The Material Culture of Steamboat Passengers

Author: Annalies Corbin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 030647171X
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For many years, one of my favorite classroom devices in historical archaeology was to ask the students to imagine that they had to make the choice between saving—from some unnamed calamity—all master’s theses or all doctoral disser tations in anthropology, but not both. Like good students, they usually looked to their Ph.D. holding professor and chose the dissertations. Much to their surprise, Iwouldrespondthatthetheseswould win withouteventakingtime to ponderthe issue. The issue is clearly one of often naïve and rarely eloquent theses full of good primary data versus sometimes more sophisticated and better written works full of irrelevant theory and meaningless statistics. Perhaps this is an overstate ment of the situation, but it is not too far offthe mark. The University Microfilms International efforts to make the titles of disser tations in North America and the English speaking portions of Europe available through Dissertation Abstracts is commendable. With only one minor exception, dissertations in historical and underwater archaeology in the United States are to be found listed in Dissertation Abstracts and thus are available for purchase.

Maritime Archaeology

Author: Mark Staniforth
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387769851
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Subject areas discussed in this book include shipwrecks and abandoned vessels, underwater site formation processes, maritime infrastructure and industries such as whaling, submerged aircraft and Australian Indigenous sites underwater. The application of National and State legislation and management regimes to these underwater cultural heritage sites is also highlighted. The contributors of this piece have set the standard for the practice in Australia from which others can learn.

Archaeology in America An Encyclopedia 4 volumes

Author: Linda S. Cordell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313021899
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The greatness of America is right under our feet. The American past—the people, battles, industry and homes—can be found not only in libraries and museums, but also in hundreds of archaeological sites that scientists investigate with great care. These sites are not in distant lands, accessible only by research scientists, but nearby—almost every locale possesses a parcel of land worthy of archaeological exploration. Archaeology in America is the first resource that provides students, researchers, and anyone interested in their local history with a survey of the most important archaeological discoveries in North America. Leading scholars, most with an intimate knowledge of the area, have written in-depth essays on over 300 of the most important archaeological sites that explain the importance of the site, the history of the people who left the artifacts, and the nature of the ongoing research. Archaeology in America divides it coverage into 8 regions: the Arctic and Subarctic, the Great Basin and Plateau, the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, the Midwest, the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the West Coast. Each entry provides readers with an accessible overview of the archaeological site as well as books and articles for further research.

Maritime Archaeology and Social Relations

Author: Virginia Dellino-Musgrave
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387336001
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This book analyses British action in the Southern hemisphere in the late 18th century, examining two Royal Navy ships, one off the Argentinean coast and one off the Southeast Australian coast. The author goes beyond a descriptive analysis of wrecks by treating them and their cargoes as embodiments of 18th century social relations. The book challenges traditional approaches, providing a perspective that emphasises the richness, diversity and complexity of British action.

Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Meine Zahlen meine Freunde

Author: Paulo Ribenboim
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3540879579
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Paulo Ribenboim behandelt Zahlen in dieser außergewöhnlichen Sammlung von Übersichtsartikeln wie seine persönlichen Freunde. In leichter und allgemein zugänglicher Sprache berichtet er über Primzahlen, Fibonacci-Zahlen (und das Nordpolarmeer!), die klassischen Arbeiten von Gauß über binäre quadratische Formen, Eulers berühmtes primzahlerzeugendes Polynom, irrationale und transzendente Zahlen. Nach dem großen Erfolg von „Die Welt der Primzahlen" ist dies das zweite Buch von Paulo Ribenboim, das in deutscher Sprache erscheint.

History of Semiotics

Author: Achim Eschbach
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027280444
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This volume brings together a collection of papers on the general theoretical and methodological problems in the historiography of semiotics. It is not a history in the conventional sense, even though the main periods and figures in the development of semiotics are given due prominence. Nevertheless, it should offer the reader stimulation and food for thought in the critical approach to even the least questioned facts of semiotic history and the emphasis given to hitherto neglected problems and persons.

Fraktale

Author: Heinz-Otto Peitgen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783540557838
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Die Reihe Chaos und Fraktale entstand in einer deutsch-amerikanischen Zusammenarbeit unter Mitwirkung des US-Mathematiklehrerverbandes NCTM und wurde zunAchst fA1/4r amerikanische Schulen entwickelt. Sie erscheint jetzt in Form von insgesamt vier ArbeitsbA1/4chern in einer Aoeberarbeitung fA1/4r Schulen im deutschsprachigen Raum. Das pAdagogische Credo der Autoren lAAt sich treffend mit der von Georg Christoph Lichtenberg und Niels Bohr geprAgten Auffassung von der unmethodischen Methode beschreiben, die sich gegen das nur vertikale Studium von z.B. Algebra, Geometrie usw. stellt. Im Mittelpunkt stehen fA1/4r die Autoren vielmehr: - Entdeckendes Lernen durch Handeln und systemati sches Probieren, - StArkung der Querverbindungen im Mathematik Curriculum, - VerknA1/4pfung des Mathematikcurriculums mit einem Gebiet aktueller Forschung, - Einbeziehung von visuellen und rechnergestA1/4tzten Methoden. Im ersten Band der Arbeitsbuchreihe wird am Beispiel des Sierpinski-Dreiecks das Thema Chaos und Fraktale behandelt. Der mit vielen Zeichnungen durchsetzte und didaktisch gut gegliederte Text behandelt das Zusammenspiel von geometrischen, zahlentheoretischen, wahrscheinlichkeitstheoretischen und meAtypischen Eigenschaften von Fraktalen. Der zweite Band spannt anhand der Parabel ein Netz von Querverbindungen zum Thema Chaos und Fraktale. Er zeigt das Zusammenspiel von geometrischen und zahlentheoretischen Eigenschaften von Chaos auf und enthAlt eine Einleitung in die Welt der Julia- und Mandelbrotmenge.