luni, 31 octombrie 2016

Apariţie editorială: Insight Guides Experience New York City 2nd Edition (2016)

New York is a fascinating city, packed with iconic sights and an endless array of attractions, from great art to top restaurants and top-rate theatre to unrivalled shopping. Be inspired to visit by the new Insight Guide Experience New York, a beautifully-packaged full-colour guide to one of the world’s most exciting cities.

Inside Insight Guide Experience New York:

A brand-new series covering all the very best experiences on offer.
Stunning, colourful photography brings this beautiful city and its people to life.

Local expert authors guide you to authentic New York experiences and fresh discoveries.

A dip-in “In the mood for…” section suggests the best places to go for fine dining, retail therapy, romance and family fun, amongst others.
The neighbourhoods sections contain our selection what to see and do from an insider’s perspective, from browsing designer boutiques on the Upper East Side to exploring historic Harlem.
Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and our Essentials A-Z section give you all the practical information you need for planning a memorable trip.

About Insight Guides:

Insight Guides has over 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers’ needs. Insight Guides’ unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

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Apariţie editorială: Insight Guides Caribbean The Lesser Antilles 7th Edition (2016)

The Caribbean’s Lesser Antilles are a chain of stunning paradise islands stretching from the British Virgin Islands, east of Puerto Rico, to Trinidad and Aruba, just north of mainland South America, all rich in white sand beaches, volcanic topography and unique cultures. Be inspired to visit by the new edition of Insight Guide Caribbean: The Lesser Antilles, a comprehensive full-colour guide to this tropical island arc.

Inside Insight Guide Caribbean Cruises:

* A fully-overhauled edition by knowledgable writers.
* Colourful photography brings this tropical region and its people to life.
* Lively features explore the Caribbean’s history, from colonial times to modern tourism, and distinctive culture including Carnival, Creole cuisine and local architecture.

Highlights of the region’s top attractions, including the spectacular Pitons in St Lucia, turtle-watching in Dominica and Trinidad, and Brimstone Hill Fortress in St Kitts.

Descriptive place-by-place accounts cover the whole of the Lesser Antilles, from the most famous islands such as Barbados and Antigua to lesser-known gems including Martinique and Curacao.
Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip.

Insight Guide Caribbean: The Lesser Antilles now includes the Walking Eye app, free to download to smartphones and tablets on purchase of the book. The Caribbean app includes our independent selection of the best hotels and restaurants, plus activity, event and shopping listings.

About Insight Guides:

Insight Guides has over 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers’ needs. Insight Guides’ unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

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Apariţie editorială: Lonely Planet Xinjiang Urumqi Northern China Travel Guide 2016

Lonely Planet Xinjiang, Urumqi & Northern China is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you in this region. Follow the footprints of Marco Polo along the southern Silk Road in Xinjiang, turn the world’s largest prayer wheel near the walled Old Town of Guide or mount a camel and set off across the dunes of the Badain Jaran Desert, all with your trusted travel companion. Begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Xinjiang, Urumqi & Northern China:

* Full-color maps and images throughout
* Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
* Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
* Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
* Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
* Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – the history, the people, outside activities, the arts, the food, the architecture
* Useful features – includes Need to Know, First Time, and more
* Covers Turpan, Hotan, Zhangye, Yinchuan, Baotou, Shangdu, and more
eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)
* Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
* Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
* Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience
* Seamlessly flip between pages
* Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
* Embedded links to recommendations’ websites
* Zoom-in maps and images
* Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Xinjiang, Urumqi & Northern China is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled in this particular region of China.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet China for a comprehensive look at all that the country has to offer.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet:

Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world’s leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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Apariţie editorială: Insight Guides Explore Fiji

A palm tree-lined South Pacific island paradise, yet also easily accessible from the Antipodes, Fiji offers a tropical idyll with all the white sand beaches, fabulous diving and other outdoor activities you could ask for. Insight Guide Explore Fiji is a brand new title and is the ideal pocket companion for your trip: a full-colour guide containing 14 easy-to-follow routes around the Fijian islands.

Inside Explore Fiji:

Discover the lively nightlife and bustling daytime of Fiji’s capital, Suva or hike in the Nausori Highlands
Experience a homestay in Viti Levu and cruise the Yasawa Islands, with their perfect beaches and great seafood.
Insight’s trademark cultural coverage sets the routes in context, with introductions to Fiji’s cuisine, entertainment options, wealth of activities on offer and key historical dates.

Our recommended selection of places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route, with even more suggestions in the directory section, which also contains a wealth of useful practical information, including a range of carefully selected accommodation to suit all budgets.
Pull-out map with useful plotted routes.

Evocative photography captures Fiji’s stunning tropical island scenery.

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Armânii, de la faimoșii Manakia la Nu sunt faimos@MȚR

Culese din Balkani - Festival de film documentar. Intrare liberă prezintă
Duminică, 6 nov, ora 16.30, Cinema Muzeul Țăranului
Intrare liberă
ARMÂNII, de la faimoșii Manakia la Nu sunt faimos
r: Toma Enache, România 2016, 72 min
Q & A

@Special Manakia@Culese din Balkani


The documentary film “ARMÂNII, from the famous Manakia to I’m not famous…” is an exploration of the Armân world, from the first motion picture shot in the Balkans by two Armâns, film pioneers Yanaki and Milton Manakia, to the first film in the cinema history spoken in the Armân language, entitled “I’m not famous but I’m Armân.”

The documentary emphasises the connection, made by the viewers themselves, between the films shot by the Manakia Brothers after 1905, presenting moments from daily life and the past of the Armâns, and the film “I’m not famous but I’m Armân” , made more than a hundred years later, which presents, as part of the story, the current situation of the Armân people.

The conclusion is that, irrespective of where they live, the Armâns share the same name and language and are the same people.

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Expoziția temporară ”Mihai Viteazul - întregitorul de neam”

Muzeul Memorial ”Nicolae Iorga” din Vălenii de Munte, secție a Muzeului Județean de Istorie și Arheologie Prahova, vernisează vineri, 4 noiembrie 2016, ora 11.00, la sediul său din Vălenii de Munte, str. George Enescu, nr. 3, expoziția temporară ”Mihai Viteazul - întregitorul de neam”, înscrisă în programul ”România 100” dedicat înfăptuirii statului național unitar român.
Prin intermediul bunurilor culturale mobile - gravuri, monede, cărți vechi, ceramică, arme și al reproducerilor etalate, organizatorii propun o incursiune sintetică în actele și faptele istorice ale primului unificator al românilor - domnitorul Mihai Viteazul.

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Exponatul lunii noiembrie „Comenzile și definițiile din Regulamentul de manevră și luptă al infanteriei române.”, Decembrie 1918

Marți, 1 noiembrie 2016, ora 11, la Muzeul Național al Unirii Alba Iulia va fi vernisat Exponatul lunii noiembrie. Cu această ocazie va fi expus un manual militar realizat în decembrie 1918, pentru militarii români din Ardeal, intitulat: Comenzile și definițiile din Regulamentul de manevră și luptă al infanteriei române.

Regulamentul a fost redactat de Petre Ugliș, în decembrie 1918, pentru ofițerii și subofițerii români care activau ca voluntari în Italia, organizați în așa-numita „Legiunea Română din Italia”. A fost tipărit la Roma, în tipografia Academiei Regale dei Lincei.

Manualul are 8 secțiuni: „Definiții”; „Instrucția individuală”, „Plutonul”, „Compania”, “Batalionul”, „Modul de prezentare”, “Scrima cu arma” și „Gimnastica”. Majoritatea comenzilor sunt prezentate bilingv, în limba română și în limba germană, pentru ca ofițerii, ce activaseră în armata austro-ungară, să le recunoască mai ușor.

Evenimentul este organizat de Consiliul Județean Alba și Muzeul Național al Unirii Alba Iulia.

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Coarne de bizon de stepă (Bison priscus), strămoşul zimbrilor şi bizonilor moderni

În noiembrie, gălăţenii vor putea vedea, în cadrul exponatului lunii de la Complexul Muzeal de Ştiinţele Naturii „Răsvan Angheluţă” Galaţi, coarne de bizon de stepă (Bison priscus), strămoşul zimbrilor şi bizonilor moderni, un bovid de proporţii uriaşe care trăia într-un număr foarte mare de exemplare, în cirezi enorme, răspândite pe aproape tot teritoriul Eurasiei, cum o dovedesc numeroasele depozite fosilifere. Bizonul de stepă a dispărut acum 10.000 de ani, odată cu retragerea gheţarilor. Era un erbivor cu dimensiuni impresionante, ajungând până la o lungime de 4 m, înaltimea de 2 m şi greutatea de 1.100 kg. Avea capul masiv, fruntea foarte lată şi boltită, acoperită cu păr lung aspru şi des, iar coarnele erau crescute orizontal-lateral faţă de craniu. Distanţa dintre vârfurile coarnelor erau aproximativ de un metru, masurând o jumătate de metru fiecare. La noi în ţară depozitele pleistocene sunt larg răspândite în Moldova, în special sub forma unor terase de râuri. O astfel de situaţie apare în satul Movileni (comuna Coroieşti), la nord-vest de Bârlad, pe Pârâul Hreasca. Succesiunea pleistocenă implică nisipuri cuarţoase cu intercalaţii de nisipuri argiloase, ca aflorimente în malul drept al văii. În urmă cu câţiva ani, din această locaţie a fost recuperat un craniu de bison de stepă (Bison priscus), aparţinând unui mascul. Din acelaşi loc au mai fost colectate şi alte oase de Bovidae. Descoperirea documentează existenţa speciei în acest sector al Platformei Scitice, în Pleistocenul superior. Dispariţia bizonului de stepă este pusă de specialişti pe seama a mai multor cauze: fie o schimbare drastică a ecosistemului, un accident geologic, fie schimbarea climei sau îmbunătăţirea tehnicilor şi tehnologiei de vânătoare a primilor oameni. Exponatul lunii noiembrie – Coarne de bizon de stepă - va putea fi văzut la Complexul Muzeal de Ştiinţele Naturii „Răsvan Angheluţă” Galaţi în perioada 2 - 30 noiembrie 2016.

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TOPOR MINIATURAL DIN ENEOLITIC - Exponatul Lunii Noiembrie - Muzeul Judeţean Teleorman

Muzeul Judeţean Teleorman vă invită miercuri, 2 noiembrie a.c., ora 11.00 la deschiderea Exponatului Lunii Noiembrie.
Pentru perioada 1-30 noiembrie 2016, Muzeul Judeţean Teleorman propune publicului vizitator un obiect arheologic aflat în patrimoniul instituţiei. Este vorba de un TOPOR MINIATURAL DIN ENEOLITIC.
Toporul miniatural eneolitic provine din aşezarea de tip tell de la Vităneşti Măgurice, judeţul Teleorman.
A fost descoperit în campania din anul 2010 în apropierea unei locuinţe incendiate ce a făcut parte din ultimul nivel de locuire ce a aparţinut Culturii Gumelniţa.
Piesa este din lut si reprezintă o imitaţie a unui topor pană. Are mânerul de dimensiuni reduse, rotunjit la partea terminală şi aplatizat înspre lamă. Aceasta are o lungime aproape egală cu a mânerului şi este dreptunghiulară în secţiune. Zona tăişului este arcuită, colţul de sus fiind mai proeminent.
Topoarele miniaturale din lut sunt piese caracteristice perioadei neo-eneolitice de pe tot teritoriul Europei. Aceste piese redau diferite categorii de arme şi unelte din piatră, aramă şi corn. Pentru spaţiul culturilor Cucuteni şi Gumelniţa sunt tipice miniaturile topoarelor cu gaură de înmănuşare.
O analogie cu toporul miniatural descoperit la Vităneşti provine din tell-ul gumeniţean de la Deneva, la 10 km sud de Shumen, Bulgaria. Aici s-a descoperit un vas de mici dimensiuni ce are două figuri în relief reprezentând un topor şi un sceptru.
Topoarele miniaturale, alături de alte categorii de piese, cum ar fi piesele de mobilier, discurile sau colţii din lut, au avut posibil funcţii simbolice, fiind replici ale obiectelor în mărime naturală.

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Cojocăritul în Banatul de munte

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Apariţie editorială: The Archaeology of Death in Post-medieval Europe, de Tarlow, Sarah

Tarlow, Sarah
The Archaeology of Death in Post-medieval Europe

Archaeology, Death and burial, Post-medieval Europe

Aims and Scope

Historical burial grounds are an enormous archaeological resource and have the potential to inform studies not only of demography or the history of disease and mortality, but also histories of the body, of religious and other beliefs about death, of changing social relationships, values and aspirations.

In the last decades, the intensive urban development and a widespread legal requirement to undertake archaeological excavation of historical sites has led to a massive increase in the number of post-medieval graveyards and burial places that have been subjected to archaeological investigation. The archaeology of the more recent periods, which are comparatively well documented, is no less interesting and important an area of study than prehistoric periods.

This volume offers a range of case studies and reflections on aspects of death and burial in post-medieval Europe. Looking at burial goods, the spatial aspects of cemetery organisation and the way that the living interact with the dead, contributors who have worked on sites from Central, North and West Europe present some of their evidence and ideas. The coherence of the volume is maintained by a substantial integrative introduction by the editor, Professor Sarah Tarlow.

“This book is a ‘first’ and a necessary one. It is an exciting and far-ranging collection of studies on post-medieval burial practice across Europe that will most certainly be used extensively”
Professor Howard Williams


237 pages
Language:EnglishType of Publication:MonographKeyword(s):Archaeology, Post-medieval Europe, Burial Customs, Funeral Practices, Death and Burial, Cemeteries

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Un nou mod de a înţelege cele mai rare minerale

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Ceylon Sapphires, Tanzanian Spinel, Nigerian Spessartite, Pakistani Peridot and Paraiba Tourmaline from Mozambique. Copyright ©Thai Lanka Trading Ltd

Two geologists have developed a system for classifying some of the most elusive substances on the planet.

Of the more than 5,000 minerals recognized by geologists, fewer than 100 are thought to constitute 99 percent of the Earth’s crust. Much more than that—over half of all known minerals, in fact—are considered rare, meaning they appear in five or fewer locations on Earth.

And then there are the rarest of the rare: the minerals that have a total known volume of less than one cubic centimeter, or smaller than the size of a sugar cube. Those are the ones that Robert Hazen, a researcher at the Carnegie Institution, and Jesse Ausubel, an environmental scientist at Rockefeller University, like to study.

“Many of those minerals are known from a single microscopic find, sometimes only one crystal,” Hanzen wrote in an email. “And in some cases those crystals wash away when it rains. So those are really rare minerals!”

Minerals include gemstones, like diamonds (a form of carbon) and rubies (a form of corundum tainted with chromium), as well as more mundane things, like calcite (chalk) and halite (salt). Any naturally occurring substance of a defined chemical composition that can form into a crystal is considered a mineral. (Ordinary rocks are not minerals in and of themselves, but some are a mishmash of several different minerals.)

In a forthcoming paper in the journal American Minerologist, Hazen and Ausubel outlined a new mineral-classification system to help geologists better understand the designation of “rare.” They based their work on a similar system by the biologist Deborah Rabinowitz, who studied rare biological species. According to Rabinowitz, a species can be considered rare if it meets at least one of three criteria: a small geographic range, highly specific habitat requirements, or a small population size.

Hazen and Ausbuel similarly argue that in a rare mineral must meet at least one of four criteria. The first is a narrow range of stability, meaning that it’s found only in very specific conditions. The mineral hazenite, for instance, can only form on the decomposed remains of cyanobacteria in super-salty, highly alkaline environments. Mono Lake, California, is currently the only known source of hazenite.

The second criterion is a composition that includes rare elements, or elements that rarely occur together in nature. Senaite, with the chemical formula Pb(Mn,Y, U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38, requires 11 different chemical elements—lead, manganese, yttrium, uranium, iron, zinc, titanium, chromium, vanadium, oxygen, and hydrogen—organized in a highly precise manner.

The third is a mineral’s transience in ambient conditions. Plenty of minerals are unable to withstand extreme environments, but some can be destroyed by pressures and temperatures that humans find tolerable. One such mineral is methane hydrate (a.k.a. methane clathrate), which can form in cold, high-pressure environments like the ocean floor. A potentially important source of energy or greenhouse gas, methane hydrate evaporates when it is brought to the surface. And researchers have identified a few vampire-like minerals, like the mercury-containing edoylerite, that are destroyed by sunlight.

The fourth and final criterion is sampling bias, meaning a mineral may be considered rare simply because scientists have a hard time finding it. Minerals that can only be seen with a microscope or are beyond geologists’ reach–such as those deep in Earth’s crust or mantle–will logically seem rare, even if they may actually be quite common.

Understanding rare minerals can also help scientists identify new ones. But more intriguingly, the study of rare minerals may shed some light on the origins of life. Hazen and Ausubel argue in their paper that Earth appears to be more mineralogically diverse than the other planets and moons in the solar system, meaning that rare minerals may have played a role in helping the earliest life forms to emerge. On the flip side, some rare minerals only form due to biological activity. Either way, the two scientists believe, the presence of rare minerals on other planets—ones we’ve seen here on Earth in tiny doses, or ones we’ve never even encountered—could possibly be a sign of extraterrestrial life.

The original article was written by Alex Berezow


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