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Par Clara Winston, Richard Winston, C. W Ceram. 1971
A wide-ranging account of the development of North American archaeology, with particular emphasis on early man, the Southwest, the American…Indian, and the mound builders. 1971. Uniform title: Der erste Amerikaner.
Par Kyle Harper. 2017
The Fate of Rome is the first book to examine the catastrophic role that climate change and infectious diseases played…in the collapse of Rome's power -- a story of nature's triumph over human ambition. Interweaving a grand historical narrative with cutting-edge climate science and genetic discoveries, Kyle Harper traces how the fate of Rome was decided not just by emperors, soldiers, and barbarians but also by volcanic eruptions, solar cycles, climate instability, and devastating viruses and bacteria. He takes readers from Rome's pinnacle in the second century, when the empire seemed an invincible superpower, to its unraveling by the seventh century, when Rome was politically fragmented and materially depleted. Harper describes how the Romans were resilient in the face of enormous environmental stress, until the besieged empire could no longer withstand the combined challenges of a "little ice age" and recurrent outbreaks of bubonic plague. A poignant reflection on humanity's intimate relationship with the environment, The Fate of Rome provides a sweeping account of how one of history's greatest civilizations encountered, endured, yet ultimately succumbed to the cumulative burden of nature's violence. 2017.
Par Michael Grant. 1980
Author reviews the latest scholarly thinking about the Bronze Age origins and subsequent development of civilization in Etruria. A major…section of the book deals with the geographical and cultural history of the major Etruscan city-states and their territories at the height of their power. 1980.
Par Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln. 1982
Three BBC filmmakers offer a controversial and unorthodox view of the life of Christ, based on cryptic documents discovered by…a French priest in 1891. The authors infer that Jesus married Mary Magdalen and fathered children whose descendents became European royalty, and that the bloodline of Jesus, in the Merovingian dynasty of France, continues to the present. Bestseller 1982.
Par Edward Gibbon. 2008
A major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes. Volume I was published in 1776; Volumes II…and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89. The books cover the period of the Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius, from just before 180 to 1453 and beyond, concluding in 1590. They take as their material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell. Volume 3 contains chapters 27 to 38. 2008.
The griffin and the dinosaur: how Adrienne Mayor discovered a fascinating link between myth and science
Par Marc Aronson, Adrienne Mayor. 2015
Traces the research scientist co-author's explorations in Greece and the Gobi Desert for the origins of the mythical griffin, relating…the story of the ancient Scythians and the griffins that were said to have guarded their treasure. Grades 2-4. 2015.
Par Flavius Josephus. 1992
Par Julius Caesar. 1989
The Dead Sea scrolls deception: The Explosive Contents Of The Dead Sea Scrolls And How The Church Conspired To Suppress Them
Par Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh. 1991
Par Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld. 2007
When the pharaohs of Egypt died, they were mummified and buried in pyramids and tombs with all their riches. But…as centuries passed, the tombs were looted and the pharaohs' gold stolen. Then Howard Carter found the greatest Egyptian treasure trove of all - the tomb of King Tut's mummy! But did the amazing treasure come with a deadly curse? Grades 2-4. 2007.
Par John Evangelist Walsh. 1982
Describes the archeological exploration begun in 1939 in Rome to unearth the lost remains of St. Peter. Details the excavations…under St. Peter's Basilica, the uncovering of the tomb, and the historical and archeological evidence indicating that the discovered bones are those of St. Peter. 1982.
Par Cornelius Tacitus. 1992
Roman politician’s classic history of Rome from A.D. 14 when Tiberius became emperor to A.D. 68 when Nero committed suicide.…Describes corruption, scandals, wars, poisonings, and murders that were part of imperial life. 1992. Uniform title: Annales.
Par Larry Frolick. 2002
In 1996, a geology team was looking for gold deposits in the remote Yemeni desert when they stumbled upon ancient…mine tunnels. Were these primitive Iron Age ruins the source of the Queen of Sheba's gold? Larry Frolick travelled into the desert, from Yemen to the Highlands of Ethiopia, where the ruins of the great port city of Ephesus now lie inland, and finally deep in the heart of Sheba's mystery. 2002.
Par Walter Alvarez. 1997
A geologist recalls the first scientific proposals of the theory that a large asteroid or comet had collided with Earth…sixty-five million years ago, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs. Describes the vehement debate that followed, the accumulation of evidence, and the discovery of a crater beneath the Yucatan peninsula that appears to substantiate the impact claim. c1997.
Par Patricia Lauber. 1985
Discusses the human mummies of Egypt and how they were preserved, the discovery of a frozen mammoth in Siberia and…the mummies of Peru. For junior and senior high readers. 1985.
Par Mary Beard. 2015
Beard explores ancient Rome and how its citizens adapted the notion of imperial rule, invented the concepts of citizenship and…nation, and made laws about those traditionally overlooked in history, including women, slaves, and criminals. Bestseller. 2015.
Par John David North. 1996
There have been many attempts to explain the purpose of Stonehenge. Using archaeological detail and a knowledge of the heavens…as they were many millennia ago, the author establishes the function of the stones themselves and what can be known of the religion that caused them to be erected. 1996.
Par Shelley Tanaka, Peter Brand. 1999
Four mummies, from a mighty pharaoh to a poor weaver, are studied scientifically to reveal the lives and times of…these three-thousand-year-old people. Also describes embalming and mummification, life in ancient Egypt, and the scientific techniques now used to study mummies. Grades 3-6. 1999.
Par Michael Barnes. 1996
Tying in with a BBC2 television series, this book records attempts to solve the mysteries which surround the construction of…some of the world's great archaeological treasures, without the help of modern technology. The building of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Coliseum of Ancient Rome and Stonehenge are examined. 1996.
Par Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen. 1973