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1 DOEHNE, ERIC & PRICE, CLIFFORD A. Stone Conservationan: Overview Of Current Research Second Edition.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2010. Second Edition. Research in Conservation series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Petra, Angkor, Copan, Venice, Lascaux, Easter Island—all are examples of irreplaceable cultural heritage built in stone and now slowly disappearing. In 1996 the Getty Conservation Institute published Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current Research as a tool for conservators and conservation scientists to guide policy, practice, and research in the preservation of stone in monuments, sculpture, and archaeological sites. This second edition reflects the explosion of new research, enlarging the discussion of preventive conservation and adding new sections on rock art and other subjects. It provides a strategic overview of the intervening fifteen years in stone conservation research and an updated critique of the field's strengths and weaknesses. The accompanying bibliography summarizes material published between 1995 and 2009 and provides a framework for building a coherent base of useful knowledge for practicing conservators and scientists. Eric Doehne is a scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute. Clifford A. Price is emeritus professor of archaeological conservation at University College London. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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2 HARMON, DAVID; FRANCIS P. MCMANAMON & DWIGHT T. PITCAITHLEY (EDITORS) The Antiquities Act: A Century Of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, And Nature Conservation.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: 2006. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Winner of the State of New Mexico's Heritage Preservation Award in the category of Heritage Publication Enacted in 1906, the Antiquities Act is one of the most important pieces of conservation legislation in American history and has had a far-reaching influence on the preservation of our nation's cultural and natural heritage. Thanks to the foresight of thirteen presidents, parks as diverse as Acadia, Grand Canyon, and Olympic National Park, along with historic and archaeological sites such as Thomas Edison's Laboratory and the Gila Cliff Dwellings, have been preserved for posterity. A century after its passage, this book presents a definitive assessment of the Antiquities Act and its legacy, addressing the importance and breadth of the act—as well as the controversy it has engendered. Authored by professionals intimately involved with safeguarding the nation's archaeological, historic, and natural heritage, it describes the applications of the act and assesses its place in our country's future. With a scope as far-reaching as the resources the act embraces, this book offers an unparalleled opportunity for today's stewards to reflect on the act's historic accomplishments, to remind fellow professionals and the general public of its continuing importance, and to look ahead to its continuing implementation in the twenty-first century. The Antiquities Act invites all who love America's natural and cultural treasures not only to learn about the act's rich legacy but also to envision its next hundred years. "Informative, reflective, illustrated, and an immense pleasure to read."—CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship David Harmon is executive director of the George Wright Society. Headquartered in Hancock, Michigan, it works to protect cultural and natural parks and reserves. He is the author of In Light of Our Differences: How Diversity in Nature and Culture Makes Us Human. Francis P. McManamon is chief archaeologist of the National Park Service and co-editor of the volume Cultural Resource Management in Contemporary Society: Perspectives on Managing and Presenting the Past. He lives in Washington, DC. Dwight T. Pitcaithley is former chief historian of the National Park Service and currently teaches at New Mexico State University. "A great introduction to the Antiquities Act, how it came about, and how it affects all of us today."—Archaeology "This testament to a great American law provides the reader with insight into all aspects of its history and effectiveness."—American Archaeology "An exceptionally impressive collection of informed and informative essays and writings…A core addition to academic and community library reference collections."—The Midwest Book Review 
Price: 23.74 USD
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3 MARTÍNEZ-REYES, JOSÉ E. Moral Ecology Of A Forest: The Nature Industry And Maya Post-conservation.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: 2016. Critical Green Engagements Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Forests are alive, filled with rich, biologically complex life forms and the interrelationships of multiple species and materials. Vulnerable to a host of changing conditions in this global era, forests are in peril as never before. New markets in carbon and environmental services attract speculators. In the name of conservation, such speculators attempt to undermine local land control in these desirable areas. Moral Ecology of a Forest provides an ethnographic account of conservation politics, particularly the conflict between Western conservation and Mayan ontological ecology. The difficult interactions of the Maya of central Quintana Roo, Mexico, for example, or the Mayan communities of the Sain Ka'an Biosphere, demonstrate the clashing interests with Western biodiversity conservation initiatives. The conflicts within the forest of Quintana Roo represent the outcome of nature in this global era, where the forces of land grabbing, conservation promotion and organizations, and capitalism vie for control of forests and land. Forests pose living questions. In addition to the ever-thrilling biology of interdependent species, forests raise questions in the sphere of political economy, and thus raise cultural and moral questions. The economic aspects focus on the power dynamics and ideological perspectives over who controls, uses, exploits, or preserves those life forms and landscapes. The cultural and moral issues focus on the symbolic meanings, forms of knowledge, and obligations that people of different backgrounds, ethnicities, and classes have constructed in relation to their lands. The Maya Forest of Quintana Roo is a historically disputed place in which these three questions come together. "Martięnez-Reyes illuminates the Yucatan as a historically disputed place where local and global forces competed for the meanings and uses of nature, landscape, and resources, driven by Western consumerism."—Choice "This book shows how the new markets in carbon and environmental services open up the area to speculators who attempt to undermine local land control in the area in the name of conservation. The investigation of environmental services and the potential of conservation to privatize and enclose land represents the cutting edge of the field."—Molly Doane, author of Stealing Shining Rivers: Agrarian Conflict, Market Logic, and Conservation in a Mexican Forest "A compelling account of 'the nature industry,' a complex assemblage of NGOs, state policies, conservation science, and green economics, and its perilous deployment in the Mayan forests of the Yucatan peninsula. This eminently readable and insightful ethnography is one of the best contributions to the geo-anthropology of nature in many years."—Arturo Escobar, author of Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World 
Price: 52.25 USD
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