When this book first appeared in 1996, it was “Pottery 101,” a basic introduction to the subject. It served as an art book, a history book, and a reference book, but also fun to read, beautiful to look at, and filled with good humor and good sense. After twenty years of faithful service, it’s been expanded and brought up-to-date with photographs of more than 1,600 pots from more than 1,600 years. It shows every pottery-producing group in the Southwest, complete with maps that show where each group lives. Now updated, rewritten, and re-photographed, it's a comprehensive study as well as a basic introduction to the art.
One snowy day in Ushuaia, Argentina, the self-proclaimed 'southernmost city in the world', at the end of a long trip designed to put as much distance between himself and a frustrating job as possible, writer Eric Simons picked up a copy of Charles Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle. Simons had just hiked the mountains overlooking Beagle Channel, and found himself engrossed in Darwin's account. Like Simons, Darwin was in his mid-twenties when he travelled to the continent, having joined a five-year expedition to survey and map the coastline of South America, as the expedition's naturalist. Simons found himself compelled to follow Darwin further into South America - to stand where Darwin had stood, and to explore the landscapes, legends and people that had fascinated Darwin two centuries before. Simons trekked to as many of the locations in Darwin's journals as he could find, trying to see these places through Darwin's eyes, and to discover what South Americans know about Darwin. Part travelogue, part insight into one of the greatest scientific minds in history, Darwin Slept Here will fascinate and enthral.
In this book we recount the case history of all U.S. capital punishment cases in which condemned prisoners were executed in the United States during the years 2007 and 2008. The compilations are taken from and referenced to original court records. Other sources, when available and deemed reliable, are used to embellish the facts. Convictions based on circumstantial evidence tend to be more detailed than those based on confessions. The original names and places are retained. Each case history is written in a nonsensationalized way that is respectful of the victims, their families, and the families of the executed prisoners. The dignity of the killer is preserved without sacrificing the brutal...
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Major Reference Book Series for American Indian Art!" ca. 1800-Present, with Value/Price Guide Featuring over 20 Years of Auction Records, 1,000 illustrations, family tree charts, illustrated hallmarks, Very Positive Reviews: "The volume will for decades remain a primary resource." Dr. Bruce Bernstein, Assistant Director of Cultural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian "This is the first time that a comprehensive survey and databases for Indian artists have been done. It has been a long time in coming, and its impact will be significant for Indian artists and collectors of Indian art for decades to come." Dr. Greg Cajete, University of New Mexico; "What a wonderful addition it is to my reference collection . . . There are so many potters whose names I have not seen before. What a great opportunity to "meet" new potters and appreciate their talents." "The Bibles of Native Arts," Dan Gibson, Editor, Native Peoples Magazine.