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Sarah Parcak

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Sarah Helen Parcak is an American archaeologist, Egyptologist, and remote sensing expert, who has used satellite imaging to identify potential archaeological sites in Egypt, Rome, and elsewhere in the former Roman Empire.
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Draft No. 4
John McPhee - Sep 04, 2018 (first published in 2013)
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The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacherDraft No. 4 is a master class on the writer's craft. In a series of playful, expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he has gathered over his career and has refined while teaching at Princeton University, where he has nurtured some of the most est...
Sarah Parcak
Jan 02, 2021
@BillCaraher Draft No 4 by John MacPhee is the single best book I read on book arcs and pacing. Leaves the others in the dust. King and Lamott and others are more aimed at fiction. Have them read Erik Larson Devil in the White City-nonfiction that reads like fiction.      source
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Somewhere In Time
Richard Matheson - Jul 01, 2008 (first published in 1975)
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Like What Dreams May Come, which inspired the movie starring Robin Williams, Somewhere in Time is the powerful story of a love that transcends time and space, written by one of the Grand Masters of modern fantasy.Matheson's classic novel tells the moving, romantic story of a modern man whose love for a woman he has never met draws him back in time ...
Sarah Parcak
Nov 26, 2020
@DrJenGunter The book on which it is based, Bid Time Return, is breathtaking      source
Dead Famous
Mar 19, 2020
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Celebrity, with its neon glow and selfie pout, strikes us as hypermodern. But the famous and infamous have been thrilling, titillating, and outraging us for much longer than we might realise. Whether it was the scandalous Lord Byron, whose poetry sent female fans into an erotic frenzy; or the cheetah-owning, coffin-sleeping, one-legged French actre...
Sarah Parcak
Oct 23, 2020
Hi maybe read a book on the history of celebrities before you mouth off this utter BS? Try Dead Famous by @greg_jenner it’s brilliant and we’ve been obsessed w what celebs thought for HUNDREDS of years.      source
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The Devil in the White City
Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
Erik Larson - Feb 10, 2004 (first published in 2003)
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Author Erik Larson imbues the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with such drama that readers may find themselves checking the book's categorization to be sure that 'The Devil in the White City' is not, in fact, a highly imaginative novel. Larson tells the stories of two men: Daniel H. Burnham, the architect responsible for...
Sarah Parcak
Aug 24, 2020
@cmclymer He is one of the greatest writers alive today. I recommend ALL of books, esp the Devil in the White City.      source
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When Women Ruled the World
Six Queens of Egypt
Kara Cooney - Oct 30, 2018
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This riveting narrative explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra--women who ruled with real power--and shines a piercing light on our own perceptions of women in power today....
Sarah Parcak
Jun 22, 2020
This thread is fantastic, and big shoutout to @KaraCooney and her incredible book.      source
Three Stones Make a Wall
The Story of Archaeology
Eric H. Cline - Mar 07, 2017
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From the bestselling author of 1177 B.C., a comprehensive history of archaeology--from its amateur beginnings to the cutting-edge science it is today.In 1922, Howard Carter peered into Tutankhamun's tomb for the first time, the only light coming from the candle in his outstretched hand. Urged to tell what he was seeing through the small opening he ...
Sarah Parcak
Dec 12, 2019
Do you want a wonderful intro to archaeology book? Then get Prof Cline's...it's well written, the arc is excellent, and the stories he shares are fantastic.      source
So You Want to Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo - Sep 24, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in AmericaWidespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy--from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans--has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you te...
Sarah Parcak
Oct 12, 2019
@PJR23 @IjeomaOluo Amazing book!      source
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