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A Forest Of Kings

Author : David Freidel
ISBN : 0688112048
Genre : History
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The recent interpretation of Maya hieroglyphs has given us the first written history of the New World as it existed before the European invasion. In this book, two of the first central figures in the massive effort to decode the glyphs, Linda Schele and David Freidel, make this history available in all its detail. A Forest of Kings is the story of Maya kingship, from the beginning of its institution and the first great pyramid builders two thousand years ago to the decline of Maya civilization and its destruction by the Spanish. Here the great historic rulers of pre-Columbian civilization come to life again with the decipherment of their writing. At its height, Maya civilization flourished under great kings like Shield-Jaguar, who ruled for more than sixty years, expanding his kingdom and building some of the most impressive works of architecture in the ancient world. Long placed on a mist-shrouded pedestal as austere, peaceful stargazers, the Maya elites are now known to have been the rulers of populous, aggressive city-states. Hailed as "a Rosetta stone of Maya civilization" (Brian M. Fagan, author of People of the Earth), A Forest of Kings is "a must for interested readers," says Evon Vogt, professor of anthropology at Harvard University.

The Code Of Kings

Author : Linda Schele
ISBN : 9780684852096
Genre : History
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This highly informative tour of a lost civilization discusses Mayan history and culture and focuses on seven sites that exemplify the Mayan tradition of using public places to record their history and belief system. Maps, drawings & photos.

Kings Of The Forest

Author : Jana Fortier
ISBN : 9780824833220
Genre : History
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In today's world hunter-gatherer societies struggle with seemingly insurmountable problems: deforestation and encroachment, language loss, political domination by surrounding communities. Will they manage to survive? This book is about one such society living in the monsoon rainforests of western Nepal: the Raute. Kings of the Forest explores how this elusive ethnic group, the last hunter-gatherers of the Himalayas, maintains its traditional way of life amidst increasing pressure to assimilate Author Jana Fortier examines Raute social strategies of survival as they roam the lower Himalayas gathering wild yams and hunting monkeys. Hunting is part of a symbiotic relationship with local Hindu farmers, who find their livelihoods threatened by the monkeys' raids on their crops. Raute hunting helps the Hindus, who consider the monkeys sacred and are reluctant to kill the animals themselves. Fortier explores Raute beliefs about living in the forest and the central importance of foraging in their lives. She discusses Raute identity formation, nomadism, trade relations, and religious beliefs, all of which turn on the foragers' belief in the moral goodness of their unique way of life. The book concludes with a review of issues that have long been important to anthropologists--among them, biocultural diversity and the shift from an evolutionary focus on the ideal hunter-gatherer to an interest in hunter-gatherer diversity. Kings of the Forest will be welcomed by readers of anthropology, Asian studies, environmental studies, ecology, cultural geography, and ethnic studies.

Proceedings Of A Symposium On The Kings River Sustainable Forest Ecosystems Project

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ISBN : MINN:31951D02974812J
Genre : Ecosystem management
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Sierra National Forest N F Kings River Project

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ISBN : NWU:35556038328704
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Lewis And Clark National Forest N F Kings Hill Ranger District White Sulphur Springs Meagher County Smokey Corridor Timber Sales

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Sequoia And Kings Canyon Giant Forest And Lodgepole Development Concept Plan

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Windthrown Trees On The Kings River Ranger District Sierra National Forest

Author : Michael A. Fosberg
ISBN : MINN:31951D029646767
Genre : Nature
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Blowdown in shelterwood, sanitation cuts, and other partial cuts on the Kings River Ranger District, Sierra National Forest, are due to Mono winds. Both winter storm and Mono winds were considered as causes of winter blowdown. All evidence, e.g., direction of tree-fall and occurrence of high wind events, point to Mono wind events as the cause of blowdown. Only 12 percent of Mono wind events cause blowdown. Windspeed during a Mono wind (northeast winds) blowdown averages 50 mi/h with gusts to 100 milh. The probability of a blowdown occurring is about once per year, with some years having multiple blowdowns and other years having none.

An Historical Essay On The Magna Charta Of King John

Author : Richard Thomson
ISBN : NYPL:33433075883771
Genre : Constitutional history
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English Forests And Forest Trees Historical Legendary And Descriptive

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