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Book by Chamberlain Andrew T Pearson Michael Parker
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The author spans the globe in search of preserved human remains, shedding light on the phenomena and conditions that make it possible for human flesh to stave off the normal process of decay after death.Biografía del autor:
Andrew T. Chamberlain is Senior Lecturer in Biological Anthropology at the University of Sheffield. He is the author ofHuman Remains in the Interpreting the Past series. Michael Parker Pearson is Reader in Archaeology at the University of Sheffield and a specialist in funerary archaeology. His publications includeBronze Age Britain and The Archaeology of Death and Burial
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Descripción Oxford University Press, New York, 2002. Hardcover. Condición: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Macabre book with haunting images but fascinating. (Don't read it at bedtime!) Book could be a gift as it is like new. Illustrates and discusses preserved remains "from Egyptian mummies to 20th Century politicians." DJ is in very good condition but, alas, clipped. No markings in or on book. Nº de ref. del artículo: 000028
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2002. Hard Cover. Condición: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. First Edition; First Printing. Brand New. Flawless and in perfect condition. With price clipped dustjacket protected in a new removable Mylar cover. ; 10.06 X 7.72 X 0.74 inches; 216 pages. Nº de ref. del artículo: 22318
Descripción Oxford University Press, U.S.A., 2002. Cloth. Condición: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition. Unopened. Mint book; d/w clipped o/wise mint. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Nº de ref. del artículo: 018382
Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 2002. Hardcover. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: DADAX0195218523
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2002. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: MB012YWT548
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110195218523
Descripción Oxford University Press, London, 2001. Hardcover. Condición: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. First Thus. The preserved remains of other human beings hold a special fascination for the living. "Earthly Remains" explores the science and history behind such phenomena and examines cases ranging from ancient Egyptian mummies to 20th-century politicians, from Iron Age bog bodies to the extraordinary finds at Pompeii. After explaining the scientific processes of decay, the authors move on to discuss the bog bodies of northern Europe, including the famous Lindow Man and several Danish examples, many of which were found mutilated or handicapped. How and why these bodies ended up in bogs is discussed by the authors, the possibilities ranging from accident to murder to ancient sacrificial rituals. They then turn their attention to one of the oldest methods of preservation - mummification - looking not only at famous ancient Egyptian examples, but also at the earliest known mummies of the Chinchorro people from South America. The preservation of bodies as a result of environmental factors such as freezing is also addressed. The authors examine examples such as the astonishing 5000-year-old Tyrolean ice man, frozen together with his clothing, food and tools, and with the tattoo marks on his skin still visible. They also describe the discovery of bodies preserved in outline form, such as those of Pompeii and Sutton Hoo, and the painstaking scientific processes involved in unearthing and interpreting such finds. Finally, this study would not be complete without a look at modern preservation methods and humanity's perennial search for immortality through techniques such as cryonics, cloning, DNA and suspended animation. Extensively illustrated with the haunting images of many of the cases discussed, "Earthly Remains" is a compelling book that should appeal to everyone's sense of mystery in the history and origins of our ancestors. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Nº de ref. del artículo: 040826
Descripción Condición: New. NEW. Nº de ref. del artículo: WU 010