Tools of the Ancient Romans

A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Rome

Author: Rachel Dickinson

Publisher: Build It Yourself

ISBN: 9780974934457

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 139

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Fifteen hands-on activities illuminate life in ancient Rome and help to explain how ancient Roman innovations and ideas about government, science, religion, sport, and warfare have shaped world history and our own world view. Original. $10,000 ad/promo.

TOOLS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS

A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece

Author: Kris Bordessa

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1936749130

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have shaped world history and our own world view.

Ancient Roman Warfare

Author: Rob S. Rice

Publisher: Gareth Stevens

ISBN: 9781433919749

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Presents a history of warfare in ancient Rome, discussing weapons, equipment, camps, siege warfare, warships, well-known Roman generals, and some famous Roman battles.

TOOLS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS

A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece

Author: Kris Bordessa

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1936749130

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have shaped world history and our own world view.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 2

Author: Edward Gibbon

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781357555207

Category:

Page: 482

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


The Literary Gazette

A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts

Author: William Jerdan,William Ring Workman,John Morley,Frederick Arnold,Charles Wycliffe Goodwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Pompeii

The Life of a Roman Town

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847650643

Category: History

Page: 368

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WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE 2008 'The world's most controversial classicist debunks our movie-style myths about the Roman town with meticulous scholarship and propulsive energy' Laura Silverman, Daily Mail The ruins of Pompeii, buried by an explosion of Vesuvius in 79 CE, offer the best evidence we have of everyday life in the Roman empire. This remarkable book rises to the challenge of making sense of those remains, as well as exploding many myths: the very date of the eruption, probably a few months later than usually thought; or the hygiene of the baths which must have been hotbeds of germs; or the legendary number of brothels, most likely only one; or the massive death count, maybe less than ten per cent of the population. An extraordinary and involving portrait of an ancient town, its life and its continuing re-discovery, by Britain's favourite classicist.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica ...

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature ... in Thirty Volumes with New American Supplement

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain

Author: Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology Martin Millett,Alison Moore,Associate Professor in Roman Studies Louise Revell,Freelance Academic Editor and Sessional Lecturer Alison Moore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199697736

Category: Great Britain

Page: 704

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Roman Britain is a critical area of research within the provinces of the Roman empire. It has formed the context for many of the seminal publications on the nature of imperialism and cultural change. Roman rule had a profound impact culture of Iron Age Britain, with new forms of material culture, and new forms of knowledge. On the other hand, there is evidence that such impacts were not uniform, leading to questions of resistance and continuity of pre-existing cultural forms. Within the last 15-20 years, the study of Roman Britain has been transformed through an enormous amount of new and interesting work which is not reflected in the main stream literature. The new archaeological work by a young generation has moved away from the narrative historical approach towards one much more closely focused on the interpretation of material. It has produced new interpretations of the material and a new light on the archaeology of the province, grounded in a close reading of the material evidence as collected by previous scholars and exploiting the rich library of publications on Romano-British studies. For the first time, this volume draws together the various scholars working on new approaches to Roman Britain to produce a comprehensive study of the present state and future trajectory of the subject. Arranged thematically and focussed primarily on the archaeological evidence, the volume challenges more traditional narrative approaches and explores new theoretical perspectives in order to better understand the archaeology of the province and its place within the wider context of the Roman Empire.

Video Source Book: Video program listings A-I

Author: James M. Craddock,Thomson Gale (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787689773

Category: Video recordings

Page: 4374

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"A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction"--T.p.

Scientific American Inventions and Discoveries

All the Milestones in Ingenuity--From the Discovery of Fire to the Invention of the Microwave Oven

Author: Rodney P. Carlisle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 9780471244103

Category: Science

Page: 502

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An informative reference guide on the history of technology featuring more than four hundred entries and dozens of illustrations and sidebars describes the history and significance of a variety of scientific and technological breakthroughs, from early human history to the present day.



Rome and Environs

An Archaeological Guide

Author: Filippo Coarelli

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520282094

Category: Architecture

Page: 624

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This guide brings the work of one of the best known scholars of Roman archeology and art to an English-language audience. Conveniently organized by walking tours and illustrated throughout with clear maps, drawings, and plans, it covers all of the city's ancient sites (including the Capitoline, the Forum, the Palatine Hill, the Valley of the Colosseum, the Esquiline, the Caelian, the Quirinal, and the Campus Martius), and, unlike most other guides, now includes the major monuments in a large area outside Rome proper but within easy reach, such as Ostia Antica, Palestrina, Tivoli, and the many areas of interest along the ancient Roman roads. An essential resource for tourists interested in a deeper understanding of Rome's classical remains, it is also the ideal book for students and scholars approaching the ancient history of one of the world's most fascinating cities.--From publisher description.

Bowker's Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999

Author: R R Bowker Publishing,Bowker

Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc

ISBN: 9780835242011

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1300

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Is "Mulan" available in a closed captioned version? Is there a video to introduce numbers to a six-year-old? To help teach art to second graders, science to sixth graders, or the dangers of drugs to seventh graders? Now you can answer thousands of questions like these, because Bowker's Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999 delivers the full range of what's available for children on video - all expertly organized & indexed for fast, easy access. This new edition is far & away the most comprehensive children's video directory ever published. It profiles 39,333 titles, divided into Educational/Special Interest & Entertainment sections & cross-referenced in each section by multiple indexes. What's more, it gives you richly detailed entries for each title, not just the bare bones data you'll find in other sources. You'll discover up to 27 data elements for every video - ranging from title, subject, & age recommendation to a brief description & release date - along with full ordering information or rental information. Produced with the same acclaimed expertise that goes into Bowker's Complete Video Directory, this unique guide is an essential resource for librarians, retailers, teachers, parents, & children looking for the best & the latest videos of interest for young patrons.

Classical Art

From Greece to Rome

Author: John Henderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842374

Category: Art

Page: 298

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'The book is part of a series of introductory studies intended to bring the latest developments in art history to students and general readers. But it offers something new to the specialist reader too [...] the quantity of illustrations is impressive for such a slim and inexpensive book ...Classical Art is illuminating, playful, provocative, and often (literally) iconoclastic' -Times Higher Education Supplement

Archaeology of the Bible

The Greatest Discoveries from Genesis to the Roman Era

Author: Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217048

Category: RELIGION

Page: 350

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From ancient holy sites, to buried relics and treasures, National Geographic uncovers the history and the archaeological discoveries from Scripture and the biblical world. Richly illustrated and written from an objective and nondenominational perspective, author Jean-Pierre Isbouts uses the latest scientific and archaeological discoveries to place biblical stories in the framework of human history. Chapters, beginning with the dawn of human civilization and ending with present day and the future of archaeology, chronicle hundreds of sites and artifacts found in Sumer, Babylon, the Second Temple, along the route of the Exodus, and in many other regions across the Middle East. Timelines bridge hundreds of years and several empires, maps give readers a visual sense of location, while hundreds of photos and illustrations of rare artifacts and ancient places add to the visual splendor. lt concludes with details of what remains to be found and the evolving dynamic of biblical faith in an increasingly scientific world in which archaeologists make daily breakthroughs.

The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

Author: Gordon Lindsay Campbell

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191035165

Category: History

Page: 650

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The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life is the first comprehensive guide to animals in the ancient world, encompassing all aspects of the topic by featuring authoritative chapters on 33 topics by leading scholars in their fields. As well as an introduction to, and a survey of, each topic, it provides guidance on further reading for those who wish to study a particular area in greater depth. Both the realities and the more theoretical aspects of the treatment of animals in ancient times are covered in chapters which explore the domestication of animals, animal husbandry, animals as pets, Aesop's Fables, and animals in classical art and comedy, all of which closely examine the nature of human-animal interaction. More abstract and philosophical topics are also addressed, including animal communication, early ideas on the origin of species, and philosophical vegetarianism and the notion of animal rights.