The Mummies of Urumchi
By (author) Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Normal Price: $48.99
Your Price: $44.09 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.90! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.20 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Mummies of Urumchi by Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Book DescriptionSome of Urumchi's mummies date back as far as 4,000 years-contemporary with the famous Egyptian mummies but even more beautifully preserved. Surprisingly, these prehistoric people are not Asian but Caucasoid-tall, large-nosed and blond with thick beards and round eyes. What were these blond Caucasians doing in the heart of Asia? What language did they speak? Might they be related to a "lost tribe" known from later inscriptions? Few clues are offered by their pottery or tools, but their clothes-woolens that rarely survive more than a few centuries-have been preserved as brightly hued as the day they were woven. Elizabeth Wayland Barber describes these remarkable mummies and their clothing, and deduces their path to this remote, forbidding place. The result is a book like no other-a fascinating unveiling of an ancient, exotic, nearly forgotten world. A finalist for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize.
Buy Mummies of Urumchi book by Elizabeth Wayland Barber from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780393320190
(236mm x 178mm x 17mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Dancing Goddesses, Paperback (April 2014)
A fascinating exploration of an ancient system of beliefs and its links to the evolution of dance.
When They Severed Earth from Sky, Paperback (September 2006)
Why were Prometheus and Loki envisioned as chained to rocks? What was the Golden Calf? Why are mirrors believed to carry bad luck? This book shows that myths originally transmitted real information about real events and observations, preserving the information sometimes for millennia within nonliterate societies.
Women's Work, Paperback (January 1996)
"A fascinating history of ... [a craft] that preceded and made possible civilization itself." -New York Times Book Review
Prehistoric Textiles, Paperback (December 1992)» View all books by Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Provides information on the origins and early development of textiles in Europe and the Near East. Using linguistic techniques, along with methods from palaeobiology and other fields, this book shows that spinning and pattern weaving began far earlier than has been supposed. It tells how it was more culturally significant to prehistoric cultures.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Mummies of Urumchi book by Elizabeth Wayland Barber and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Elizabeth Wayland Barber is the author of Women's Work and The Mummies of Urumchi. Professor emerita of archaeology and linguistics at Occidental College, she lives in California.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.