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Book Four Lost Cities  A Secret History of the Urban Age

Download or read book Four Lost Cities A Secret History of the Urban Age written by Annalee Newitz and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2021-02-02 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR and Science Friday A quest to explore some of the most spectacular ancient cities in human history—and figure out why people abandoned them. In Four Lost Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on an entertaining and mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life. Investigating across the centuries and around the world, Newitz explores the rise and fall of four ancient cities, each the center of a sophisticated civilization: the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Central Turkey, the Roman vacation town of Pompeii on Italy’s southern coast, the medieval megacity of Angkor in Cambodia, and the indigenous metropolis Cahokia, which stood beside the Mississippi River where East St. Louis is today. Newitz travels to all four sites and investigates the cutting-edge research in archaeology, revealing the mix of environmental changes and political turmoil that doomed these ancient settlements. Tracing the early development of urban planning, Newitz also introduces us to the often anonymous workers—slaves, women, immigrants, and manual laborers—who built these cities and created monuments that lasted millennia. Four Lost Cities is a journey into the forgotten past, but, foreseeing a future in which the majority of people on Earth will be living in cities, it may also reveal something of our own fate.

Book Scatter  Adapt  and Remember

Download or read book Scatter Adapt and Remember written by Annalee Newitz and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2013-05-14 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In its 4.5 billion–year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global disaster is eventually headed our way. Can we survive it? How? As a species, Homo sapiens is at a crossroads. Study of our planet’s turbulent past suggests that we are overdue for a catastrophic disaster, whether caused by nature or by human interference. It’s a frightening prospect, as each of the Earth’s past major disasters—from meteor strikes to bombardment by cosmic radiation—resulted in a mass extinction, where more than 75 percent of the planet’s species died out. But in Scatter, Adapt, and Remember, Annalee Newitz, science journalist and editor of the science Web site io9.com explains that although global disaster is all but inevitable, our chances of long-term species survival are better than ever. Life on Earth has come close to annihilation—humans have, more than once, narrowly avoided extinction just during the last million years—but every single time a few creatures survived, evolving to adapt to the harshest of conditions. This brilliantly speculative work of popular science focuses on humanity’s long history of dodging the bullet, as well as on new threats that we may face in years to come. Most important, it explores how scientific breakthroughs today will help us avoid disasters tomorrow. From simulating tsunamis to studying central Turkey’s ancient underground cities; from cultivating cyanobacteria for “living cities” to designing space elevators to make space colonies cost-effective; from using math to stop pandemics to studying the remarkable survival strategies of gray whales, scientists and researchers the world over are discovering the keys to long-term resilience and learning how humans can choose life over death. Newitz’s remarkable and fascinating journey through the science of mass extinctions is a powerful argument about human ingenuity and our ability to change. In a world populated by doomsday preppers and media commentators obsessively forecasting our demise, Scatter, Adapt, and Remember is a compelling voice of hope. It leads us away from apocalyptic thinking into a future where we live to build a better world—on this planet and perhaps on others. Readers of this book will be equipped scientifically, intellectually, and emotionally to face whatever the future holds.

Book Keeper of the Lost Cities

Download or read book Keeper of the Lost Cities written by Shannon Messenger and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-10-02 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times bestselling series A USA TODAY bestselling series A California Young Reader Medal–winning series In this riveting series opener, a telepathic girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world before the wrong person finds the answer first. Twelve-year-old Sophie has never quite fit into her life. She’s skipped multiple grades and doesn’t really connect with the older kids at school, but she’s not comfortable with her family, either. The reason? Sophie’s a Telepath, someone who can read minds. No one knows her secret—at least, that’s what she thinks… But the day Sophie meets Fitz, a mysterious (and adorable) boy, she learns she’s not alone. He’s a Telepath too, and it turns out the reason she has never felt at home is that, well…she isn’t. Fitz opens Sophie’s eyes to a shocking truth, and she is forced to leave behind her family for a new life in a place that is vastly different from what she has ever known. But Sophie still has secrets, and they’re buried deep in her memory for good reason: The answers are dangerous and in high-demand. What is her true identity, and why was she hidden among humans? The truth could mean life or death—and time is running out.

Book Neverseen

    Book Details:
  • Author : Shannon Messenger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-11-03
  • ISBN : 148143229X
  • Pages : 688 pages

Download or read book Neverseen written by Shannon Messenger and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-11-03 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sophie battles the rebels -- and recovers dark memories from her past -- in this jaw-dropping fourth book in the bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series.

Book Lost Cities of the Ancient Southeast

Download or read book Lost Cities of the Ancient Southeast written by Mallory McCane O'Connor and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: O'Connor describes over 20 sites of Mississippan culture including Cahokia.

Book Summary of Annalee Newitz s Four Lost Cities

Download or read book Summary of Annalee Newitz s Four Lost Cities written by Everest Media, and published by Everest Media LLC. This book was released on 2022-03-13T22:59:00Z with total page 33 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 When I traveled to Çatalhöyük, a city that was built before cities existed, I was able to see the origins of the world I knew. The people there were a generation or two removed from nomadism, and when they began to settle in one place, it was a revolutionary idea. #2 When people passed through one of Çatalhöyük’s thousands of rooftop doorways, they entered a new phase in human society. They found themselves in an alien future where people’s identities were tied to a fixed location. #3 The Çatalhöyük Dig House is the home of hundreds of archaeologists who have worked there over the past 25 years to uncover the ancient city’s secrets. It is roughly the size of a modern city block, and is protected by a huge shade structure that arcs over the East Mound. #4 The city of Çatalhöyük was excavated in the 1950s, and since then, archaeologists have found thousands of houses that were rebuilt upon each other for over a millennium, leaving behind a treasure trove of artifacts.

Book Summary of Annalee Newitz s Four Lost Cities

Download or read book Summary of Annalee Newitz s Four Lost Cities written by Milkyway Media and published by Milkyway Media. This book was released on 2022-04-20 with total page 33 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 When I traveled to Çatalhöyük, a city that was built before cities existed, I was able to see the origins of the world I knew. The people there were a generation or two removed from nomadism, and when they began to settle in one place, it was a revolutionary idea. #2 When people passed through one of Çatalhöyük’s thousands of rooftop doorways, they entered a new phase in human society. They found themselves in an alien future where people’s identities were tied to a fixed location. #3 The Çatalhöyük Dig House is the home of hundreds of archaeologists who have worked there over the past 25 years to uncover the ancient city’s secrets. It is roughly the size of a modern city block, and is protected by a huge shade structure that arcs over the East Mound. #4 The city of Çatalhöyük was excavated in the 1950s, and since then, archaeologists have found thousands of houses that were rebuilt upon each other for over a millennium, leaving behind a treasure trove of artifacts.

Book Lost Cities

    Book Details:
  • Author : Rebecca Weber
  • Publisher : Benchmark Education Company
  • Release : 2011
  • ISBN : 1450906974
  • Pages : 36 pages

Download or read book Lost Cities written by Rebecca Weber and published by Benchmark Education Company. This book was released on 2011 with total page 36 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scientists don't know for certain why several ancient cities, centers of life and work in various parts of the world, were abandoned by their inhabitants. But fortunately, these cities, once believed lost forever, have been uncovered byarchaeologists. This book tells the stories of four lost cities that have been found again. The possibility exists that other lost cities are waiting to be discovered!

Book Finding the Lost Cities

    Book Details:
  • Author : Rebecca Stefoff
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1998
  • ISBN : 9780195125412
  • Pages : 196 pages

Download or read book Finding the Lost Cities written by Rebecca Stefoff and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1998 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores twelve archeological "lost cities," with accounts of site discovery and investigation of the meaning of recovered objects.

Book A Cultural Encyclopedia of Lost Cities and Civilizations

Download or read book A Cultural Encyclopedia of Lost Cities and Civilizations written by Michael Shally-Jensen and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2022-11-11 with total page 357 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the span of human history-and plenty of prehistory-searching out prominent and fascinating examples of cities or broader civilizations that shifted from a position of influence to a lack thereof. The accelerating threat of climate change challenges us to analyze our own communities' relationships with the wider world and to contemplate their very existence. This single-volume cultural encyclopedia examines lost cities and civilizations from every region of the globe and dated throughout human history. Arranged alphabetically, the compilation allows both students and general readers easy access to detailed entries on specific lost cities and civilizations. Throughout the geographically and chronologically diverse entries, such themes as colonization, migration, and especially climate change are developed and analyzed. Supplementing the main entries are sidebars detailing mythological cities and Investigative Boxes examining present-day cities on the brink of extinction. These round out the book's focus on disappearing cultural centers and reveal the robust relevance this material has to a world facing the crisis of climate change.

Book Lost Cities and Vanished Civilizations

Download or read book Lost Cities and Vanished Civilizations written by Robert Silverberg and published by . This book was released on 1964 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Lost Cities

Download or read book Lost Cities written by Nicola Barber and published by Capstone. This book was released on 2014-11-01 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Lost Cities' examines the search for lost cities and the important artifacts within them that can offer us an extraordinary window on to the past. Part of the Treasure Hunters series, 'Lost Cities' offers a crosscurricular mix of science & technology and history & civilizations, with a fun, dramatic approach. Cities covered in the book include Pompeii, Troy, the desert city of Ubar, and the Inca city of Machu Picchu. The book also looks at the motives for these searches, and the importance of responsible archaeology: were the treasure hunters driven by personal greed or glory, or did they embark on their quest with a historical interest and a desire to preserve the lost treasures?

Book Lost Cities

Download or read book Lost Cities written by Maria Teresa Guaitoli and published by . This book was released on with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Emerging Global Cities

    Book Details:
  • Author : Alejandro Portes
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2022-12-27
  • ISBN : 0231555873
  • Pages : 292 pages

Download or read book Emerging Global Cities written by Alejandro Portes and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2022-12-27 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Certain cities—most famously New York, London, and Tokyo—have been identified as “global cities,” whose function in the world economy transcends national borders. Without the same fanfare, formerly peripheral and secondary cities have been growing in importance, emerging as global cities in their own right. The striking similarity of the skylines of Dubai, Miami, and Singapore is no coincidence: despite following different historical paths, all three have achieved newfound prominence through parallel trends. In this groundbreaking book, Alejandro Portes and Ariel C. Armony demonstrate how the rapid and unexpected rise of these three cities recasts global urban studies. They identify the constellation of factors that allow certain urban places to become “emerging global cities”—centers of commerce, finance, art, and culture for entire regions. The book traces the transformations of Dubai, Miami, and Singapore, identifying key features common to these emerging global cities. It contrasts them with “global hopefuls,” cities that, at one point or another, aspired to become global, and analyzes how Hong Kong is threatened with the loss of this status. Portes and Armony highlight the importance of climate change to the prospects of emerging global cities, showing how the same economic system that propelled their rise now imperils their future. Emerging Global Cities provides a powerful new framework for understanding the role of peripheral cities in the world economy and how they compete for and sometimes achieve global standing.

Book Lost Cities of Atlantis  Ancient Europe   the Mediterranean

Download or read book Lost Cities of Atlantis Ancient Europe the Mediterranean written by David Hatcher Childress and published by Adventures Unlimited Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Atlantis! The legendary lost continent comes under the close scrutiny of archaeologist David Hatcher Childress. From Ireland to Turkey, Morocco to Eastern Europe, or remote islands of the Mediterranean and Atlantic, Childress takes the reader on an astonishing quest for mankind's past. Ancient technology, cataclysms, megalithic construction, lost civilisations, and devastating wars of the past are all explored in this amazing book. Childress challenges the sceptics and proves that great civilisations not only existed in the past but that the modern world and its problems are reflections of the ancient world of Atlantis.

Book A War of Words

    Book Details:
  • Author : Gerald Cromer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2004-08-05
  • ISBN : 1135754330
  • Pages : 274 pages

Download or read book A War of Words written by Gerald Cromer and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-08-05 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines a series of controversies surrounding Israel's use of force and its failure to prevent violence. Influenced by Weber's definition of the state as the 'monopoly of violence', politcial scientists and criminologists alike have focused their attention on the legitimation struggles of non-state actors who resort to violence.

Book Lost Cities

Download or read book Lost Cities written by Rebecca Weber and published by . This book was released on 2011 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Find out about the people and traditions of four lost cities and how archaeologists have unearthed these cities. (Set of 6 with Teacher's Guide and Comprehension Question Card)