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Material civilization in America a century ago!

Robert Boyd McColl

Material civilization in America a century ago!

by Robert Boyd McColl

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Published by The Newcomen Society of England, American Branch in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United States -- Economic conditions

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesMaterial civilization in America a century ago.
      Statement[By] Robert B. McColl.
      ContributionsNewcomen society for the study of the history of engineering and technology, London.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC105 .M23
      The Physical Object
      Pagination28 p.
      Number of Pages28
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6499451M
      LC Control Number46007073
      OCLC/WorldCa3466808

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        Sacred City of Caral is very old and its age is comparable to the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China and Mesoamerica. Impressive pyramids that rise high above the ground, a sunken circular plaza, an amazing amphitheater and public gathering places make the ruins of Caral very special. The Pyramids of Caral were built as early as about BC. The construction of these . Lincoln Paine has written exactly the kind of book I like. It draws on archeology, linguistics and pictorial and written records to investigate the history of civilisation in a gloriously joined-up way that explains many of the nagging questions of why and how that underly the reported events of history.

      About the Book Author. Steve Wiegand is an award-winning political journalist and history writer. Over a year career, he worked as a reporter and columnist at the San Diego Evening Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and Sacramento Bee. He is the author or coauthor of seven books dealing with various aspects of U.S. and world history. The study of the history of clothing and textiles traces the development, use, and availability of clothing and textiles over human history. Clothing and textiles reflect the materials and technologies available in different civilizations at different times. The variety and distribution of clothing and textiles within a society reveal social customs and culture.


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