Plus, she has a car. Lynn describes in wondrous detail the many trips she and Yeats take, from the Wye Marsh and Pelee Island in Ontario, to Vancouver Island in British Columbia, to an ill-fated trip to the Galapagos Islands. The two grow closer with each bird-watching expedition. At the same time, Lynn notices that her son is beginning to pull away — and she must learn to let go. Birding with Yeats is a delicate, sensitive, and gentle reflection on the unique bond between a mother and son, and the magic that is the natural world.

Otzi the Iceman

The Iceman Returneth
Author: Seeds & McMoneagle
Publisher: Evidential Details
ISBN: 9780982692813
Page: 215
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America's decorated, military intelligence remote viewer targets the Italian-Austrian border ~ 3,200 BC Solve the mysteries surrounding Europe's archeological show of the century. Learn about Otzi the Iceman's undetermined home village, life circumstances, how and why died alone in the mountains. which some consider a Neolithic crime scene. Includes maps, a drawing of one of his yet undiscovered tools, a real time portrait from 5300 years ago, and a new interpretation of the man and his still nameless group of people. Includes the Princess Diana Accident sessions Introduction.

A Critical History of Early Rome

From Prehistory to the First Punic War
Author: Gary Forsythe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520249912
Category: History
Page: 400
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Traces the history of early Rome, covering such topics as religion, language, and culture.

I Stand Corrected

How Teaching Western Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson
Author: Eden Collinsworth
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385538707
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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A fascinating fusion of memoir, manners, and cultural history from a successful businesswoman well versed in the unique challenges of working in contemporary China. During the course of a career that has, quite literarily, moved her around the world, no country has fascinated Eden Collinsworth more than China, where she has borne witness to its profound transformation. After numerous experiences there that might best be called "unusual" by Western standards, she concluded that despite China's growing status as a world economy, businessmen in mainland China were fundamentally uncomfortable in the company of their Western counterparts. This realization spawned an idea to work collaboratively with a major Chinese publisher on a Western etiquette guide, which went on to became a bestseller and prompted a branch of China's Ministry of Education to suggest that she create a curriculum for the school system. In I Stand Corrected, Collinsworth tells the entertaining and insightful story of the year she spent living among the Chinese while writing a book featuring advice on such topics as the non-negotiable issue of personal hygiene, the rules of the handshake, and making sense of foreigners. Scrutinizing the kind of etiquette that has guided her own business career, one which has unfolded in predominately male company, Collinsworth creates a counterpart that explains Chinese practices and reveals much about our own Western culture. At the same time, I Stand Corrected is a wry but self-effacing reflection on the peripatetic career she led while single-handedly raising her son, and here she details the often madcap attempts to strike a balance that was right for them both.

A New Human

The Startling Discovery and Strange Story of the "Hobbits" of Flores, Indonesia, Updated Paperback Edition
Author: Mike Morwood,Penny van Oosterzee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315435632
Category: Social Science
Page: 287
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In the most revolutionary archaeological find of the new century, an international team of archaeologists led by Mike Morwood discovered a new, diminutive species of human on the remote Indonesian island of Flores. Nicknamed the “Hobbit,” this was no creation of Tolkien's fantasy. The three foot tall skeleton with a brain the size of a chimpanzee’s was a tool-using, fire-making, cooperatively hunting person who inhabited Flores alongside modern humans as recently as 13,000 years ago. This book is Morwood’s description of this monumental discovery and the intense study that has been undertaken to validate his view of its relationship to our species. He chronicles the bitter debates over Homo Floresiensis, the objections (some spiteful) of colleagues, the theft and damage of some of the specimens, and the endless battle against government and academic bureaucracies that hindered his research. This updated paperback edition contains an epilogue that reports on the most recent debates, findings, and analyses of this amazing discovery.

Managing the Historic Rural Landscape

Author: Jane Grenville
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317798104
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Doctor Wore Petticoats

Women Physicians of the Old West
Author: Chris Enss
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762751878
Category: History
Page: 144
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"No women need apply." Western towns looking for a local doctor during the frontier era often concluded their advertisements in just that manner. Yet apply they did. And in small towns all over the west, highly trained women from medical colleges in the East took on the post of local doctor to great acclaim. These women changed the lives of the patients they came in contact with, as well as their own lives, and helped write the history of the West. In this new book, author Chris Enss offers a glimpse into the fascinating lives of ten of these amazing women.

Writers Gone Wild

The Feuds, Frolics, and Follies of Literature's Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lo vers, Iconoclasts, and Misanthropes
Author: Bill Peschel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101445246
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 272
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Truth is stranger than fiction. If you've imagined famous writers to be desk-bound drudges, think again. Writers Gone Wild rips back the (book) covers and reveals the seamy underside of the writing life. Insightful, intriguing, and irresistibly addictive, Writers Gone Wild reveals such fascinating stories as: * The night Dashiell Hammett hired a Chinese prostitute to break up S. J. Perelman's marriage (and ran off with his wife). * Why Sylvia Plath bit Ted Hughes on the cheek. * Why Ernest Hemingway fought a book critic, a modernist poet, and his war correspondent/wife Martha Gellhorn (but not at the same time). * The near-fatal trip Katherine Anne Porter took while high on marijuana in Mexico. * Why women's breasts sent Percy Bysshe Shelley screaming from the room. * The day Virginia Woolf snuck onto a Royal Navy ship disguised as an Abyssinian prince. Pull up a chair, turn on good reading light, and discover what your favorite writers were up to while away from their desks. Sometimes, they make the wildest characters of all.

Alligators, Old Mink & New Money

One Woman's Adventures in Vintage Clothing
Author: Alison Houtte,Melissa Houtte
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061985201
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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Alligators, Old Mink & New Money is a celebration of the clothes that capture our memories and imaginations, that leave their indelible stamp on each of our lives. Alison Houtte—a former fashion model who runs the beloved Brooklyn, New York, boutique Hooti Couture—knows that every article of vintage clothing has a story behind it, and she uses these items as a springboard to explore such universal topics as relationships, self-image, the bond between mothers and daughters, and that elusive thing called style. Whether you're a flea market veteran who savors the thrill of the hunt, a couture shopper with a Vogue budget, or are simply drawn to the de rigueur world of vintage, Alligators, Old Mink & New Money offers a shopping adventure—through auctions, estate sales, flea markets, and clothing racks all over the world—to be savored, and inspired by!