Ancient Astronomy

Author: Clive L. N. Ruggles
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851094776
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Long before astronomy was a science, humans used the stars to mark time, navigate, organize planting and dramatize myths. This encyclopaedia draws on archaeological evidence and oral traditions to reveal how prehistoric humans perceived the skies and celestial phenomena.

The Gods Machines

Author: Chok Bong Wun
Editor: Frog Books
ISBN: 9781583942079
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Based on the author’s decipherment of prehistoric carvings and the application of mathematical measurements, The Gods’ Machines shows how “unknown” phenomena from Angkor Wat to Stonehenge to crop circles are actually powerhouses built by an advanced extraterrestrial civilization for tapping electromagnetic energy. The book traces the development of that civilization on Earth over 5,000 years, revealing how all these structures are aligned according to a universal formula: an angle of 135 degrees at which Earth’s energy has been tapped by the alien creators of these monuments. These fascinating theories not only explain our distant past, but also open the door to a future of power technology and space travel. Megalithic sites such as Newgrange and Stonehenge are constructed with quartz- and iron-rich stones with electrical conduction properties — minerals also found atop Aztec temple and inside crop circles. These stones, according to the author, served as dry cell batteries when heated and stressed, and supplied energy to the builders’ traveling vehicles. Most interestingly, the author has tested his theory on today’s crop circles. The Gods’ Machines is certain to stimulate debate among readers interested in alternative history, ancient civilization, and extraterrestrial intelligence.

A Child Of The Menhir

Author: Austin Clare
Editor: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781116363678
Size: 17,18 MB
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Languages Compilers And Run Time Systems For Scalable Computers

Author: David O'Hallaron
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3540495304
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This book constitutes the strictly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Languages, Compilers, and Run-Time Systems for Scalable Computing, LCR '98, held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA in May 1998. The 23 revised full papers presented were carefully selected from a total of 47 submissions; also included are nine refereed short papers. All current issues of developing software systems for parallel and distributed computers are covered, in particular irregular applications, automatic parallelization, run-time parallelization, load balancing, message-passing systems, parallelizing compilers, shared memory systems, client server applications, etc.

An Index To The Historical Place Names Of Cornwall

Author: Chris Bond
Editor: The Cornovia Press
ISBN: 0952206439
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This two volume reference work features almost 24,000 entries on over 900 pages, and is the printed version of Chris Bond's popular online version of the index. The index has been compiled from a wide variety of manuscript sources including deeds, leases, manorial surveys, tithe apportionments, maps, plans, mining documents and parish registers, as well as from a host of published texts and includes nearly all entries from Symons' Gazetteer of 1884. Each entry is fully referenced and the book includes a bibliography, a glossary and a selection of Cornish place name elements. This is an invaluable source for students of the Cornish language, as well as for those researching local or family history in Cornwall.

A Child Of The Menhir A Novel

Author: Austin Clare
Editor: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781116363739
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Verbomania

Author: Amelia Gormley
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557159571
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There's an idea floating around out there, an unspoken opinion that says the Scripps National Spelling Bee is interesting only to boring word nerds and dull academic braniacs. Here is a book which explodes that myth.Written from the perspective of a 2009 speller, "Verbomania" presents what it is like to experience Bee Week in Washington, DC. It details the tension and nerves, friendship and camaraderie, laughter and tears, the joy that comes with winning and the heartbreak that accompanies losing at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Maybe spelling is not technically a sport--despite being broadcast on ESPN each year--but after reading "Verbomania," you'll agree that it is a real competition in every sense of the word.

Hans Van De Bovenkamp

Author: Hans van de Bovenkamp
Editor: Hudson Hills
ISBN: 9781555952488
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Renowned for his monumental sculpture created primarily for open-air public locales, Hans Van de Bovenkamp has been described as an artist-mystic whose work - with its signature power, lyricism, and grand proportions - heightens the viewer's sense of fantasy, imagination, and discovery. This monograph includes ninety-four color plates and a detailed chronology highlighted by the artist's personal recollections, as well as essays on Van de Bovenkamp's creation of sacred space, his monumental sculpture in natural and architectural environments.

The Materiality Of Stone

Author: Christopher Y. Tilley
Editor: Berg Publishers
ISBN: 9781859738924
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With Wayne Bennett From the silky wax qualities of the surfaces of some quartz menhirs to the wood-grain textures of others, to the golden honeycombed limestones of Malta, to the icy frozen waves of the Cambrian sandstone of south-east Sweden, this book investigates the sensuous material qualities of stone. Tactile sensations, sonorous qualities, colour, and visual impressions are all shown to play a vital part in our understanding of the power and significance of prehistoric monuments in relation to their landscapes. In The Materiality of Stone, Christopher Tilley presents a radically new way of analyzing the significance of both 'cultural' and 'natural' stone in prehistoric European landscapes. Tilley's groundbreaking approach is to interpret human experience in a multidimensional and sensuous human way, rather than through an abstract analytical gaze. The studies range widely from the menhirs of prehistoric Brittany to Maltese Neolithic temples to Bronze Age rock carvings and cairns in southern Sweden. Tilley leaves no stone unturned as he also considers how the internal spaces and landscape settings are interpreted in relation to artifacts, substances, and related places that were deeply meaningful to the people who inhabited them and remain no less evocative today. In its innovative approach to understanding human experience through the tangible rocks and stone of our past, The Materiality of Stone is both a major theoretical and substantive contribution to the field of material culture studies and the study of European prehistory.