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A Journey to the Northern Ocean

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Publisher : TouchWood Editions
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ISBN 13 : 1926971078
Pages : 320 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (971 downloads)

Download A Journey to the Northern Ocean PDF Format Full Free by Samuel Hearne and published by TouchWood Editions. This book was released on 2011-02-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Widely recognized as a classic of northern-exploration literature, A Journey to the Northern Ocean is Samuel Hearne's story of his three-year trek to seek a trade route across the Barrens in the Northwest Territories. Hearne was a superb reporter, from his anguished description of the massacre of helpless Eskimos by his Indian companions to his meticulous records of wildlife, flora and Indian manners and customs. As esteemed author Ken McGoogan points out in his foreword: Hearne demonstrated that to thrive in the north, Europeans had to apprentice themselves to the Native peoples who had lived there for centuries-a lesson lost on many who followed. First published in 1795, more than two decades after Hearne had completed his trek, the memoir was originally called A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay to the Northern Ocean in the years 1769, 1770, 1771, and 1772. This Classics West edition brings a crucial piece of Canadian history back into print.


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Far Off Metal River

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Publisher : UBC Press
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ISBN 13 : 0774828870
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Far Off Metal River PDF Format Full Free by Emilie Cameron and published by UBC Press. This book was released on 2015-06-01 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on Samuel Hearne’s gruesome account of an alleged massacre at Bloody Falls in 1771, Emilie Cameron reveals how Qablunaat (non-Inuit, non-Indigenous people) have used stories about the Arctic for over two centuries as a tool to justify ongoing colonization and economic exploitation of the North. Rather than expecting Inuit to counter these narratives with their own stories about their homeland, Cameron argues that it is the responsibility of Qablunaat to develop new relationships with northerners – ones grounded in the political, cultural, economic, environmental, and social landscapes of the contemporary Arctic.


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Prismatic Ecology

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Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
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ISBN 13 : 1452940010
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Prismatic Ecology PDF Format Full Free by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2013-12-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Emphasizing sustainability, balance, and the natural, green dominates our thinking about ecology like no other color. What about the catastrophic, the disruptive, the inaccessible, and the excessive? What of the ocean’s turbulence, the fecundity of excrement, the solitude of an iceberg, multihued contaminations? Prismatic Ecology moves beyond the accustomed green readings of ecotheory and maps a colorful world of ecological possibility. In a series of linked essays that span place, time, and discipline, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen brings together writers who illustrate the vibrant worlds formed by colors. Organized by the structure of a prism, each chapter explores the coming into existence of nonanthropocentric ecologies. “Red” engages sites of animal violence, apocalyptic emergence, and activism; “Maroon” follows the aurora borealis to the far North and beholds in its shimmering alternative modes of world composition; “Chartreuse” is a meditation on postsustainability and possibility within sublime excess; “Grey” is the color of the undead; “Ultraviolet” is a potentially lethal force that opens vistas beyond humanly known nature. Featuring established and emerging scholars from varying disciplines, this volume presents a collaborative imagining of what a more-than-green ecology offers. While highlighting critical approaches not yet common within ecotheory, the contributions remain diverse and cover a range of topics including materiality, the inhuman, and the agency of objects. By way of color, Cohen guides readers through a reflection of an essentially complex and disordered universe and demonstrates the spectrum as an unfinishable totality, always in excess of what a human perceives. Contributors: Stacy Alaimo, U of Texas at Arlington; Levi R. Bryant, Collin College; Lowell Duckert, West Virginia U; Graham Harman, American U in Cairo; Bernd Herzogenrath, Goethe U of Frankfurt; Serenella Iovino, U of Turin, Italy; Eileen A. Joy; Robert McRuer, George Washington U; Tobias Menely, Miami U; Steve Mentz, St. John’s U, New York City; Timothy Morton, Rice U; Vin Nardizzi, U of British Columbia; Serpil Oppermann, Hacettepe U, Ankara; Margaret Ronda, Rutgers U; Will Stockton, Clemson U; Allan Stoekl, Penn State U; Ben Woodard; Julian Yates, U of Delaware.


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The Ranch on the Cariboo

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ISBN 13 : 9781926741000
Pages : 292 pages
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Download The Ranch on the Cariboo PDF Format Full Free by Alan Fry and published by TouchWood Editions. This book was released on 2009-09 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Alan Fry was just twelve years old when he became a cowboy on the Fry Homestead. It was the summer of 1943 and most of the work force was at war. The adults who stayed behind were left with the hard labour, and it was mainly the children who had to gather the harvest. This fast-paced, true story describes the joys and hardship of small-scale ranching in the Cariboo country of central British Columbia during the 1940s. Alan tells the stories of driving cattle, hunting bear, working in the fields and the barns, and reminiscences of the colourful characters that make up his lively world."--Back cover.


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Ancient Mariner

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Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 13 : 055381642X
Pages : 434 pages
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Download Ancient Mariner PDF Format Full Free by Ken McGoogan and published by Random House. This book was released on 2005-03-01 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1757, when twelve-year-old Samuel Hearne joined the Royal Navy as an apprentice to the famous fighting captain Samuel Hood, he was embarking on a life of high adventure. This young sailor would become the first European to reach the Arctic coast of North America, the author of a classic work of exploration literature, and the man who inspired one of the greatest poems in the English language. Yet, for over two centuries, Hearne's place in history has been a subject of dispute. In ANCIENT MARINER, Ken McGoogan paints a vivid portrait of life in the eighteenth century, from London through to the farthest reaches of North America. After serving as a midshipman during the Seven Years War, Hearne joined the Hudson's Bay Company and was posted to the Arctic coast. From there he embarked on an overland quest for a fabled copper mine - also hoping to discover the Northwest Passage. In his epic account, A JOURNEY TO THE NORTHERN OCEAN, Hearne described this trek, marked by hardship, near-starvation and culture shock. Joining forces with the legendary Dene leader Matonabbee, and closely observing the people, wildlife and terrain as he went, Hearne travelled more than 3,500 miles, mostly on foot. His journey culminated in the infamous massacre at 'Bloody Falls' at the mouth of the Coppermine River - an event, McGoogan suggests, that changed him for ever. In a fascinating piece of literary detective work, McGoogan also determines that, having returned to London to live out his final days, Hearne met Samuel Taylor Coleridge and inspired the poet to write his classic poem, THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER.


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Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Passage

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780810865198
Pages : 474 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Passage PDF Format Full Free by Alan Day and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2006-01-03 with total page 474 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Northwest Passage was repeatedly sought for over four centuries. From the first attempt in the late 15th century to Roald Amundsen's famous voyage of 1903-1906 where the feat was first accomplished to expeditions in the late 1940s by the Mounties to discover an even more northern route, author Alan Day covers all aspects of the ongoing quest that excited the imagination of the world. This compendium of explorers, navigators, and expeditions tackles this broad topic with a convenient, but extensive cross-referenced dictionary. A chronology traces the long succession of treks to find the passage, the introduction helps explain what motivated them, and the bibliography provides a means for those wishing to discover more information on this exciting subject.


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Pike's Portage

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Publisher : Dundurn
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ISBN 13 : 1770705481
Pages : 328 pages
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Download Pike's Portage PDF Format Full Free by Morten Asfeldt and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2010-01-11 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Pike’s Portage plays a very special role in the landscape of Canada’s Far North and its human history. It is both an ancient gateway and the funnel for early travel from the boreal forest of the Mackenzie River watershed to the vast open spaces of the subarctic taiga, better known as the "Barren Lands" of Canada. "This book is a rich and wonderful comopendium of stories about this area and the early white explorers, the Dene guides, the adventurers, the trappers, the misguided wanderers (like John Hornby) as well as the modern-day canoeists who passed this way. For the reader, it provides an absorbing escape into the past and the endless solitude of the northern wilderness." – George Luste, wilderness canoeist, physics professor (University of Toronto), and founder-organizer of the annual Wilderness Canoeing Symposium. "So why do people come to this place, this Pike’s Portage in particular? The call of landscape is potent and these word portraits collected here offer up some of those who have answered. Both subject and writer reveal the complexities of human perception. Some are called by the profound power of inherited cultural meaning, while a huge dose of imagination draws others from far away. These worlds seldom truly meet, even in a place as busy as this, but whether it is homeland or wilderness, human histories are recorded in footprints, place names, and memory, and here we stand with a magnificent view, marvelling at it all." – Susan Irving, Curatorial Assistant, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NWT


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The Evolution of Violence

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Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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ISBN 13 : 1461493145
Pages : 244 pages
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Download The Evolution of Violence PDF Format Full Free by Todd K. Shackelford and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2013-11-09 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume is an interdisciplinary exploration of our understanding of the causes and consequences of violence. Represented in its chapters are noted scholars from a variety of fields including psychology, anthropology, law, and literature. The contributions reflect a broad scope of inquiry and diverse levels of analysis. With an underlying evolutionary theme each of the contributors invoke their separate areas of expertise, offering empirical and theoretical insights to this complex subject. The multi-faceted aspect of the book is meant to engender new perspectives that will synthesize current knowledge and lead to a more nuanced understanding of an ever timely issue in human behavior. Of additional interest, is a foreword written by world renowned psychologist, Steven Pinker, and an afterword by noted evolutionary scholar, Richard Dawkins.


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Cheadle's Journal of Trip Across Canada

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Publisher : TouchWood Editions
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ISBN 13 : 1926971116
Pages : 312 pages
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Download Cheadle's Journal of Trip Across Canada PDF Format Full Free by Walter Cheadle and published by TouchWood Editions. This book was released on 2011-02-01 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Walter B. Cheadle’s diary tells his incredible story of travelling with Lord Milton, as they journeyed along the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862–63. A miraculously successful expedition, the men traversed the continent, making their way from Quebec, through Saskatchewan, Alberta, up the Athabasca River, risking their lives opening the trails through the Canadian Rockies, and eventually arriving in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1863. Cheadle’s candid and gritty but also humorous account tells, in intimate detail, what life and travel was like in the Northwest and BC during the latter days of the fur-trade era. He acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all the early explorers to the Plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the Native people under the impact of European culture. A welcome addition to the Classics West series, Cheadle’s Journal is a rare and important document of a remarkable life and time.


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The Dundurn Arctic Culture and Sovereignty Library

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Publisher : Dundurn
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ISBN 13 : 1459729560
Pages : 3128 pages
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Download The Dundurn Arctic Culture and Sovereignty Library PDF Format Full Free by Michael Posluns and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2014-05-07 with total page 3128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This special bundle is your essential guide to all things concerning Canada’s polar regions, which make up the majority of Canada’s territory but are places most of us will never visit. The Arctic has played a key role in Canada’s history and in the history of the indigenous peoples of this land, and the area will only become more strategically and economically important in the future. This bundle provides an in-depth crash course, including titles on Arctic exploration (Arctic Obsession), Native issues (Arctic Twilight), sovereignty (In the Shadow of the Pole), adventure and survival (Death Wins in the Arctic), and military issues (Arctic Front). Let this collection be your guide to the far reaches of this country. Arctic Front Arctic Naturalist Arctic Obsession Arctic Revolution Arctic Twilight Death Wins in the Arctic In the Shadow of the Pole Pike’s Portage Voices From the Odeyak


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The Routledge Introduction to Auto/biography in Canada

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 1000800946
Pages : 228 pages
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Download The Routledge Introduction to Auto/biography in Canada PDF Format Full Free by Sonja Boon and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2023-01-06 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Introduction to Auto/biography in Canada explores the exciting world of nonfiction writing about the self, designed to give teachers and students the tools they need to study both canonical and lesser-known works. The volume introduces important texts and contexts for interpreting life narratives, demonstrates the conceptual tools necessary to understand what life narratives are and how they work, and offers an historical overview of key moments in Canadian auto/biography. Not sure what life writing in Canada is, or how to study it? This critical introduction covers the tools and approaches you require in order to undertake your own interpretation of life writing texts. You will encounter nonfictional writing about individual lives and experiences—including biography, autobiography, letters, diaries, comics, poetry, plays, and memoirs. The volume includes case studies to provide examples of how to study and research life narratives and toolkits to help you apply what you learn. The Routledge Introduction to Auto/biography in Canada provides instructors and students with the contexts and the critical tools to discover the power of life writing, and the skills to study any kind of nonfiction, from Canada and around the world.


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Publisher : Macmillan
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ISBN 13 : 9781429927352
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Merchant Kings PDF Format Full Free by Stephen R. Bown and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2010-12-07 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Commerce meets conquest in this swashbuckling story of the six merchant-adventurers who built the modern world It was an era when monopoly trading companies were the unofficial agents of European expansion, controlling vast numbers of people and huge tracts of land, and taking on governmental and military functions. They managed their territories as business interests, treating their subjects as employees, customers, or competitors. The leaders of these trading enterprises exercised virtually unaccountable, dictatorial political power over millions of people. The merchant kings of the Age of Heroic Commerce were a rogue's gallery of larger-than-life men who, for a couple hundred years, expanded their far-flung commercial enterprises over a sizable portion of the world. They include Jan Pieterszoon Coen, the violent and autocratic pioneer of the Dutch East India Company; Peter Stuyvesant, the one-legged governor of the Dutch West India Company, whose narrow-minded approach lost Manhattan to the British; Robert Clive, who rose from company clerk to become head of the British East India Company and one of the wealthiest men in Britain; Alexandr Baranov of the Russian American Company; Cecil Rhodes, founder of De Beers and Rhodesia; and George Simpson, the "Little Emperor" of the Hudson's Bay Company, who was chauffeured about his vast fur domain in a giant canoe, exhorting his voyageurs to paddle harder so he could set speed records. Merchant Kings looks at the rise and fall of company rule in the centuries before colonialism, when nations belatedly assumed responsibility for their commercial enterprises. A blend of biography, corporate history, and colonial history, this book offers a panoramic, new perspective on the enormous cultural, political, and social legacies, good and bad, of this first period of unfettered globalization.


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Arctic Labyrinth

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Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN 13 : 0520269950
Pages : 460 pages
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Download Arctic Labyrinth PDF Format Full Free by Glyn Williams and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2010-03 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The elusive dream of locating the Northwest Passage--an ocean route over the top of North America that promised a shortcut to the fabulous wealth of Asia--obsessed explorers for centuries. Until recently these channels were hopelessly choked by impassible ice. Voyagers faced unimaginable horrors--entire ships crushed, mass starvation, disabling frostbite, even cannibalism--in pursuit of a futile goal. Glyn Williams charts the entire sweep of this extraordinary history, from the tiny, woefully equipped vessels of the first Tudor expeditions to the twentieth-century ventures that finally opened the Passage.


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Encyclopedia of the Arctic

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1136786805
Pages : 740 pages
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Download Encyclopedia of the Arctic PDF Format Full Free by Mark Nuttall and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-09-23 with total page 740 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With detailed essays on the Arctic's environment, wildlife, climate, history, exploration, resources, economics, politics, indigenous cultures and languages, conservation initiatives and more, this Encyclopedia is the only major work and comprehensive reference on this vast, complex, changing, and increasingly important part of the globe. Including 305 maps. This Encyclopedia is not only an interdisciplinary work of reference for all those involved in teaching or researching Arctic issues, but a fascinating and comprehensive resource for residents of the Arctic, and all those concerned with global environmental issues, sustainability, science, and human interactions with the environment.


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Refractions of Canada in European Literature and Culture

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
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ISBN 13 : 3110919249
Pages : 309 pages
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Download Refractions of Canada in European Literature and Culture PDF Format Full Free by Heinz Antor and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ever since the first exploratory expeditions in the early modern period, North America has epitomized to Europeans a promise and the hope for the fulfilment of great expectations, be it of more freedom, greater wealth, social liberation or religious tolerance. While numerous features in this dialogic intercontinental relationship will hold true for North America in its entirety, the vast northern territories which we know as Canada today began to emerge early on as a specific iconic location in European mind-maps, and they definitely acquired a distinctive profile after the formation of the USA. As a rich source of cultural exchange and an important partner in political and economic cooperation Canada has come to occupy an important position in the cultural discourses of many European nations. It is these refractions and images of Canada which this volume thoroughly explores in European literature and culture. The contributions include literature, philosophy, language, life-writing and the concept of 'Heimat' (homeland) as well as the cultural impact of the World Wars. While there is an emphasis on literary texts, other fields of cultural representation are also included.


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Ancient Mariner

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Publisher : New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers
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ISBN 13 : 9780786713042
Pages : 333 pages
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Download Ancient Mariner PDF Format Full Free by Kenneth McGoogan and published by New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers. This book was released on 2004 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author introduces his readers to the sailor and adventurer who served as inspiration for Samuel Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," retracing his failed attempts to find the Northwest Passage as well as his explorations of the Arctic Ocean.


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The Bioarchaeology of Social Control

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 3319595164
Pages : 172 pages
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Download The Bioarchaeology of Social Control PDF Format Full Free by Ryan P. Harrod and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-09-20 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taking a bioarchaeological approach, this book examines the Ancestral Pueblo culture living in the Four Corners region of the United States during the late Pueblo I through the end of the Pueblo III period (AD 850-1300). During this time, a vast system of pueblo villages spread throughout the region creating what has been called the Chaco Phenomenon, named after the large great houses in Chaco Canyon that are thought to have been centers of control. Through a bioarchaeological analysis of the human skeletal remains, this volume provides evidence that key individuals within the hierarchical social structure used a variety of methods of social control, including structural violence, to maintain their power over the interconnected communities.