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Brian Fagan is emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A former Guggenheim fellow, he has written many internationally acclaimed, popular books about archaeology, including The Little Ice Age, The Great Warming, and The Lang Summer. He lives in Santa näytä lisää Barbara, California. näytä vähemmän

(eng) The anthropology books and the sailing books were written by the same Brian Fagan.


Tekijän teokset

Pitkä kesä (2004) 443 kappaletta
The Adventure of Archaeology (1602) 335 kappaletta
Archaeology: A Brief Introduction (1978) 284 kappaletta
A Little History of Archaeology (2018) 105 kappaletta
Ancient Civilizations (1997) 101 kappaletta
Egypt of the Pharaohs (2001) 90 kappaletta
New Treasures of the Past (1986) 58 kappaletta
The Great Archaeologists (2014) 54 kappaletta
Clash of Cultures (1984) 38 kappaletta
The Aztecs (1984) 24 kappaletta
Africa in the Iron Age: c.500 BC-1400 AD (1975) — Joint Author. — 20 kappaletta
Prehistoric Times (1983) 11 kappaletta
Snapshots of the Past (1995) 9 kappaletta
Southern Africa (1966) 6 kappaletta
Anchoring (Seamanship Series) (1987) 5 kappaletta
World Prehistory: The Basics (2021) 5 kappaletta
Bareboating (1985) 3 kappaletta
Arkeolojinin Kısa Tarihi (2019) 3 kappaletta
África Austral 2 kappaletta
Sulle sponde del Nilo (2006) 2 kappaletta
El gran viaje 1 kappale
The Journey From Eden (1990) 1 kappale
Archaeology and You (2006) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Mysteries of Mankind: Earth's Unexplained Landmarks (1992) — Avustaja — 188 kappaletta
The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics (1995) — Avustaja — 133 kappaletta
Archaeology: The Essential Guide to Our Human Past (2017) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset48 kappaletta
Ancient America (1995) 31 kappaletta

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This course deserves a high rating for the quality of the instructor, but it has some serious flaws which reduces my rating to (a perhaps generous) 3***.
  • It's roughly twenty years old and isn't really up-to-date on Neanderthals. More recent research contradicts the instructor's assertion that Home Sapiens Neanderthalensis and Homo Sapiens Sapiens could not interbreed. In fact, current DNA research indicates that all human races share some small percentage of Neanderthal genes (with the exception of sub-Saharan Africans, since Neanderthals developed outside of the African continent). Additionally, Neanderthals (despite this instructor's now-dated assertion) were in fact artistic and apparently had some form of spirituality.
  • The instructor's assertion (and granted, he's an archaeologist, not a linguist) that Indo-Aryan more likely developed in India rather than being imported to the subcontinent by migrants is, to say the least, a minority view – one that I tend to associate with the Hindutva movement.
  • His contrast between Brahmanism and Buddhism in India ignores the important role of folk religions, especially among pre-Aryan inhabitants of the subcontinent.
  • Although this isn't entirely a "talking head" video and there are some illustrations, there could have been more.
  • The close captioning is often sloppy, not coordinating well with the spoken word.
All told, 3***; and I'd recommend paging through the Great Courses library for more current versions of this topic.… (lisätietoja)
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CurrerBell | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 10, 2024 |
True name should've been History of Plumbing and Irrigation. Of which 2/3 of the book is dedicated to ancient civilizations. Too conversationalist for a thesis, but too detailed, specific and wearisome for a general audience non-fiction. The book is an unlucky cross between the two genres. Thus they only readership cohort for this book is graduate students and some geeks of the topic.

Ah, found a book that resembles this one: www.goodreads.com/book/show/18497345-water-engineering-in-ancient-civilizations
Tellingly, it has virtually no readers. I for one was drawn to Elixir by Fagan's name. I wouldn't never have lifted "Water Engineering in Ancient Civilizations: 5,000 Years of History", it's Siamese twin...… (lisätietoja)
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Den85 | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 3, 2024 |
Interesting, but not quite what I thought it would be. Wouldn’t recommend. Oct 2010
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BBrookes | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 12, 2023 |
Seems like an awful lot of ink to formulate just a few main ideas. Having endured to the end, I now know more about rising sea levels than I expected or desired.
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BBrookes | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 25, 2023 |



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