The Archaeologist S Book Of Quotations

Author: K Kris Hirst
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315419076
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“Hell, I don't break the soil periodically to 'reaffirm my status'. I do it because archeology is still the most fun you can have with your pants on.” - Kent V. Flannery. In her quest to make archaeology available to the public, Kris Hirst has put together a collection of over 400 pithy quotes from archaeologists and others about the science of archaeology or the mysteries of history and the past. The quotations are categorized into subject areas with full citations and context and include sections on fieldwork, the uses of archaeology, ethics, ownership of the past, lessons of archaeology, and many other topics. Hirst’s book is a great resource for students, academics and others browsing for suitable quotes for use in classroom presentations, student papers, and research articles.

The Australian Archaeologist S Book Of Quotations

Author: Mike Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781922235749
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"I used to begin a course on Australian economic history in the accepted manner with the European explorations of the eighteenth century until one day the archaeologist, John Mulvaney, enquired what I said about the earlier 99 per cent of time embraced by the human history of Australia." -- Geoffrey Blainey, 1975 *** "The discoverers, explorers and colonists of the three million square miles which are Australia, were its Aborigines." -- John Mulvaney, 1969 *** "Perhaps we should call what the Aborigines did 'fire-stick farming'." -- Rhys Jones, 1969 *** Australian archaeology has been involved in a great enterprise over the last 60 years, uncovering the deep past of a desert continent and the history of its first people. This book is a guide to the catchphrases of the discipline. It is a meditation on science and place, culture and politics, deep time and the Dreaming - and it is steeped in an appreciation of good writing and a well-turned phrase. Woven in among these quotations is the story of how Australians, as a nation, are coming to terms with ancient Australia. The entries are drawn from letters, journals, histories, poems, newspapers, and novels. Each has been chosen because it is a pithy summation of an issue. Combined, these map the development of the field and encourage a dialogue between science and the humanities. *** Librarians: ebook available on ProQuest and EBSCO *** "The Australian Archaeologist's Book of Quotations is a veritable time-traveller's guide for making sense of a continent, a nation, and its people. The editors, archaeologist Mike Smith and historian Billy Griffiths, have served up a smorgasbord of archaeological appetisers, with a feast of pithy insights into how Australians are coming to terms with ancient Australia." -- Ruth A. Morgan, Australian Book Review, October 2015 (Series: Australian History) [Subject: History, Archaeology, Australian Studies, Aboriginal Studies]

The Yale Book Of Quotations

Author: Fred R. Shapiro
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300107982
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More than twelve thousand famous quotations are featured in a reference volume that includes items not only from literary and historical sources, but also from popular culture, sports, computers, science, politics, law, and the social sciences.

Motel Of The Mysteries

Author: David Macaulay
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547348629
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It is the year 4022; all of the ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a catastrophe that occurred back in 1985. Imagine, then, the excitement that Howard Carson, an amateur archeologist at best, experienced when in crossing the perimeter of an abandoned excavation site he felt the ground give way beneath him and found himself at the bottom of a shaft, which, judging from the DO NOT DISTURB sign hanging from an archaic doorknob, was clearly the entrance to a still-sealed burial chamber. Carson's incredible discoveries, including the remains of two bodies, one of then on a ceremonial bed facing an altar that appeared to be a means of communicating with the Gods and the other lying in a porcelain sarcophagus in the Inner Chamber, permitted him to piece together the whole fabric of that extraordinary civilization.

Gaither S Dictionary Of Scientific Quotations

Author: Carl C. Gaither
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461411130
Size: 32.79 MB
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This unprecedented collection of 27,000 quotations is the most comprehensive and carefully researched of its kind, covering all fields of science and mathematics. With this vast compendium you can readily conceptualize and embrace the written images of scientists, laymen, politicians, novelists, playwrights, and poets about humankind's scientific achievements. Approximately 9000 high-quality entries have been added to this new edition to provide a rich selection of quotations for the student, the educator, and the scientist who would like to introduce a presentation with a relevant quotation that provides perspective and historical background on his subject. Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations, Second Edition, provides the finest reference source of science quotations for all audiences. The new edition adds greater depth to the number of quotations in the various thematic arrangements and also provides new thematic categories.

Beautifully Said

Author: Quotabelle
Publisher: Rock Point Gift & Stationery
ISBN: 1631063103
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Where are all the great things she has said? Less than 15% of all the quotes in the universe of quotations are from women. Quotabelle is working to fix this supply problem. Beautifully Said, which brings together the words of famous and accomplished women from both history and today, is an inspiring gift for any girl or woman. Each quote is paired with a carefully-researched profile that will teach you about the brilliant and memorable women behind these provocative words. The collection is divided into twenty-one “She Themes”, including believes, builds, designs, discovers, heals, invents, laughs, leads and teaches; and includes over 110 sourced quotations from women and girls, among them humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt, actor Emma Watson, computer pioneer Grace Hopper, investor Mellody Hobson, comedian Amy Poehler, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, mountaineer Alison Levine, ballet dancer Misty Copeland, marine biologist Sylvia Earle, and writer Isabel Allende Looking for a quote by a woman to inspire your daughter, sister, mother, or friend? This collection is a timely gift that speaks to our contemporary moment.

Skull Wars

Author: David H. Thomas
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780786724369
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The 1996 discovery, near Kennewick, Washington, of a 9,000-year-old Caucasoid skeleton brought more to the surface than bones. The explosive controversy and resulting lawsuit also raised a far more fundamental question: Who owns history? Many Indians see archeologists as desecrators of tribal rites and traditions; archeologists see their livelihoods and science threatened by the 1990 Federal reparation law, which gives tribes control over remains in their traditional territories.In this new work, Thomas charts the riveting story of this lawsuit, the archeologists' deteriorating relations with American Indians, and the rise of scientific archeology. His telling of the tale gains extra credence from his own reputation as a leader in building cooperation between the two sides.

On Writing

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743455967
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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Flash Wisdom

Author: Kick, Russ
Publisher: Disinformation Books
ISBN: 1938875125
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The right quotation can change your life. That compressed idea--expressed in just a few words, a sentence or two--can shift your thinking, trigger an epiphany, alter your way of seeing the world. The wisest, most experienced, and most thoughtful people in history have left us these little thought-bombs. And this book collects them: surprising, jolting, discomforting, and comforting insights into living a full, unbridled life, questioning authority and reality, relating to fellow humans, creating, risking, loving, living with uncertainty, and staying sane in an insane world. Poets, philosophers, scientists, musicians, artists, presidents, mystics, activists, academics, and others rub shoulders, giving us the benefit of their hard-earned wisdom, breakthroughs, breakdowns, bad choices, sudden illuminations, and lightning wit. Sharing some of life's most important lessons are William Blake and Bruce Lee, Abraham Lincoln and Lorrie Moore, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Terence McKenna, René Magritte and St. Teresa of Avila, Zelda Fitzgerald and James Baldwin, and hundreds more. Neatly arranged into topics we wonder about, Flash Wisdom's rousing insights and challenging thoughts will appeal to anyone who is searching, anyone who doesn't fit in, anyone who questions the way things are...which is to say, all of us.