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            The Stonemason: A History of Building Britain
             

            The Stonemason: A History of Building Britain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ziminski, Andrew

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            • Pub Date
              10 Mar 20

            Part-hands-on archaeological history of Britain, part-deeply personal insight into this ancient craft by a stonemason who has worked on Britain's greatest monuments, from Stonehenge to St Paul's.

            ISBN 9781473663923
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Why the Pharaohs Built the Pyramids with Fake Stones: More and More Scientists Agree and Disclose 20 Years of Investigation
              

            Why the Pharaohs Built the Pyramids with Fake Stones: More and More Scientists Agree and Disclose 20 Years of Investigation (Hardback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Davidovits, Joseph

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            In this book, Professor Joseph Davidovits explains the intriguing theory that made him famous. He shows how the Pyramids were built by using re-agglomerated stone (a natural limestone treated like a concrete), and not with huge carved blocks, hauled on fragile ramps. Archaeology ...bears him out, as well as hieroglyphic texts, scientific analysis, religious and historical facts. Here we finally have the first complete presentation on how and why the Egyptian pyramids were built. We discover its brilliant creator, the great scribe and architect, Imhotep. Joseph Davidovits sweeps aside the conventional image which cripples Egyptology and delivers a captivating and surprising view of Egyptian civilisation. He charts the rise of this technology, its apogee with the Pyramids at Giza, and the decline. Everything is logical and brilliant, everything fits into place. Chapter by chapter, the revelations are sensational, especially when Joseph Davidovits explains why the pharaohs stopped building great pyramids because of an over-exploitation of raw materials and a likely environmental disaster. We understand why Cheops and Ramses II represent two Egyptian civilisations completely different in their beliefs. On the one hand, the God Khnum mandates Cheops to build his pyramid in agglomerated stone, while on the other hand, the God Amun orders Ramses to carve stone for the temples of Luxor and Karnak. 20 years after the best seller book: The Pyramids: an enigma solved, after 20 years of new research, and new discoveries, you will understand why the theory is more alive than ever, why more and more scientists and archaeologists agree, simply because it is the truth.
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            ISBN 9782951482043
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2009
            Publisher Institut Geopolymere
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Fingerprints Of The Gods
             

            Fingerprints Of The Gods (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Hancock, Graham; Photographs by Faiia, Santha

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            Exploring the past with hi-tech tools of modern archaeology, geology and astronomy, Hancock exposes an eerie network of connections between Egyptian pyramids, Andean temples, spherical geometry, and astro-navigation. He makes claim for a lost civilization that flourished during t...he last ice age.
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            ISBN 9780712679060
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2001
            Publisher Vintage
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            A Future in Ruins: UNESCO, World Heritage, and the Dream of Peace
             

            A Future in Ruins: UNESCO, World Heritage, and the Dream of Peace (Paperback)

            By Meskell, Lynn

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 Mar 20

            Best known for its World Heritage program committed to the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO...) was founded in 1945 as an intergovernmental agency aimed at fostering peace, humanitarianism, and intercultural understanding. Its mission was inspired by leading European intellectuals such as Henri Bergson, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, H. G. Wells, and Aldous and Julian Huxley. Often critiqued for its inherent Eurocentrism, UNESCO and its World Heritage program today remain embedded within modernist principles of progress and development and subscribe to the liberal principles of diplomacy and mutual tolerance. However, its mission to prevent conflict, destruction, and intolerance, while noble and much needed, increasingly falls short, as recent battles over the World Heritage sites of Preah Vihear, Chersonesos, Jerusalem, Palmyra, Aleppo, and Sana'a, among others, have underlined. A Future in Ruins is the story of UNESCO's efforts to save the world's heritage and, in doing so, forge an international community dedicated to peaceful co-existence and conservation. It traces how archaeology and internationalism were united in Western initiatives after the political upheavals of the First and Second World Wars. This formed the backdrop for the emergent hopes of a better world that were to captivate the minds of men. UNESCO's leaders were also confronted with challenges and conflicts about their own mission. Would the organization aspire to intellectual pursuits that contributed to the dream of peace or instead be relegated to an advisory and technical agency? An eye-opening and long overdue account of a celebrated yet poorly understood agency, A Future in Ruins calls on us all to understand how and why the past comes to matter in the present, who shapes it, and who wins or lose
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            ISBN 9780197503188
            Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life: The definitive visual guide to prehistoric animals

            Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life: The definitive visual guide to prehistoric animals (Hardback)

            By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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            From the origin of life, through the age of dinosaurs stalked by the terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex, to the earliest humans, this book tells the story of life on Earth. Dinosaurs may be the stars of the show, but the book is truly comprehensive, with fossil plants, invertebrates, a...mphibians, fish, birds, reptiles, mammals, and even early bacteria conjuring up an entire past world. To put all of these extinct species in context, the book explores geological time and the way life-forms are classified. It also looks at how fossils preserve the story of evolution, and how it can be deciphered. The chapter on Young Earth explains how forces shaped Earth and steered the course of life. The main part of the book - Life on Earth - lays out and catalogues the rich story of life, from its beginnings 4 billion years ago, through each geological period, such as the Jurassic and Cretaceous, to ?the present. The stunning visuals and authoritative text make Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life a fascinating and revealing encyclopedia that will appeal to the whole family.
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            ISBN 9780241287309
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Ancient Perspectives on Egypt
             

            Ancient Perspectives on Egypt (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

            Edited by Matthews, Dr. Roger; Roemer, Cornelia

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            Assesses the significance of Egypt within the settings of its past. This book includes archaeological and documented evidence, ranging from the earliest writing attested in Egypt and Mesopotamia in the late 4th millennium BC, to graffiti from Abydos that demonstrate pilgrimages f...rom the Mediterranean world, to the views of Roman poets on Egypt.
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            ISBN 9781598742046
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2003
            Publisher Left Coast Press Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Encounters with Ancient Egypt
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            Journal of Pacific Archaeology 11:1
             

            Journal of Pacific Archaeology 11:1 (Paperback)

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            The Journal of Pacific Archaeology is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes research on the archaeology of the islands and continental margins of the Pacific Ocean, both northern and southern hemispheres.

            ISBN 2020111JPA
            Published NZ 31 Jan 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs
             

            Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs (Paperback, Seventh edition)

            By Coe, Michael D.; Koontz, Rex

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            Masterly. . . . The complexities of Mexico's ancient cultures are perceptively presented and interpreted. --Library Journal

            ISBN 9780500290767
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2013
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Ancient Peoples and Places
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            Lost City of the Incas
              

            Lost City of the Incas (Paperback, New edition)

            By Bingham, Hiram; Introduction by Thomson, Hugh

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            First published in the 1950s, this is a classic account of the discovery in 1911 of the lost city of Machu Picchu.

            ISBN 9781842125854
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2003
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Phoenix Press
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            Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

            Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Eighth edition)

            By Coe, Michael D.; Koontz, Rex; Urcid, Javier

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            This authoritative volume has been revised throughout and expanded, with stunning new images and accounts of the major discoveries of recent years. Recent findings have been added to expand our understanding of the Olmecs outside of their heartland, and new research on the legacy... of the Maya offers a wider and more cohesive narrative of Mexico's history. New co-author Javier Urcid has added greater coverage of Oaxaca and of Monte Alban, one of the earliest cities in Mesoamerica and the center of the Zapotec civilization, and a fully revised Epilogue discusses the survival of indigenous populations in Mexico from the Conquest up to the present. This longstanding classic now features full-colour photos of the vibrant art and architecture of ancient Mesoamerica throughout.
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            ISBN 9780500293737
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2019
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age 16+ years
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