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    Description"2012 - Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya," is a full-color, 172-page book inspired by Maya inscriptions, astronomical knowledge, math, and myth. Responding to the upsurge in interest in "the Maya prophecies," Prof. Mark Van Stone has spent the last several years researching What the Ancient Maya Actually Said about 2012. The result is based entirely on science, archaeology, decipherment, and Precolumbian art. (No channeling of ancient priests! No Planet X!) To make this arcane material as accessible as possible, he examines aspects of the phenomenon in 38 short, digestible essays, which one can read in any order. It is eminently browsable. It is also dense with information: Dr. Van Stone does not "dumb down" information to reach some imaginary least common denominator. It is also visually appealing; the only art book on the subject. ...A Biographical blurb: Professor Mark Van Stone has spent his entire life studying the art and history of written forms. He started 40 years ago with Celtic manuscripts such as the 7th/8th- century Books of Kells and Lindisfarne. Progressing to Roman and Greek inscriptions, and to Egyptian hieroglyphs, he later lived in Japan, studying netsuke carving and calligraphy. Finally receiving his Ph.D. in Maya Hieroglyphs in 2005, Dr. Van Stone combines a rare general understanding of all ancient scripts with an even rarer ability to *write* them, not just read them. Long before receiving the doctorate in Maya Hieroglyphs, Mark earned his Bachelor's Degree in Physics and worked for a few years at the Gamma-Ray Astronomy laboratory at the University of New Hampshire's Space Science Center (1973-77). His background uniquely qualifies him to discuss both Maya astronomy and their hieroglyphs. He presently holds the post of Professor of Art History at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California. Mark is also co-author (with Dr. Michael Coe) of *Reading the Maya Glyphs*, the finest introductory book on the subject.

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    Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark L Van Stone
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 174
    Width: 280 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 857 g
    ISBN 13: 9780982682616
    ISBN 10: 0982682611

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    BIC subject category V2: PDX
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AC, HRAX
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000, REL072000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    Tlacaelel Press
    Imprint name
    Tlacaelel Press
    Publication date
    10 October 2010