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- Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 21.00
An award-winning professor takes readers on a guided tour of the stunning celestial discoveries of past cultures. Interweaving the astronomy, mythology, and anthropology of ancient peoples, Aveni shows how to discover the harmony between their beliefs and their study of the sky through naked-eye observations. From CHAPTER ONE: "My tales of Venus... more...
- University Press of Colorado 2016; US$ 23.95
Apocalyptic Anxiety traces the sources of American culture?s obsession with predicting and preparing for the apocalypse. Author Anthony Aveni explores why Americans take millennial claims seriously, where and how end-of-the-world predictions emerge, how they develop within a broader historical framework, and what we can learn from doomsday predictions... more...
- University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 13.95
In Class Not Dismissed , award-winning professor Anthony Aveni tells the personal story of his six decades in college classrooms and some of the 10,000 students who have filled them. Through anecdotes of his own triumphs and tribulations?some amusing, others heartrending?Aveni reveals his teaching story and thoughts on the future of higher education.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.99 US$ 17.09
An engaging, entertaining reference to modern holidays explains the origins of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, witches, and St. Valentine's Day as it discusses holiday traditions, celebrations, customs, and more. more...
- Roaring Brook Press 2013; US$ 14.24
A beautifully illustrated look at the forces that help cities grow?and eventually cause their destruction?told through the stories of the great civilizations of ancient America. You may think you know all of the American cities. But did you know that long before New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or Boston ever appeared on the map?thousands of years... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 39.99 US$ 35.99
What is the connection between May Day and the Statue of Liberty? Between ancient solstice fires and Fourth of July fireworks? Between St. Valentine, the Groundhog, and the Virgin Mary? In The Book of the Year , Anthony Aveni offers fascinating answers to these questions and explains the many ways humans throughout time have tried to order and give... more...
- University Press of Colorado 2009; US$ 27.95
This volume offers new calendrical models and methodologies for reading, dating, and interpreting the general significance of the Madrid Codex. The longest of the surviving Maya codices, this manuscript includes texts and images painted by scribes conversant in Maya hieroglyphic writing, a written means of communication practiced by Maya elites from... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95
This accessible, state-of-the-art review of Mayan hieroglyphics and cosmology also serves as a tribute to one of the field's most noted pioneers. The core of this book focuses on the current study of Mayan hieroglyphics as inspired by the recently deceased Mayanist Linda Schele. As author or coauthor of more than 200 books or articles on the... more...