The Pyramids: The Mystery, Culture, and Science of Egypt's Great Monuments

The Pyramids: The Mystery, Culture, and Science of Egypt's Great Monuments

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The Pyramids: The Mystery, Culture, and Science of Egypt's Great Monuments by Miroslav Verner

Hailed by Science News as "the new seminal text," The Pyramids is the most up-to-date, comprehensive record of Egypt's ancient monuments to become available in the last six decades. Distinguished Egyptologist Miroslav Verner draws from the research of the earliest Egyptologists as well as the startling discoveries arising from the technological advances of the 1980s and 1990s. His Pyramids offers a clear, authoritative guide to the ancient culture that created the pyramids five thousand years ago without iron or bronze, and with only the most elementary systems of calculation. As he explains the magnitude of this accomplishment, he also traces the stories and ideas of the intrepid scientists who have uncovered them. "Editor's Choice ... this comprehensive volume details everything you ever wanted to know about pyramids." — Rosemary Herbert, The Boston Herald "Engaging, lucid ... Richly illustrated ... displays both a deep respect for the research of Egyptologists and a comprehensive knowledge of it... — Kirkus Reviews "Miroslav Verner ... provides an accessible introduction to the culture of the ancient Egyptians." — Die Welt

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ISBN-13: 9780802139351
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 1,307,797
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.09(d)

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The Pyramids: The Mystery, Culture, and Science of Egypt's Great Monuments 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 25 days ago
A great book by one of the foremost historians on the Pyramids. Absolutely essential to anyone wishing to study Egypt or learn about the Old Kingdom.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is not for those interested in looking at colored pictures. There is not a single picture in the book (besides the cover pic), only black and white illustrations and loads of lousy diagrams. If you are basically interested in colored pics, stay away from this title!! Nevertheless, the scientific content of the book is great.