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By E. C Krupp. 1983
By Shelley Tanaka. 1996
In 1991, two hikers discovered the remains of a Stone Age Man over 5,000 years old in the Alps. Be… transported back to the Iceman's ancient world - find out who he was, how he lived, and how he died on a mountain ridge. Grades 3-6. 1996.
By Willard Bascom. 1976
By Elaine Dewar. 2001
With Native American activists, white supremacists, DNA experts, and anthropologists all vying for control of ancient remains, Dewar explores the… ambiguous terrain left behind when a long-standing paradigm is swept away by new discoveries. Presents stories that rarely find their way into scientific journals or newspapers - stories of mysterious deaths, of the bones of evil shamans, and the shadows that fall on the lives of scientists who've pulled them from the ground. 2001.
By Roger Lewin. 1987
By focusing on several landmark fossil discoveries, the author reveals how the interpretation of data is heavily dependent upon an… anthropologist's cultural and personal biases, emotions, pre-conceptions, and professional loyalties. 1987.
By John Gowlett. 1984
By Robert McGhee. 1996
McGhee, a curator of archeology with the Canadian Museum of Civilization, traces the lives of the Palaeo-Eskimos, who entered the… northern extremes of the North American continent four thousand years ago. McGhee reconstructs what their life was like, explains how they dealt with sharp climate changes, and speculates on their eventual demise. 1996.
By Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo. 2003
A hunter of shipwrecks documents the discovery or survey of twelve major ships in deep waters. Each ship's story begins… with an account of its final voyage, then describes how the ship was found. Featured are the Confederate submarine Hunley and the Allied troop transport Leopoldville, among others. 2003, c1996.
By Paul Chiasson. 2006
2002. Architect Paul Chiasson climbed a mountain on Cape Breton and found an old wide, well-made road, once flanked by… walls. After two years of study, he believed that these ruins were originally built by the Chinese, as part of a large colony that thrived on Canadian shores well before the European Age of Discovery. Chiasson addresses how the colony was abandoned and forgotten except in the storytelling and culture of the Mi'kmaq, whose written language, clothing, technical knowledge, religious beliefs and legends expose deep cultural roots in China. 2006.
By Heather Anne Pringle. 2001
After covering a conference of mummy experts, science reporter Heather Pringle became so intrigued with mummies that she spent a… year circling the globe, visiting leading scientists in the field. She also investigated preserved Italian saints, Scandinavian mummies in bogs, and frozen Inca princesses. Pringle researched Egyptian embalmers, the past public craze for mummy unwrappings, and the Russians' attempts to preserve Stalin, and along the way learned what mummies have to tell us about ourselves. Winner of the 2002 CNIB Torgi Award. 2001.
By Lesley Grant. 1991
Bones can do many things. They help you to play. Some people make jewellery out of them. Plus, they're alive!… Bones can also tell us a lot about our bodies and the world around us. Included in this book are activities that will help you learn about bones and all the things they can teach us! Several tactiles illustrating the shapes of various bones are included. Grades 3-6. 1991.
February 1945. The war is almost over and Britain and America rule the waves, but sixty young Nazi soldiers still… choose to undertake a mission in U-869 - to reach and bomb the coast of America. Several weeks later the boat barely has enough fuel to make it home and radio links with Germany are broken. The commander, Neuerberg, must make a tough decision: to carry on to America and risk death in the pursuit of glory, or to admit defeat and return home. Driven by pride, patriotism and determination, he decides to risk it. In 1991, a group of deep-sea divers hear about the wreck of a U-boat 260 feet beneath the sea. There are virtually no records of the Nazi submarine, and an on-location investigation is extremely dangerous. But twelve divers decide to take the risk. Over the next six years they eventually piece together an incredible story. 2004.
By Mildred Mastin Pace, Tom Huffman. 1974
By Bruce S Feiler. 2001
One part adventure story, one part archaeological detective work, one part spiritual exploration, author Feiler recounts a personal odyssey -… by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel - to retrace the Five Books of Moses through the desert. Along with archaeologist Avner Goren, he treks through Turkey, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Egypt, the Sinai, and Jordan, visiting the actual places of some of history's most storied events, from the mountain where Noah's ark landed to the site of the legendary burning bush. 2001.
By John Romer. 1981
A popular historical account of one of the world's richest archaeological sites, the valley that contains all the known tombs… of the pharaohs of the Egyptian New Kingdom. This double account tells the story of both the magnificent tombs themselves and the travelers and diggers of recent centuries who have hunted for the mysterious past of ancient Egypt. 1981.
By Christine El Mahdy. 1999
Egyptologist examines archaeological and historical evidence to reconstruct the life of the Eighteenth Dynasty pharaoh. El Mahdy separates fact from… legend as she describes Egyptian civilization based on evidence from Luxor in the fourteenth century B.C. Also provides details of British archaeologist Howard Carter's 1922 discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb. 1999.
By Donalda Badone. 1992
By Joseph Jay Deiss. 1974
Reconstructs the summer day in 79 a.d. when Mount Vesuvius erupted, destroying the town of Herculaneum. Tells of the rediscovery… of the town and the exciting archaeological digs of recent centuries. Grades 5-8. 1974.
By Paul G Bahn. 1997
Amazing discoveries such as the tomb of Tutankhamen and the caves at Lascaux are headline news but archaeology also reveals… the lives of ordinary people, our ancestors, and constantly challenges our perception of the past. With an ever growing battery of scientific tools and techniques archaeology has transcended its origins as the pastime of gentleman scholars to become a twenty-first century science. 1997.
By Shelley Wachsmann. 1995
A nautical archaeologist, who served with Israel's Department of Antiquities and Museums, describes the paintstaking excavation of a two-thousand-year-old boat… discovered in 1986 in the Sea of Galilee. Wachsmann discusses the historical context, concluding the boat was a typical fishing vessel dating from between 100 B.C. and 67 A.D. and similar to those used by Jesus' disciples. 1995.