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    Description"Magic Stones" documents, in stunning and evocative photographs, our ancestors' obsession with stone. Throughout Europe stone has been used to create dwellings for the living and the dead, as a canvas for our earliest art, to celebrate the heavens and in ways that are still, even today, beyond our understanding. From the sun-drenched temples of Malta and the great tombs and alignments of Brittany to the labyrinths of icy Finland, this fascinating book explores these stones in their landscape, as part of nature and as a powerful reminder that, thousands of years on, they still hold a certain magic and mystery. This is the most wide-ranging photographic record of ancient European stone structures published to date. It is an inspirational celebration of the beliefs and achievements of our ancient ancestors. It features an authoritative introduction by leading archaeologist Julian Richards.


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    Title
    Magic Stones
    Subtitle
    The Secret World of Ancient Megaliths
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jan Pohribny, By (author) Julian Richards
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 250 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 2,077 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781858944135
    ISBN 10: 1858944139
    Classifications

    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC subject category V2: HDDA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, ART015050
    DC22: 930.14
    LC subject heading: ,
    Illustrations note
    250 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Merrell Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Merrell Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    30 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jan Pohribny is a photographer-artist who also works in the fields of design and illustration photography. He teaches at the Institute of Creative Photography at the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic. Julian Richards is an archaeologist, writer and broadcaster with a great interest in Stonehenge and associated sites throughout Europe.