Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya

Author: Walter R. T. Witschey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0759122865

Category: History

Page: 540

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Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya provides an A-to-Z overview of the ancient Maya culture from its inception to the Spanish Conquest. Exploring Maya society, celebrations, and achievements, as well as new insights into Maya culture and collapse, this is a sophisticated yet accessible introduction suitable for students and general readers.
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Encyclopedia of the Ancient World

Author: Shona Grimbly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136786880

Category: Reference

Page: 300

View: 6110

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aztec & Maya

The History, Legend, Myth and Culture of the Ancient Native Peoples of Mexico and Central America

Author: Charles Phillips

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Describes the history, culture, mythology, and legends surrounding the Aztec and Mayas.
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The Illustrated Children's Encyclopedia of the Ancient World

Author: John Haywood,Richard Tames,Fiona MacDonald,Charlotte Hurdman,Philip Steele

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781844764068

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 511

View: 6441

Describes the history, society, art, architecture, religion, and daily life of ancient civilizations around the world, from the dawn of the stone age through antiquity.
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Aztec and Maya

The Definitive Chronicle of the Ancient Peoples of Mexico and Central America - Including the Aztec, Maya, Olmec, Mixtec, Toltec and Zapotec

Author: Charles Phillips,David M. Jones

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780754817291

Category: History

Page: 512

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This definitive reference offers enthralling insights into the art and architecture, myths and legends, and everyday life of the people of Mexico and Central America.
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Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences

Author: Ivor Grattan-Guinness

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134957491

Category: Reference

Page: 1840

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* Examines the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences in a cultural context, tracing their evolution from ancient times up to the twentieth century * 176 articles contributed by authors of 18 nationalities * Chronological table of main events in the development of mathematics * Fully integrated index of people, events and topics * Annotated bibliographies of both classic and contemporary sources * Unique coverage of Ancient and non-Western traditions of mathematics
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Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America

An Encyclopedia

Author: Susan Toby Evans,David L. Webster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136801863

Category: Reference

Page: 992

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances

Author: Richard Rudgley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466886005

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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For all those who might like to believe that drug use has been relegated to the suburban rec rooms and ghetto crack houses of the late twentieth century, The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances offers shocking, yet thoroughly enlightening evidence to the contrary. In fact, from Neolithic man to Queen Victoria, humans have abused all sorts of drugs in the name of religion, tradition, and recreation, including such "controlled substances" as chocolate, lettuce, and toads. From glue-sniffing to LSD to kava, The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances provides the first reliable, comprehensive exploration of this fascinating and controversial topic. With over one hundred entries, acclaimed author Richard Rudgley covers not only the chemical and botanical background of each substance, but its physiological and psychological effect on the user. Of particular value is Rudgley's emphasis on the historical and cultural role of these mind-altering substances. Impeccably researched and hugely entertaining, The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances will appeal to anyone interested in one of the most misunderstood and yet also most widespread of human activities - the chemical quest for an altered state of consciousness.
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Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History [4 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of Science and History

Author: Brian C. Black,David M. Hassenzahl Ph.D.,Jennie C. Stephens,Gary Weisel,Nancy Gift

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847627

Category: Science

Page: 1774

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This book provides a holistic consideration of climate change that goes beyond pure science, fleshing out the discussion by considering cultural, historical, and policy-driven aspects of this important issue. • Contributions from more than 100 experts • Excerpts from reports from international organizations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) • Transcripts of speeches from world leaders on the climate change issue • Sidebars on the "climate-history connection" explore the possible links between climate and key events through history, such as the Classical Maya collapse • Essential, annotated primary sources • Quotes from policy makers, scientists, eyewitnesses to climate change, and social and cultural leaders
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Encyclopedia of the Ancient World: Overviews, ʻAbd al-Malik-Corinthian War

Author: Thomas J. Sienkewicz

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9780893560393

Category: History

Page: 1275

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Covers world cultures from prehistory through the year 700 C.E., including essays on persons, cultures, wars, battles, documents or works, traditions or cultural phenomena, structures or artifacts, places or sites, terms, and groups or civilizations.
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The Encyclopedia of Hell

A Comprehensive Survey of the Underworld

Author: Miriam Van Scott

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 146689119X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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The Encyclopedia of Hell is a comprehensive survey of the underworld, drawing information from cultures around the globe and eras throughout history. Organized in a simple-to-use alphabetic format, entries cover representations of the dark realm of the dead in mythology, religion, works of art, opera, literature, theater, music, film, and television. Sources include African legends, Native American stories, Asian folktales, and other more obscure references, in addition to familiar infernal chronicles from Western lore. The result is a catalog of underworld data, with entries running the gamut from descriptions of grisly pits of torture to humorous cartoons lampooning the everlasting abyss. Its extensive cross-referencing also supplies links between various concepts and characters from the netherworld and provides further information on particular theories. Peruse these pages and find out for yourself what history's greatest imaginations have envisioned awaiting the wicked on the other side of the grave.
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Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

Author: Kathryn A. Bard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134665245

Category: Social Science

Page: 968

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The Encyclopedia opens with a general map of the region and a chronology of periods and dynasties, providing a context for the entries. The first section of the volume then comprises 14 overviews which explore the history and significance of each period. The main body of the text offers more than 300 alphabetically organized entries, written by some of the most eminent scholars in this field. Areas covered include: artefacts - glass, jewellery, sculpture archaeological practices - dating techniques, representational evidence, textual sources biographies - Howard Carter, Gertrude Caton Thompson, Gaston Maspero buildings - cult temples, private tombs, pyramid complexes geographical features - agriculture, climate, irrigation sites - Abydos, Dakhla Oasis, Thebes social organization - kingship, law, taxation The text is extensively illustrated with over 120 images. Each entry is followed by a selected further reading section which includes foreign language sources to supplement the available works in English.
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Bericht aus Yucatán

Author: Diego de Landa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150205280

Category:

Page: 291

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Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

Author: Bron Taylor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441122788

Category: Religion

Page: 992

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, originally published in 2005, is a landmark work in the burgeoning field of religion and nature. It covers a vast and interdisciplinary range of material, from thinkers to religious traditions and beyond, with clarity and style. Widely praised by reviewers and the recipient of two reference work awards since its publication (see www.religionandnature.com/ern), this new, more affordable version is a must-have book for anyone interested in the manifold and fascinating links between religion and nature, in all their many senses.
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Encyclopedia of the Incas

Author: Gary Urton,Adriana von Hagen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0759123632

Category: History

Page: 334

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This A-to-Z encyclopedia offers students and non-specialist readers a broad introduction to the fascinating civilization of the Incas. Brief narrative entries, based on archaeological research and historical records, explore Inca settlements, culture, society, celebrations, and achievements—the texture and scope of the Inca Empire.
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Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology: From Atlantis to the Walam Olum

From Atlantis to the Walam Olum

Author: Kenneth L. Feder

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031337919X

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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This book provides a fascinating, encyclopedic antidote for the mysticism and pseudoscience surrounding well-known or highly publicized archaeological and anthropological "discoveries." • 134 alphabetical entries of terms related to extraordinary archaeological claims, many related to popular frauds, misinterpretations, and misrepresentations of the human past • Contains 50 illustrations, including depictions of the Maya calendar day and month glyphs, ancient astronomical alignments, the sarcophagus lid of the Maya ruler Pacal, and the Ica Stones • Photographs of such monuments and artifacts as the pyramids at Giza, Serpent Mound, Nazca ground drawings, Tucson artifacts, Michigan Relics, and Easter Island Moai bring the topics to life • A comprehensive bibliography and further reading suggestions at the end of each entry feed further investigation
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The Art and Architecture of the Aztec and Maya

An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Buildings, Sculptures and Art of the Peoples of Mesoamerica, with Over 200 Photographs, Fine Art Drawings, Maps, Diagrams, Site Plans and Reconstructions

Author: Charles Phillips,Jones, David M.

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781844763689

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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This comprehensive volume presents an intensely illustrated and fact-filled guide to the extraordinary temple-pyramids, palaces and artistic achievements of the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica.
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Encyclopedia of American Indian Contributions to the World

15,000 Years of Inventions and Innovations

Author: Emory Dean Keoke,Kay Marie Porterfield

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109903

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Describes the lives and achievements of American Indians and discusses their contributions to the world.
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Children's Encyclopedia of the Ancient World

Step Back in Time to Discover the Wonders of the Stone Age, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, the Aztecs and Maya, the Incas, Ancient China and Ancient Japan

Author: John Haywood,Charlotte Hurdman,Richard Tames,Philip Steele,Fiona MacDonald

Publisher: Armadillo

ISBN: 9781843229957

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 512

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Details the characteristics and accomplishments of ancient cultures, including the Egyptians, Maya, and Romans, covering such topics as famous people, government, family life, cuisine, hygiene, travel, trade, and legends.
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