The American Heritage Book of English Usage Book

The American Heritage Book of English Usage


  • Author : American Heritage Dictionary
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 0395767857

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The American Heritage Book of English Usage Excerpt :

An introduction to English usage provides a look at, and explanations of, a range of grammatical problems, including style, diction, pronunciation, word formation, names and labels, and science terms

Ojibway Heritage Book

Ojibway Heritage


  • Author : Basil Johnston
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2011-01-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551995908

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Ojibway Heritage Excerpt :

Rarely accessible beyond the limits of its people, Ojibway mythology is as rich in meaning and mystery, as broad, as deep, and as innately appealing as the mythologies of Greece, Rome, Egypt, and other civilizations. In Ojibway Heritage, Basil Johnston sets forth the broad spectrum of his people’s life, legends, and beliefs. Stories to be read, enjoyed, dwelt on, and freely interpreted, their authorship is perhaps most properly attributed to the tribal storytellers who have carried on the oral tradition which Basil Johnston records and preserves in this book.

See Where We Come From  Book
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See Where We Come From


  • Author : Scot Ritchie
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781525305436

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See Where We Come From Excerpt :

A perfect, kid-friendly introduction to family heritage. Today is a big day for the five friends. Their class is hosting a Heritage Festival to celebrate the customs and traditions of people from all over the world. Martin, Sally, Pedro, Nick and Yulee each have their own heritage, and they have so much to share! They learn about various traditions involving music, food, language, stories, crafts, clothing and games. They also learn that exploring their different heritages makes everyone feel like they belong! There’s a world of fun to be had, as readers discover the many ways people are alike and what makes each of us unique!

Authorized Heritage Book

Authorized Heritage


  • Author : Robert Coutts
  • Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780887559280

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Authorized Heritage Excerpt :

"Authorized Heritage" analyses the history of commemoration at heritage sites across western Canada. Using extensive research from predominantly government records, it argues that heritage narratives are almost always based on national messages that commonly reflect colonial perceptions of the past. Yet many of the places that commemorate Indigenous, fur trade, and settler histories are contested spaces, places such as Batoche, Seven Oaks, and Upper Fort Garry being the most obvious. At these heritage sites, Indigenous views of history confront the conventions of settler colonial pasts and represent the fluid cultural perspectives that should define the shifting ground of heritage space. Robert Coutts brings his many years of experience as a public historian to this detailed examination of heritage sites across the prairies. He shows how the process of commemoration often reflects social and cultural perspectives that privilege a conventional and conservative national narrative. He also examines how class, gender, and sexuality often remain apart from the heritage discourse. Most notably, Authorized Heritage examines how governments became the mediators of what is heritage and, just as significantly, what is not.

Intangible Heritage Book

Intangible Heritage


  • Author : Laurajane Smith
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-12-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134026494

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Intangible Heritage Excerpt :

This volume examines the implications and consequences of the idea of ‘intangible heritage’ to current international academic and policy debates about the meaning and nature of cultural heritage and the management processes developed to protect it. It provides an accessible account of the different ways in which intangible cultural heritage has been defined and managed in both national and international contexts, and aims to facilitate international debate about the meaning, nature and value of not only intangible cultural heritage, but heritage more generally. Intangible Heritage fills a significant gap in the heritage literature available and represents a significant cross section of ideas and practices associated with intangible cultural heritage. The authors brought together for this volume represent some of the key academics and practitioners working in the area, and discuss research and practices from a range of countries, including: Zimbabwe, Morocco, South Africa, Japan, Australia, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, USA, Brazil and Indonesia, and bring together a range of areas of expertise which include anthropology, law, heritage studies, archaeology, museum studies, folklore, architecture, Indigenous studies and history.

Heritage Resources Law Book
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Heritage Resources Law


  • Author : National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 1999-01-20
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 612
  • ISBN 10 : 0471251585

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Heritage Resources Law Excerpt :

A comprehensive reference for the growing field of environmental law, this important legal primer defines and interprets the statues and federal policies that protect archeological resources in land and water environments.

Conserving Asia s Natural Heritage Book

Conserving Asia s Natural Heritage


  • Author : IUCN Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas. Working Session
  • Publisher : IUCN
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Conservation of natural resources
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 2880328063

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Heritage Language Development Book

Heritage Language Development


  • Author : Kimi Kondo-Brown
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 9789027241436

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Heritage Language Development Excerpt :

This collection of studies investigates the individual, micro-psychological, and macro-societal factors that promote or discourage the development of child and young adult heritage language learners' spoken and written skills in East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean). The research presented in this book is based on empirical data from various learning and social settings in the United States and Canada. The contributors are themselves mostly from East Asian immigrant backgrounds and have worked closely with students from such backgrounds. This book also speaks to the needs for future research within East Asian communities that will (a) promote East Asian heritage language development in applied linguistics, (b) encourage parental, community, and national support for East Asian heritage language development, and (c) improve the teaching of oral and written skills for heritage learners of East Asian languages in various educational settings.

Uses of Heritage Book

Uses of Heritage


  • Author : Laurajane Smith
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-11-22
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134368037

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Uses of Heritage Excerpt :

Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, this book identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved, it demonstrates how it gives tangibility to the values that underpin different communities.

The American Heritage Book of Great Adventures of the Old West Book

The American Heritage Book of Great Adventures of the Old West


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: West (U.S.)
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015000097189

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The American Heritage Book of Great Adventures of the Old West Excerpt :

Twenty true adventure stories by noted Western authors on the Alamo, the gold rush, Geronimo and the Lincoln County War, etc.

The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq Book

The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq


  • Author : Peter G. Stone
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9781843833840

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The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq Excerpt :

Discussion of the issues surrounding the destruction of cultural property in times of conflict has become a key issue for debate around the world. This book provides an historical statement as of 1st March 2006 concerning the destruction of the cultural heritage in Iraq. In a series of chapters it outlines the personal stories of a number of individuals who were - and in most cases continue to be - involved. These individuals are involved at all levels, and come from various points along the political spectrum, giving a rounded and balanced perspective so easily lost in single authored reports. It also provides the first views written by Iraqis on the situation of archaeology in Iraq under Saddam and an overview and contextualisation of the issues surrounding the looting, theft and destruction of the archaeological sites, the Iraqi National museum and the libraries in Baghdad since the war was launched in 2003. Beyond this, it examines our attitudes towards the preservation of cultural and heritage resources and, in particular, the growing political awareness of their importance. Although related to a single conflict, taking place at a specific time in history, the relevance of this work goes far beyond these self-imposed boundaries. PETER STONE is Professor of Heritage Studies and Head of School of Arts and Cultures at Newcastle University; JOANNE FARCHAKH BAJJALY is a Lebanese archaeologist and Middle East correspondent for the French magazine Archéologia.

Heritage Ecologies Book

Heritage Ecologies


  • Author : Torgeir Rinke Bangstad
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-08-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351587822

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Heritage Ecologies Excerpt :

Heritage Ecologies presents an ecological understanding of heritage that furthers a concern for how its making and unmaking always involves a wide range of human and other-than-human actors. Recognizing the entangled nature-cultures of heritage is essential in the Anthropocene era, where uncertainty and rapid environmental change force us to recast common conceptions of inheritance and to envision new strategies for preservation. Heritage sites are meant to be open and shared spaces, and a recurring argument in the cases presented here is that this openness inevitably also overrides our selections, orders and appreciations. Through a diverse range of case studies, the chapters collected in this book aim to explore the affects and memories engendered by diverse heritage ecologies where humans are neither the sole makers nor the only inheritors. The common call is that the experiential, perceptive and informational plenitude enabled through contributions of other-than-human actors is key to an ecological rethinking of heritage in the twenty-first century. Heritage Ecologies is unique in bringing heritage studies into closer proximity with a wide variety of non-representational and object-oriented theories and is an important volume for students and researchers in archaeology and heritage studies.

Celebrating Black Heritage Book

Celebrating Black Heritage


  • Author : Carole Marsh
  • Publisher : Gallopade International
  • Release Date : 2002-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 0635015757

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Celebrating Black Heritage Excerpt :

Provides educational activities relating to African-American history, culture, and current events.

Interpreting Heritage Book

Interpreting Heritage


  • Author : Steve Slack
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-11-29
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000209778

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Interpreting Heritage Excerpt :

Interpreting Heritage is a practical book about the planning and delivery of interpretation that will give anyone working in the heritage sector the confidence and tools they need to undertake interpretation. Steve Slack suggests a broad formula for how interpretation can be planned and executed and describes some of the most popular – and potentially challenging, or provocative – forms of interpretation. Slack also provides practical guidance about how to deliver different forms of interpretation, while avoiding potential pitfalls. Exploring some of the ethical questions that arise when presenting information to the public and offering a grounding in some of the theory that underpins interpretive work, the book will be suitable for those who are completely new to interpretation. Those who already have some experience will benefit from tools, advice and ideas to help build on their existing practice. Drawing upon the author’s professional experiences of working within, and for, the heritage sector, Interpreting Heritage provides advice and suggestions that will be essential for practitioners working in museums, art galleries, libraries, archives, outdoor sites, science centres, castles, stately homes and other heritage venues around the world. It will also be of interest to students of museum and heritage studies who want to know more about how heritage interpretation works in practice.

Developing Heritage     Developing Countries Book

Developing Heritage Developing Countries


  • Author : Marie Huber
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2020-11-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110681093

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Developing Heritage Developing Countries Excerpt :

The history of development has paid only little attention to cultural projects. This book looks at the development politics that shaped the UNESCO World Heritage programme, with a case study of Ethiopian World Heritage sites from the 1960s to the 1980s. In a large-scale conservation and tourism planning project, selected sites were set up and promoted as images of the Ethiopian nation. This story serves to illustrate UNESCO’s role in constructing a “useful past” in many African countries engaged in the process of nation-building. UNESCO experts and Ethiopian elites had a shared interest in producing a portfolio of antiquities and national parks to underwrite Ethiopia’s imperial claims to regional hegemony with ancient history. The key findings of this book highlight a continuity in Ethiopian history, despite the political ruptures caused by the 1974 revolution and UNESCO’s transformation from knowledge producer to actual provider of development policies. The particular focus on the bureaucratic and political practices of heritage, bridges a gap between cultural heritage studies and the history of international organisations. The result is a first study of the global discourse on heritage as it emerged in the 1960s development decade.