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The Human Past: World Prehistory and the Development of Human Societies (Third Edition)
Chris Scarre

Thames & Hudson, 2013

A comprehensive and indispensable guide to world prehistory and how archaeology helps us to understand the enormous diversity of the human past. The text has established itself as a thorough and authoritative survey of human prehistory and the development of civilizations. Written by an international team of acknowledged experts, it presents a streamlined overview through a series of chapters focusing on individual regions and time periods. ...


Architecture: From Prehistory to Postmodernity, Reprint (2nd Edition)
Marvin Trachtenberg, Isabelle Hyman

Pearson, 2003

For History of Architecture courses in departments of Art, Design, Art History and Architecture. Moving back and forth between the long view of historical trends and close-ups on major works and crucial architectural themes, this insightful, lively and original modern survey reinvigorates conventional period and thematic structures of architectural history and revitalizes the canon of great buildings. Designed to help students understand and ...


Art Across Time, Vol. 1: Prehistory to the Fourteenth Century, 4th Edition
Laurie Adams

McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2010

Art across Time combines sound scholarship, lavish visuals, and a lively narrative to provide students with a comprehensive, accessible, and engaging introduction to Art History. Popular with majors and non-majors alike, the text offers readers more than a chronology of art by placing each work within the time-and-place context within which it was created. Encountering and interpreting a work of art in context offers the reader the richest ...


Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships
Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha

Harper Perennial, 2011

“ Sex at Dawn challenges conventional wisdom about sex in a big way. By examining the prehistoric origins of human sexual behavior the authors are able to expose the fallacies and weaknesses of standard theories proposed by most experts. This is a provocative, entertaining, and pioneering book. I learned a lot from it and recommend it highly.” — Andrew Weil, M.D.  “ Sex at Dawn irrefutably shows that what is obvious—that human ...


The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern
Carol Strickland

Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2007

Like music, art is a universal language. Although looking at works of art is a pleasurable enough experience, to appreciate them fully requires certain skills and knowledge." --Carol Strickland, from the introduction to The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern * This heavily illustrated crash course in art history is revised and updated. This second edition of Carol Strickland's The Annotated ...


The Humanistic Tradition Volume I: Prehistory to the Early Modern World
Gloria Fiero

McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2010

Interdisciplinary in approach and topical in focus, the sixth edition of The Humanistic Tradition continues to bring to life humankind's creative legacy. With more than 800 illustrations and some 150 literary sources in accessible translations, this widely acclaimed humanities survey takes a global perspective that is at once selective and engaging, and helps students better understand the relationship between world cultures. Available in ...


The Past in Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory
Kenneth L. Feder

Oxford University Press, 2013

Ideal for introduction to archaeology and world prehistory courses, The Past in Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory , Sixth Edition, is an engaging and up-to-date chronological overview of human prehistory. Kenneth L. Feder introduces students to "the big picture"--the grand sweep of human evolutionary history--presenting the human past within the context of fundamental themes of cultural evolution. Written in a refreshingly ...


Fingerprints of the Gods
Graham Hancock

Three Rivers Press, 1996

The bestselling author of The Sign and the Seal reveals the true origins of civilization. Connecting puzzling clues scattered throughout the world, Hancock discovers compelling evidence of a technologically and culturally advanced civilization that was destroyed and obliterated from human memory. Four 8-page photo inserts.


Africa in World History (3rd Edition)
Erik T. Gilbert, Jonathan T. Reynolds

Pearson, 2011

Provides a view of African history in the wider context of world history.    Africa in World History is the first comprehensive survey to illustrate how Africans have influenced regions beyond their continent’s borders, how they have been influenced from the outside and how internal African developments can be compared to those elsewhere in the world. By identifying and presenting key debates within the field of African history, ...


1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Charles C. Mann

Vintage Books, 2006

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.   Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land around them. The astonishing Aztec capital of ...


Ancient Lives: An Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory (5th Edition)
Brian M. Fagan

Pearson, 2011

Theory and Methods in Archaeology and Prehistory Written for complete beginners in a narrative style, Ancient Lives is aimed at introductory courses in archaeology and prehistory that cover archaeological methods and theory, as well as world prehistory.   The first half of Ancient Lives covers the basic principles, methods, and theoretical approaches of archaeology. The second half is devoted to a summary of the major ...


The Bronze Bow
Elizabeth George Speare

HMH Books for Young Readers, 1997

He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. –from the Song of David (2 Samuel 22:35) The Bronze Bow , written by Elizabeth George Speare (author of The Witch of Blackbird Pond ) won the Newbery Medal in 1962. This gripping, action-packed novel tells the story of eighteen-year-old Daniel bar Jamin—a fierce, hotheaded young man bent on revenging his father’s death by forcing the Romans from his land of Israel. ...


Evolution and Prehistory: The Human Challenge
William A. Haviland, Dana Walrath, ...

Cengage Learning, 2013

Offering compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in a variety of locations around the globe, Haviland, Walrath, Prins and McBride present evolution and prehistory in vivid, accessible terms, and demonstrate how the field is relevant to understanding the complex world around you. You'll have the opportunity to explore the different ways humans face the challenge of existence; learn about the connection between ...


Patterns in Prehistory: Humankind's First Three Million Years, 5th Edition (Casebooks in Criticism)
Robert J. Wenke, Deborah I. Olszewski

Oxford University Press, 2006

Who are we? How did the world become what it is today? What paths did humanity traverse along the way? Patterns in Prehistory , Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive and engaging survey of humanity's past three million years. It brings together theories and archaeological examples to pose questions about who we are and the means by which humanity evolved into what it is today. Ideal for introductory courses in world prehistory and origins of ...


World Prehistory: A Brief Introduction (8th Edition)
Brian M. Fagan

Pearson, 2010

For one semester or quarter courses in World Prehistory.   Written by one of the leading archaeological writers in the world -— in a simple, jargon-free narrative style —- this brief, well-illustrated account of the major developments in the human past makes world prehistory uniquely accessible to complete beginners .   Written by Brian Fagan, World Prehistory covers the entire world, not just the Americas or Europe, ...


Archaeological Theory: An Introduction
Matthew Johnson

Wiley-Blackwell, 2010

Archaeological Theory, 2 nd Edition is the most current and comprehensive introduction to the field available. Thoroughly revised and updated, this engaging text offers students an ideal entry point to the major concepts and ongoing debates in archaeological research. New edition of apopular introductory text that explores the increasing diversity of approaches to archaeological theory Features more extended coverage of 'traditional' or ...


The World's History: Volume 1 (4th Edition)
Howard Spodek

Pearson, 2010

The past is not simply a list of events.  Historical records are the means by which historians develop their interpretations of those events. Because interpretations differ, there is no single historical record, but various narrations of events each told from a different perspective. Therefore the study of history is intimately linked to the study of values, the values of the historical actors, the historians who have written about them, and of ...


Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times, Second Edition
Thomas R. Martin

Yale University Press, 2013

In this compact yet comprehensive history of ancient Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. Focusing on the development of the Greek city-state and the society, culture, and architecture of Athens in its Golden Age, Martin integrates political, military, social, and cultural history in a book that will appeal to students and general readers alike. Now in its second edition, ...


The Humanities: Culture, Continuity and Change, Book 1: Prehistory to 200 CE (2nd Edition) (Humanities: ...
Henry M. Sayre

Pearson, 2011

For an undergraduate introductory level course in the humanities. Humanities narrated in a story-telling approach. The Humanities: Culture, Continuity & Change helps students see context and make connections across the humanities by tying together the entire cultural experience through a narrative storytelling approach. Written around Henry Sayre’s belief that students learn best by remembering stories rather than memorizing ...


World Prehistory and Archaeology (3rd Edition)
Michael Chazan

Pearson, 2013

An integrated picture of prehistory as an active process of discovery.   World Prehistory and Archaeology: Pathways through Time, third edition, provides an integrated discussion of world prehistory and archaeological methods. This text emphasizes the relevance of how we know and what  we know about our human prehistory.   A cornerstone of World Prehistory and Archaeology  is the discussion of prehistory ...



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