VANISHED CIVILIZATIONS by Edward-Ed. Bacon

VANISHED CIVILIZATIONS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A successor and complementary volume to The Dawn of Civilization (see p.710, 1961), again in outsize format, offers the present perspective on thirteen cultures lost to view and being reconstructed by the experts contributing here. ""Much thoughtfully organized, painstaking labour, much deep learning, and occasionally a flashing intuition are slowly recalling the living past to the memory of mankind. To watch this process at work is the purpose of this book,"" says the editor. Henri Lhote on the Sahara; Christopher Pym on the Khmers of Angkor, Thor Heyerdahl on the Easter Islanders are among the thirteen contributors writing of cultures in Africa, Asia, Europe.

Publisher: McGraw-Hill