The Chaco Meridian

One Thousand Years of Political and Religious Power in the Ancient Southwest

Author: Stephen H. Lekson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442246464

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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Revisiting his ground-breaking synthesis of Southwestern prehistory, Lekson expands our understanding of the political and economic integration of the American Southwest to encapsulate over 1000 years and 1000 km, from AD 500to the arrival of the conquistadors, and from Chaco Canyon to Aztec Ruins to Paquimé and even Culiacán in Sinaloa, Mexico.

The Science of Time 2016

Time in Astronomy & Society, Past, Present and Future

Author: Elisa Felicitas Arias,Ludwig Combrinck,Pavel Gabor,Catherine Hohenkerk,P. Kenneth Seidelmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319599097

Category: Science

Page: 394

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The uses of time in astronomy - from pointing telescopes, coordinating and processing observations, predicting ephemerides, cultures, religious practices, history, businesses, determining Earth orientation, analyzing time-series data and in many other ways - represent a broad sample of how time is used throughout human society and in space. Time and its reciprocal, frequency, is the most accurately measurable quantity and often an important path to the frontiers of science. But the future of timekeeping is changing with the development of optical frequency standards and the resulting challenges of distributing time at ever higher precision, with the possibility of timescales based on pulsars, and with the inclusion of higher-order relativistic effects. The definition of the second will likely be changed before the end of this decade, and its realization will increase in accuracy; the definition of the day is no longer obvious. The variability of the Earth's rotation presents challenges of understanding and prediction. In this symposium speakers took a closer look at time in astronomy, other sciences, cultures, and business as a defining element of modern civilization. The symposium aimed to set the stage for future timekeeping standards, infrastructure, and engineering best practices for astronomers and the broader society. At the same time the program was cognizant of the rich history from Harrison's chronometer to today's atomic clocks and pulsar observations. The theoreticians and engineers of time were brought together with the educators and historians of science, enriching the understanding of time among both experts and the public.

The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology

Author: Barbara Mills,Severin Fowles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190697466

Category: Social Science

Page: 888

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The American Southwest is one of the most important archaeological regions in the world, with many of the best-studied examples of hunter-gatherer and village-based societies. Research has been carried out in the region for well over a century, and during this time the Southwest has repeatedly stood at the forefront of the development of new archaeological methods and theories. Moreover, research in the Southwest has long been a key site of collaboration between archaeologists, ethnographers, historians, linguists, biological anthropologists, and indigenous intellectuals. This volume marks the most ambitious effort to take stock of the empirical evidence, theoretical orientations, and historical reconstructions of the American Southwest. Over seventy top scholars have joined forces to produce an unparalleled survey of state of archaeological knowledge in the region. Themed chapters on particular methods and theories are accompanied by comprehensive overviews of the culture histories of particular archaeological sequences, from the initial Paleoindian occupation, to the rise of a major ritual center in Chaco Canyon, to the onset of the Spanish and American imperial projects. The result is an essential volume for any researcher working in the region as well as any archaeologist looking to take the pulse of contemporary trends in this key research tradition.

River of Lost Souls

The Science, Politics, and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine Disaster

Author: Jonathan P. Thompson

Publisher: Torrey House Press

ISBN: 1937226840

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

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Award–winning investigative environmental journalist Jonathan P. Thompson digs into the science, politics, and greed behind the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster, and unearths a litany of impacts wrought by a century and a half of mining, energy development, and fracking in southwestern Colorado. Amid these harsh realities, Thompson explores how a new generation is setting out to make amends. As shocking and heartbreaking as the Gold King spill and its aftermath may be, it's merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The disaster itself was the climax of the long and troubled story of the Gold King mine, staked by a Swedish immigrant back in 1887. And it was only the most visible manifestation of a slow–moving, multi–faceted environmental catastrophe that had been unfolding here long before the events of August 5, 2015. Jonathan Thompson is a native Westerner with deep roots in southwestern Colorado. He has been an environmental journalist focusing on the American West since he signed on as reporter and photographer at the Silverton Standard & the Miner newspaper in 1996. He has worked and written for High Country News for over a decade, serving as editor-in-chief from 2007 to 2010. He was a Ted Scripps fellow in environmental journalism at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and in 2016 he was awarded the Society of Environmental Journalists' Outstanding Beat Reporting, Small Market. He currently lives in Bulgaria with his wife Wendy and daughters Lydia and Elena.

Soyala: Daughter of the Desert

Author: Cindy Burkart Maynard

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1543962637

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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Set in the waning days of the thirteenth century in what we now call the American Southwest, Soyala: Daughter of the Desert paints a brilliantly imagined and intimate depiction of a small clan's struggle. Beset by societal turmoil and personal tragedy, they are forced to abandon their homeland to seek an unknown future. Based on the archaeological record, it creates a plausible re-imagining of the great migration of the Ancient Puebloans during the most mysterious event in the pre-history of the Southwest. The drama plays out in the land of sage, sun, and sandstone.


Kollaps

warum Gesellschaften überleben oder untergehen

Author: Jared M. Diamond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596192588

Category:

Page: 722

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Frei Von Herrschaft

Fragmente Einer Anarchistischen Anthropologie

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783779502081

Category: Anarchie

Page: 254

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Das Staats-Lexikon

Encyklopädie der sämmtlichen Staatswissenschaften für alle Stände

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political science

Page: N.A

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Wolf ohne Fährte

Author: Tony Hillerman

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955304922

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Ein raffinierter und spannender Kriminalroman vom vielfach preisgekrönten Autor Tony Hillerman – und ein faszinierender Blick in die fremdartige, von der modernen Zivilisation bedrohte indianische Kultur. Die Anthropologen McKee und Canfield arbeiten seit Tagen in der Navajo-Reservation. Canfield interessiert sich für Felsengräber, McKee will den Gerüchten nachgehen, nach denen hier ein "Werwolf" sein Unwesen treibt. Doch dann verschwindet Canfield plötzlich aus dem Lager und hinterlässt nur eine mysteriöse Nachricht ...

Benares

Stadt des Lichts

Author: Diana L. Eck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458348719

Category:

Page: 481

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Ansichten der Natur

mit wissenschaftlichen Erläuterungen

Author: Alexander von Humboldt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

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Cash

Roman

Author: Richard Price

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104026629

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Die literarische Sensation Drei Männer werden nachts in der Lower East Side von zwei dunkelhäutigen Jugendlichen überfallen. Einer der drei wird erschossen, die Täter fliehen. Der Hauptzeuge, Eric, verstrickt sich bei der Polizei immer tiefer in Widersprüche. Detective Matty Clark kommen jedoch bald Zweifel an seiner Schuld. Richard Price lässt in seinem hymnisch gefeierten Bestseller die Fassade des strahlenden, ›neuen‹ New Yorks bröckeln und zeigt die dahinter liegenden Risse, die unter dem Glamour verborgene Macht und Gewalt. »Cash« ist ein Röntgenblick auf die Lower East Side, ein großer Roman von einem meisterhaften Gegenwartschronisten.