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The Science times book of archaeology
Wade, Nicholas.
Publication Information:
New York : Lyons Press, [1999]

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x, 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Science reporter for the New York Times and former editor of the NYT's Science Times Nicholas Wade collects nearly 50 articles published in the Science Times over roughly the past decade. Articles cover prehistory, early civilizations, the Classical World, biblical archaeology, the New World, and underwater archaeology. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author Notes

Born in Aylesbury, England, Nicholas Wade studies at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge. He has worked at nature and Science and is currently a science reporter for The New York Times. The author of four previous books, he lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

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Library Journal Review

These 47 essays, originally published in the New York Times between 1993 and 1998, explore prehistory, early civilizations, the classical world, biblical archaeology, the New World, and underwater archaeology. Topics range widely, covering the Iceman of Tirol, the early domestication of pigs, the rediscovery of King Tut's wardrobe, and the causes of the sinking of the Titanic. The essays chosen by Wade (editor of the Science Times from 1990 to 1996) present news events, thereby providing vignettes of the realms of archaeology rather than a complete view of archaeology in the 1990s. Longer introductions to each thematic section that provided more background and context to the essays would have strengthened the book. Readers with an interest in archaeology will find rewards here. Libraries without access to the original articles may want to acquire this work, but those with the New York Times can safely opt not to buy.ÄJoyce L. Ogburn, Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.