Digging Miami

Author: Robert S. Carr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813042060

Category: History

Page: 295

View: 6599

An exploration of the archaeological findings of one of Miami's best archaeologists.
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Mayhem in Miami #2

Author: Tracey West,Katherine Noll

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101652403

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 6730

Aly and AJ are in hot, hot, hot Miami for their next sizzling concert performance! While they’re in town, the sisters will model clothes for the Miami Rocks! benefit fashion show, featuring designers who create clothes for rock musicians. The girls are excited to model a new line of tank tops made with real flashing lights. But just as they’re about to make their big debut on the catwalk, someone cuts the lights and ruins the show! Aly and AJ are on the case. Can they find the culprit and get the show on the road?
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Cross and the Mask

How the Spanish 'Discovered' Florida - and a Proud Native Nation

Author: James D. Snyder

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1618500228

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 3805

The Cross and the Mask chronicles the clash of religions, weapons and wills as a documentary novel faithful to actual dates and events. Through the eyes of the Spanish swashbuckler Pedro Menéndez and the young Indian Lujo, we see two perspectives that led to death and devastation for both peoples. Winner of the Florida Historical Society's Patrick Smith Award for best historical fiction work. Winner of Silver Prize by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association for the year's best adult fiction.
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The Archaeology of Caribbean and Circum-Caribbean Farmers (6000 BC - AD 1500)

Author: Basil A Reid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351169181

Category: Social Science

Page: 454

View: 5285

Comprising 17 chapters and with a wide geographic reach stretching from the Florida Keys in the north to the Guianas in the south, this volume places a well-needed academic spotlight on what is generally considered an integral topic in Caribbean and circum-Caribbean archaeology. The book explores a variety of issues, including the introduction and dispersal of early cultivars, plant manipulation, animal domestication, dietary profiles, and landscape modifications. Tried-and-true and novel analytical techniques are used to tease out aspects of the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean database that inform the complex and often-subtle processes of domestication under varying socio-environmental conditions. Contributors discuss their findings within multiple constructs such as neolithisation, social interaction, trade, mobility, social complexity, migration, colonisation, and historical ecology. Multiple data sources are used which include but are not restricted to rock art, cooking pits and pots, stable isotopes, dental calculus and pathologies, starch grains, and proxies for past environmental conditions. Given its multi-disciplinary approaches, this volume should be of immense value to both researchers and students of Caribbean archaeology, biogeography, ethnobotany, zooarchaeology, historical ecology, agriculture, environmental studies, history, and other related fields.
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Digging for Tomorrow

A Mac and Maggie Mason Mystery -

Author: Charles P. Frank

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491777079

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 5840

Digging for Tomorrow finds private investigators Mac and Maggie Mason caught up in their own family turmoil. What happens when someone you love simply disappears?Digging for Tomorrow travels that road. How would you react if you were falsely accused of a crime? Digging for Tomorrow feels that pain. Have you ever had unexpected romance? Digging for Tomorrow enjoys that surprise. Did you ever feel that someone was simply out to get you? Digging for Tomorrow knows that dread. Do you ever wonder what tomorrow will bring? Digging for Tomorrow takes a look ahead.
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Beyond Collapse

Archaeological Perspectives on Resilience, Revitalization, and Transformation in Complex Societies

Author: Ronald K. Faulseit

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809333996

Category: History

Page: 532

View: 2565

New approaches to collapsed complex societies. The Maya. The Romans. The great dynasties of ancient China. It is generally believed that these once mighty empires eventually crumbled and disappeared. A recent trend in archaeology, however, focusing on what happened during and after the decline of once powerful regimes has found social resilience and transformation instead of collapse. In Beyond Collapse: Archaeological Perspectives on Resilience, Revitalization, and Transformation in Complex Societies, editor Ronald K. Faulseit gathers scholars with diverse theoretical perspectives to interpret how ancient civilizations responded to various stresses, including environmental change, warfare, and the fragmentation of political institutions. Contributors discuss not only what makes societies collapse but also why some societies are resilient and others are not, as well as how societies reorganize after collapse. Putting in context issues we face today, such as climate change, social diversity, and the failure of modern states, Beyond Collapse is an essential volume for readers interested in humanenvironment interaction and in the collapse--and subsequent reorganization--of human societies.
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Florida's big dig

the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from Jacksonville to Miami, 1881 to 1935

Author: William G. Crawford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 371

View: 1700

Posted in Nature

Tales from the Oak Hammock

A Memoir

Author: David Charles Gossman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469757117

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 124

View: 7481

Other than black and white TV, the baby boomer boys growing up in the little oak hammock east of South Floridas everglades dont have much to entertain them. Personal computers and the Internet are still decades away. Organized youth sports are all but non-existent in their environs. Rock and roll is king but exists only on an AM radio station and a stack of black vinyl disks. So how does a brotherhood of youngsters come of age while manufacturing adventure from an otherwise uneventful existence in the early 60s? How do they spend their summers when girls are still mysterious, undiscovered creatures and the bicycle is the only mode of transportation? And how do they face lifes unanswered questions while anticipating their once-in-a-lifetime trip to the New York Worlds Fair? Tales from the Oak Hammock chronicles the amusing answers to these questions as it recounts the misadventuresand misdemeanorsof boys who sometimes catch a glimpse of lifes meaningbut more often merely observe its puzzling complexities. They are the first generation raised by TV so they surely dont have all the answersbut this one thing they know: Life isnt always fair, but its almost always in black and white!
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Digging for Death

A Mac and Maggie Mason Mystery -

Author: Charles P. Frank

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 149171848X

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 9218

Digging for Death is a journey in fiction that explores relationships and romance wrapped around mystery. Strange events (and strange people) seem to have a way of finding Mac and Maggie Mason, even as the retired couple enjoys family, faith, and the surprises of daily life. Join the world where archaeologists keep digging when others might have quit. Read Digging for Death. Join the world where two strangers can suddenly find their lives intertwined in ways that only love can hold together. Read Digging for Death. Join the world where family tensions bring heartbreak and an empty place at the holiday table. Read Digging for Death. Join the world where death and threat and kidnapping all seem part of a shadowy underworld. Read Digging for Death. Join the world where calm preparation does battle with adversity to see which will carry the day. Read Digging for Death. Join the world of those who love to meet new people and love to wonder what will happen next. Join those who read Digging for Death!
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Digging through Time

A Mac and Maggie Mason Mystery -

Author: Charles P. Frank

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491718501

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6989

Digging Through Time takes Mac and Maggie Mason on another husband and wife journey through mystery and relationships. The couple, who met in the autumn of their lives, pursues friendships, faith, and some serious sleuthing. Digging Through Time moves from a picturesque island off the coast of Florida to death row at Raiford Maximum Security Prison. Digging Through Time confronts the gentle giant “Moose” who finally has to reveal some long-held secrets. Digging Through Time shatters the image of the fragile female. Digging Through Time shows how quickly casual moments can become times of life or death decisions. Digging Through Time blends romance and family ties and business decisions and a few quirky characters. The reader needs to keep tissues handy, all the while being prepared to LOL! Enjoy Digging Through Time with Mac and Maggie Mason.
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Digging Through Ashes

A Mac and Maggie Mason Mystery -

Author: Charles P. Frank

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491739800

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 4305

Digging Through Ashes finds private investigators Mac and Maggie Mason in a real bind: one of their colleagues is accused of arson and fire has destroyed evidence. Have you ever had to give bad news to someone you loved? If so, you’ll feel at home in Digging Through Ashes. Have you ever struggled to keep a secret that might well redirect your life? If so, you’ll feel at home in Digging Through Ashes. Have you ever tried to figure out what would happen if visitors from outer space showed up on earth? If so, you’ll feel at home in Digging Through Ashes. Have you ever wondered if a generous offer were really generous or if it might be a scam? If so, you’ll feel at home in Digging Through Ashes. Have you ever been in a situation when you did not know whom you could trust? If so, you’ll feel at home in Digging Through Ashes.
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Tag der Ankunft

Roman

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783471789469

Category: Friendship

Page: 297

View: 5488

Auf dem Flughafen bei der Ankunft ihrer koreanischen Adoptivkinder lernen sie sich kennen: die iranische Emigrantenfamilie Yazdan und die uramerikanischen Donaldsons. Aus dieser Begegnung entwickelt sich trotz der kulturellen Unterschiede eine generationenübergreifende Freundschaft.
Posted in Friendship

Digging our roots

Author: Eva Malott,Ada McPhilliamy,Dick Pence

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 4101

Posted in Reference

Digging Up Death

Author: Triss Stein

Publisher: Worldwide Library

ISBN: 9780373263103

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 1848

When a startling architectural discovery leads to acts of vandalism and ultimately murder, reporter Kay Engels decides to do some digging of her own and encounters a wealth of suspects eager to get their hands on the treasure, including gorgeous developer Alan Eckert. Reprint. AB.
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Miami Noir

Author: Les Standiford

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1936070383

Category: Fiction

Page: 355

View: 2672

"For different reasons these stories cultivate a little something special, a radiance, a humanity, even a grace, In the midst of the noir gloom, and thereby set themselves apart. Variety, familiarity, mood and tone, and the occasional gem of a story make Miami Noir a collection to savor." --Miami Herald "For such a sun-stoked place. Miami sure is shady. Shadowy, too. Even at highest noon. Maybe it's the heat. Maybe it's the humidity. And maybe, just maybe, it's our destiny...With echoes of Charles Willeford's Hoke Mosely series, the Miami books of Elmore Leonard, the quirk of Carl Hiaasen, who never met a shady character he didn't wanna write, and Edna Buchanan, who seems to know all the shadows, this batch of dirty deep South Florida fiction might just send you packing...your own heat." --Sun Post "Sixteen new, diverse and highly enter­taining mystery stories pack Akashic's latest city-by-city tour of modem noir...This vol­ume is as solid as the coral rock lying beneath the Miami streets." --Publishers Weekly "This well-chosen short story collection isn't Just a thoughtful compilation of work by some of South Florida's best and upcoming writers. Each Miami Noir story also is a window on a different part or Miami-Dade and its melting pot of cultures." --Sun Sentinel "Murder is nothing new in Miami--or any other big city, for that matter. But seldom has it been so entertaining as it is in the 16 short stories Included in Miami Noir." --Palm Beach Daily News Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Brand-new stories by: James W. Hall, Barbara Parker, John Dufresne, Paul Levine, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Tom Corcoran, Christine Kling, George Tucker, Kevin Allen, Anthony Dale Gagliano, David Beaty, Vicki Hendricks, John Bond, Preston L. Allen, Lynne Barrett, Jeffrey Wehr. From the introduction by Les Standiford: "The truth is that Miami, though naturally lovely, is a frontier town, perched on the border between the known and the rarely before experienced. The poet Richard Hugo once said that the natural place for the writer was on the edge, and 'edge' might well be the definitive word when it comes to this city...We are not only on the edge of the continent, we are to this country what New York was in Ellis Island's heyday, what the West Coast was in the middle of the twentieth century. This is where the new arrivals debark these days, and it is no mistake that during the last decade of the last century, commentators as diverse as Joan Didion, David Rieff, and T.D. Allman devoted entire volumes to Miami's role as the harbinger for America's future...But for now, the novel of crime and punishment is the perfect vehicle to convey the spirit and the timbre of this brawling place to a wider world."
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Miami linguistic readers

Author: Ralph F. Robinett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 1997

Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Miami Beach in 1920, The Making of a Winter Resort

Author: Abraham D. Lavender

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439630461

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 2563

Recognized for its poise and fashion, Miami Beach embodies the best elements of the new American city: cultural diversity, imaginative architecture, and dazzling scenery. In many aspects, Miami Beach is a metropolitan masterpiece, sculpted by the careful hands of visionary entrepreneurs against a magnificent coastal backdrop. The evolution of Miami Beach from a small, uninhabited strip of palmetto scrub and swamp into an internationally-renowned resort is a fascinating tale of human ingenuity, endurance, and foresight. A milestone in the city's development, the year 1920 marked many significant improvement, such as the new County Causeway bridge, and many "firsts" for the expanding hamlet, including the first electric trolley, the first automated telephone system, and its first post office building. Readers of all ages will be thoroughly entertained as they explore their Miami Beach of yesteryear: a time of Prohibition and bootlegging, grand hotels and lavish casinos, budding polo fields and golf courses, and the many distinct personalities that added color and life to this burgeoning town.
Posted in History