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Seller: ancientgifts (4,181) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122171751782 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see almost 800 archaeology/ancient history books and 500 authentic ancient artifacts on our eBay store! Lost Civilizations by Bill Harris. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 112 pages. Publisher: BDD Illustrated Books; (1993). Since the dawn of time humankind has been fascinated with the endless mystery of life. The birth of civilization, including the construction of the first buildings, the manufacture of early artifacts, and the many and carried applications of an evolving technological knowledge, happened in large part because of this fascination. In trying to explain their surroundings and attempting to rationalize the fantastic, human beings created a wealth of monuments that give the modern archaeologist clues as to what life has been like over the millennia. "Lost Civilizations" probes the archaeological and anthropological evidence uncovered by researchers and paints a compelling portrait of the growth of civilization. The books starts with a discussion of the very real evidence that points to the existence of a vanished land called "Atlantis". The book then travels to the Near East, where, as many researchers believe, humankind's first civilization developed, in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley in Mesopotamia. Also included in this chapter are descriptions of the communities in the outlaying regions, particularly ancient Egypt. Next the book focuses on the Mediterranean civilizations, from the Phoenicians; who have been thought responsible for ruins found as far away from their home as North America; to the Trojans and the Greeks. From there "Lost Civilizations" turns to the Far East in an examination of Asian civilizations, including those of China, which has survived as a unified state for more than 2,000 years. Also examined are the Indus River Valley civilizations (the site of modern-day India); as well as Persia, whose well-trained armies conquered an enormous empire. Africa is the next land of mystery to be explored; the civilizations of Zimbabwe and Ethiopia, among others, are held up to the light of modern scrutiny, deepening suspicions that the continent might have seen not only the birth of the human race, but the emergence of some of the earliest advances societies. "Lost Civilizations" then takes the reader to the Americas, where incredibly advanced civilizations that demonstrated an intimate knowledge of the workings of science proliferated before being wiped out overnight by Europeans maddened by a lust for gold and empire. Next is an examination of some of the most mysterious civilizations in the entire world, those of Indochina and the remote Pacific. Finally the book takes a look at the ancient civilizations that populated England long before the dawn of modern society. "Lost Civilizations" is a remarkable guide to the evolution of the human race, as seen through an examination of the monuments and artifacts that our ancestors left behind. Whether you are well-versed in the study of anthropology or innocent of ancient history's pageant, "Lost Civilizations" will capture you with its vivid descriptions of vanished cultures. Fully illustrated with stunning, full-color photographs of the ruins and artifacts that are the archaeologist's guideposts, this book is a ticket to the ancient past. CONDITION: Unblemished except VERY slight shelfwear to dustjacket. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Condition is entirely consistent with a new book from an open-shelf bookstore environment such as Barnes & Noble. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: The author, Bill Harris, has written extensively on the landmarks of the world, from the lighthouses and barns of North America to the architecture of Barcelona. His books range from biographies of the Presidents of the United States to histories of Israel and New York City. He has also written books on many other cities and historic sites. He was on the staff of The New York Times for many than two decades. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: This is a marvelous introduction to the mysteries of archaeology and the ancient world. This beautiful book portrays the grandeur and mystery of lost worlds, from the vanished land called Atlantis to the magic circles of Stonehenge, from the Neolithic Cave Painter of Western Europe to the mysterious Olmecs of Central America, and probes the archaeological and anthropological evidence that tells their stories. REVIEW: Covers some of the most beautiful and important archaeological sites: Ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece, Troy, Crete, Israel, China, Machu Picchu, Teotihuacan, Anasazi dwellings, Easter Island, and Indochina. Text includes "boxes" of little-known information on the finding and archaeology of each site. A great overview of the world's major archaeological sites. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Begins with a discussion that gives credence to the existence of Atlantis, then travels to the Near East where it is believed that mankind's first civilization sprang up in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley, before winding up with a study of Mediterranean civilizations, the Far East and Africa. Sumptuously illustrated in full color throughout. REVIEW: Buy it for the magnificent, sumptuous photographs of ancient monument and treasures if for nothing else! This is a remarkable guide to the evolution of humanity's cultures and civilizations, as seen through an examination of the monuments and artifacts that these magnificent peoples left behind. Fully illustrated with full-color photographs. This book is a splendid overview of the civilizations of the ancient past. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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