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📒1177 B C ✍ Eric H. Cline
📝1177 B C Book Synopsis : In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of just a few decades. No more Minoans or Mycenaeans. No more Trojans, Hittites, or Babylonians. The thriving economy and cultures of the late second millennium B.C., which had stretched from Greece to Egypt and Mesopotamia, suddenly ceased to exist, along with writing systems, technology, and monumental architecture. But the Sea Peoples alone could not have caused such widespread breakdown. How did it happen? In this major new account of the causes of this "First Dark Ages," Eric Cline tells the gripping story of how the end was brought about by multiple interconnected failures, ranging from invasion and revolt to earthquakes, drought, and the cutting of international trade routes. Bringing to life the vibrant multicultural world of these great civilizations, he draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and globalized peoples of the Late Bronze Age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries. A compelling combination of narrative and the latest scholarship, 1177 B.C. sheds new light on the complex ties that gave rise to, and ultimately destroyed, the flourishing civilizations of the Late Bronze Age—and that set the stage for the emergence of classical Greece.
📒1177 B C Egalley ✍ Eric H. Cline
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📝1177 B C The Year Civilization Collapsed Turning Points in Ancient History Book Synopsis :
📒Spqr ✍ М.Бирд
📝SPQR Book Synopsis : Древний Рим — тема всеобщего интереса, опыты знакомства с его образами и историей сопровождают нас в науках, литературе, искусстве. Но насколько близки к реальности наши представления о той эпохе? Книга Мэри Бирд, одного из ведущих мировых специалистов по древней истории, неизбежно изменит многие из них. Сенат и народ, Цицерон и Катилина, Ганнибал, Цезарь, Клеопатра, Август и Нерон... Описывая взаимоотношения власти и человека, политическое устройство и конфликты, становление государственности и империи, знаменитых и никому не известных римлян, автор обрушивает множество мифов, заставляет по иному взглянуть на многие события давней истории. Здесь есть все лучшее, что читатель может найти в научно-популярной литературе: глубокие и всесторонние знания о предмете, великолепный язык рассказчика, умение передать пульс повседневной жизни. Читая о далеком прошлом, мы сопереживаем ему так, словно читаем блог самого Цицерона, словно играем в кости в помпейском трактире.
📒Three Stones Make A Wall ✍ Eric H. Cline
📝Three Stones Make a Wall Book Synopsis : In 1922, Howard Carter peered into Tutankhamun's tomb for the first time, the only light coming from the candle in his outstretched hand. Urged to tell what he was seeing through the small opening he had cut in the door to the tomb, the Egyptologist famously replied, "I see wonderful things." Carter's fabulous discovery is just one of the many spellbinding stories told in Three Stones Make a Wall. Written by Eric Cline, an archaeologist with more than thirty seasons of excavation experience, Three Stones Make a Wall traces the history of archaeology from an amateur pursuit to the cutting-edge science it is today by taking the reader on a tour of major archaeological sites and discoveries, from Pompeii to Petra, Troy to the Terracotta Warriors, and Mycenae to Megiddo and Masada. Cline brings to life the personalities behind these digs, including Heinrich Schliemann, the former businessman who excavated Troy, and Mary Leakey, whose discoveries advanced our understanding of human origins. The discovery of the peoples and civilizations of the past is presented in vivid detail, from the Hittites and Minoans to the Inca, Aztec, and Moche. Along the way, the book addresses the questions archaeologists are asked most often: How do you know where to dig? How are excavations actually done? How do you know how old something is? Who gets to keep what is found? Taking readers from the pioneering digs of the eighteenth century to the exciting new discoveries being made today, Three Stones Make a Wall is a lively and essential introduction to the story of archaeology.
📒Israel In Egypt ✍ James K. Hoffmeier
📝Israel in Egypt Book Synopsis : Scholars of the Hebrew Bible have in the last decade begun to question the historical accuracy of the Israelite sojourn in Egypt, as described in the book of Exodus. The reason for the rejection of the exodus tradition is said to be the lack of historical and archaeological evidence in Egypt. Those advancing these claims, however, are not specialists in the study of Egyptian history, culture, and archaeology. In this pioneering book, James Hoffmeier examines the most current Egyptological evidence and argues that it supports the biblical record concerning Israel in Egypt.
📒Earthquakes Illustrations ✍ Louis Pakiser
📝Earthquakes Illustrations Book Synopsis : Example in this ebook Earthquakes in History The scientific study of earthquakes is comparatively new. Until the 18th century, few factual descriptions of earthquakes were recorded, and the natural cause of earthquakes was little understood. Those who did look for natural causes often reached conclusions that seem fanciful today; one popular theory was that earthquakes were caused by air rushing out of caverns deep in the Earth’s interior. The earliest earthquake for which we have descriptive information occurred in China in 1177 B.C. The Chinese earthquake catalog describes several dozen large earthquakes in China during the next few thousand years. Earthquakes in Europe are mentioned as early as 580 B.C., but the earliest for which we have some descriptive information occurred in the mid-16th century. The earliest known earthquakes in the Americas were in Mexico in the late 14th century and in Peru in 1471, but descriptions of the effects were not well documented. By the 17th century, descriptions of the effects of earthquakes were being published around the world—although these accounts were often exaggerated or distorted. The most widely felt earthquakes in the recorded history of North America were a series that occurred in 1811-12 near New Madrid, Mo. A great earthquake, whose magnitude is estimated to be about 8, occurred on the morning of December 16, 1811. Another great earthquake occurred on January 23, 1812, and a third, the strongest yet, on February 7, 1812. Aftershocks were nearly continuous between these great earthquakes and continued for months afterwards. These earthquakes were felt by people as far away as Boston and Denver. Because the 3 most intense effects were in a sparsely populated region, the destruction of human life and property was slight. If just one of these enormous earthquakes occurred in the same area today, millions of people and buildings and other structures worth billions of dollars would be affected. The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was one of the most destructive in the recorded history of North America—the earthquake and the fire that followed killed nearly 700 people and left the city in ruins. The Alaska earthquake of March 27, 1964, was of greater magnitude than the San Francisco earthquake; it released perhaps twice as much energy and was felt over an area of almost 500,000 square miles. The ground motion near the epicenter was so violent that the tops of some trees were snapped off. One hundred and fourteen people (some as far away as California) died as a result of this earthquake, but loss of life and property would have been far greater had Alaska been more densely populated. To be continue in this ebook
📒Meet Me In Atlantis ✍ Mark Adams
📝Meet Me in Atlantis Book Synopsis : The New York Times Bestseller! The author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu travels the globe in search of the world’s most famous lost city. “Adventurous, inquisitive and mirthful, Mark Adams gamely sifts through the eons of rumor, science, and lore to find a place that, in the end, seems startlingly real indeed.”—Hampton Sides A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: Far from alien conspiracy theories and other pop culture myths, everything we know about the legendary lost city of Atlantis comes from the work of one man, the Greek philosopher Plato. Stranger still: Adams learned there is an entire global sub-culture of amateur explorers who are still actively and obsessively searching for this sunken city, based entirely on Plato’s detailed clues. What Adams didn’t realize was that Atlantis is kind of like a virus—and he’d been exposed. In Meet Me in Atlantis, Adams racks up frequent-flier miles tracking down these Atlantis obsessives, trying to determine why they believe it's possible to find the world's most famous lost city—and whether any of their theories could prove or disprove its existence. The result is a classic quest that takes readers to fascinating locations to meet irresistible characters; and a deep, often humorous look at the human longing to rediscover a lost world.
📒 ✍ Генри Райдер Хаггард
📝 Book Synopsis : Невероятные, полные опасностей путешествия — в одном из самых интересных приключенческих романов! Сэр Генри Куртис и капитан Джон Гуд просят путешественника Квотермейна помочь им отыскать брата сэра Генри, который отправился в опасную экспедицию и пропал без вести. Квотермейн с радостью соглашается, ведь там, куда они отправятся, находится несметное богатство. После долгого пути, полного опасностей, путешественники попадают в затерянную страну кукуанов, и настоящие приключения только начинаются!
📒 1994 2004 ✍ Полина Жеребцова
📝 1994 2004 Book Synopsis : Жеребцова родилась и выросла в Грозном. Ее дневники охватывают детство, отрочество и юность, на которые пришлись три чеченские войны. Учеба, первая влюбленность, ссоры с родителями – то, что знакомо любому подростку, – соседствовали в жизни Полины с бомбежками, голодом, разрухой и нищетой. Девочка с русской фамилией и в платке, повязанном на мусульманский лад, оказалась между двух огней. Она видела смерть, боролась за жизнь и за то, чтобы остаться собой. Уехав из Грозного, Полина окончила институт, стала членом Союза журналистов и ПЕН-клуба. В настоящее время живет в Финляндии.
📒Absolute Dates For Ancient China By Astronomy ✍ Zoltán Simon
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📒The World Of The Old Testament ✍ James Innell Packer
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📒The Journal Of The Royal Astronomical Society Of Canada ✍ Clarence Augustus Chant
📝The Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Book Synopsis : "Library catalogue in 1911" (31 p.) appended to v. 4.
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📒Report Of Grand Lodge Officers To The Convention ✍ Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen
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📒Burch Harrell And Allied Families ✍ Marilu Burch Smallwood
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📒Everyday Life In The Bible ✍ James Innell Packer
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