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Paul G. Bahn provides a richly illustrated overview of prehistoric rock art and cave art from around the world. Summarizing the recent advances in our understanding of this extraordinary visual record, he discusses new discoveries, new approaches to recording and interpretation, and current problems in conservation. Bahn focuses in particular on current issues in the interpretation of rock art, notably the 'shamanic' interpretation that has been influential in recent years and that he refutes. This book is based on the Rhind Lectures that the author delivered for the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 2006.
Many of the familiar aspects of modern life are no more than a century or two old, yet our deep social structures and skills were in large measure developed by small bands of our prehistoric ancestors many millennia ago. In this book, readers are invited to think seriously about who we are by considering who we have been.
Can you tell what people are like by looking at the color of their skin or the clothes they are wearing? This may seem impossible, yet most of us make snap judgments like these without even being aware of it. These kinds of judgments -- based on feelings and not fact -- are called prejudice. What is prejudice and where does it come from? How should we react to it? More importantly, what can we do to reduce it? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Prejudice.
2 complete novels - Prelude to Space, and The Sands of Mars - and 16 short stories by the sci-fi master
"The unexamined life is not worth living," according to Socrates, but pursuing the examined life strikes many as daunting, unappealing and even unnecessary. Is philosophy important? Why do I need philosophy if I have the Bible? Aren't philosophers simply engaged in meaningless disputes that are irrelevant to everyday life?Mark Foreman addresses these and other questions in this "prelude" to the subject. Unlike a full introduction to philosophy, this book is a preliminary discussion that dispels misunderstandings and explains the rationale for engaging in philosophical reasoning. In the first half of the book, Foreman defines the task of philosophy, compares it to other disciplines and demonstrates its practical value to Christians interested in developing a more thoughtful faith. The second half introduces the reader to logic and argumentation, the essential tools of a philosopher. Concise and straightforward, Prelude to Philosophy is a guide for those looking to embark on the "examined life. "
At first, Colin Grant's assignment seems a curious but welcome adventure - purchase at auction a painting by the Dutch master Ruysdael. But his mission abruptly turns lethal.
First part of the complete collection of short stories of Premacanda, 1881-1936, Hindi author.
The Premature Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Premature Baby from Birth to Age Oneby William Sears
This major new addition to the Sears Parenting Library is a comprehensive, authoritative, and reassuring guide for parents of premature babies.
This textbook traces the history of Black people in America, from the time of first colonization to today. It describes slavery, the role of African-Americans in the Revolutionary War, the status of free Blacks in the Antebellum south, the abolition movement, the Civil War, emancipation, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, the role of Blacks in World War II, the civil rights and Black Power movements, and the lives of Black people in contemporary American society. Illustrations and profiles of prominent figures support the narrative. A companion CD-ROM contains speeches, songs, stories and poetry. The authors teach at Michigan State university and South Carolina State University.
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Students of Math will find the Prentice Hall Algebra 1: Practice and Problem Solving Workbook a very useful material to learn Algebra.
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