Ancient Celts

Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of the Celts' Past
Author: Jen Green
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426302251
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Join the Super Friends as they unite against the bad guys and stand up for justice in this action-packed colouring book!

The Celts of the British Isles


Author: Tammy Gagne
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1612283586
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Of all the people of the ancient world, the Celts are definitely one of the most interesting groups. These brave warriors spent centuries moving throughout Central and Western Europe, defeating virtually everyone they encountered along the way. Although they remained in separate groups, often even warring with one another, the Celts were bound by a shared culture. Their language, religion, and even artwork and jewelry were truly their own. Much of this culture lives on today, especially in Britain, Ireland, and Scotland, in the artifacts the Celts left behind and the history that they made together.

The Secrets of Ancient Ritual Sites

The Citadel of Machu Picchu and Stonehenge
Author: Ricard Regas,Albert Cañagueral
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1502633035
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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Today, Stonehenge and Machu Picchu are two of the most iconic tourist attractions in the world. Each year, millions visit to learn more about the religious beliefs of people who lived long ago. This book details the significance of Stonehenge and Machu Picchu, the current theories about their usage in ancient times, and the aspects of these sites that are still steeped in mystery.

Ancient Rome

Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Rome's Past
Author: Zilah Deckker
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426301285
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Join the Super Friends as they unite against the bad guys and stand up for justice in this action-packed colouring book!

Ancient Maya

Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of the Maya's Past
Author: Nathaniel Harris
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426302275
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Explores the world of the Maya, which spans five centuries of history in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador.

The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees


Author: James Mooney
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cherokee Indians
Page: 97
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The sacred formulas here given are selected from a collection of about six hundred, obtained on the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina in 1887 and 1888, and covering every subject pertaining to the daily life and thought of the Indian, including medicine, love, hunting, fishing, war, self-protection, destruction of enemies, witchcraft, the crops, the council, the ball play, etc., and, in fact, embodying almost the whole of the ancient religion of the Cherokees. The original manuscripts, now in the possession of the Bureau of Ethnology, were written by the shamans of the tribe, for their own use, in the Cherokee characters invented by Sikw�ya (Sequoyah) in 1821, and were obtained, with the explanations, either from the writers themselves or from their surviving relatives.

The First Dog


Author: Jan Brett
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152276515
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Jan Brett's popular tale of adventure in prehistoric times is now a big book!

Ancient Africa

Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Africa's Past
Author: Victoria Sherrow,James Raymond Denbow
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9780792253846
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Discusses important archeological finds from Africa's past and reveals how archaeologists use the latest technology to discover clues to ancient African civilization.

Pandora's Seed

The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization
Author: Spencer Wells
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780679603740
Category: Science
Page: 256
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Ten thousand years ago, our species made a radical shift in its way of life: We became farmers rather than hunter-gatherers. Although this decision propelled us into the modern world, renowned geneticist and anthropologist Spencer Wells demonstrates that such a dramatic change in lifestyle had a downside that we’re only now beginning to recognize. Growing grain crops ultimately made humans more sedentary and unhealthy and made the planet more crowded. The expanding population and the need to apportion limited resources created hierarchies and inequalities. Freedom of movement was replaced by a pressure to work that is the forebear of the anxiety millions feel today. Spencer Wells offers a hopeful prescription for altering a life to which we were always ill-suited. Pandora’s Seed is an eye-opening book for anyone fascinated by the past and concerned about the future.

Shadow in the North


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781407191065
Category:
Page: 304
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The second book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition. Sally Lockhart is twenty-two, and running her own financial consultancy - a thoroughly modern woman in a world of pompous men - but she's about to be thrown headlong into a vicious web of murder, mystery and pure evil. When a client's lost investment appears suspicious, Sally investigates. Soon she is ensnared in a whirl of high-society danger and deceit, which can lead her in only one direction - to the terrifying secret of the Shadow in the North.

Endymion Spring


Author: Matthew Skelton
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375841997
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 416
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"You've stumbled on to something much larger than you can possibly imagine." In the dead of night, a cloaked figure drags a heavy box through snow-covered streets. The chest, covered in images of mythical beasts, can only be opened when the fangs of its serpent's-head clasp taste blood. Centuries later, in an Oxford library, a boy touches a strange book and feels something pierce his finger. The volume is blank, wordless, but its paper has fine veins running through it and seems to quiver, as if it's alive. Words begin to appear on the page--words no one but the boy can see. And so unfolds a timeless secret . . . .

Daily Peace

365 Days of Renewal: Photos and Wisdom to Nourish Your Spirit
Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426215657
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 464
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"Insightful, timeless, and elegantly designed, this enriching book expands the "Daily" series tradition with a focus on finding inner peace. Each page is an invitation to pause, reflect, and recharge, complemented with inspiring quotations and exquisite National Geographic images. Whether readers are dealing with loss, facing a transition, or searching for day-by-day motivation, Daily Peace is a go-to guide that provides meaning and perspective. Monthly themes--from resilience and healing to hope and comfort to forgiveness and generosity--will inspire you every day of the year."

History of Humanity: From the third millennium to the seventh century B.C.


Author: Sigfried J. de Laet,Ahmad Hasan Dani
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9789231028113
Category: Civilization
Page: 569
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The second volume covers the first two and a half thousand years of recorded history, from the start of the Bronze Age 5,000 years ago to the beginnings of the Iron Age. Written by a team of over sixty specialists, this volume includes a comprehensive bibliography and a detailed index.

Killing Time

Archaeology and the First World War
Author: Nicholas Saunders
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752476181
Category: History
Page: 224
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At the dawn of the twenty-first century, the Great War stands at the furthest edge of living memory. There are a handful of men alive who fought in the trenches of the Somme and Flanders. Within their own lifetimes, their memories have become epic history. Hardly a month passes without some dramatic and sometimes tragic discovery being made along the killing fields of the Western Front. Poignant remains of British soldiers buried during battle and then forgotten - lying in rows arm in arm, or found crouching at the entrance to a dugout. Whole 'underground cities' of trenches, dugouts, and shelters, preserved in the mud of Flanders - with newspapers and blankets scattered where they were left. There are field hospitals carved out of the chalk country of the Somme, tunnels marked with graffiti by long dead hands, and tons of volatile bombs and gas canisters waiting to explode. Yet, while there are innumerable books on the history of the war, there is not a single book on its archaeology. Nicholas J. Saunders' new book is therefore unique. In an authoritative and accessible way, it would bring together widely scattered discoveries, and offer fresh insights into the human dimension of the war.

Sheela-na-gigs

Unravelling an Enigma
Author: Barbara Freitag
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134282486
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
View: 1993

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Here Barbara Freitag examines all the literature on the subject since their discovery 160 years ago, highlighting the inconsistencies of the various interpretations in regard to origin, function and name. By considering the Sheela-na-gigs in their medieval social context, she suggests that they were folk deities with particular responsibility for assistance in childbirth. This fascinating survey sheds new light on a controversial phenomenon, and also contains a complete catalogue of all known Sheela-na-gigs, including hitherto unrecorded or unpublished figures.