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Frauds Myths and Mysteries

Frauds  Myths  and Mysteries Book
Author : Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher : Mayfield Publishing Company
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The ancient rock art on the cover decorates the walks of Indian Creek Canyon in Newspaper Rock State Park, Utah, near Canyonlands National Park. What could its symbols and horned figures represent? Are they a Native American observer's depiction of space-suited extraterrestrials who once explored the American continent? Or do the images reflect the human imagination, blending, human and animal elements into new mythical beings? Ken Feder addresses questions such as these in this entertaining and informative exploration of fascinating frauds and genuine mysteries. Through well-chosen examples, he demonstrates what is - and what is not - the scientific method; in the process, he clearly conveys why the veritable past is as exciting and intriguing as the fantasies concocted by the purveyors of pseudoscience. New to this Edition: 25% more illustrations, including side by side photographic comparisons in Chapter 6, 8, and 9; additional topics, including tabloid anthropology, the deconstructionist challenge to science, tracing the source of skeletal populations through mitochondrial DNA analysis, the so-called Mars face, the New Age use of Native American beliefsand Native Americans' reactions, the Ice Man, Chauvet Cave and our understanding of cave painting, and more.

Frauds Myths and Mysteries

Frauds  Myths  and Mysteries Book
Author : Feder
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996-10
ISBN : 9781559347341
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Frauds Myths and Mysteries book written by Feder, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Perilous Planet Earth

Perilous Planet Earth Book
Author : Trevor Palmer,Robert N. Brandon
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2003-06-12
ISBN : 9780521819282
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A readable account of the history of natural disasters throughout history.

The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience

The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience Book
Author : Michael Shermer
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2002
ISBN : 1576076539
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines supernatural controversies such as crop circles, the Shroud of Turin, and cold fusion, and provides evidence for and against each phenomenon.

Hoax

Hoax Book
Author : Edward Steers
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Release : 2013-04-01
ISBN : 0813141605
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Did a collector with a knack for making sensational discoveries really find the first document ever printed in America? Did Adolf Hitler actually pen a revealing multivolume set of diaries? Has Jesus of Nazareth's burial cloth survived the ages? Can the shocking true account of Abraham Lincoln's assassination be found in lost pages from his murderer's diary? Napoleon famously observed that "history is a set of lies agreed upon," and Edward Steers Jr. investigates six of the most amazing frauds ever to gain wide acceptance in this engrossing book. Hoax examines the legitimacy of the Shroud of Turin, perhaps the most hotly debated relic in all of Christianity, and the fossils purported to confirm humanity's "missing link," the Piltdown Man. Steers also discusses two remarkable forgeries, the Hitler diaries and the "Oath of a Freeman," and famous conspiracy theories alleging that Franklin D. Roosevelt had prior knowledge of the planned attack on Pearl Harbor and that the details of Lincoln's assassination are recorded in missing pages from John Wilkes Booth's journal. The controversies that Steers presents show that there are two major factors involved in the success of a hoax or forgery -- greed and the desire to believe. Though all of the counterfeits and conspiracies featured in Hoax have been scientifically debunked, some remain fixed in many people's minds as truth. As Steers points out, the success of these frauds highlights a disturbing fact: If true history fails to entertain the public, it is likely to be ignored or forgotten.

The Past in Perspective

The Past in Perspective Book
Author : Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2016-07-13
ISBN : 9780190275853
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A college textbook for the Introduction to Prehistory course"--Provided by publisher.

Key Concepts in Public Archaeology

Key Concepts in Public Archaeology Book
Author : Gabriel Moshenska
Publisher : UCL Press
Release : 2017-09-28
ISBN : 1911576437
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a broad overview of the key concepts in public archaeology, a research field that examines the relationship between archaeology and the public, in both theoretical and practical terms. While based on the long-standing programme of undergraduate and graduate teaching in public archaeology at UCL’s renowned Institute of Archaeology, the book also takes into account the growth of scholarship from around the world and seeks to clarify what exactly ‘public archaeology’ is by promoting an inclusive, socially and politically engaged vision of the discipline. Written for students and practitioners, the individual chapters provide textbook-level introductions to the themes, theories and controversies that connect archaeology to wider society, from the trade in illicit antiquities to the use of digital media in public engagement, and point readers to the most relevant case studies and learning resources to aid their further study. This book was produced as part of JISC's Institution as e-Textbook Publisher project. Find out more at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/rd/projects/institution-as-e-textbook-publisher Praise for Key Concepts in Archaeology 'Littered throughout with concise and well-chosen case studies, Key Concepts in Public Archaeology could become essential reading for undergraduates and is a welcome reminder of where archaeology sits in UK society today.' British Archaeology

American Myths Legends and Tall Tales An Encyclopedia of American Folklore 3 volumes

American Myths  Legends  and Tall Tales  An Encyclopedia of American Folklore  3 volumes  Book
Author : Christopher R. Fee,Jeffrey B. Webb
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2016-08-29
ISBN : 1610695682
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

The Battle over America s Origin Story

The Battle over America   s Origin Story Book
Author : Brian Regal
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2022-07-01
ISBN : 3030995380
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Battle over America s Origin Story book written by Brian Regal, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Weird Earth

Weird Earth Book
Author : Donald R. Prothero
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-09-08
ISBN : 1684351367
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aliens. Ley lines. Water dowsing. Conspiracies and myths captivate imaginations and promise mystery and magic. Whether it's arguing about the moon landing hoax or a Frisbee-like Earth drifting through space, when held up to science and critical thinking, these ideas fall flat. In Weird Earth: Debunking Strange Ideas About Our Planet, Donald R. Prothero demystifies these conspiracies and offers answers to some of humanity's most outlandish questions. Applying his extensive scientific knowledge, Prothero corrects misinformation that con artists and quacks use to hoodwink others about geology--hollow earth, expanding earth, and bizarre earthquakes--and mystical and paranormal happenings--healing crystals, alien landings, and the gates of hell. By deconstructing wild claims such as prophesies of imminent natural disasters, Prothero provides a way for everyone to recognize dubious assertions. Prothero answers these claims with facts, offering historical and scientific context in a light-hearted manner that is accessible to everyone, no matter their background. With a careful layering of evidence in geology, archaeology, and biblical and historical records, Prothero's Weird Earth examines each conspiracy and myth and leaves no question unanswered.

Ancient America

Ancient America Book
Author : Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2016-11-17
ISBN : 144226313X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presenting “the real deal” of American antiquity—as opposed to the hyped fare of many cable TV shows—Kenneth Feder invites readers to explore the stunning technological, architectural, engineering, and artistic achievements of America’s first peoples. Part travel guide, part friendly reference, Ancient America showcases fifty iconic and publicly-accessible sites located across the contiguous United States—including monumental pyramids of earth, “castles” ensconced in cliff niches, and vast rock art galleries. Among the places profiled are four World Heritage Sites (Chaco Canyon, NM; Mesa Verde, CO; Cahokia, IL; Poverty Point, LA); numerous Historic Landmarks and National Monuments (including Crystal River, FL; Town Creek Mound, NC; Casa Grande, AZ; and Hovenweep, UT); and stunningly diverse sites ranging from Serpent Mound (OH) and Horsethief Lake (WA) to Canyon de Chelly (AZ) and Nine Mile Canyon (UT). In addition to practical visitor information, Feder tells the fascinating stories of each site as revealed by archaeological research. Introductory chapters delve into the deep past of Native America; historical and cultural details as well as original photography round out the site entries. Readers will be inspired to visit these remarkable places where the past continues to resonate in the present.

Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology From Atlantis to the Walam Olum

Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology  From Atlantis to the Walam Olum Book
Author : Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2010-10-11
ISBN : 031337919X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a fascinating, encyclopedic antidote for the mysticism and pseudoscience surrounding well-known or highly publicized archaeological and anthropological "discoveries." • 134 alphabetical entries of terms related to extraordinary archaeological claims, many related to popular frauds, misinterpretations, and misrepresentations of the human past • Contains 50 illustrations, including depictions of the Maya calendar day and month glyphs, ancient astronomical alignments, the sarcophagus lid of the Maya ruler Pacal, and the Ica Stones • Photographs of such monuments and artifacts as the pyramids at Giza, Serpent Mound, Nazca ground drawings, Tucson artifacts, Michigan Relics, and Easter Island Moai bring the topics to life • A comprehensive bibliography and further reading suggestions at the end of each entry feed further investigation

CRM

CRM Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download CRM book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Geographies of Myth and Places of Identity

Geographies of Myth and Places of Identity Book
Author : Marco Benoît Carbone
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2022-01-13
ISBN : 1350118192
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Turning to a region of South Italy associated with Greater Greece and the geographies of Homer's Odyssey, Marco Benoît Carbone delivers a historical and ethnographic treatment of how places defined in public imagination and media by their associated histories become sites of memory and identity, as their landscape and mythologies turn into insignia of a romanticised antiquity. For the ancient Greeks, Homer had set the marine monsters of the Odyssey in the Strait between Calabria and Sicily. Since then, this passage has been glowing with the aura of its mythological landmarks. Travellers and tourists have played Odysseus by re-enacting his journey. Scholars and explorers have explained the myths as metaphors of whirlpools and marine fauna. The iconic Strait and village of Scilla have turned into place-myths and playgrounds, defined by the region's heritage. Carbone observes the enduring impact of Hellas on the real Strait today. The continuous rekindling of cultural and visual traditions of place in the arts, media, travel, and tourism have intersected with philhellenic historiographies, shaping local policies, public histories, views of development, and forms of Hellenicist identitarianism. Elements of society have celebrated the landscape of the Odyssey, appropriated Homer as their imagined heirs, and purported themselves as the original Europeans–pandering to outdated ideological appropriations of 'classical' antiquity and exclusionary, West-centric views of the Mediterranean.

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology Book
Author : Brian M. Fagan
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0195076184
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Features articles written by archaeology scholars on such topics as bog bodies, underwater archaeology, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Valley of the Kings

Adventures in Paranormal Investigation

Adventures in Paranormal Investigation Book
Author : Joe Nickell
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Release : 2014-04-23
ISBN : 0813146526
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tales of alien abductions, miraculous relics, and haunted castles have attracted believers and skeptics across the globe for centuries. Paranormal investigator Joe Nickell tackles the world's most seemingly inexplicable myths in Adventures in Paranormal Investigation. With four decades of experience in the field, Nickell employs skepticism and scientific analysis to pull truth from the mires of false evidence and trickery that surround both old and new legends and mysteries. Unlike authors who engage in hype and sensationalism in order to foster or debunk myths, Nickell approaches each case with a rational and scientific approach intended to find the truth. Occam's Razor—all things being equal, the simplest solution is the best one—is a principal instrument in his investigative toolbox, as well as the belief that it is the claimant's responsibility to provide the extraordinary proof required in such extraordinary cases. Adventures in Paranormal Investigation features Nickell's on-site explorations in unusual phenomena. Among the forty unique cases, Nickell examines mysteries ranging from snake charmers who purport to hold influence over the reptiles, to the Holocaust victims who reportedly haunt a gas chamber in Dachau, to Lake Simcoe's resident lake monster Igopogo in Canada. In addition to the case studies, Nickell analyzes how the propensity to fantasize can affect human perceptions of and belief in paranormal activity and how his personal experience with the paranormal was altered when intuition led to the discovery of a daughter he didn't know existed. More than just another myth-busting text, Adventures in Paranormal Investigation brings together reason and scientific analyses to explain both the phenomena and the role of human perception therein, establishing Nickell as the foremost paranormal investigator of our time.

Anthropology

Anthropology Book
Author : Raymond Scupin,Christopher R. DeCorse
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2019-12-20
ISBN : 1544363176
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Now with SAGE Publishing! Using state-of-the-art research, Anthropology: A Global Perspective introduces students to the four core subfields of anthropology and applied anthropology. Integrating material from each subfield, this comprehensive text is founded on four essential themes: the diversity of human societies; the similarities that tie all humans together; the interconnections between the sciences and humanities; and a new theme addressing psychological essentialism. Authors Raymond Scupin and Christopher R. DeCorse demonstrate how anthropologists use research techniques and methods to help solve practical problems and show readers how anthropology is relevant to improving human societies.

Workbook for use with Medical Insurance

Workbook for use with Medical Insurance Book
Author : Cynthia Newby,Joanne Valerius,Nenna Bayes,Janet Seggern
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2011-01-12
ISBN : 9780077364335
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Committed to the scientific investigation of human antiquity, this indispensable supplementary text uses interesting archaeological hoaxes, myths, and mysteries to show how we can truly know things about the past through science. Examples of fantastic findings support the carefully, logically, and entertainingly described flaws in the purported evidence. By placing wildly inaccurate claims within the context of the scientific method, Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries demonstrates how science approaches fascinating questions about human antiquity and, in so doing, shows where pseudoscience falls short.

Responsible History

Responsible History Book
Author : Antoon De Baets
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Release : 2008-12-30
ISBN : 1845458788
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"I can warmly recommend Responsible History to any concerned historian in need of a reliable compass for responsible conduct. I endorse Voltaire's words quoted in this book: 'Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.' Responsible conduct is necessary because irresponsible conduct is dangerous." [From the Foreword.] The abuse of history is common and quite possibly once more on the rise. Although this is well documented, there is no general theory that enables historians to identify, prove, explain, and evaluate the many types of abuse of history. In this book, the author, founder of the Network of Concerned Historians, presents such a theory. Reflecting on the responsible use of history, the author identifies the duties that the living has toward the dead and analyzes the rights to memory and history necessary to fulfill these duties. He concludes his powerful argument by proposing a code of ethics as a guide for responsible historians. This work is vital for any historian who wants to oppose and prevent the abuse of history.

Hidden History

Hidden History Book
Author : Brian Haughton
Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
Release : 2006-12-26
ISBN : 1564148971
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book contains fascinating examination of lost civilizations, ancient mysteries and alternative history around the world, with over 50 photographs and illustrations.