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Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics (Oxford Handbooks)
Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics (Oxford Handbooks)

This Handbook explores the history of mathematics under a series of themes which raise new questions about what mathematics has been and what it has meant to practice it. It addresses questions of who creates mathematics, who uses it, and how. A broader understanding of mathematical practitioners naturally leads to a new appreciation of what...

Innovation in Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology (Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology)
Innovation in Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology (Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology)

In recent years an interest in applying the principles of evolution to the study of culture emerged in the social sciences. Archaeologists and anthropologists reconsidered the role of innovation in particular, and have moved toward characterizing innovation in cultural systems not only as a product but also as an evolutionary process. This...

The School of History: Athens in the Age of Socrates
The School of History: Athens in the Age of Socrates

History, political philosophy, and constitutional law were born in Athens in the space of a single generation--the generation that lived through the Peloponnesian War (431-404 b.c.e.). This remarkable age produced such luminaries as Socrates, Herodotus, Thucydides, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and the sophists, and set the stage for the...

Three-Dimensional Model Analysis and Processing (Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China)
Three-Dimensional Model Analysis and Processing (Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China)

With the increasing popularization of the Internet, together with the rapid development of 3D scanning technologies and modeling tools, 3D model databases have become more and more common in fields such as biology, chemistry, archaeology and geography. People can distribute their own 3D works over the Internet, search and download 3D...

The Rough Guide to Greek Islands 7 (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
The Rough Guide to Greek Islands 7 (Rough Guide Travel Guides)

The Rough Guide to Greek Islands is the ultimate travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of the Greek Islands’ best attractions. Discover the vibrant Greek Islands from the historic mass of Crete and barely inhabited islets to Athens’ sea-set suburbs and lively nightlife. Our detailed Greek Islands maps help you...

The Ancient Sailing Season (Mnemosyne Supplements History and Archaeology of Classical Antiquity) (Latin Edition)
The Ancient Sailing Season (Mnemosyne Supplements History and Archaeology of Classical Antiquity) (Latin Edition)

A comprehensive examination of the effects of the shifting seasons on maritime trade, warfare and piracy durig antiquity, this book overturns many long-held assumptions concerning the capabilities of Graeco-Roman ships and sailors.

It is the long-standing belief among classical scholars that seafaring on the ancient Mediterranean
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Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity: Small Time Agents in a Global Arena
Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity: Small Time Agents in a Global Arena

In Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity: Small Time Agents in a Global Arena, archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians present case studies that focus on the scope and impact of Scandinavian colonial expansion in the North, Africa, Asia and America as well as within Scandinavia itsself. They discuss early...

Organic Mass Spectrometry in Art and Archaeology
Organic Mass Spectrometry in Art and Archaeology

Early applications of chemical and physical analytical methods in studies on art materials and archaeological objects demonstrated that scientific investigation is an essential tool for acquiring information on the materials that make up an artwork and for assessing their decay, in order to plan restoration approaches. Chemical diagnosis,...

The Archaeology of Athens
The Archaeology of Athens
The city of Athens has played a leading role in the development of European civilization. When we look back through time to the origins of so many of the institutions and activities which thrive or are valued today, we are led to ancient Greece and, most often, to Athens in the Classical period (480–323 B.C.). Time and again...
Sacred Places Around the World: 108 Destinations (Sacred Places: 108 Destinations series)
Sacred Places Around the World: 108 Destinations (Sacred Places: 108 Destinations series)

Human civilization in the 21st century can be defined by diversity and duality. One-fifth of the world’s population is Chinese, another fifth Muslim. A hundred million of us are homeless children living in extreme poverty. More than two percent of the human population is mentally retarded. There are over 10,000 spoken languages. Yet, a...

Curious Folks Ask: 162 Real Answers on Amazing Inventions, Fascinating Products, and Medical Mysteries
Curious Folks Ask: 162 Real Answers on Amazing Inventions, Fascinating Products, and Medical Mysteries

“Dr. Seethaler has written an excellent book for any interested student of science. She answers great questions about the world around us in this fascinating book. As a high school science teacher, I encounter many of these from my own students. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who has pondered...

Lasers in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage: Principles and Applications (Optics and Optoelectronics)
Lasers in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage: Principles and Applications (Optics and Optoelectronics)
The book … describes how laser parameters associated with cleaning are chosen and the physics involved in various surface ablation processes. Key conservation practices are also addressed, such as removal of black encrustation from stone, varnish from paintings, and the laser cleaning of metals and paper. It details the use and benefit of...
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