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Brian Fagan is emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A former Guggenheim fellow, he has written many internationally acclaimed, popular books about archaeology, including The Little Ice Age, The Great Warming, and The Lang Summer. He lives in Santa mostra'n més Barbara, California. mostra'n menys
Nota de desambiguació:

(eng) The anthropology books and the sailing books were written by the same Brian Fagan.


Obres de Brian M. Fagan

The Adventure of Archaeology (1602) 332 exemplars
Archaeology: A Brief Introduction (1978) 281 exemplars
A Little History of Archaeology (2018) 103 exemplars
Ancient Civilizations (1997) 100 exemplars
Egypt of the Pharaohs (2001) 88 exemplars
New Treasures of the Past (1986) 58 exemplars
The Great Archaeologists (2014) 52 exemplars
Clash of Cultures (1984) 38 exemplars
The Aztecs (1984) 24 exemplars
Africa in the Iron Age: c.500 BC-1400 AD (1975) — Joint Author. — 20 exemplars
Prehistoric Times (1983) 11 exemplars
Snapshots of the Past (1995) 9 exemplars
Southern Africa (1966) 6 exemplars
World Prehistory: The Basics (2021) 5 exemplars
Anchoring (Seamanship Series) (1987) 5 exemplars
Arkeolojinin Kısa Tarihi (2019) 3 exemplars
Bareboating (1985) 3 exemplars
África Austral 2 exemplars
Sulle sponde del Nilo (2006) 2 exemplars
El gran viaje 1 exemplars
The Journey From Eden (1990) 1 exemplars
Archaeology and You (2006) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Mysteries of Mankind: Earth's Unexplained Landmarks (1992) — Col·laborador — 187 exemplars
The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics (1995) — Col·laborador — 133 exemplars
Archaeology: The Essential Guide to Our Human Past (2017) — Pròleg, algunes edicions48 exemplars
Ancient America (1995) 31 exemplars


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This course deserves a high rating for the quality of the instructor, but it has some serious flaws which reduces my rating to (a perhaps generous) 3***.
  • It's roughly twenty years old and isn't really up-to-date on Neanderthals. More recent research contradicts the instructor's assertion that Home Sapiens Neanderthalensis and Homo Sapiens Sapiens could not interbreed. In fact, current DNA research indicates that all human races share some small percentage of Neanderthal genes (with the exception of sub-Saharan Africans, since Neanderthals developed outside of the African continent). Additionally, Neanderthals (despite this instructor's now-dated assertion) were in fact artistic and apparently had some form of spirituality.
  • The instructor's assertion (and granted, he's an archaeologist, not a linguist) that Indo-Aryan more likely developed in India rather than being imported to the subcontinent by migrants is, to say the least, a minority view – one that I tend to associate with the Hindutva movement.
  • His contrast between Brahmanism and Buddhism in India ignores the important role of folk religions, especially among pre-Aryan inhabitants of the subcontinent.
  • Although this isn't entirely a "talking head" video and there are some illustrations, there could have been more.
  • The close captioning is often sloppy, not coordinating well with the spoken word.
All told, 3***; and I'd recommend paging through the Great Courses library for more current versions of this topic.… (més)
CurrerBell | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Feb 10, 2024 |
True name should've been History of Plumbing and Irrigation. Of which 2/3 of the book is dedicated to ancient civilizations. Too conversationalist for a thesis, but too detailed, specific and wearisome for a general audience non-fiction. The book is an unlucky cross between the two genres. Thus they only readership cohort for this book is graduate students and some geeks of the topic.

Ah, found a book that resembles this one:
Tellingly, it has virtually no readers. I for one was drawn to Elixir by Fagan's name. I wouldn't never have lifted "Water Engineering in Ancient Civilizations: 5,000 Years of History", it's Siamese twin...… (més)
Den85 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |
Interesting, but not quite what I thought it would be. Wouldn’t recommend. Oct 2010
BBrookes | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Dec 12, 2023 |



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