The Glacier Mummy

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

A Global Survey of their Status and the Techniques of Conservation
Author: Konrad Spindler,Harald Wilfing,Elisabeth Rastbichler-Zissernig,Dieter ZurNedden,Hans Nothdurfter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783211826591
Category: Science
Page: 296
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On 15-17 September, 1993, Innsbruck, Austria, search. Another remarkable case, that of the pre-Colum hosted the International Mummy Symposium. This bian miner from Restauradora Mine near Chuqincamata does not mean that beautiful North Tyrol was the setting in northern Chile, is the result of impregnation with for a gathering of the world's most prominent mummies copper salts, and the mummy became an attraction as themselves, but rather the exciting discovery of a Late "Copper Man" at various fairs around the country. As he Neolithic glacial mummy released from the ice of the was found with a complete set of miner's tools, the Otztal Alps provided the focus of attention for numerous mummy offers a unique insight into the life and working scholars from many different parts of the world to come conditions of an Indio miner of the first millennium AD. together to address various questions relating to mum Even so, the mummified remains comprise only the skel mified human remains. eton with a completely rigid covering of skin, whereas Normally researchers studying the remains of histori the other soft parts have not survived. calor prehistoric human bodies will at best have bony In contrast, mummification in ice, and especially in substance to work on. It is rarely the case that soft parts the permafrost, can produce much better results.

Single-Sided NMR

Author: Federico Casanova,Juan Perlo,Bernhard Blümich
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642163074
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 244
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This book describes the design of the first functioning single-sided tomograph, the related measurement methods, and a number of applications in medicine, materials science, and chemical engineering. It will be the first comprehensive account of this new device and its applications. Among the key advances of this method is that images can be obtained in much shorter times than originally anticipated, and that even vector maps of flow fields can be measured although the magnetic fields are highly inhomogeneous. Furthermore, the equipment is small, mobile and affordable to small and medium enterprises and can be located in doctors’ offices.

A Cultural History of Climate

Author: Wolfgang Behringer
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745645291
Category: Science
Page: 295
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Explores the latest historical research on the development of the earth's climate, showing how even minor changes in the climate could result in major social, political, and religious upheavals.

Modern Mummies

The Preservation of the Human Body in the Twentieth Century
Author: Christine Quigley
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476613737
Category: Social Science
Page: 271
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For many, a mummy is an Egyptian pharaoh, wrapped in cloth, found thousands of years later in a pyramid by archaeologists. But mummies need not be ancient. Modern-day mummies can be found under glass in special tombs built in their honor, in private collections where they have come to rest after decades on the carnival circuit, in dissecting rooms of medical schools, and in the basements of funeral homes waiting for decades to be claimed by the next of kin. Stories about the famous (Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Ho Chi Minh, Eva Peron) and the not-so-famous (Leslie Hansell wanted her body mummified to bask in the sun rather than being buried in the cold ground) mummies are told here in great detail, along with a broader look at the history and process of mummification. The book includes a comprehensive study of the successful prolonged preservation of the human body, and delves into the law and science of modern mummification.

The Scientific Study of Mummies

Author: Arthur C. Aufderheide
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521818261
Category: Science
Page: 608
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Originally published in 2003, this is a lavishly illustrated reference volume on mummies and what can be learned from them worldwide.

Der Mann im Eis

Author: Frank Höpfel,Werner Platzer,Konrad Spindler
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 464
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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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Conservation of Wood Artifacts

A Handbook
Author: A. Unger,Arno Schniewind,W. Unger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540415800
Category: Science
Page: 578
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The impetus for this book was the desire to systematically organize the extant literature on the conservation of cultural property made of wood, from its beginnings before the Christian Era to the year 2000. Various published reviews and monographs, including Holzkonservierung (Wood Conserva tion) published by the senior author in 1988, have appeared over the years, especially in English and in German. They have provided exemplary treat merit of individual areas or aspects of wood conservation, but a comprehen sive, up-to-date exposition of historic and current developments has been lacking. The diverse professional fields of the authors, as well as their insights into methods of conservation and restoration of wood artifacts in Europe, North America, and Asia provided a solid basis for the success of this under taking. One of the goals during the examination of the literature was that not only well-known conservators and scientists from countries that are leaders in wood conservation should be represented, but that less well-known, often not as readily accessible contributions should also be included. Only in this manner was it possible to draw a comprehensive picture of the national and international state of wood conservation. The Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (AATA) of the Getty Institute were very helpful in our efforts to evaluate as many publications as possible.


Author: Adam Woog
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1601523343
Category: Mummies
Page: N.A
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An investigation of mummies.

The Summits of Modern Man

Author: Peter H. Hansen
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674074556
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 392
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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.

Eternal Remains: World Mummification and the Beliefs that make it Necessary

Author: Ken Jeremiah
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 1622874943
Category: Social Science
Page: 397
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Eternal Remains: World Mummification and the Beliefs that make it Necessary provides an overview of mummification, but it concentrates on the reasons behind the act. It investigates the justification for preserving dead bodies, and in so doing, probes the true nature of both life and death. Many think of these as two distinct concepts, like day and night, but they are not distinct. Day fades into night, and night then returns to day. There are realms in which night and day merge, such as dusk and dawn. Perhaps the relationship between life and death is similar. After explaining the natural processes of decay and how they are halted, various mummies in different parts of the world are introduced. In the Americas, these include snow- and ice-preserved bodies in Montana and Alaska, and some controversial finds in other states. The Guanajuato mummies in Mexico and the strangely-preserved bodies in San Bernardo, Columbia are also introduced, alongside new translations of modern reactions to such bodies. The mummification techniques of cultures in Central and South America are also delineated, including Incan sacrificial ceremonies and the preservation of Incan kings. Unusual preservations in South America include the Chancay practice of turning the deceased into drums, which were played during special ceremonies, and the Jívaro method of shrinking heads. In addition, Eternal Remains introduces to the English-speaking world the recently discovered world's smallest mummy, Ichiknuna. Chapters about European mummies cover the so-called Frankenstein mummies of Cladh Hallan and fantastically preserved bog bodies, which provide evidence of ancient murders and superstitious customs. The mummies in Ferentillo, a small town north of Rome in the region of Umbria, were strangely preserved by the soil's chemical composition. Eternal Remains contains many pictures of these mummies, which have not been previously published. It also provides new information about what happened to King Tutankhamen's body after it had been embalmed and placed into a sarcophagus, and it explains the amazing discovery of cocaine, nicotine, and hashish in nine different 7,000-year-old Egyptian mummies. Since mainstream historical understanding holds that these substances only existed in the Americas at the time, the discovery is forcing some scholars to consider the possibility of cross-oceanic trade, which would force a historical rewrite. Other controversial finds are likewise presented in this text, including the discovery of advanced, ancient Caucasian bodies in China. This book is one of few in English to cover Buddhist mummification in Tibet and China, and the amazingly self-mummified monks in Japan. Newly translated information about some of these monks, never before published in English, is included in this book, alongside pictures of the monks who engaged in this suicidal practice. Eternal Remains also explains modern methods of conservation. The reasons behind the worldwide desire to mummify are similar, and by investigating the techniques and the underlying beliefs that necessitated the practice, one can more clearly see just what makes us human. This study forces readers to reflect upon the true nature of life and death, and connections are made between the spiritual portion of each individual and other natural phenomena. They are led to ponder the ultimate significance of it all. The final conclusions formed are sure to inspire all, providing a new way to consider death and its relationship to life. Eternal Remains combines a study of mummification with comparative religions, and an analysis of worldwide beliefs about the nature of death. It will open one's eyes to new possibilities concerning human advancement, anomalous archaeological discoveries, and the greatest mysteries of both life and death.

The Man In The Ice

Author: Konrad Spindler
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 178022589X
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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The amazing story of the discovery of a 5000-year-old body found perfectly preserved in the Alps - written by the leader of the investigation 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.

Nate the Great, San Francisco Detective

Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat,Mitchell Sharmat
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385376928
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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Join the world’s greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he searches throughout San Francisco to solve the mystery of the lost joke book! Perfect for beginning readers and the Common Core, this long-running chapter book series will encourage children to problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! CAN NATE SOLVE HIS FIRST OUT-OF-TOWN CASE? Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, are off to San Francisco! They’re going to visit Nate’s cousin Olivia Sharp, who a detective too. But when Olivia isn’t around to solve a case, Nate must search the city for a lost joke book. Will he find the missing book in the big city? Visit Nate the Great and Sludge! Praise for the Nate the Great Series ★ “Kids will like Nate the Great.” —School Library Journal, Starred “A consistently entertaining series.” —Booklist “Loose, humorous chalk and watercolor spots help turn this beginning reader into a page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly “Nate, Sludge, and all their friends have been delighting beginning readers for years.” —Kirkus Reviews “They don’t come any cooler than Nate the Great.” —The Huffington Post

Last Mysteries of the World

Author: Reader's Digest (Australia)
Publisher: Readers Digest
ISBN: 9781876689421
Category: Reference
Page: 336
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Explores human efforts to uncover the truth about mysteries of history, nature, science, and religion, encompassing such varied topics as life on Mars, near-death experiences, cult religions, mysticism, and human origins.

Tapping Scripts For Beginners

EFT Tapping scripts for stress management, weight loss, energy healing and many more (inspired by Nick Ortner, Gary Craig, William Lee and Judith Orloff)
Author: Anthony Anholt
Publisher: Martin Knowles
ISBN: 1492925403
Category: Self-Help
Page: 132
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Discover how to Re-Program your Brain for Success and Happiness! No matter what your personal roadblocks are, tapping can help you get over them Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind. -Mary Baker Eddy Right now take a moment and ask yourself what are the issues you are struggling with that are currently holding your back? Do you experience crippling stress? Are you prone to procrastination? Do you want to quit smoking or lose weight? Whatever it is take heart and know that you are not alone. To one extent or another everyone you meet is fighting their own desperate battle. What's more I'm sure that you've made many attempts to overcome your own personal demons in the past only to come up short. Why is making real, positive change so difficult? The problem, more often than not, is in your mind. From the time you are born your brain is constantly trying to understand and relate to the world by way of cause and effect relationships. Some cause and effect relationships, such as the seemingly instantaneous urge to remove your hand from fire, are obviously beneficial. However as we get older these cause and effect relationships can become mixed up and confused and actually hold us back. An example of this is learning to respond to stress by drinking, smoking, or overeating. This is the problem that most of us face. Often without knowing it we have constrained ourselves in invisible chains of our own creation. This is what holds us back and why it can be so hard to change. Breaking these invisible bonds and replacing them with positive habits is what meridian tapping is all about. Not unlike acupuncture or acupressure tapping allows you to make use of the mind/body connection to re-program your faulty brain patterns and replace them with new ones. This is what The Tapping Solution for Beginners is all about. Within it's pages you will learn how to: Transform negative emotions into positive ones Allow new insights and options to manifest themselves to you Remove blocked energy and allow yourself to experience true happiness Make your days easier by learning to go with the flow as opposed to making everything into a fight Improve your relationships, both at home and at work Experience true emotional freedom from doubt, fear and worry Release your creativity Learn how to overcome issues such as weight loss, insomnia, shyness and more This is but a taste of what the miracle of meridian tapping can help you with. In straightforward and easy to understand language The Tapping Solution for Beginners outlines the principles you need to know in order to turn your life around today. What's more, once you understand theses principles you will have the power to create your own tapping scripts to help you overcome your own unique issues. The secret to becoming all you can be is by learning how to unlock the power of your mind. Order this book and get started on your own journey of self-discovery and adventure today!