Stonehenge - Bernard Cornwell

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Title: Stonehenge
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780060197001
Category: Books
Pages : 448
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Four thousand years ago, a stranger's death at the Old Temple of Ratharryn-and his ominous "gift" of gold-precipitates the building of what for centuries to come will be known as one of mankind's most singular and remarkable achievements. Bernard Cornwell's epic novel Stonehenge catapults us into a powerful and vibrant world of ritual and sacrifice at once timeless and wholly original-a tale of patricide, betrayal, and murder; of bloody brotherly rivalry: and of the never-ending quest for power, wealth, and spiritual fulfillment. Three brothers-deadly rivals-are uneasily united in their quest to create a temple to their gods. There is Lengar, the eldest, a ruthless warrior intent on replacing his father as chief of the tribe of Ratharryn; Camaban, his bastard brother, a sorcerer whose religious fervor inspires the plan for Stonehenge; and Saban, the youngest, through whose expertise the temple will finally be completed. Divided by blood but united-precariously-by a shared vision, the brothers begin erecting their mighty ring of granite, aligning towering stones to the movement of the heavenly bodies, and raising arches to appease and unite their gods. Caught between the zealousness of his ambitious brothers, Saban becomes the true leader of his people, a peacemaker who will live to see the temple built in the name of salvation and regeneration. Bernard Cornwell, long admired for his rousing narrative and meticulous historical imaginings, has here delivered his masterpiece, the most compelling and powerful human drama of its kind since Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth and Edward Rutherford's Sarum. His re-creation of civilization as it might have been in 2000 B.C. at once amplifies the mystery of his subject and makes the world of Stonehenge come alive as never before.


Stonehenge - Mike Parker Pearson

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Title: Stonehenge
Author: Mike Parker Pearson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857207334
Category: Books
Pages : 416
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Our knowledge about Stonehenge has changed dramatically as a result of the Stonehenge Riverside Project (2003-2009), led by Mike Parker Pearson, and included not only Stonehenge itself but also the nearby great henge enclosure of Durrington Walls. This book is about the people who built Stonehenge and its relationship to the surrounding landscape. The book explores the theory that the people of Durrington Walls built both Stonehenge and Durrington Walls, and that the choice of stone for constructing Stonehenge has a significance so far undiscovered, namely, that stone was used for monuments to the dead. Through years of thorough and extensive work at the site, Parker Pearson and his team unearthed evidence of the Neolithic inhabitants and builders which connected the settlement at Durrington Walls with the henge, and contextualised Stonehenge within the larger site complex, linked by the River Avon, as well as in terms of its relationship with the rest of the British Isles. Parker Pearson's book changes the way that we think about Stonehenge; correcting previously erroneous chronology and dating; filling in gaps in our knowledge about its people and how they lived; identifying a previously unknown type of Neolithic building; discovering Bluestonehenge, a circle of 25 blue stones from western Wales; and confirming what started as a hypothesis - that Stonehenge was a place of the dead - through more than 64 cremation burials unearthed there, which span the monument's use during the third millennium BC. In lively and engaging prose, Parker Pearson brings to life the imposing ancient monument that continues to hold a fascination for everyone.


Stonehenge - John David North

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Title: Stonehenge
Author: John David North
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684845121
Category: Books
Pages : 609
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Argues that Stonehenge's scientific purpose was to observe the setting midwinter sun, and that astronomical observations made by the ancient Britons were as rational and methodical as they are today


Stonehenge - John North

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Title: Stonehenge
Author: John North
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416576460
Category: Books
Pages : 656
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Argues that Stonehenge's scientific purpose was to observe the setting midwinter sun, and that astronomical observations made by the ancient Britons were as rational and methodical as they are today.


Stonehenge - Andy Worthington

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Title: Stonehenge
Author: Andy Worthington
Publisher: Heart of Albion
ISBN:
Category: Books
Pages : 282
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Stonehenge - Barbara Bender,Paul Aitken

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Title: Stonehenge
Author: Barbara Bender,Paul Aitken
Publisher: Berg Publishers
ISBN: 9781859739037
Category: Books
Pages : 254
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This book is an imaginative exploration of a place that has fascinated, intrigued and perplexed visitors for centuries. Instead of seeing Stonehenge as an isolated site, the author sets the stones within a wider landscape and explores how use and meaning have changed from prehistoric times right through to the present. Throughout the millennia, the Stonehenge landscape has been used and re-used, invested with new meanings, and has given rise to myths and stories. The author creatively explores how the landscape has been appropriated and contested, and invokes the debates and experiences of people who have very different and often conflicting experiences of the same place. Today, heritage managers, archaeologists, local people, free festivallers, and druids come to the place with entirely different understandings and agendas. The book demonstrates that the creation of spaces and places for people to express divergent viewpoints is powerfully constrained by social and political forces that allow some voices to be heard while others are marginalized. With dialogues and illustrations that range from the conventional to the cartoon strip, this multi-vocal book not only presents a wide range of views in an innovative way, but provides important new insights on how people shape and are shaped by landscape.


Stonehenge - Francis Pryor

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Title: Stonehenge
Author: Francis Pryor
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 178497465X
Category: Books
Pages : 208
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Perched on the chalk uplands of Salisbury Plain, the megaliths of Stonehenge offer one of the most recognizable outlines of any ancient structure. Its purpose – place of worship, sacrificial arena, giant calendar – is unknown, but its story is one of the most extraordinary of any of the world's prehistoric monuments. Constructed in several phases over a period of some 1500 years, beginning c. 3000 BC, Stonehenge's key elements are its 'bluestones' , transported from West Wales by unexplained means, and sarsen stones quarried from the nearby Marlborough Downs. Francis Pryor delivers a rigorous account of the nature and history of Stonehenge, but also places the enigmatic stones in a wider cultural context, exploring how antiquarians, scholars, writers, artists, 'the heritage industry' – and even neopagans – have interpreted the site over the centuries.


Stonehenge - Colin Richards,Joshua Pollard,Mike Parker Pearson,Kate Welham,Julian Thomas

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Title: Stonehenge
Author: Colin Richards,Joshua Pollard,Mike Parker Pearson,Kate Welham,Julian Thomas
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ISBN: 9781909990029
Category: Books
Pages : 120
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Stonehenge is an iconic monument for people all around the world. Built around 5000 years ago, it stands for mystery and forgotten secrets waiting to be decoded. In this latest book in the Council for British Archaeology's ‘Archaeology for All' series, Professor Mike Parker Pearson presents an up-to-date interpretation of Stonehenge and its landscape. Drawing on his years of research and excavation, the author presents a highly readable account that is lavishly illustrated with images by the renowned photographer Adam Stanford and the reconstruction artist Peter Dunn.


Stonehenge - Harry Harrison,Leon Stover

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Title: Stonehenge
Author: Harry Harrison,Leon Stover
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466823283
Category: Books
Pages : 352
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Three against an Empire! Ason: Prince of an ancient house, intent on restoring the keystone of his father's power, braves the limits of the land-rimmed sea to sail North, through the cold fog, to the icy island where, with heroic effort, the key to victory may be found. Inteb: Former envoy of the Pharoah, reluctant voyager to the forbidden island of Yerni, armed only with his arcane knowledge and his loyalty to Ason. Naikeri: Pround daughter of the Albi, she has never known a warrior like Ason, nor a world like the one she helps him build-a world that will center on one of the greatest monuments of all time... STONEHENGE The exciting saga of the creation of a legend! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Stonehenge - Wendy Mass

Stonehenge is 96 pages readable book by Wendy Mass
Title: Stonehenge
Author: Wendy Mass
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ISBN: 9781560064329
Category: Books
Pages : 96
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Discusses the history, construction, and possible purposes of Stonehenge.


Stonehenge - George Terence Meaden

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Title: Stonehenge
Author: George Terence Meaden
Publisher: Souvenir Pr Ltd
ISBN:
Category: Books
Pages : 168
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Stonehenge - Rosemary Hill

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Title: Stonehenge
Author: Rosemary Hill
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847650759
Category: Books
Pages : 281
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Stonehenge is woven into the earliest Arthurian legends and has been analysed by everyone from archaeologists, to town planners, to the Druids who have made it their spiritual home. By refusing to adopt one theoretical position, Rosemary Hill provides the most wide-ranging and expansive history of the megalithic structure to date, from its creation in 3000 BC to the threat of the thunderous main roads that flank it today.


Stonehenge - Caroline Malone,Nancy Stone Bernard

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Title: Stonehenge
Author: Caroline Malone,Nancy Stone Bernard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195143140
Category: Books
Pages : 48
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Examines the site of the huge stone monument known as Stonehenge, discussing who built it, as well as theories on when, how, and why it was constructed.


Stonehenge - Cynthia Kennedy Henzel

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Title: Stonehenge
Author: Cynthia Kennedy Henzel
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781616135676
Category: Books
Pages : 32
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Overview of the history of Stonehenge discusses its original purpose, how it was built, where it is, why it is considered a threatened monument, and what is being done to conserve it.


Stonehenge - Peter Roop,Connie Roop

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Title: Stonehenge
Author: Peter Roop,Connie Roop
Publisher: Greenhaven Pr
ISBN: 9780899080666
Category: Books
Pages : 112
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Presents opposing viewpoints on the origin and purpose of the mysterious megalithic monument in England.


Stonehenge - Massimo Franceschini

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Title: Stonehenge
Author: Massimo Franceschini
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1607914670
Category: Books
Pages : 288
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"Faith will always prevail," is Doctor Bible's motto and the winning card for Professor Banetti, an unbeliever, to solve the diabolical mystery in Stonehenge. For centuries, Satan's archenemy has been held captive by Satan in the mystical circles of Stonehenge. Known by many names and disguised in many forms, the time of freedom for Satan's enemy has come and if he wins in the ultimate cosmic battle he will be Lord not only of Hell but of all Earth. There are only two people who can unfold his plan, Otello Banetti, a professor and scientist obsessed by the occult, and his friend Doctor Bible, an expert in the scriptures. Devastating earthquakes and tsunamis are the only signs of the clashes between the two evil forces until Satan's enemy arrives in front of mankind disguised as the new Messiah ready to lead us straight to Hell. Born in Prato, Italy, Massimo Franceschini is the author of eleven screenplays and numerous books. Stonehenge is the fourth in the series of adventures of Otello Banetti. The complete saga is nine books: Bible Code, Genetic code, Eden, Golden Papyrus, Premonitions, Banetti Unveiled, and The Church. Each story stands by itself but there are clues connecting all of them and in the final episode everything is explained and clarified. You'll know the back story of the hero, his purpose in life, and his final destiny. Massimo now lives in Florence, Arizona with his wife Teresa. He has six children and nine grandchildren. He loves Bible studies, mysteries, soccer, and movies. He moved to the USA in 1995 and now is an American citizen


Stonehenge - Matt Doeden

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Title: Stonehenge
Author: Matt Doeden
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736867627
Category: Books
Pages : 32
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"Describes Stonehenge, how it was built, and the theories of why it was built"--Provided by publisher.


Stonehenge - Shawndra Shofner

Stonehenge is publish by The Creative Company
Title: Stonehenge
Author: Shawndra Shofner
Publisher: The Creative Company
ISBN: 9781583413609
Category: Books
Pages : 32
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Describes what Stonehenge is and discusses theories behind its construction and use.


Stonehenge - William Stukeley

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Title: Stonehenge
Author: William Stukeley
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN:
Category: Books
Pages : 66
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Stonehenge - Morgan Beard

Stonehenge is 32 pages readable book by Morgan Beard
Title: Stonehenge
Author: Morgan Beard
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 9780762430178
Category: Books
Pages : 32
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What could have possessed an ancient civilization to drag more than 150 rocks over treacherous, steep land and waterways to the Salisbury Plain? Were the responsible parties giants or aliens? Stonehenge's secrets have intrigued and puzzled people for more than five thousand years. This kit includes 16 Stonehenge rocks, a landscaped mat, and a 32-page guide capturing the possibilities of this ancient wonder. To this day, no one can explain the mystery and splendor of Stonehenge, but now you can replicate this extraordinary monument!