By Norman Yoffee
I needed to purchase this for a category, and we definitely used it, yet I by no means used it for reference fabric for papers--too dense--unfriendly writing variety.
By Jacob Mann
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By Samuel Mark
In close to japanese stories, it has emerge as authorised by way of many as proven fact that predynastic alternate routes hooked up Egypt and Mesopotamia. The case for such exchange routes, even though, has till lately principally been established upon the 2 areas' shared impacts instead of on archaeological facts. In From Egypt to Mesopotamia, Samuel Mark ferrets out the 2 attainable exchange routes among those tremendously assorted cultures. old shipwreck websites and lately stumbled on artifacts permit Mark to delineate avenues of exchange among Egypt and Mesopotamia. Taking to activity prior reviews that describe the Egypt-Mesopotamia exchange connection as being one among homogeneous cultures, Mark specializes in the diversity of cultural ameliorations, instead of their shared similarities, to map the infusion of those cultures. students, scholars, and nautical archeology and egyptology lovers will savor this probing, attention-grabbing trek via sea, sand, and time, unfolding the improvement of exchange routes within the East.
By Julia Darrow Cowles, John Goss
Brilliant portrayal of the civic and residential lifetime of kids in Athens throughout the reign of Pericles, whilst the paintings and structure of historic Greece have been at their peak. in the course of the eyes of Duris, son of the architect Phorion, and Hiero, son of the sculptor Hermippos, we event the Greek tradition of the days as we accompany them on their trip from domestic to market-place, ask yourself on the Acropolis, stopover at colleges and studios, detect fairs, and perform the Olympic video games. appealing black and white illustrations liven up the textual content. A quantity within the Our Little Cousins of some time past sequence. compatible for a long time eight and up.
By Rudolf Simek
Rudolf Simek bietet anhand von archäologischen Funden und authentischen Quellen eine umfassende Darstellung der vielfältigen Erscheinungsformen der religiösen Welt der Germanen. Einen Schwerpunkt bilden dabei die Kultpraktiken, über die jüngere Forschungen sehr genauen Aufschluss geben können. Der Autor zeichnet nach, wie sich die mythologische Götterwelt von der Eiszeit bis zur Wikingerzeit von numinosen Mächten an Flüssen oder Sümpfen zu einem komplexen Götterpantheon entwickelte. Der Magie ist ein eigenes Kapitel gewidmet. Sehr anschaulich zeigt Simek, welche Praktiken und mythologischen Wesen die Christianisierung überdauert haben und bis heute in vielen Formen der Volksreligiosität weiterleben. Dabei verdeutlicht er, wie und warum das Christentum an bestimmte religiöse Vorstellungen der Germanen anknüpfte.
By B. L. Van Der Waerden (auth.)
Soon after the e-book of my"Ontwakende W etenschap"the desire for an English translation used to be felt. We have been very completely happy to discover a translator absolutely acquainted with the English and Dutch languages and with mathematical terminol· ogy. The writer, Noordhoff, had the sumptuous notion to invite H. G. Beyen, professor of archeology, for his assist in identifying a pleasant set of illustrations. It was once a tricky job. The illustrations needed to be either instructive and tasty, they usually had t~ illustrate the heritage of technological know-how in addition to the final historical past of historic civilization. The writer inspired us to discover higher and nonetheless larger illustrations, and he ordered images from worldwide, with by no means failing strength and exuberance. Mr. Beyen's hugely instructive subscripts might help the reader to determine the inter· relation among approach to life, artwork, and technological know-how of the traditional international. thank you are because of many correspondents, who've urged additions and mentioned mistakes. Sections on Astrolabes and Stereographte Projection and on Archimedes' development of the heptagon were extra. The sections on point of view and at the Anaphorai of Hypsicles were enlarged. within the moment English variation i've got included an incredible discovery of P. Huber, which sheds new gentle upon the function of geometry In Babylonian algebra (see p. 73). The part on Heron's Metrics (see p. 277) was once written anew, follOWing a guideline of E. M. Bruins. Zurich. 1961 B. L.