Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Ian Shaw

By Ian Shaw

The traditional Egyptians are a permanent resource of fascination--mummies and pyramids, curses and rituals have captured our imaginations for generations. all of us have a psychological photo of historic Egypt, yet is it the ideal one? How a lot can we particularly learn about this as soon as nice civilization?

In this soaking up creation, Ian Shaw, one of many finest professionals on old Egypt, describes how our present rules approximately Egypt are dependent not just at the exciting discoveries made by means of early Egyptologists but additionally on attention-grabbing new varieties of facts produced by means of sleek medical and linguistic analyses. He additionally explores the altering affects on our responses to those reveals, by way of analyzing the influence of Egyptology on a variety of points of pop culture comparable to literature, cinema, opera, and modern paintings. He considers all facets of old Egyptian tradition, from tombs and mummies to the invention of artifacts and the decipherment of hieroglyphs, and from despotic pharaohs to animal-headed gods. From the final reader drawn to old Egypt, to scholars and lecturers of old heritage and archaeology, to museum-goers, this Very brief creation won't disappoint.

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BROAD STREET WELL EPIDEMIC In London in 1854 Dr John Snow demonstrated that an Asiatic cholera outbreak was due to direct flow of sewage contamination into the Broad Street well, the local water supply. He removed the pump handle, effectively dealing with the source of the infection. 24 Brownfields BROWNFIELDS Most abandoned, idled or underutilized properties where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by the potential or confirmed existence of chemicals of concern (ASTM). This is closely the same as the US EPA definition.

CONTINUOUS PROCESS One in which reactants enter the reaction chamber and, at the same time products are being removed. CONTROL OF POLLUTION ACT (COPA) (UK) General parts of this 1974 Act are 1 – waste disposal, 2 – water pollution, 3 – noise, 4 – air pollution and 5 – miscellaneous. CONVENTION FOR PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION BY DUMPING FROM SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT (OSLO CONVENTION) see Convention for Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic CONVENTION FOR PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION FROM LAND-BASED SOURCES (PARIS CONVENTION) see Convention for Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic 38 Convention for Protection of the Marine Environment CONVENTION FOR PROTECTION OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT OF THE NORTH-EAST ATLANTIC (OSPAR) This agreement replaces the Oslo Convention and the Paris Convention.

DIAUXIE Two microbial cultures supplied with limiting substrates for both food and energy will, in many cases, utilize one until exhausted and then, after a short lag phase, begin to use the second. DICHLORODIPHENYLTRICHLOROETHANE (DDT) A widely applied chlorinated pesticide used during and after World War II. ’’ DIELDRIN see Organochlorine insecticides DIETHYLSTILBESTEROL (DES) A growth promoting hormone for cattle, this has been shown to be carcinogenic in laboratory animals. DIFFERENCE LIMEN The minimum energy change required to perceive a change in stimulus.

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