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Towards a New Stone Age

Author : Jonathan Cotton
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This volume fills a significant gap in prehistoric studies. It combines a series of regional overviews on such subjects as soils, aerial survey and human remains, with contributions on specific sites, artefacts and the natural environment. As such it is intended both as a summary of recent work and a reminder of the richness and diversity of the record available for study in the South East. Since so much of the material that it covers is novel and unexpected, it poses a challenge to accounts of British prehistory based on regions with a longer history of large scale survey and excavation.

Paths Towards a New World

Author : Mats Larsson
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Covering the approximately 6,500 years from the beginning of the Late Mesolithic to the transition to the Bronze Age, Mats Larsson takes the reader on a journey through the development of Swedish prehistoric society and culture set against the backdrop of climatic and landscape change. Using examples selected from a wealth of archaeological sites, artefacts and palaeo-environmental studies he explores a series of chronological themes: such as how the relationship between land and water influenced people’s lives in many ways and the development of often long-distance cultural and exchange networks, as reflected in the occurrence of ‘foreign’ stone axes, flint, copper and pottery. He describes how innovations, such as the introduction of agriculture, spread rapidly during the Neolithic, incorporating characteristics of extensive northern European cultural groups, beginning with the Funnel Beaker Culture with its array of distinctive objects, settlements and burial monuments, while retaining some specific regional and local expressions in material culture. Later, certain characteristics of the Pitted Ware Culture, such as specific types of pottery decoration, were taken up in some areas while the emergence of some regional groups can be seen as a step in the ideological and social changes that led to what we today call the Battle Axe Culture. Towards the end of the Stone Age the battle axe was replaced by the dagger as a symbol of the male warrior as a more stable society emerged in many parts of the country, concentrated around large farms with longhouses. It was only at this late stage that agriculture and the raising of livestock gained a firm hold, and the landscape was opened up permanently.

Town Planning towards City Development

Author : Patrick Geddes
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Patrick Geddes is one of the most important figures in planning history, variously presented as an inspiration to regional planning, environmental planning and sustainability, grass-roots planning, citizen democracy, historic preservation, neighbourhood upgrading, university–community partnership, lifelong learning, and co-operative housing. Though well-known and often praised by planning historians, his scholarship extended across a much broader range of disciplines, with extensive publication on biology and on civics, and significant contributions to sociology, economics, geography, education, and the arts and humanities. With the exception of his plan of Dunfermline, published in 1904, his plans are very hard to find. Most of his plans were prepared in India between 1915 and 1923, but beyond brief extracts from four of them included by Jaqueline Tyrwhitt in the book Patrick Geddes in India, they are very difficult to obtain. Some are lost altogether and the remainder are available in a handful of libraries, often held in Archives. Of all the plans prepared after Dunfermline, the most extensive is for the city of Indore, originally published in two volumes that combine a comprehensive scheme for the urban development of the city with a detailed plan for the proposed University of Central India.

Africa s Quiet Revolution Observed from Nigeri

Author : Dominic Okereke
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This book prescribes rapid revolution in principal sectors of this African economy through radical paradigm changes. And the resultant comprehensive transformation will guarantee significantly higher productivities and double digit annual economic growth. Included in this paradigm shift is the joint reindustrialization of the African economy and the US ailing industries via a new Strategic trans-Atlantic Alliance modeled on the balanced Euro-US cooperation after World War II. But it first takes readers through a thorough evaluation of the familiar subject - corruption - which haunts Nigeria, the principal economy in the continent. The fundamental difference with other texts on the subject is that this book identifies the most debilitating variant of that corruption. That variant causes massive capital flight from a post-colonial "soft economy" that is neither capitalist nor socialist. The Nigerian corruption thrives on the native Philosophy of Commission hardened by intractable "tribalism" that coagulated and ossified with the imports substitution pattern preferred by European firms since independence. The book then proceeds to earn its priced revolutionary credential by inventing very novel scientific methods that will skillfully turn this insidious source of structural rigidity and arrested development into a force for economic growth. A new apex political leadership culture is recommended and to be fortified with a unifying lingua franca. An inter-ethnic marriage melting-pot is advised for intensified nigerianization of Nigerian youths at birth. Spiritual diversity is envisaged to significantly diminish religious intolerance and sectarian violence. Modern bureaucracy and inward-looking tourism are reformulated to reduce effervescent insecurity and minimize capital flight. The resultant economic stability will enlarge domestic/foreign investment inflow; and will reverse the current dis-industrialization, and massive job loss, and the conditions of under-full employment. Technological Functionalism, Economic pan-Africanism, and the Alternative Policy of Inputs Substitution are among the several brand new blueprints that this book offers for the extensive transformation of Africa's economy into the robust emerging economy that will rival its counterparts in India and China in the immediate future.

Excursions 5

Author : Meenakshi Wattal
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Excursions is a comprehensive course in Environmental Studies and Social Studies for the young learners. This series for classes 1 to 8 has been designed as per the latest curriculum prescribed by the Council for the Indian School Certifi cate Examinations. Following the curriculum, Excursions o ers a course in Environmental Studies for classes 1 and 2, integrated Social Studies course for classes 3, 4 and 5 and separate Geography and History and Civics courses for classes 6, 7 and 8. Environmental Studies is the interdisciplinary search for knowledge and understanding of the natural (physical and biotic) systems and of their dynamic interactions with human kind. Thus, its scope covers areas of both Science and Social Studies in an integrated manner. Learners are guided to look at the environment in a holistic way and see the underlying unity in the physical and social environment. In line with the new syllabus, the series follows a thematic and structured approach. The course material provides activities for cross-curricular linkages to connect learning across subject areas. Based on an interactive pedagogy, the books promote learning through inferential and experiential tasks and stimulating content. The series provides ample scope for the learners to observe, reflect, hone their thinking skills and develop e lective communication skills.

The Filipino Moving Onward 5 2007 Ed

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Our Early Ancerstors an introductory study of Mesolithic neolithic and copper age cultures in euprope and adjacent regions

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Indian Hist Opt

Author : Reddy
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Pamphlets on Biology

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Monthly Packet

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The Stone Age in New Jersey

Author : Charles Conrad Abbott
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The Story of the British Race

Author : John Forbes Munro
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The Wisdom of the Egyptians

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All the Year Round

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Barack Obama s Post American Foreign Policy

Author : Robert Singh
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After one of the most controversial and divisive periods in the history of American foreign policy under President George W. Bush, the Obama administration was expected to make changes for the better in US relations with the wider world. Now, international problems confronting Obama appear more intractable, and there seems to be a marked continuity in policies between Obama and his predecessor. Robert Singh argues that Obama's approach of 'strategic engagement' was appropriate for a new era of constrained internationalism, but it has yielded modest results. Obama's search for the pragmatic middle has cost him political support at home and abroad, whilst failing to make decisive gains. Singh suggests by calibrating his foreign policies to the emergence of a 'post-American'world, the president has yet to preside over a renaissance of US global leadership. Ironically,Obama's policies have instead hastened the arrival of a post-American world.

Grooved Ware in Britain and Ireland

Author : Rosamund Cleal
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A comprehensive survey of the most characteristic Neolithic pottery Contents: The What Where When and Why of Grooved Ware (R Cleal); Grooved Ware from the Upper Thames Region (A Barclay); Irish Grooved Ware (A Brindley); Grooved Ware of the Avebury A

A People s History of the World From the Stone Age to the New Millennium

Author : Chris Harman
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A comprehensive history of human society covers its earliest period through the present, avoiding the typical practice of recounting history from the perspectives of dates and famous people to document how everyday people lived and contributed to societal changes. Original.

Air Photography and Archaeology

Author : Derrick N. Riley
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Ancient Europe

Author : Stuart Piggott
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Interprets the main lines of European prehistory from the first agricultural communities until the incorporation of much of barbarian Europe within the Roman Empire. This work traces the beginnings of animal domestication and plant cultivation in ancient Western Asia, and the transmission of these skills in the European continent.

Late Stone Age Hunters of the British Isles

Author : Christopher Smith
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For 7,000 years after the last ice age, the people of the British Isles subsisted by hunting wild game and gathering fruits of the forest and foreshore. Belonging to the late Upper Palaelithic and Mesolithic periods, these hunter-gatherers have hitherto been viewed mainly in terms of stone tool typologies. late Stone Age Hunters of the British Isles departs from this conventional approach, reassessing the archaeological evidence and placing it within a wider ecological and geographical context. This well illustrated study, which includes case studies, maps and photographs, provides a balanced approach to the study of a period that demands multi-disciplinary treatment. It outlines a range of considerations that have a bearing on the study of early societies in the British Isles, and also forms a useful guide to communiites themselves as represented by known archaeological sites.