TOOLS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS

A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece

Author: Kris Bordessa

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1936749130

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 9973

Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have shaped world history and our own world view.

TOOLS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS

A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece

Author: Kris Bordessa

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1936749130

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 2810

Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have shaped world history and our own world view.

Tools of the Ancient Greeks

A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece

Author: Kris Bordessa

Publisher: Build It Yourself

ISBN: 9780974934464

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 156

View: 3948

Using timelines, sidebars, and hands-on activities, introduces the origin of ancient Greek theories in such fields as anatomy, engineering, philosophy, and politics, and the ways they continue to influence modern-day thinking.

The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome

A Handbook for Time Travelers

Author: Jonathan W. Stokes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101998083

Category: HISTORY

Page: 144

View: 593

The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Romecontains information vital to the sensible time traveler- - Where can I find a decent hotel room in ancient Rome for under five sesterces a day? Is horse parking included? - What do I do if I'm attacked by barbarians? - What are my legal options if I'm fed to the lions at the Colosseum? All this is answered and more. There is handy advice on finding the best picnicking spots to watch Julius Caesar's assassination at the Roman Forum in 44 BC, as well as helpful real estate tips to profit from the great Roman fire of AD 64. There are even useful recommendations on which famous historical figures to meet for lunch, and a few nifty pointers on how to avoid being poisoned, beheaded, or torn apart by an angry mob. Remember- to make the most of your vacation to the past, be sure to pack a Thrifty Guide from the future!

Imagining Men

Ideals of Masculinity in Ancient Greek Culture

Author: Thomas Van Nortwick

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0275988120

Category: History

Page: 166

View: 1901

Exploring models for masculinity as they appear in Greek literature, this book examines how the ancient Greeks understood the meaning of a man's life.

Ancient Transportation Technology

From Oars to Elephants

Author: Mary B. Woods,Michael Woods

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0761372679

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 9445

Transportation technology is as old as human society itself. The first humans on Earth used simple transportation tools. They bundled logs together to make rafts. They used long poles and flat boards to carry heavy loads. Over the centuries, ancient peoples learned more about transportation. The ancient Indians trained elephants and horses for travel. The ancient Chinese developed the first compasses. The ancient Greeks built massive battleships. So what kinds of tools and techniques did ancient people use? How did maps of the world improve over time? And how did ancient transportation set the stage for our own modern transportation technology? Learn more in Ancient Transportation Technology.

Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

Author: Danielle Smith-Llera

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1491402741

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 7508

Deeply religious, the ancient Greeks honored many gods and goddesses. The ancient Greeks believed these gods and goddesses had great power over the weather and the Earth. But they weren t all-powerful, and they had flaws. From Zeus to Athena, read about the family of gods and goddesses that the ancient Greeks believed watched over them."

The Theater of War

What Ancient Tragedies Can Teach Us Today

Author: Bryan Doerries

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307949729

Category: Drama

Page: 304

View: 8520

This is the personal and deeply passionate story of a life devoted to reclaiming the timeless power of an ancient artistic tradition in order to comfort the afflicted. For years, theater director Bryan Doerries has led an innovative public health project that produces ancient tragedies for current and returned soldiers, addicts, tornado and hurricane survivors, and a wide range of other at-risk people in society. The Theater of War is a humane, knowledgeable, and accessible book that will both inspire and enlighten. Tracing a path that links the personal to the artistic to the social and back again, Doerries shows us how suffering and healing are part of a timeless process in which dialogue and empathy are inextricably linked.20

The Literary Gazette

A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts

Author: William Jerdan,William Ring Workman,John Morley,Frederick Arnold,Charles Wycliffe Goodwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7166

The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, Volume 2

Author: Drunvalo Melchizedek

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing

ISBN: 189182421X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 252

View: 1206

The sacred Flower of Life pattern, the primary geometric generator of all physical form, is explored in even more depth in this volume, the second half of the famed Flower of Life workshop. The proportions of the human body, the nuances of human consciousness, the sizes and distances of the stars, planets and moons, even the creations of humankind, are all shown to reflect their origins in this beautiful and divine image. Through an intricate and detailed geometrical mapping, Drunvalo Melchizedek shows how the seemingly simple design of the Flower of Life contains the genesis of our entire third-dimensional existence. From the pyramids and mysteries of Egypt to the new race of Indigo children, Drunvalo presents the sacred geometries of the Reality and the subtle energies that shape our world. We are led through a divinely inspired labyrinth of science and stories, logic and coincidence, on a path of remembering where we come from and the wonder and magic of who we are. Finally, for the first time in print, Drunvalo shares the instructions for the Mer-Ka-Ba meditation, step-by-step techniques for the re-creation of the energy field of the evolved human, which is the key to ascension and the next dimensional world.if done from love, this ancient process of breathing prana opens up for us a world of tantalizing possibility in this dimension, from protective powers to the healing of oneself, of others and even of the planet. Embrace the expanded vision and understanding that Drunvalo offers to the world. Coincidences abound, miracles flourish and the amazing stories of mysteries unveiled arise as the author probes the Ancient Secrets of the Flower of Life.

How to Live

Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer

Author: Sarah Bakewell

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590514262

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 4662

Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you do the good or honorable thing, while flourishing and feeling happy? This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none more than Michel Eyquem de Monatigne, perhaps the first truly modern individual. A nobleman, public official and wine-grower, he wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before. He called them “essays,” meaning “attempts” or “tries.” Into them, he put whatever was in his head: his tastes in wine and food, his childhood memories, the way his dog’s ears twitched when it was dreaming, as well as the appalling events of the religious civil wars raging around him. The Essays was an instant bestseller and, over four hundred years later, Montaigne’s honesty and charm still draw people to him. Readers come in search of companionship, wisdom and entertainment—and in search of themselves. This book, a spirited and singular biography, relates the story of his life by way of the questions he posed and the answers he explored. It traces his bizarre upbringing, youthful career and sexual adventures, his travels, and his friendships with the scholar and poet Étienne de La Boétie and with his adopted “daughter,” Marie de Gournay. And we also meet his readers—who for centuries have found in Montaigne an inexhaustible source of answers to the haunting question, “how to live?”

The Griffin and the Dinosaur

How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Science

Author: Marc Aronson,Adrienne Mayor

Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books

ISBN: 1426311087

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3078

Traces the research scientist co-author's explorations in Greece and the Gobi Desert for the origins of the mythical griffin, relating the story of the ancient Scythians and the griffins that were said to have guarded their treasure.

TOOLS OF THE ANCIENT ROMANS

A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Rome

Author: Rachel Dickinson

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1936749114

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9235

STools of the Ancient Romans: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Rome explores the history and science of the most powerful empire the world has ever known. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, anecdotes, and 15 hands-on activities that put kids in ancient Roman shoes, readers will learn about Roman innovations and ideas of government, science, religion, sport, and warfare that have shaped world history and our own world view.

The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: England

Page: N.A

View: 9831

Mythic Oracle

Wisdom of the Ancient Greek Pantheon

Author: Carisa Mellado

Publisher: Simon Pulse/Beyond Words

ISBN: 9781582703251

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8084

The mythic figures of ancient Greece offer wisdom and guidance for the future in this illustrated collection of forty-five oracle cards and an in-depth guidebook. As exciting as they are insightful, the Greek gods, Titans, heroes, and magical beings of the Mythic Oracle deck reflect the many aspects of human nature, and it is through their stories that we can better understand ourselves. The bold fantasy styling of the Mythic Oracle goes beyond traditional serious tarot cards to offer fascinating entertainment and real guidance in matters of love, creativity, family, and fulfillment through the ancient, eternal wisdom of Greek mythology. Now, you can gain deeper understanding into what is happening in your life, what is needed, and what comes next. Author Carisa Mellado leads you on a discovery of the myths and their interpretations and instructs you on how to give accurate and powerful readings for yourself and others. With forty-five beautifully illustrated cards and a straightforward guidebook, you can begin moving through life’s challenges with clarity and confidence. Face the future. Find your courage. And let the Mythic Oracle guide you on your own epic journey.

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 3570

New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

To Explain the World

The Discovery of Modern Science

Author: Steven Weinberg

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062346679

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 3015

A masterful commentary on the history of science from the Greeks to modern times, by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg—a thought-provoking and important book by one of the most distinguished scientists and intellectuals of our time. In this rich, irreverent, and compelling history, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg takes us across centuries from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad and Oxford, from Plato’s Academy and the Museum of Alexandria to the cathedral school of Chartres and the Royal Society of London. He shows that the scientists of ancient and medieval times not only did not understand what we understand about the world—they did not understand what there is to understand, or how to understand it. Yet over the centuries, through the struggle to solve such mysteries as the curious backward movement of the planets and the rise and fall of the tides, the modern discipline of science eventually emerged. Along the way, Weinberg examines historic clashes and collaborations between science and the competing spheres of religion, technology, poetry, mathematics, and philosophy. An illuminating exploration of the way we consider and analyze the world around us, To Explain the World is a sweeping, ambitious account of how difficult it was to discover the goals and methods of modern science, and the impact of this discovery on human knowledge and development.