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This is a collection of 50 traditional poems on a variety of topics. Some time ago, a guy said much of Liszt's piano music (famed for its virtuoso pyrotechnics) was "soggy". Many of these poems (never meant to be virtuoso stunts to begin with) are soggy. Then I read them again, and thought a light showed thru them anyway.
This engaging work uses key discoveries, events, people, techniques, and controversies to give the general reader a rich history of archaeology from its beginnings in the 16th century to the present. Treasures, temples, and tombs; pyramids, pots, and projectile points - the stuff of archaeology has captured people's imagination since the first digs in the 16th century. Although humans have always been fascinated with the past, the formal discipline of archaeology has existed for only 500 years. This book details the surprisingly controversial course of those five centuries. The history of archaeology leads from the musty collections of dilettante antiquarians to high-tech science. The book identifies three major developmental periods - Birth of Archaeology (16th-18th centuries), Archaeology of Origins and Empires (19th century), and World Archaeology (20th century). An introductory essay acquaints the reader with the essence of the science for each period. The short entries comprising the balance of the book are organized around the themes introduced in the essays. Organized around personalities, techniques, controversies, and conflicts, the encyclopedia brings to life the history of archaeology. It broadens the general reader's knowledge by detailing the professional significance of widely known discoveries while introducing to wider knowledge obscure but important moments in archaeology. Archaeology is replete with the visionaries and swashbucklers of popular myth; it is also filled with careful and dedicated scientists.
Sticks and Stones is based on fifty years of personal experience. Journal excerpts and poetry are used to enhance an understanding of the emotional turmoil of depression and suicidal ideation. The final coming together of positive approaches and insightful therapies is outlined along with exercises and suggestions for incorporating positive coping techniques. These are offered to help ease the anguish and supplement other therapies. Ms. Packard hopes that through education and the sharing of experiences, those individuals who require assistance and understanding can receive it without fear or trepidation, and that people who care for those living with depression will benefit from a greater comprehension.
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