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Discovering Ancient Ireland

Author : Kelli Ann Malone
ISBN : 1845889770
Genre : History
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Discovering ancient Ireland
Category: History

Discovering The Mysteries Of Ancient America

Author : Frank Joseph
ISBN : 9781564148421
Genre : History
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In Discovering the Mysteries of Ancient America, the author of The Atlantis Encyclopedia turns his sextant towards this hemisphere. Here is a collection of the most controversial articles selected from seventy issues of the infamous Ancient American magazine. They range from the discovery of Roman relics in Arizona and California's Chinese treasure, to Viking rune-stones in Minnesota and Oklahoma and the mysterious religions of ancient Americans.
Category: History

A Genealogist S Guide To Discovering Your Irish Ancestors

Author : Dwight A. Radford
ISBN : 9781440324284
Genre : Reference
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Discover your roots! Everything you need to start your Irish ancestry is in this book. You'll learn how to investigate the various generation of your family, the events that shaped their lives, the details about how they lived, and the story of their emigration. Inside you'll find: Guidelines for determining an Irish ancestor's place of origin Advice for accessing Irish cemetery, land, church, estate, census, and military records Civil registration of births, marriages and deaths as well as emigration lists Sources and strategies for researching Irish ancestors that settled in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Wales, and the Caribbean Plus answers to common questions: How far back in time can you expect to trace your family; and how does Protestant Irish research differ from Catholic Irish research?
Category: Reference

Ireland S History

Author : Kenneth L. Campbell
ISBN : 9781472567826
Genre : History
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Ireland's History provides an introduction to Irish history that blends a scholarly approach to the subject, based on recent research and current historiographical perspectives, with a clear and accessible writing style. All the major themes in Irish history are covered, from prehistoric times right through to present day, from the emergence of Celtic Christianity after the fall of the Roman Empire, to Ireland and the European Union, secularism and rapprochement with the United Kingdom. By avoiding adopting a purely nationalistic perspective, Kenneth Campbell offers a balanced approach, covering not only social and economic history, but also political, cultural, and religious history, and exploring the interconnections among these various approaches. This text will encourage students to think critically about the past and to examine how a study of Irish history might inform and influence their understanding of history in general.
Category: History

Small Gauge Storytelling Discovering The Amateur Fiction Film

Author : Ryan Shand
ISBN : 9780748656356
Genre : Performing Arts
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What do you understand by the term 'home movie'? Do you imagine images of babies-on-the lawn, sandcastles on the beach, or travels with the family? Did you know that amateur filmmakers have also explored fictional genres as diverse and fascinating as their professional counterparts, that specific amateur film studios have risen and fallen, or that household-name directors owe their origins and inspirations to the amateur film movement? Across a range of settings from the Canadian north-west to the Russian far-east, this book offers an introduction to the amateur maker of film comedies, thrillers, adaptations and sci-fi. It records the ambitions and achievements of enthusiasts struggling to emulate the mainstream and tell their own stories, armed with limited resources and endless initiative.
Category: Performing Arts

Discovering Classic Fantasy Fiction

Author : Darrell Schweitzer
ISBN : 9781587150043
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The antecedents of fantasy literature extend back to the very beginnings of storytelling itself, but modern fantasy became recognizable as a distinct literary form only in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with the publication of the novels of William Morris and the short stories of Lord Dunsany. The emphasis by these writers and their successors on ideal and sometimes less than ideal places and peoples who exist only in a realm of pure imagination laid the foundation for later works by J. R. R. Tolkien and many others. Book jacket.
Category: Literary Criticism

Between Rocks And Hard Places

Author : Paul Lyle
ISBN : 0337095876
Genre : Geology
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Illustrating the variety of the Irish landscapes this book explores the landscapes that are linked to rocks and the rocks to history, past and present. For its size there is a great range of rock types and rock ages in the northern third of Ireland.Interspersed with the brief text are sections entitled Mythology and Geology. Here will be found stories of Finn McCool, who of course was a wellknown local giant, the Children of Lir, the tragedy of Finngheal, the speaking horse of Benlaughlin, Câlann's Hound, the sacred waters of the Shannon Pot and more. Then there is Ireland's World Tour which traces the origin of our rocks to distant places before they came together in the emerald isle. Sections headed - Did you know, explains some of the natural wonders like Sligo's coral reefs, the Marble Arch Caves and the equivalent of Death Valley in Co Down. Forces that changed the landscape describes the volcanic past with yet more facts and fiction/mythology. Then the story moves to times when humans arrived on these shores. The Axe Factor is about the Stone Age and how local axes transformed life and the landscape. Prominent Monuments follows the theme of the prehistoric peoples and their stone circles and dolmens. The Era of Buildings takes the reader through to the Middle Ages with castles, crosses and temples. Then it moves on to more modern times and the buildings of the last century. Finally, a chapter called Ancient Resources, Modern Dilemmas. Perhaps most surprising will be how much use has been made of the natural resources, yet the wounds to the landscape have mostly healed. Now another phase of mineral and gas exploration is upon us. New sorts of maps are being developed to meet modern needs, which will include coping with a growing population in a seemingly ever more wasteful and energy inefficient society.
Category: Geology

The Ancient Paths

Author : Graham Robb
ISBN : 9781447240495
Genre : History
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Graham Robb's new book will change the way you see European civilization. Inspired by a chance discovery, Robb became fascinated with the world of the Celts: their gods, their art, and, most of all, their sophisticated knowledge of science. His investigations gradually revealed something extaordinary: a lost map, of an empire constructed with precision and beauty across vast tracts of Europe. The map had been forgotten for almost two millennia and its implications were astonishing. Minutely researched and rich in revelations, The Ancient Paths brings to life centuries of our distant history and reinterprets pre-Roman Europe. Told with all of Robb's grace and verve, it is a dazzling, unforgettable book.
Category: History