The Chumash

The Chumash
Author: Terry Allan Hicks
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish
Total Pages: 47
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780761426783
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chumash Book Excerpt:

"Provides comprehensive information on the background, lifestyle, beliefs, and present-day lives of the Chumash people"--Provided by publisher.

The People and Culture of the Chumash

The People and Culture of the Chumash
Author: Raymond Bial,Joel Newsome
Publsiher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN: 1502622564
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The People and Culture of the Chumash Book Excerpt:

For thousands of years, Native Americans have called North America home. They built great cities, communities, and cultures in the continent’s hills, valleys, deserts, and forests. However, for many, with the arrival of Europeans, traditional ways of life were challenged and sometimes eradicated entirely. As was the case with many Native tribes living on the West Coast, the Chumash were eventually influenced by the California missions and Catholic priests that populated the region from the 1700s onward. This is the story of how they persisted, despite hardship, and what life for Chumash members is like today.

Living the Sky

Living the Sky
Author: Ray A. Williamson
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 1987
ISBN: 9780806120348
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living the Sky Book Excerpt:

Imagine the North American Indians as astronomers carefully watching the heavens, charting the sun through the seasons, or counting the sunrises between successive lumar phases. Then imagine them establishing observational sites and codified systems to pass their knowledge down through the centuries and continually refine it. A few years ago such images would have been abruptly dismissed. Today we are wiser. Living the Sky describes the exciting archaeoastronomical discoveries in the United States in recent decades. Using history, science, and direct observation, Ray A. Williamson transports the reader into the sky world of the Indians. We visit the Bighorn Medicine Wheel, sit with a Zuni sun priest on the winter solstice, join explorers at the rites of the Hopis and the Navajos, and trek to Chaco Canyon to make direct on-site observations of celestial events.

The Power of Stars

The Power of Stars
Author: Bryan E. Penprase
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2010-10-17
ISBN: 1441968032
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Stars Book Excerpt:

What are some of the connections that bind us to the stars? How have these connections been established? And how have people all around the world and throughout time reacted to the night sky, the sun and moon, in their poetry, mythology, rituals, and temples? This book explores the influence of the sky on both ancient and modern civilization, by providing a clear overview of the many ways in which humans have used the stars as an ordering principle in their cultures, and which today still inspire us intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. The book explores constellation lore from around the world, celestial alignments of monuments and temples, both from ancient and modern civilizations, and the role the sky has played in the cultures of the Greek, Egyptian, Babylonian, Native American, Chinese, Mayan, Aztec, and Inca. Models of the universe from each of these cultures are described clearly, and each culture’s explanation of the stars, planets, and other celestial objects are described. The roots of astronomy and astrology are presented with original imagery and reproductions of ancient manuscripts that portray the structure of the physical universe as conceived by a diverse array of human cultures over the centuries. Our own scientific Big Bang cosmology and the origin of stars and elements are discussed in a philosophical context, to explore how we as modern people learn about the Universe, and incorporate the findings of science into our world views. A concluding chapter provides a summary of modern science's effort to unlock the celestial secrets from the sky and from past civilizations, and what these answers mean for us today.

Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes

Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
Author: Carl Waldman
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1438110103
Category: Indians of North America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive, illustrated encyclopedia which provides information on over 150 native tribes of North America, including prehistoric peoples.

Backcountry Adventures Southern California

Backcountry Adventures Southern California
Author: Peter Massey,Jeanne Wilson
Publsiher: Adler Publishing
Total Pages: 637
Release: 2006-04-24
ISBN: 1930193262
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Backcountry Adventures Southern California Book Excerpt:

Beautifully crafted, high quality, sewn, 4 color guidebook. Part of a multiple book series of books on travel through America's beautiful and historic backcountry. Directions and maps to 2,970 miles of routes that travel through the beautiful mountain regions of Big Sur, across the arid Mojave Desert, and straight into the heart of the aptly named Death Valley. Trail history comes alive through the accounts of Spanish Missionaries; eager prospectors looking to cash in during California's gold rush; and legends of lost mines. Includes wildlife information and photographs to help readers identify the great variety of native birds, plants, and animal they are likely to see. Contains 153 trails, 640 pages, and 645 photos.

Atlantis in Wisconsin

Atlantis in Wisconsin
Author: Frank Joseph
Publsiher: Galde Press, Inc.
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9781880090121
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Indigenous Religions

Indigenous Religions
Author: Graham Harvey
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2000-11-01
ISBN: 0826426565
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indigenous Religions Book Excerpt:

Indigenous religions are the majority of the world's religions. This Companion shows how much they can contribute to a richer understanding of human identity, action, and relationships.An international team of contributors discuss representative indigenous religions from all continents. The book is in three parts--Persons, Powers, and Gifts.Relevant to everyone interested in human religiosity today.

Native Peoples of the World An Encylopedia of Groups Cultures and Contemporary Issues

Native Peoples of the World  An Encylopedia of Groups  Cultures and Contemporary Issues
Author: Steven L. Danver
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1030
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN: 1317464001
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Native Peoples of the World An Encylopedia of Groups Cultures and Contemporary Issues Book Excerpt:

This work examines the world's indigenous peoples, their cultures, the countries in which they reside, and the issues that impact these groups.

Early Man and the Cosmos

Early Man and the Cosmos
Author: Evan Hadingham
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 1985
ISBN: 9780806119199
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Man and the Cosmos Book Excerpt:

An examination of ancient astronomy looks at the myths and beliefs about the heavens that influenced everyday life in these primitive cultures

First Americans A History of Native Peoples Combined Volume

First Americans  A History of Native Peoples  Combined Volume
Author: Kenneth Townsend
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 670
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 1351665189
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Americans A History of Native Peoples Combined Volume Book Excerpt:

First Americans provides a comprehensive history of Native Americans from their earliest appearance in North America to the present, highlighting the complexity and diversity of their cultures and their experiences. Native voices permeate the text and shape its narrative, underlining the agency and vitality of Native peoples and cultures in the context of regional, continental, and global developments. This updated edition of First Americans continues to trace Native experiences through the Obama administration years and up to the present day. The book includes a variety of pedagogical tools including short biographical profiles, key review questions, a rich series of maps and illustrations, chapter chronologies, and recommendations for further reading. Lucid and readable yet rigorous in its coverage, First Americans remains the indispensable student introduction to Native American history.

An Introduction to Native North America

An Introduction to Native North America
Author: Mark Q. Sutton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2021-03-11
ISBN: 1000349160
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Native North America Book Excerpt:

An Introduction to Native North America provides a basic introduction to the Native peoples of North America, covering what are now the United States, northern Mexico, and Canada. In this updated and revised new edition, Mark Q. Sutton has expanded and improved the existing text, adding to the case studies, updating the text with the latest research, increasing the number of images, providing more coverage of the Arctic regions, and including new perspectives, particularly those of Native peoples. The book addresses the history of research, the European invasion, and the impact of Europeans on Native societies. A final chapter introduces contemporary Native Americans, discussing issues that affect them, including religion, health, and politics. The book retains a wealth of pedological features to aid and reinforce learning. Featuring case studies of many Native American groups, as well as some eighty-four maps and images, An Introduction to Native North America is an indispensable tool to those studying the history of North America and its Native peoples.

We Are Not Animals

We Are Not Animals
Author: Martin Rizzo-Martinez
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2022-02
ISBN: 1496230329
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Are Not Animals Book Excerpt:

By examining historical records and drawing on oral histories and the work of anthropologists, archaeologists, ecologists, and psychologists, We Are Not Animals sets out to answer questions regarding who the Indigenous people in the Santa Cruz region were and how they survived through the nineteenth century.

The Natural World of the California Indians

The Natural World of the California Indians
Author: Robert F. Heizer,Albert B. Elsasser
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 1980
ISBN: 9780520038967
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Natural World of the California Indians Book Excerpt:

Describes patterns of village life, and covers such subjects as Indian tools and artifacts, hunting techniques, and food.--From publisher description.

Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle EELV Program

Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle  EELV  Program
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle EELV Program Book Excerpt:

California s Haunted Central Coast

California   s Haunted Central Coast
Author: Evie Ybarra
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN: 1467140937
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

California s Haunted Central Coast Book Excerpt:

Eerie haunts and stories of apparitions stretch along the California coast from Monterey Bay to the Channel Islands. James Dean's presence lingers at the site of his deadly car crash on Highway 46, and a ghost-in-residence presides over the Robert Louis Stevenson house in Monterey. Learn of the ghoulish murders of the Reed family at the San Miguel Mission, the mysterious spirits that haunt the Hearst Castle and the twisted tales of strange occurrences in what was once the Camarillo State Hospital. Join author Evie Ybarra as she explores the unexplained along this infamous coast.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Reports

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Reports
Author: United States. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Energy conservation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Reports Book Excerpt:

Survival Skills of Native California

Survival Skills of Native California
Author: Paul Douglas Campbell
Publsiher: Gibbs Smith
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780879059217
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Survival Skills of Native California Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive examination of the wisdom and practical arts of California's native population offers step-by-step instructions for utilizing ancient knowledge, such as tool building, fire-making, hunting, fishing, and much more. Original.

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary  Management Plan
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan Book Excerpt:

Wines and Wineries of California s Central Coast

Wines and Wineries of California   s Central Coast
Author: William A. Ausmus
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2008-06-30
ISBN: 0520931831
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wines and Wineries of California s Central Coast Book Excerpt:

In comparative tastings, wines from California's Central Coast rival those from such renowned regions as Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Napa, yet they also offer superb value. This is the first comprehensive guide to one of the world's most dynamic and beautiful wine regions-and the setting for the award-winning movie Sideways. An excellent, one-stop resource for touring and tasting at convenient wineries located from Monterey to Santa Barbara, the guide is organized into county-by-county alphabetical listings for this up-and-coming region. Wines and Wineries of California's Central Coast includes: * Profiles of nearly 300 wineries personally visited by the author * Profiles of individual vintners * 5 maps * Winery ratings, plus author and winemaker recommendations * Visitors' and contact information for each winery * Discussions of regional wine history and terroir * Descriptions of designated American Viticultural Areas and grape varietals