Cities in the Sand

Complete with a brief overview of the science of archaeology , visual graphs , a
glossary and an index , Cities in the Sand is a valuable resource for classrooms
and libraries . In addition , the list of national parks and monuments where these
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Cities in the Sand

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Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc

ISBN: 9780811800129

Page: 55

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Discusses some of the things archaeologists have learned about three major groups of Indians that lived in the American Southwest: the Anasazi, the Hohokam, and the Mogollon.

Cities in the Sand

In the latter case it was located quite a distance to the east of the city and
measured about 211 by 151 feet for the length and width of the arena. Two
trenches were dug at right angles of the one another in the center of the arena
and a corridor ...

Cities in the Sand

Author: Kenneth D. Matthews

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1789127270

Page: 156

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Today, the ancient Roman towns of Leptis Magana and Sabratha on the Mediterranean cost of Libya attract only a few curious travelers. But two thousand years ago they were thriving commercial and agricultural centers whose value to Rome was measured by the wealth of produce shipped annually to the cities of the Empire. This volume is primarily an introduction to the personality of these two towns, recovered by archaeologists from the burying sands only in relatively recent years. The text offers a concise and informative survey of the history of the history of the region known as Tripolitania and examines the cultural and social life of Leptis Magna and Sabratha as reflected in the magnificent ruins depicted in the accompanying plates. The first chapter provides an understanding of Roman government and organization in Africa from the time of Scipio’s destruction of Carthage in 146 B.C. until the beginning of Mohammedan rule in 698 A.D. This discussion gives perspective to the life of Leptis Magna and Sabratha by placing it in context with Roman Africa in general, explaining the various political divisions of the Roman provinces as well as the manner of civil and military administration under early imperial Roman, Vandal, and Byzantine rule. The second and third chapters deal, respectively, with the particular ruins of the two towns. Although both Leptis Magana and Sabratha (unlike their sister city Oea, or modern Tripoli) succumbed to the smothering weight of drifting sand dunes, they are made to live again in the pages of this volume. Kenneth Matthews’ text is an excellent summary of life in Roman times, while the photographs by Alfred Cook provide views, unsurpassed in beauty and clarity of detail, of the buildings and art that once flourished along the rim of the Mediterranean Sea.

Cairo

Maria Golia focuses on the present moment of Cairo, one of the world's most illustrious and irreducible cities.

Cairo

Author: Maria Golia

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861891877

Page: 232

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Maria Golia focuses on the present moment of Cairo, one of the world's most illustrious and irreducible cities.

Patterns In The Sand

a table of distances between cities we need to do a calculation for every possible
pair . For each new city that we add to the list , we have to calculate its distance
from every other city . For 5 cities , we need to calculate the distance from the first
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Patterns In The Sand

Author: Terry Bossomaier

Publisher: Perseus Books

ISBN:

Page: 206

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Looks at what complexity is and how it is a part of everyday life, using such examples as starfish, travelling salesmen, car crashes, and the workings of the brain

Children Nature Cities

We focus on sand for two reasons. First, the sand pile has an iconic place in
childhood play, especially in European and North American cities (McArthur,
1975; Dickason, 1983; Wood, 1993; Spencer-Wood, 1994; Frost, 2009). Sand in
a city ...

Children  Nature  Cities

Author: Ann Marie F. Murnaghan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317167686

Page: 224

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Why does the way we think about urban children and urban nature matter? This volume explores how dichotomies between nature/culture, rural/urban, and child/adult have structured our understandings about the place of children and nature in the city. By placing children and youth at the center of re-theorising the city as a socio-natural space, the book illustrates how children and youth's relations to and with nature can change adultist perspectives and help create more ecologically and socially just cities. As a key contribution to children's studies, the book engages and enlivens debates in urban political ecology and urban theory, which have not yet treated age as an important axis of difference. With examples from ten localities, the chapters in this volume ask how we can subvert both romanticized and modernist conceptualizations of nature and childhood that conflate innocence and purity with children and nature; the volume asks what happens when we re-invent urban natures with children's needs and perspectives in mind.

Cities in the Sand

Discusses some of the things archaeologists have learned about three major groups of Indians that lived in the American Southwest: the Anasazi, the Hohokam, and the Mogollon.

Cities in the Sand

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Publisher:

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Page: 55

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Discusses some of the things archaeologists have learned about three major groups of Indians that lived in the American Southwest: the Anasazi, the Hohokam, and the Mogollon.

Flammable Cities

As this volume demonstrates, the many and varied attempts to master, marginalize, or manipulate fire can turn a natural and human hazard into a highly useful social and political tool.

Flammable Cities

Author: Greg Bankoff

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299283836

Page: 368

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In most cities today, fire has been reduced to a sporadic and isolated threat. But throughout history the constant risk of fire has left a deep and lasting imprint on almost every dimension of urban society. This volume, the first truly global study of urban conflagration, shows how fire has shaped cities throughout the modern world, from Europe to the imperial colonies, major trade entrepôts, and non-European capitals, right up to such present-day megacities as Lagos and Jakarta. Urban fire may hinder commerce or even spur it; it may break down or reinforce barriers of race, class, and ethnicity; it may serve as a pretext for state violence or provide an opportunity for displays of state benevolence. As this volume demonstrates, the many and varied attempts to master, marginalize, or manipulate fire can turn a natural and human hazard into a highly useful social and political tool.

Western City

The breakwater would also serve as a sand trap and would provide protection for
a dredge periodically bypassing sand around the Hueneme jetties . This would
restore the littoral drift but would produce a greatly fluctuating beach width ...

Western City

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