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The Resource Finders keepers : a tale of archaeological plunder and obsession, Craig Childs

Finders keepers : a tale of archaeological plunder and obsession, Craig Childs

Label
Finders keepers : a tale of archaeological plunder and obsession
Title
Finders keepers
Title remainder
a tale of archaeological plunder and obsession
Statement of responsibility
Craig Childs
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beyond what most people think about archaeology -- with its cleanly numbered dates, and discoveries--lies a vibrant and controversial realm of scientists, thieves, and contested land claims. Here, naturalist and adventurer Childs explores the field's transgressions against the cultures it tries to preserve, and pauses to ask: To whom does the past belong? Written in his trademark lyrical style, this book carries readers directly into his adventures and discoveries, lifting the curtain on the ethical dilemmas and dark side of archaeology. It is a book about man and nature, remnants and memory, a dashing tale of crime and detection -- in other words, a ghost story
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
930.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CC175
LC item number
.C47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
general
Label
Finders keepers : a tale of archaeological plunder and obsession, Craig Childs
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Reading group guide pages [1]-16 at end
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the country of the dead. Amateurs ; The destiny jar ; Treasure hunters ; Unseen things -- Vandalism and other acts of removal. Diggers ; Going to market ; A history of urges ; The chosen ones ; Salvage archaeology -- Where artifacts end up. The golden jar ; Houses of obsession ; Public trust -- In situ. No place like home ; Holding on ; Letting go
Control code
857656446
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Back Bay paperback edition.
Extent
xii, 274, 16 pages
Isbn
9780316066464
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857656446
Label
Finders keepers : a tale of archaeological plunder and obsession, Craig Childs
Publication
Copyright
Note
Reading group guide pages [1]-16 at end
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the country of the dead. Amateurs ; The destiny jar ; Treasure hunters ; Unseen things -- Vandalism and other acts of removal. Diggers ; Going to market ; A history of urges ; The chosen ones ; Salvage archaeology -- Where artifacts end up. The golden jar ; Houses of obsession ; Public trust -- In situ. No place like home ; Holding on ; Letting go
Control code
857656446
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Back Bay paperback edition.
Extent
xii, 274, 16 pages
Isbn
9780316066464
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857656446

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