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              Books by Adrienne Mayor

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              Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology

              Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mayor, Adrienne

              • RRP: $47.99
              • $43.19
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              Traces the story of how ancient cultures envisioned artificial life, automata, self-moving devices and human enhancements, sharing insights into how the mythologies of the past related to and shaped ancient machine innovations.

              ISBN 9780691202266
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2020
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy

              The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mayor, Adrienne

              • RRP: $64.99
              • $58.49
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              • Temporarily out of stock

              Claiming Alexander the Great and Darius of Persia as ancestors, Mithradates, the ruthless king and visionary rebel who challenged the power of Rome in the first century BC, inherited a wealthy Black Sea kingdom at age fourteen after his mother poisoned his father. This title tell...s the story of Mithradates.
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              ISBN 9780691150260
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2011
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Language (English)
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              The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
               

              The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World (EPUB ebook)

              By Mayor, Adrienne

              The real history of the Amazons in war and loveAmazons-fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world-were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their vi...ctory over a powerful Amazon army. In historical times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and the Roman general Pompey tangled with Amazons.But just who were these bold barbarian archers on horseback who gloried in fighting, hunting, and sexual freedom? Were Amazons real? In this deeply researched, wide-ranging, and lavishly illustrated book, National Book Award finalist Adrienne Mayor presents the Amazons as they have never been seen before. This is the first comprehensive account of warrior women in myth and history across the ancient world, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Great Wall of China.Mayor tells how amazing new archaeological discoveries of battle-scarred female skeletons buried with their weapons prove that women warriors were not merely figments of the Greek imagination. Combining classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific archaeology, she reveals intimate, surprising details and original insights about the lives and legends of the women known as Amazons. Provocatively arguing that a timeless search for a balance between the sexes explains the allure of the Amazons, Mayor reminds us that there were as many Amazon love stories as there were war stories. The Greeks were not the only people enchanted by Amazons-Mayor shows that warlike women of nomadic cultures inspired exciting tales in ancient Egypt, Persia, India, Central Asia, and China.Driven by a detective's curiosity, Mayor unearths long-buried evidence and sifts fact from fiction to show how flesh-and-blood women of the Eurasian steppes were mythologized as Amazons, the equals of men. The result is likely to become a classic.
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              ISBN 9781400865130
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              Language en
              Released NZ 22 Sep 2014
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
               

              The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mayor, Adrienne

              • RRP: $38.99
              • $35.09
              • Save $3.90
              • Internationally sourced

              Amazons--fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world--were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. In histori...cal times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and the Roman general Pompey tangled with Amazons. But just who were these bold barbarian archers on horseback who gloried in fighting, hunting, and sexual freedom? Were Amazons real? In this deeply researched, wide-ranging, and lavishly illustrated book, National Book Award finalist Adrienne Mayor presents the Amazons as they have never been seen before. This is the first comprehensive account of warrior women in myth and history across the ancient world, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Great Wall of China. Mayor tells how amazing new archaeological discoveries of battle-scarred female skeletons buried with their weapons prove that women warriors were not merely figments of the Greek imagination. Combining classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific archaeology, she reveals intimate, surprising details and original insights about the lives and legends of the women known as Amazons. Provocatively arguing that a timeless search for a balance between the sexes explains the allure of the Amazons, Mayor reminds us that there were as many Amazon love stories as there were war stories. The Greeks were not the only people enchanted by Amazons--Mayor shows that warlike women of nomadic cultures inspired exciting tales in ancient Egypt, Persia, India, Central Asia, and China. Driven by a detective's curiosity, Mayor unearths long-buried evidence and sifts fact from fiction to show how flesh-and-blood women of the Eurasian steppes were mythologized as Amazons, the equals of men. The result is likely to become a classic.
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              ISBN 9780691170275
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2016
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Language (English)
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              Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
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              Fossil Legends of the First Americans

              Fossil Legends of the First Americans (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Mayor, Adrienne

              • RRP: $119.00
              • $107.10
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              Beginning in the East, with its Ice Age monsters, and ending in the West, where dinosaurs lived and died, this richly illustrated and elegantly written book examines the discoveries of enormous bones in North America and uses of fossils for medicine, hunting magic, and spells.

              ISBN 9780691113456
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781400849314
              Released NZ 15 May 2005
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (English)
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              Fossil Legends of the First Americans
               

              Fossil Legends of the First Americans (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Mayor, Adrienne

              • RRP: $85.00
              • $85.00
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              Beginning in the East, with its Ice Age monsters, and ending in the West, where dinosaurs lived and died, this book examines the discoveries of enormous bones and uses of fossils for medicine, hunting magic, and spells. It represents a major step forward in our understanding of h...ow humans made sense of fossils before evolutionary theory developed.
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              ISBN 9780691130491
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2007
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (English)
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              Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
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              The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy
               

              The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy (PDF ebook)

              By Mayor, Adrienne

              Claiming Alexander the Great and Darius of Persia as ancestors, Mithradates, the ruthless king and visionary rebel who challenged the power of Rome in the first century BC, inherited a wealthy Black Sea kingdom at age fourteen after his mother poisoned his father. This title tell...s the story of Mithradates.
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              ISBN 9781400833429
              Available in PDF
              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released NZ 28 Sep 2009
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology
               

              Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology (EPUB ebook)

              By Mayor, Adrienne

              Traces the story of how ancient cultures envisioned artificial life, automata, self-moving devices and human enhancements, sharing insights into how the mythologies of the past related to and shaped ancient machine innovations.

              ISBN 9780691185446
              Available in EPUB
              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released NZ 27 Nov 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology

              Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology (Hardback)

              By Mayor, Adrienne

              • RRP: $84.99
              • $76.49
              • Save $8.50
              • In Stock At Publisher

              Traces the story of how ancient cultures envisioned artificial life, automata, self-moving devices and human enhancements, sharing insights into how the mythologies of the past related to and shaped ancient machine innovations.

              ISBN 9780691183510
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Language (English)
              Availability
              In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
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              The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
               

              The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World (Hardback)

              By Mayor, Adrienne

              • Imp. $94.99
              • $85.49
              • Save $9.50
              • Not Available Locally

              Amazons--fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world--were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. In histori...cal times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and the Roman general Pompey tangled with Amazons. But just who were these bold barbarian archers on horseback who gloried in fighting, hunting, and sexual freedom? Were Amazons real? In this deeply researched, wide-ranging, and lavishly illustrated book, National Book Award finalist Adrienne Mayor presents the Amazons as they have never been seen before. This is the first comprehensive account of warrior women in myth and history across the ancient world, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Great Wall of China. Mayor tells how amazing new archaeological discoveries of battle-scarred female skeletons buried with their weapons prove that women warriors were not merely figments of the Greek imagination. Combining classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific archaeology, she reveals intimate, surprising details and original insights about the lives and legends of the women known as Amazons. Provocatively arguing that a timeless search for a balance between the sexes explains the allure of the Amazons, Mayor reminds us that there were as many Amazon love stories as there were war stories. The Greeks were not the only people enchanted by Amazons--Mayor shows that warlike women of nomadic cultures inspired exciting tales in ancient Egypt, Persia, India, Central Asia, and China. Driven by a detective's curiosity, Mayor unearths long-buried evidence and sifts fact from fiction to show how flesh-and-blood women of the Eurasian steppes were mythologized as Amazons, the equals of men. The result is likely to become a classic.
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              ISBN 9780691147208
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2014
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Language (English)
              Availability
              Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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