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Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession

Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession

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By (author) Craig Childs

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 236mm x 28mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 7 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0316066427
  • ISBN 13: 9780316066426
  • Sales rank: 560,496

Product description

To whom does the past belong? Is the archeologist who discovers a lost tomb a sort of hero - or a villain? If someone steals a relic from a museum and returns it to the ruin it came from, is she a thief? Written in his trademark lyrical style, Craig Childs's riveting new book is a ghost story - an intense, impassioned investigation into the nature of the past and the things we leave behind. We visit lonesome desert canyons and fancy Fifth Avenue art galleries, journey throughout the Americas, Asia, the past and the present. The result is a brilliant book about man and nature, remnants and memory, a dashing tale of crime and detection.

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Craig Childs is a river guide, a field instructor, an adventurer and a writer. He camps in the back country of the American West at least nine months of the year, usually living in the back of his truck, out of a river vessel, or from his backpack. He hasn't had a phone in 10 years.

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"[Childs] is the love child of Indiana Jones and George Hayduke...In his passionate and outspoken new book, he expands his scope to a global scale to look at the ethical dilemmas archeology poses. His topic is the past, and particularly, its material remains. Who owns the past? And what, if anything, do we owe it?" Anita Guerrini, "Oregonian""