History of Civilization and Culture General
101 Things You Didn't Know About Irish History: The People, Places, Culture, and Tradition of the Emerald Isle
101 Things You Didn't Know About Irish History
The People, Places, Culture, and Tradition of the Emerald Isle
Paperback      ISBN: 1598693239
Discover the truth behind the myths of the Emerald Isle Forget about shamrocks, leprechans, and all that blarney; 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History dispels the myths and tells the true story of the Irish. Inside, you'll learn about: - Lives of the ancient Celts before the British invasions - Famous Irish including Michael Collins, Charles Parnell?and Bono! - The potato famine and emigration (were there really gangs of New York?) - Irish music and dance Complete with an Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History is an informative reference for anyone who loves the Irish.
America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization
America Before
The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250153735
Was an advanced civilization lost to history in the global cataclysm that ended the last Ice Age? Graham Hancock, the internationally bestselling author, has made it his life's work to find out--and in America Before, he draws on the latest archaeological and DNA evidence to bring his quest to a stunning conclusion. We
American Studies
American Studies
Paperback      ISBN: 0374529000
The author of The Metaphysical Club presents an intellectual and cultural history of America that draws connections between seemingly unrelated facets of American society, identifying the sources of key innovations while explaining how ideas became part of mainstream life. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
The Anunnaki Chronicles: A Zecharia Sitchin Reader
The Anunnaki Chronicles
A Zecharia Sitchin Reader
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1591432294
An insider's tour of the decades of research behind the biblical scholar's books provides an in-depth overview of his theories and discoveries, placing selections from his writings in specific historical and cultural contexts.
The Axemaker's Gift: A Double-Edged History of Human Culture
The Axemaker's Gift
A Double-Edged History of Human Culture
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399140883
The host of the popular science series on public television, "Connections," and a psychologist trace the advantages and dangers of human inventions and argue that the time has come to turn away from specialized, technological knowledge. 35,000 first printing.
Before the Pharaohs: Egypt's Mysterious Prehistory
Before the Pharaohs
Egypt's Mysterious Prehistory
Paperback      ISBN: 1591430488
Presents conclusive evidence that ancient Egypt was originally the remnant of an earlier, highly sophisticated civilization • Supports earlier speculations based on myth and esoteric sources with scientific proof from the fields of genetics, engineering, and geology • Provides further proof of the connection between the Mayans and ancient Egyptians • Links the mystery of Cro-Magnon man to the rise and fall of this ancient civilization In the late nineteenth century, French explorer Augustus Le Plongeon, after years of research in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, concluded that the Mayan and Egyptian civilizations were related--as remnants of a once greater and highly sophisticated culture. The discoveries of modern researchers over the last two decades now support this once derided speculation with evidence revealing that the Sphinx is thousands of years older than Egyptologists have claimed, that the pyramids were not tombs but geomechanical power plants, and that the megaliths of the Nabta Playa reveal complex astronomical star maps that existed 4,000 years before conventional historians deemed such knowledge possible. Much of the past support for prehistoric civilization has relied on esoteric traditions and mythic narrative. Using hard scientific evidence from the fields of archaeology, genetics, engineering, and geology, as well as sacred and religious texts, Malkowski shows that these mythic narratives are based on actual events and that a highly sophisticated civilization did once exist prior to those of Egypt and Sumer. Tying its cataclysmic fall to the mysterious disappearance of Cro-Magnon culture, Before the Pharaohs offers a compelling new view of humanity's past.
Books on Fire: The Destruction of Libraries Throughout History
Books on Fire
The Destruction of Libraries Throughout History
Hardcover      ISBN: 1594771677
"A historical survey of the destruction of knowledge from ancient Babylon and China to modern times"--Provided by publisher.
The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance
The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance
Hardcover      ISBN: 0689122004
Looks at European history between 1450 and 1620, describes the intellectual life and social conditions of the period, and discusses the cultural changes that took place
Civilizations: Culture, Ambition, and the Transformation of Nature
Civilizations
Culture, Ambition, and the Transformation of Nature
Hardcover      ISBN: 0743202481
Argues that geographical, agricultural, and social factors shaped the civilizations which developed in various climatic regions, and explains how the success of civilizations depends on environmental resources.
The Creators/a History of Heroes of the Imagination
The Creators/a History of Heroes of the Imagination
Paperback      ISBN: 0679743758
Chronicles the history of the arts and includes biographies of important figures ranging from Homer to Stravinsky incorporated into a mosaic of creativity that spans three thousand years