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Build 100 Worlds: 100 Fantasy Fiction Writing Ideas, Inspirations and Story Starters

By K.B. Adams
  • ISBN Code: : 1634903250
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  • Pages : 87
  • Category : Fiction
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Are you seeking fantasy writing ideas? Perhaps you’re already a successful fantasy writer or maybe you’re at the initial aspiration stage. Fantasy fiction is enjoying an immense and growing popularity. The blockbusters and bestsellers just keep coming to feed an audience hungry for more and more. And within you there are fantasy worlds waiting to happen! This title taps into the creative force within and goes far beyond quick general fantasy fiction writing prompts. It offers rich and fun longer descriptions of fantasy writing scenarios, inspirations and story starters. Enjoy reading through possible medieval writing ideas, urban and dystopian fantasy scenarios, sci-fi writing suggestions, alternate history possibilities, fantasy governments and social systems, enchanted realms that have never existed before, as well as “almost” earth-like societies with magic that lies just beneath the radar. Embedded within the 100 entries, you will also find possible fantasy book title name ideas, fantasy character names, fantasy creatures, and more. You might take any individual entry and run with it, or mix and match elements from several entries. Fantasy fiction has a way of reminding us of universal truths as it bypasses the critical left brain hemisphere and takes us on a journey of wonderment, suspense and new possibilities. Here’s to your enjoyment and success as a fantasy fiction writer, and to the birth of brand new fantasy fiction worlds!

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CIO BEST PRACTICES Enabling Strategic Value with Information Technology SECOND EDITION For anyone who wants to achieve better returns on their IT investments, CIO Best Practices, Second Edition presents the leadership skills and competencies required of a CIO addressing comprehensive enterprise strategic frameworks to fully leverage IT resources. Filled with real-world examples of CIO success stories, the Second Edition explores: CIO leadership responsibilities and opportunities The business impacts of both business and social networking, as well as ways the CIO can leverage the new reality of human connectivity on the Internet The increasingly inextricable relationships between customers, employees, and their use of personal information technologies Emerging cultural expectations and standards outside the workplace Current CRM best practices in terms of the relationship between customer preferences and shareholder wealth Enterprise energy utilization and sustainability practices—otherwise known as Green IT—with all the best practices collected here, in one place Best practices for one of the Internet's newest and most revolutionary technologies: cloud computing and ways it is shaping the new economics of business

Domestic Ritual in Ancient Mesoamerica

By Patricia Plunket
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  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Book Code : 1938770692
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  • Category : History
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Although the concepts and patterns of ritual varied through time in relation to general sociopolitical transformations and local historical circumstances in ancient Mesoamerica, most archaeologists would agree that certain underlying themes and structures modeled the ritual phenomena of this complex culture area. By focusing on ritual expression at the household level, this volume seeks to compare the manifestations of domestic ritual across time and space in both the cores and peripheries, in the cities and in the villages. The authors explore the ways in which cosmological principles and concepts of the sacred were used in the construction of ritual space and practice, how local landscapes provided templates for the images and paraphernalia recovered from archaeological contexts, how foreign enclaves relied on ritual for social reproduction, and how domestic ritual was related to, and indeed embedded in, institutionalized state religions.

The Neolithic Demographic Transition and its Consequences

By Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel,Ofer Bar-Yosef
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1402085397
  • Total of Pages : 542
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 123
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The transition from hunting and gathering to farming – the Neolithic Revolution – was one of the most signi cant cultural processes in human history that forever changed the face of humanity. Natu an communities (15,100–12,000Cal BP) (all dates in this chapter are calibrated before present) planted the seeds of change, and the Pre-Pottery Neolithic (PPN) (ca. 12,000–ca. 8,350Cal BP) people, were the rst to establish farming communities. The revolution was not fully realized until quite late in the PPN and later in the Pottery Neolithic (PN) period. We would like to ask some questions and comment on a few aspects emphas- ing the linkage between biological and cultural developments during the Neolithic Revolution. The biological issues addressed in this chapter are as follows: × Is there a demographic change from the Natu an to the Neolithic? × Is there a change in the overall health of the Neolithic populations compared to the Natu an? × Is there a change in the diet and how is it expressed? × Is there a change in the physical burden/stress people had to bear with? × Is there a change in intra- and inter-community rates of violent encounters? From the cultural perspective the leading questions will be: × What was the change in the economy and when was it fully realized? × Is there a change in settlement patterns and site nature and organization from Natu an to Neolithic? × Is there a change in human activities and division of labor?

Settlement, Subsistence, and Social Complexity

By Richard E. Blanton
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  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Book Code : 1938770986
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : History
  • Members : 903
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This volume brings together the work of some of the most prominent archaeologists to document the impact of Jeffrey R. Parsons on contemporary archaeological method and theory. Parsons is a central figure in the development of settlement pattern archaeology, in which the goal is the study of whole social systems at the scale of regions. In recent decades, regional archaeology has revolutionized how we understand the past, contributing new data and theoretical insights on topics such as early urbanism, social interactions among cities, towns and villages, and long-term population and agricultural change, among many other topics relevant to the study of early civilizations and the evolution of social complexity. Over the past 40 years, the application of these methods by Parsons and others has profoundly changed how we understand the evolution of pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican civilization, and now similar methods are being applied in other world areas. The book's emphasis is on the contribution of settlement pattern archaeology to research in pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica, but its authors also point to the value of regional research in South America, South Asia, and China. Topics addressed include early urbanism, household and gender, agricultural and craft production, migration, ethnogenesis, the evolution of early chiefdoms, and the emergence of pre-modern world-systems.

Computational Intelligence for Decision Support in Cyber-Physical Systems

By Zeashan H Khan,A. B. M. Shawkat Ali,Zahid Riaz
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 981458536X
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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This book is dedicated to applied computational intelligence and soft computing techniques with special reference to decision support in Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), where the physical as well as the communication segment of the networked entities interact with each other. The joint dynamics of such systems result in a complex combination of computers, software, networks and physical processes all combined to establish a process flow at system level. This volume provides the audience with an in-depth vision about how to ensure dependability, safety, security and efficiency in real time by making use of computational intelligence in various CPS applications ranging from the nano-world to large scale wide area systems of systems. Key application areas include healthcare, transportation, energy, process control and robotics where intelligent decision support has key significance in establishing dynamic, ever-changing and high confidence future technologies. A recommended text for graduate students and researchers working on the applications of computational intelligence methods in CPS.

Marx's Ghost

By Thomas C. Patterson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000181871
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 480
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How did our current society come into being and how is it similar to as well as different from its predecessors? These key questions have transfixed archaeologists, anthropologists and historians for decades and strike at the very heart of intellectual debate across a wide range of disciplines. Yet scant attention has been given to the key thinkers and theoretical traditions that have shaped these debates and the conclusions to which they have given rise. This pioneering book explores the profound influence of one such thinker - Karl Marx - on the course of twentieth-century archaeology. Patterson reveals how Australian archaeologist V. Gordon Childe in the late 1920s was the first to synthesize discourses from archaeologists, sociologists, and Marxists to produce a corpus of provocative ideas. He analyzes how these ideas were received and rejected, and moves on to consider such important developments as the emergence of a new archaeology in the 1960s and an explicitly Marxist strand of archaeology in the 1970s. Specific attention is given to the discussion arenas of the 1990s, where archaeologists of differing theoretical perspectives debated issues of historic specificity, social transformation, and inter-regional interaction. How did the debates in the 1990s pave the way for historical archaeologists to investigate the interconnections of class, gender, ethnicity, and race? In what ways did archaeologists make use of Marxist concepts such as contradiction and exploitation, and how did they apply Marxist analytical categories to their work? How did varying theoretical groups critique one another and how did they overturn or build upon past generational theories?Marxs Ghost: Conversations with Archaeologists provides an accessible guide to the theoretical arguments that have influenced the development of Anglophone archaeology from the 1930s onwards. It will prove to be indispensable for archaeologists, historians, anthropologists, and social and cultural theor

Archaeometry of Pre-Columbian Sites and Artifacts

By David A. Scott,Pieter Meyers
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  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Book Code : 0892362499
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Art
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Based on the 28th International Archaeometry Symposium jointly sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Getty Conservation Institute, this volume offers a rare opportunity to survey under a single cover a wide range of investigations concerning pre-Columbian materials. Twenty chapters detail research in five principal areas: anthropology and materials science; ceramics; stone and obsidian; metals; and archaeological sites and dating. Contributions include Heather Lechtman's investigation of “The Materials Science of Material Culture,” Ron L. Bishop on the compositional analysis of pre-Columbian pottery from the Maya region, Ellen Howe on the use of silver and lead from the Mantaro Valley in Peru, and J. Michael Elam and others on source identification and hydration dating of obsidian artifacts.

PREPPERS: HISTORY AND THE CULTURAL PHENOMENON

By Lynda King
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  • Publisher : Prepper Press
  • Book Code : 0692225501
  • Total of Pages : 316
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 445
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The word ‘prepper’ seems to have burst onto the scene within the last 10 years, and has increasingly become associated with “fringe” extremists. They have been labeled by some as “domestic terrorists.” But is prepping a new phenomenon? Or is it a manifestation of a growing collective psyche that has learned, from traumatic events throughout our history, that preparedness is critical to human survival? For new preppers who think the worst is yet to come, this book offers a walk through history that shows the worst has been here before. For those who wonder why so many people are concerned about being prepared, this book will show that when the worst has made an appearance, those who weathered it best were those who were prepared. For those already familiar with history’s worst who think, “THAT will never happen again!”—this book offers a reminder of the Wall Street adage: “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.” For those who wonder what a prepper is, this book offers a look at what they used to be—and what they are today.

Preceramic Mesoamerica

By Jon C. Lohse,Aleksander Borejsza,Arthur A. Joyce
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429620098
  • Total of Pages : 602
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 143
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Preceramic Mesoamerica delivers cutting-edge research on the Mesoamerican Paleoindian and Archaic periods. The chapters address a series of fundamental questions in American archaeology including the peopling of the Americas, human adaptations to late glacial landscapes, the Neolithic transition, and the origins of sedentism and early village life. This volume presents innovative and previously unpublished research on the Paleoindian and Archaic periods and evaluates current models in light of new findings. Examples include breakthroughs in dating Mesoamerica’s earliest sites and their implications for models of hemispheric colonization; the transition to postglacial patterns of settlement and subsistence; divergent pathways to initial sedentism; the possibility of Archaic-period monumentality; changing patterns of interregional exchange and interaction; and debates surrounding the origins of agriculture, ceramics, and full-time village life. The volume provides a new perspective on the Mesoamerican Preceramic for students and scholars in archaeology, anthropology, and history. Readers will come to understand how the Preceramic contributed to the emergence of the cultural traditions that anthropologists recognize as Mesoamerica.

World-Systems Theory in Practice

By Nick P. Kardulias
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Book Code : 1461647436
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Social Science
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In the quarter century since Wallerstein first developed world systems theory (WST), scholars in a variety of disciplines have adopted the approach to explain intersocietal interaction on a grand scale. These essays bring to light archaeological data and analysis to show that many historic and prehistoric states lacked the mechanisms to dominate the distant (and in some cases, nearby) societies with which they interacted.

Mixtecs, Zapotecs, and Chatinos

By Arthur A. Joyce
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1444360477
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 507
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Mixtecs, Zapotecs, and Chatinos: Ancient Peoples of Southern Mexico examines the origins, history, and interrelationships of the civilizations that arose and flourished in Oaxaca. Provides an up-to-date summary of the current state of research findings and archaeological evidence Uses contemporary social theory to address many key problems relating to archaeology of the Americas, including the dynamics of social life and the rise and fall of civilizations Adds clarity to ongoing debates over cultural change and interregional interactions in ancient Mesoamerican societies Supplemented with compelling illustrations, photographs, and line drawings of various archaeological sites and artifacts