Archaeology For Dummies

Author: Nancy Marie White

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470457813

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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An objective guide to this fascinating science of history and culture Archaeology continually makes headlines--from recent discoveries like the frozen Copper-Age man in the Italian Alps to the newest dating of the first people in America at over 14,0000 years ago. Archaeology For Dummies offers a fascinating look at this intriguing field, taking readers on-site and revealing little-known details about some of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries. It explores how archaeology attempts to uncover the lives of our ancestors, examining historical dig sites around the world and explaining theories about ancient human societies. The guide also offers helpful information for readers who want to participate in an excavation themselves, as well as tips for getting the best training and where to look for jobs.
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Geologie für Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687483

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 5313

Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, warum die Erde so aussieht wie sie aussieht? Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschläge - unser Planet hat in seiner Geschichte schon einiges mitgemacht. Und so vielgestaltig die Erde aussieht, so umfangreich und komplex ist auch das Thema Geologie. Aber keine Sorge, Alecia Spooner erklärt Ihnen leicht verständlich alles Wichtige, was es zum Thema Geologie zu wissen gibt: von den chemischen Grundlagen und der Bedeutung von Wind und Wasser für die Geowissenschaften bis zur Bildung und Bestimmung von Gesteinen. Sie erfahren alles Wissenswerte zu Konvektion, Plattentektonik, Mineralien, Fossilien, Erdbeben, Oberflächenprozessen, den geologischen Zeitaltern und vieles, vieles mehr. Nehmen Sie das Buch zur Hand und bringen Sie die Steine ins Rollen!
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DNA for Archaeologists

Author: Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith,Lisa Matisoo-Smith,K. Ann Horsburgh

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1598746820

Category: Science

Page: 200

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The ability to use DNA evidence is revolutionizing our understanding of the past. This book introduces archaeologists to the basics of DNA research so they can understand the powers and pitfalls of using DNA data in archaeological analysis and interpretation. By concentrating on the principles and applications of DNA specific to archaeology, the authors allow archaeologists to collect DNA samples properly and interpret the laboratory results with greater confidence. The volume is replete with case examples of DNA work in a variety of archaeological contexts and is an ideal teaching tool for archaeologists and their students.
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Anthropology For Dummies

Author: Cameron M. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470507691

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

View: 1675

Covers the latest competing theories in the field Get a handle on the fundamentals of biological and cultural anthropology When did the first civilizations arise? How many human languages exist? The answers are found in anthropology - and this friendly guide explains its concepts in clear detail. You'll see how anthropology developed as a science, what it tells us about our ancestors, and how it can help with some of the hot-button issues our world is facing today. Discover: How anthropologists learn about the past Humanity's earliest activities, from migration to civilization Why our language differs from other animal communication How to find a career in anthropology
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European History for Dummies

Author: Seán Lang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119997269

Category: History

Page: 428

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A fun, informative guide to Europe’s past and present. The history of Europe is rich, complex, vibrant, and at times violent; it has influenced many countries throughout the world and has itself been influenced by many countries. In the light-hearted European History For Dummies, historian Sean Lang explores the countries, conflicts, people, institutions, disasters, and triumphs that have helped shape modern-day Europe, packing in tons of facts alongside the fun. Chapters range from "Celts without Kilts" and "What a Way to Run a Republic!" to "I Capture Quite a Few Castles," "Reformation Ruckus," and "The War to End All Wars." Sean Lang, the author of British History For Dummies (0-7645-7021-8), is also a history lecturer, examiner, and writer.
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The Ancient Greeks For Dummies

Author: Stephen Batchelor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119998143

Category: History

Page: 374

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The civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well as instigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, Ancient Greece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and the beautiful architecture- to which thousands of tourists flock every year. This entertaining guide introduces readers to the amazing world of the Ancient Greeks. It offers a complete rundown of Greek history alongside fascinating insights into daily life in Ancient Greece and a captivating overview of Greek mythology. Readers will discover how this ancient culture came to be the cornerstone of Western civilisation and the enormous influence it has had on our language, politics, education, philosophy, science, arts and sport. The history of Ancient Greece remains a wide topic of interest, particularly renowned for its influential and diverse culture This basic guide will allow greater access to this vibrant area of study, and provide a distinct and light-hearted approach to this vast area history Covers dozens of topics, including; the early civilisations, war & fighting, home & family, day-to-day life and much, much more! About the author Steve Batchelor is a lecturer in Classics at Richmond College and has been teaching ancient history for 10 years. He has written reviews for various publications, including History Today, and he has also been involved in running guided historical tours of Greece.
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Astronomie für Dummies

Author: Stephen P. Maran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687459

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 5677

Finden auch Sie die Weiten des Kosmos faszinierend und fragen sich, wie Wissenschaftler so viel über Objekte in unerreichbarer Ferne wissen können? "Astronomie für Dummies" bringt Ihnen die Weiten des Universums näher: Erkunden Sie unser Sonnensystem, ferne Galaxien und die Milchstraße. Lesen Sie wie in einem Krimi von schwarzen Löchern, dem Asteroidengürtel und der Entstehung des Universums. Außerdem gibt Stephen Maran viele Tipps zur richtigen Ausrüstung eines Astronomen. So können Sie schon bald selbst nach den Sternen greifen.
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Die Römer für Dummies

Author: Guy de la Bedoyere

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527643257

Category: History

Page: 428

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Könige, Konsuln, Kaiser: Das Römische Reich sah viele Herrscher, mit eiserner Hand, mit Caesarenwahn und perfider Diplomatie schafften es die Römer über Jahrunderte die damals bekannte Welt zu kontrollieren. Was machte die Stärke der Römer aus, warum gingen sie unter und was ist von ihnen geblieben? Auf diese Fragen gibt Ihnen Guy de la Bédoyère in "Die Römer für Dummies" die Antworten und zeigt Ihnen eine Welt zwischen Sklavenbaracken und Nachtigallzungen, Gladiatoren und Stoa. Der Autor schildert Ihnen dieses Reich der Gegensätze lebendig,schillernd und distanziert, kompetent. So finden die Leser eine packende Darstellung und lesen über tausend Jahre als wäre es nur ein Tag.
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Allgemeine Botanik für Dummies

Author: Rene Fester Kratz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527668098

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Von der Wurzel bis zum Blatt – alles, was die Botanik zu bieten hat Ohne Pflanzen wäre das Leben des Menschen auf der Erde undenkbar – sie dienen als Nahrung, Sauerstoffund Energielieferant, Baustoff und Heilmittel. Dieses Buch gibt Ihnen einen umfassenden und leicht verständ - lichen Überblick über die Botanik, von den zellbiologischen Grundlagen über die verschiedenen Pflanzen - gewebe und -strukturen bis hin zu Physiologie, Genetik, Systematik und Ökologie. Themen wie Biodiversität, Biotechnologie und die Bedeutung von Pflanzen für den Menschen runden das Buch ab. So ist Allgemeine Botanik für Dummies das Richtige für Sie – egal ob Sie studieren oder sich einfach für Botanik interessieren.
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Basiswissen Archäologie

Theorien, Methoden, Praxis

Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805339483

Category: History

Page: 304

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Mit mehr als 150.000 verkauften Exemplaren gilt der Band Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice im englischsprachigen Raum bereits jetzt als Standardwerk im Fach Archaologie. Diese jetzt erstmals auf Deutsch vorliegende sorgfaltig uberarbeitete und zum Teil vollig neu geschriebene Fassung ist eine ausserst gut lesbare Einfuhrung fur alle, die sich fur Archaologie interessieren und eine kompakte Darstellung der Methoden und Praxis archaologischer Arbeit suchen. Beruhmte Archaologen und Ausgrabungsstatten passieren Revue. Inhaltlich ist das Buch auf der Hohe der Forschung, auch die neuesten technischen Methoden und Technologien werden behandelt. (Philipp von Zabern 2009)
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Das Buch Henoch

Author: Johannes Flemming,Ludwig Radermacher

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110299070

Category: Religion

Page: 171

View: 7548

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Art For Dummies

Author: Thomas Hoving

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069102

Category: Art

Page: 408

View: 3023

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Comparative Religion For Dummies

Author: William P. Lazarus,Mark Sullivan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052277

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 374

Understand the beliefs, customs, and rituals of each faith The fun and easy way to know the common elements of these widespread religions Want to know more about the faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam? This plain-English guide traces their evolution from their commonorigin - Abraham - and explains their different, yet linked, beliefs.You'll see how each religion developed, endured setbacks, and became a fixture in modern society - and you'll learn how members havedeveloped similar approaches to worship. Discover: How the belief in one God originated The roots of Abraham's family tree The sacred texts of each faith Major similarities and differences How these religions influenced the world
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Late Prehistoric Florida

Archaeology at the Edge of the Mississippian World

Author: Keith Ashley,Nancy Marie White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813061870

Category: History

Page: 412

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Prehistoric Florida societies, particularly those of the peninsula, have been largely ignored or given only minor consideration in overviews of the Mississippian southeast (A.D. 1000-1600). This groundbreaking volume lifts the veil of uniformity frequently draped over these regions in the literature, providing the first comprehensive examination of Mississippi-period archaeology in the state. Featuring contributions from some of the most prominent researchers in the field, this collection describes and synthesizes the latest data from excavations throughout Florida. In doing so, it reveals a diverse and vibrant collection of cleared-field maize farmers, part-time gardeners, hunter-gatherers, and coastal and riverine fisher/shellfish collectors who formed a distinctive part of the Mississippian southeast.
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Screenwriting For Dummies

Author: Laura Schellhardt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052625

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

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Write a great script and get it into the hands of the Hollywood players! So you want to be a screenwriter? Whether you want to write a feature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, this friendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creating your story and developing memorable characters to formatting your script and selling it to the studios. You get savvy industry tips and strategies for getting your screenplay noticed! The screenwriting process from A to Z -- from developing a concept and thinking visually to plotline, conflicts, pacing, and the conclusion Craft living, breathing characters -- from creating the backstory to letting your characters speak to balancing dialogue with action Turn your story into a script -- from developing an outline and getting over writer's block to formatting your screenplay and handling rewrites Prepare for Hollywood -- from understanding the players and setting your expectations to polishing your copy and protecting your work Sell your script to the industry -- from preparing your pitch and finding an agent to meeting with executives and making a deal Open the book and find: The latest on the biz, from entertainment blogs to top agents to box office jargon New story examples from recently released films Tips on character development, a story's time clock, dramatic structure, and dialogue New details on developing the nontraditional screenplay -- from musicals to animation to high dramatic style Expanded information on adaptation and collaboration, with examples from successful screenwriting duos
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MAT For Dummies

Author: Vince Kotchian,Edwin Kotchian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118592034

Category: Study Aids

Page: 360

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Score your highest on the MAT? Easy. The MAT exam is one of the hardest intellectual challenges inthe field of standardized testing. Students preparing to take thisexam need a chance to practice the analogy skills necessary toscore well on this test, which MAT For Dummies provides withits six full-length practice tests and plethora of other testpreparation suggestions. MAT For Dummies includes test-specific analogystrategies, practice and review for each content area, word/termslists covering the major subject categories, and six practice testswith detailed answer banks. Goes beyond content knowledge and teaches you the test-takingskills you need to maximize your score Includes six full-length practice tests with complete answerexplanations Helps you score high on MAT exam day If you're a potential graduate student preparing for the MAT,this hands-on, friendly guide helps you score higher.
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Arizona For Dummies

Author: Edie Jarolim

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764554841

Category: Travel

Page: 500

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Whether you want to hike the Grand Canyon, play some winter golf, or relive the days of the Old West, Arizona is great place to unwind. From natural wonders to the nightlife of Phoenix and Scottsdale, this fun and informative guide covers everything you need to know for the perfect Wild West vacation: Fun side trips from greater Phoenix Natural wonders including the Grand Canyon and Hopi mesas Inside tips on the best outdoor activities in each region Five great itineraries for short and long trips alike Facts and tips on exploring Navajo and Hopi country Like every For Dummies travel guide, Arizona For Dummies, Second Edition includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip The best restaurants and hotels for every budget Lots of detailed maps
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Environmental Science For Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111823961X

Category: Science

Page: 384

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The easy way to score high in Environmental Science Environmental science is a fascinating subject, but somestudents have a hard time grasping the interrelationships of thenatural world and the role that humans play within the environment.Presented in a straightforward format, Environmental Science ForDummies gives you plain-English, easy-to-understandexplanations of the concepts and material you'll encounter in yourintroductory-level course. Here, you get discussions of the earth's natural resources andthe problems that arise when resources like air, water, and soilare contaminated by manmade pollutants. Sustainability is alsoexamined, including the latest advancements in recycling and energyproduction technology. Environmental Science For Dummies isthe most accessible book on the market for anyone who needs to geta handle on the topic, whether you're looking to supplementclassroom learning or simply interested in learning more about ourenvironment and the problems we face. Presents straightforward information on complex concepts Tracks to a typical introductory level Environmental Sciencecourse Serves as an excellent supplement to classroom learning If you're enrolled in an introductory Environmental Sciencecourse or studying for the AP Environmental Science exam, thishands-on, friendly guide has you covered.
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Professional Networking For Dummies

Author: Donna Fisher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069544

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Are you putting your best foot forward in meetings? Are you connecting with the right people at functions? Throughout your life, you will find yourself in situations where professional networking will help you get to where you want to go. Whatever your strengths or weaknesses are, you can always improve your networking skills, and Professional Networking For Dummies can show you how. Whether you feel ineffective at connecting with others or just want to become a better networker than you are today, Professional Networking For Dummies can help you develop great people skills. Professional Networking For Dummies explores the essential techniques of networking to get you meeting and greeting in no time. It will help you get into the networking mindset and avoid such self-defeating traps as expecting immediate returns or turning off new potential colleagues. You’ll also discover how to overcome inhibitions, make small talk, and meet new contacts. Plus, you ’ll find special information on networking tools and technology, such as networking clubs, using voice and e-mail, Internet networking, and more. Through these pages you’ll find out how to: Maximize your relationships Expand your circle of influence through networking events Network in the corporate world, your community, and in your personal life Develop lifelong career-building habits Build and maintain your network Networking is a universal principle of giving and receiving—a lifestyle rather than a technique. Professional Networking for Dummies can help you build lasting, powerful relationships, both in and out of the office. From using business cards properly to networking your way into a new job, this friendly guide is your tick to personal and professional success.
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LSAT For Dummies (with Free Online Practice Tests)

Author: Lisa Zimmer Hatch,Scott A. Hatch,Amy Hackney Blackwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118678451

Category: Study Aids

Page: 432

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Increase your score on the LSAT If you're preparing for law school, your single biggest hurdleis the Law School Admission Test or LSAT. This three and a halfhour exam consisting of five multiple choice sections and one timedwriting sample can make or break your legal aspirations. Fortunately, LSAT For Dummies, Premier PLUS 2ndEdition—now with access to practice tests online preparesyou for the LSAT by giving you proven test-taking strategies andample practice opportunities. From the book you'll gain the vitaltools you need to understand the reasoning behind analyticalreasoning, get a handle on logical reasoning, flaunt your talent inthe writing section, master reading comprehension, and much more.Plus, go online and study wherever and whenever with free access toadditional LSAT practice opportunities; and the ability to createcustomized practice in the subjects you need to study the most. Includes proven strategies to help you identify common pitfallsand increase your score Lets you test your skills with practice problems for everyquestion type Premier edition offers additional test-taking opportunitiesonline If you're an aspiring lawyer and want to put your best footforward, LSAT For Dummies, Premier 2nd Edition has youcovered.
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