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Time capsules : a cultural history

Author: William E Jarvis
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A cultural history of 5000 years of time capsules and other related information transfers across time. It examines both the formal and the popular culture aspects of the time capsule, from its roots  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William E Jarvis
ISBN: 0786412615 9780786412617 9780786480951 0786480955
OCLC Number: 50270129
Description: vii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : the time capsule experience --Time capsule milestones in world chronology --
How time capsules work --
Notional and archaeological time capsules --
The time capsule's ancient origins and modern transformations --
The golden age of the grand time capsules, 1935-1982 --
Writing down the ages : ancient writings from yesterday, today, and tomorrow as time capsule experiences --
Keeping time in a perpetual futurescape --
Epilogue : our ideal time capsule.
Responsibility: by William E. Jarvis.

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by thankerson (WorldCat user on 2006-09-21)

cultural anthropologist searching for a hidden time capsule from both the renaissance and the age of baroque

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