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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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The First Signs
Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols
Genevieve von Petzinger - 2016-05-31
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Uncover the mysterious world of Ice Age artists and their captivating cave paintings through the eyes of archaeologist Genevieve von Petzinger. In her gripping book, she delves into the geometric cave art of our ancient ancestors - potentially the first form of human communication - as she journeys across Europe to decipher the meaning behind these symbolic signs that have remained virtually unchanged for over 30,000 years. The First Signs offers a fascinating glimpse into our ancestors' intelligence and capacity for language, as well as their link to our own modern consciousness. Discover the foundations of human technology and evolution in this groundbreaking investigation, which blends science, travel, and personal narrative.
Sarah Parcak
I recommend the book The First Signs, by Genevieve Von Petzinger, who put forward this idea in a careful and measured way      source
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Cleopatra's Daughter
From Roman Prisoner to African Queen
Jane Draycott - 2023-05-23 (first published in 2022)
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Discover the remarkable story of Cleopatra Selene, the only surviving daughter of Marc Antony and Queen Cleopatra VII. Historian Jane Draycott uses archaeology to piece together the extraordinary life of this royal captive, who ultimately rose to power as queen of an ancient African kingdom. A must-read for history enthusiasts, Cleopatra's Daughter is a captivating and long-overdue account that reclaims the legacy of this influential ruler and her notorious family.
Sarah Parcak
This book looks wonderful.      source
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Min Jin Lee - 2017-02-07
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Experience a breathtaking journey of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty in this novel. Set in the early 1900s, follow Sunja, a young girl who falls for a wealthy stranger and becomes pregnant. Deciding to marry a gentle sickly minister instead, Sunja's decision sets off a dramatic saga that spans generations. With complex and passionate characters, this novel takes you on a journey through bustling markets, the halls of prestigious universities, and the criminal underworld. Richly told and profoundly moving, this is a tale of strong women, devoted siblings, and fathers struggling with moral crisis against the backdrop of history.
Sarah Parcak
So... a confession. I finally, finally had time to read Pachinko this weekend, I know I know years after. I had a hard time letting go of the book, and the characters. What a delight. I think it felt more meaningful to me having visited S Korea. Time for Korean food 🤤      source
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Oryx and Crake
Margaret Atwood - 2004-03-30 (first published in 2003)
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A post-apocalyptic world where one man may be the last human alive. Snowman, also known as Jimmy, mourns the death of his best friend and the love of his life, Oryx. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey with the help of genetically engineered children through a lush wilderness that was once a great city. Margaret Atwood's thought-provoking tale is a compelling vision of the future that is both familiar and beyond our imagination.
Sarah Parcak
This is literally the plot of Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake, which has always been my favorite book of hers. Highly recommend.      source
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Meltem Demirors
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The Actual Star
A Novel
Monica Byrne - 2021-09-14
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Spanning two thousand years and six continents, this multigenerational saga interweaves three timelines, from the ancient Maya collapse to a far-future utopia on the brink of civil war. Author Monica Byrne merges tradition and progress, love and hate, in a breathtaking journey over time and space. This epic saga explores age-old questions of existence and identity, taking readers on a quest to see the stars in complete darkness.
Sarah Parcak
This is, hands down, one of the best SciFi books I have read in years (was blessed w an ARC). Please preorder. Will be doing a review thread soon (by "review" I mean, "use every glowing adjective I know". Simply extraordinary). Will win ALL the awards. Calling it now.      source
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Draft No. 4
John McPhee - 2013-04-29
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Master the art of long-form nonfiction with Draft No. 4, a guide written by legendary author and teacher John McPhee. In a collection of expertly crafted essays, McPhee shares insights he's gathered over his career and refined while teaching at Princeton University. He covers everything from arrangement and diction to revision and the delicate art of getting sources to reveal more. Enriched with diagrams and personal anecdotes, Draft No. 4 is a vivid depiction of the writing process that's sure to delight and inspire any aspiring writer.
Sarah Parcak
@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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Jim Collins
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Somewhere In Time
Richard Matheson - 1999-01-01 (first published in 1975)
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Travel through time and space with this award-winning novel by one of the Grand Masters of modern fantasy. Follow a modern man as he falls in love with a woman from the past, and embarks on a romantic journey back to a luxury hotel in San Diego in 1896. Winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, this book inspired a cult classic movie that continues to have a dedicated fan base. Discover the power of love that transcends all barriers in Somewhere in Time.
Sarah Parcak
@DrJenGunter The book on which it is based, Bid Time Return, is breathtaking      source
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Dead Famous
Greg Jenner - 2021-08-19 (first published in 2020)
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From scandalous Lord Byron to cheetah-owning Sarah Bernhardt, early celebrities were just as thrilling and controversial as modern day stars. In DEAD FAMOUS, author Greg Jenner explores the historical roots of celebrity culture, from Bronze Age demigods to Hollywood's Golden Age. With over 125 actors, singers, dancers, and sportspeople included, this fascinating and funny read reveals how fame emerged in the early eighteenth century, its effect on public tastes, and the psychological burden of stardom. A must-read for anyone interested in the history of popular culture.
Sarah Parcak
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 - 2003-02-11
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Discover the thrilling story of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair in 'The Devil in the White City.' Author Erik Larson brings to life the extraordinary events surrounding the fair and the two men at its center: Daniel H. Burnham, the architect behind the construction of the "White City," and H.H. Holmes, a notorious serial killer who used the event to lure victims to his gruesome World's Fair Hotel. Larson's skilled storytelling interweaves the tales of these two men, showcasing the incredible successes and sinister secrets of 19th-century Chicago.
Sarah Parcak
@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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