Stonehenge Complete

Author: Christopher Chippindale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500289662

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 3728

Draws on the latest research to provide an overview of the prehistoric monument, including theories about its intended purpose and the challenges of preserving it for the future.

Wallington's World

A Puritan Artisan in Seventeenth-Century London

Author: Paul S. Seaver

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804714327

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 2656

Seventeenth-century England has been richly documented by th lives of kings and their great ministers, the nobility and gentry, and bishops and preachers, but we have very little firsthand information on ordinary citizens. This unique portrait of the life, thought, and attitudes of a London Puritan turner (lathe worker) is based on the extraordinary personal papers of Nehemiah Wallington—2,600 surviving pages of memoirs, religious reflections, political reportage, and letters. Coming to maturity during the reign of James I, Wallington witnessed the persecution of Puritans during Archbishop Laud’s ascendancy under Charles I, welcomed what he thought would be the godly revolution brought by the Long Parliament, and watched with increasing disillusionment the falure of that dream under the Rump republic and the Cromwellian Protectorate. The author reconstructs Wallington’s inner world, allowing us to see what an ordinary man made of a lifetime of reading Puritan doctrine and listening to the sermons of Puritan preachers. For the first time we can penetrate the mind of one of those who made up the London mob calling for the end of episcopacy and the death of the Earl of Strafford in 1641, who welcomed the revolution, if not the war that followed, and who finally came to approve the death of his king.

Stonehenge Revealed

Author: David Souden

Publisher: Checkmark Books

ISBN: 9780816037209

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 7511

Combines a collection of full-color photographs of Stonehenge with the latest archaeological discoveries of who were the people that created the monument, including where they lived, how they survived, and how they amassed their wealth and power.


A History in Photographs

Author: Julian C. Richards,Julian Richards, Dr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848022652

Category: History

Page: 118

View: 5092

Stonehenge is the world's most famous pre-historic monument and, since the middle of the 19th century, probably the most photographed. Using images from English Heritage's unique photographic archive (formerly known as the National Monuments Record), Stonehenge: A History in Photographs charts the last 150 years in the life of this extraordinary and iconic site. These largely unseen images touch on various moments in Stonehenge's history, from the leisurely tourism in the last years of Victoria's reign to the monument of today, a site visited each year by more than one million people from all over the world. This book is a celebration of Stonehenge, in fascinating and often very human images. The text is written by archaeologist and television presenter Julian Richards, someone with a genuine love of Stonehenge. This is a book for all who share a fascination with this magical monument.

Stonehenge - A New Understanding

Solving the Mysteries of the Greatest Stone Age Monument

Author: Mike Parker Pearson

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191720

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 7786

Stonehenge stands as an enduring link to our prehistoric ancestors, yet the secrets it has guarded for thousands of years have long eluded us. Until now, the millions of enthusiasts who flock to the iconic site have made do with mere speculation—about Stonehenge’s celestial significance, human sacrifice, and even aliens and druids. One would think that the numerous research expeditions at Stonehenge had left no stone unturned. Yet, before the Stonehenge Riverside Project—a hugely ambitious, seven-year dig by today’s top archaeologists—all previous digs combined had only investigated a fraction of the monument, and many records from those earlier expeditions are either inaccurate or incomplete. Stonehenge—A New Understanding rewrites the story. From 2003 to 2009, author Mike Parker Pearson led the Stonehenge Riverside Project, the most comprehensive excavation ever conducted around Stonehenge. The project unearthed a wealth of fresh evidence that had gone untouched since prehistory. Parker Pearson uses that evidence to present a paradigm-shifting theory of the true significance that Stonehenge held for its builders—and mines his field notes to give you a you-are-there view of the dirt, drama, and thrilling discoveries of this history-changing archaeological dig.

A World History of Architecture

Author: Marian Moffett,Michael W. Fazio,Lawrence Wodehouse

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856693714

Category: Architecture

Page: 592

View: 509

The Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius declared firmitas, utilitas, and venustas-firmness, commodity, and delight- to be the three essential attributes of architecture. These qualities are brilliantly explored in this book, which uniquely comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including Pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East, India, Russia, China, and Japan. The text encourages readers to examine closely the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been praised or criticized by contemporary observers. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological contexts are discussed so as to determine the extent to which buildings met the needs of clients, society at large, and future generations.

Exploring Avebury

The Essential Guide

Author: Steve Marshall

Publisher: History Press

ISBN: 9780750967662


Page: 144

View: 9046

Avebury in Wiltshire is best known as the world's largest stone circle, but surrounding it is a wealth of ancient monuments. Captivated by its unique atmosphere, many visitors form a personal, often spiritual, connection to Avebury and its "sacred landscape." What was it that first attracted people to the Avebury area more than 5,000 years ago? Beautifully illustrated with over 400 photographs, maps, and diagrams, Exploring Avebury invites us on a journey of discovery. For the first time the importance of water, light, and sound is revealed, and we begin to see Avebury through the eyes of those who built it.

Dug to Death

A Tale of Archaeological Method and Mayhem

Author: Adrian Praetzellis

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759104075

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 8975

Hannah Green has been asked to manage a contract archaeology project and needs to teach her team about research design, survey methods, archival research, professional ethics, curation and field safety. This textbook-as-novel introduces the hows and whysof field methodology in an entertaining way.


The Story So Far

Author: Julian Richards

Publisher: Historic England Publishing

ISBN: 9781848021006

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 352

View: 2833

Massive, enduring, iconic--Stonehenge is perhaps the world's most famous prehistoric monument. It has been an object of curiosity for centuries, the subject of endless investigation and source of a thousand theories. In this book, archaeologist Julian Richards sets out to tell Stonehenge's fascinating story up to the present archaeological moment. Starting with a clear explanation of the structures of earth and stone that the monument is composed of, Richards then charts the ways that Stonehenge has been viewed, explored, and explained since medieval times, from its role in the folklore of giants, wizards, and druids, to its use for lavish burials of the elite and their gold, to its importance in the birth of modern archaeology. Tackling the big historical questions--who built Stonehenge, how, and why?--Richards takes a practical and critical look at the current theories and invites us in to the minds and world of our prehistoric ancestors. As the foundations for our understanding of Stonehenge's origins and development, the excavations of the twentieth century are also reexamined in detail, as Richards weighs triumphant recoveries against disastrous destructions. Taking stock of new excavations in the wider landscape and at Stonehenge itself, and packed with diagrams, archival images, and stunning contemporary photography, this edition tells the ongoing story of Stonehenge.

William Wordsworth

Author: William Wordsworth

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571264816

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

View: 7409

In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to the most important poets in our literature. Earth has not anything to show more fair: Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty . . . -- Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802

The Stonehenge Gate

Author: Jack Williamson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575112107

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1151

In a basement in New Mexico, four poker buddies and amateur adventurers who have discovered a dark mystery buried beneath the sands of the Sahara desert decide to do something about it. In the deep Sahara, they find an ancient artifact that will change their lives and the world, forever . . . a gateway between planets that links Earth to distant worlds where they discover wonders and terrors beyond their wildest imagination.


Making Sense of a Prehistoric Mystery

Author: Colin Richards,Joshua Pollard,Mike Parker Pearson,Kate Welham,Julian Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909990029

Category: Stonehenge (England)

Page: 120

View: 4440

Stonehenge is an iconic monument for people all around the world. Built around 5000 years ago, it stands for mystery and forgotten secrets waiting to be decoded. In this latest book in the Council for British Archaeology's ‘Archaeology for All' series, Professor Mike Parker Pearson presents an up-to-date interpretation of Stonehenge and its landscape. Drawing on his years of research and excavation, the author presents a highly readable account that is lavishly illustrated with images by the renowned photographer Adam Stanford and the reconstruction artist Peter Dunn.

Secrets of Stonehenge

Author: Mick Manning

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 9781847805201

Category: Stonehenge (England)

Page: 32

View: 8932

Why was this amazing monument erected? How did our Stone-Age ancestors bring such massive stones to the site from so far away? How did they raise the enormous stones to their upright positions? What was Stonehenge used for, and who lived around the site? With captions and pictures, and using up-to-the-minute research discoveries, Mick Manning and Brita Granström tell the incredible true story of this awe-inspiring monument – one of the greatest ancient sites in the world.

Programming Perl

Unmatched Power for Text Processing and Scripting

Author: Tom Christiansen,Larry Wall,brian foy,Jon Orwant

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596004923

Category: Computers

Page: 1130

View: 7489

Introduces the programming language to beginners and provides a Perl language reference for experienced users, covering operators, statements, formats, modules, objects, threads, tied variables, debugging, and security.

Learning Perl Objects, References, and Modules

Author: Randal L. Schwartz,Tom Phoenix

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449365701


Page: 224

View: 3687

Perl is a versatile, powerful programming language used in a variety of disciplines, ranging from system administration to web programming to database manipulation. One slogan of Perl is that it makes easy things easy and hard things possible. This book is about making the leap from the easy things to the hard ones.Learning Perl Objects, References & Modules offers a gentle but thorough introduction to advanced programming in Perl. Written by the authors of the best-selling Learning Perl, this book picks up where that book left off. Topics include: Packages and namespaces References and scoping Manipulating complex data structures Object-oriented programming Writing and using modules Contributing to CPAN Following the successful format of Learning Perl, each chapter in the book is designed to be small enough to be read in just an hour or two, ending with a series of exercises to help you practice what you've learned. To use the book, you just need to be familiar with the material in Learning Perl and have ambition to go further.Perl is a different language to different people. It is a quick scripting tool for some, and a fully-featured object-oriented language for others. It is used for everything from performing quick global replacements on text files, to crunching huge, complex sets of scientific data that take weeks to process. Perl is what you make of it. But regardless of what you use Perl for, this book helps you do it more effectively, efficiently, and elegantly.Learning Perl Objects, References & Modules is about learning to use Perl as a programming language, and not just a scripting language. This is the book that separates the Perl dabbler from the Perl programmer.

When Time Began

Author: Zecharia Sitchin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591439159

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

View: 9373

Night and day, month after month, year after year, our ancestors dutifully recorded the passage of time on clay tablets, watching the heavens from stage towers and pyramids and from megalithic monuments whose incredible size and precise architecture boggle the mind. . . . Who were the builders of these mysterious structures? What was their purpose? Whose signature is indelibly written on these timeless stones, and who was the Divine Architect? Why was Stonehenge and its likes built by ancient civilizations at the very same time--4,100 years ago? What is their message for our time? With these questions in mind, Zecharia Sitchin, renowned researcher of past ages, takes us on a journey through the records of time in this, the fifth book of his Earth Chronicles series. Drawing deeply on Sumerian and Egyptian writings, millenia-old artifacts, and sacred architecture ranging from ancient Mesopotamia to pre-Columbian civilizations in the Americas, this bestselling scholar provides astounding insights into the origins of the calendar, astronomy, and astrology. He takes readers to the climax circa 2100 b.c. when Marduk, the Babylonian national god, attained supremacy on Earth and proclaimed the New Age of Aries--after which society, religion, science, and the status of women were never the same.


Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473535417

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

View: 8097

THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES. As seen on Amazon Prime TV. What if your future was the past? 1946, and Claire Randall goes to the Scottish Highlands with her husband Frank. It’s a second honeymoon, a chance to learn how war has changed them and to re-establish their loving marriage. But one afternoon, Claire walks through a circle of standing stones and vanishes into 1743, where the first person she meets is a British army officer - her husband’s six-times great-grandfather. Unfortunately, Black Jack Randall is not the man his descendant is, and while trying to escape him, Claire falls into the hands of a gang of Scottish outlaws, and finds herself a Sassenach - an outlander - in danger from both Jacobites and Redcoats. Marooned amid danger, passion and violence, her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives. (Previously published as Cross Stitch)

The History of the Kings of Britain

Author: Geoffrey of Monmouth

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770481428

Category: Poetry

Page: 307

View: 1385

The History of the Kings of Britain is arguably the most influential text written in England in the Middle Ages. The work narrates a linear history of pre-Saxon Britain, from its founding by Trojan exiles to the loss of native British (Celtic) sovereignty in the face of Germanic invaders. Along the way, Geoffrey introduces readers to such familiar figures as King Lear, Cymbeline, Vortigern, the prophet Merlin, and a host of others. Most importantly, he provides the first birth-to-death account of the life of King Arthur. His focus on that king’s reign sparked the vogue for Arthurian romance throughout medieval Europe that has continued into the twenty-first century. This new translation is the first in over forty years and the first to be based on the Bern manuscript, now considered the authoritative Latin text. It is accompanied by an introduction that highlights the significance of Geoffrey’s work in his own day and focuses in particular on the ambiguous status of the text between history and fiction. Appendices include historical sources, early responses to the History, and other medieval writings on King Arthur and Merlin.

Writing Academic English

Author: Alice Oshima,Ann Hogue

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780201340549

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

View: 2526

Intermediate-Advanced Level. This best-selling series takes the mystery out of the composition process as it helps college-bound and college-level ESL students quickly improve their ability to write effectively in English. Addressing organization, rhetoric, grammar and mechanics, and sentence structure, these texts offer clear steps, numerous models, and many opportunities for writing practice. This text teaches academic writing skills such as simple outlining, parts of the basic essay, and patterns of organization. Other Books in the Series: First Steps in Academic Writing, High-Beginning Level, and Introduction to Academic Writing, Intermediate Level. @BREAKER= FEATURES/BENEFITS * Extensive practice in prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. * Clear, step-by-step approach to the conventions of paragraph and essay organization and rhetorical expression. * Rigorous development of sentence structure, grammar, and mechanical skills. * Extensive appendices with relevant reference materials for students and teachers.