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.


Kollaps

Warum Gesellschaften überleben oder untergehen

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104034001

Category: History

Page: 736

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Der Weltbestseller als erweiterte Neuausgabe! Die überwucherten Tempelruinen von Angkor Wat, die zerfallenden Pyramiden der Maya in Yucatan und die rätselhaften Moai-Statuen der Osterinsel – sie alle sind stille Zeugen von einstmals blühenden Kulturen, die irgendwann verschwanden. Doch was waren die Ursachen dafür? Jared Diamond zeichnet in seiner erweiterten, faszinierenden wie hochaktuellen Studie die Muster nach, die dem Untergang von Gesellschaften (oder ihrem Überleben) zugrunde liegen, und zeigt, was wir für unsere Zukunft daraus lernen können.



Geopolitik

Die Lehre vom Staat als Lebewesen

Author: Prof. Dr. Richard Hennig

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663159841

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.




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 ...


Enregisterment

Zur Sozialen Bedeutung Sprachlicher Variation

Author: Lieselotte Anderwald,Jarich Hoekstra

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631679036

Category:

Page: 232

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Die Beitrage wenden die Konzepte Enregisterment, Kommodifizierung, geordnete Indexikalitat und Linguistic Landscapes auf verschiedene sprachliche Gegebenheiten an. Die zehn Beitrage beschaftigen sich mit Englisch, Deutsch, Norwegisch, Franzosisch und Spanisch und zeigen die soziale Bedeutung von sprachlicher Variation auf.

Das 1950er Syndrom

der Weg in die Konsumgesellschaft

Author: Christian Pfister

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Energy policy

Page: 428

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Epochenschwelle zwischen Industriegesellschaft und Konsumgesellschaft - Wertewandel - Treibstoffzoll aus historischer Sicht - Raumplanung - Entwicklung des Luftverkehrs.

Benares

Stadt des Lichts

Author: Diana L. Eck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458348719

Category:

Page: 481

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Indianische Historia

Ein Schöne Kurtzweilige Historia Niclaus Federmanns des Jüngern von Ulmerster Raise So Er von Hispania und Andolosia Ausz in Indias des Occeanischen Mörs Gechan Hac, und Was Ihm Allda Ist Begegnet Biss Auff Sein Widerkunfft Inn Hi

Author: Nikolaus Federmann

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780243886180

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 132

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Excerpt from Indianische Historia: Ein Schone Kurtzweilige Historia Niclaus Federmanns des Jungern von Ulmerster Raise So Er von Hispania und Andolosia Ausz in Indias des Occeanischen Mors Gechan Hac, und Was Ihm Allda Ist Begegnet Biss Auff Sein Widerkunfft Inn Hispaniam M fcbgocnwg! Vil we't'tt 5m flfe'rjm'ib fcbifle'iit/ bie aber bo'cb ich mm beit/aber bic fiatt 6 enb 'awcn/vnb 3ierlirb'e. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.