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Page, Jake

Works: 90 works in 369 publications in 7 languages and 29,502 library holdings
Genres: History  Folklore  Legends  Pictorial works  Interviews  Comparative studies  Fiction  Claims 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E77, 973.0497
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jake Page
In the hands of the Great Spirit : the 20,000-year history of American Indians by Jake Page( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the American Indians has, until now, been told as a 500-year tragedy, a story of violent and fatal encounters with Europeans and their diseases, followed by steady retreat, defeat, and diminishment. Yet the true story begins much earlier, and its final recent chapter adds a major twist. Jake Page, one of the Southwest's most distinguished writers and a longtime student of Indian history and culture, tells a radically new story, thanks to an explosion of recent archaeological findings, the latest scholarship, and an exploration of Indian legends. Covering no less than 20,000 years, In the hands of the Great Spirit will forever change how we think about the oldest and earliest Americans. Page explores every controversy, from the question of cannibalism among tribes, to the various theories of when and how humans first arrived on the continent, to what life was actually like for Indians before the Europeans came. Page dispels the popular image of a peaceful and idyllic Eden, and shows that Indian societies were fluid, constantly transformed by intertribal fighting, population growth, and shifting climates. Page uses Indian legends and stories as tools to uncover tribal origins, cultural values, and the meaning of certain rituals and sacred lands. He tells the story of contact with Europeans, and the multipower conflicts of the Seven Years War, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812, from the Indians' point of view. He explains the complex and shifting role of the U.S. government as expressed through executive decisions and through the role of the courts. Finally, he tells the fascinating story of the late-twentieth-century upsurge in Indian population and resources, which began as a social movement and exploded once casinos came into fashion
The first Americans : in pursuit of archaeology's greatest mystery by J. M Adovasio( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading archaeologist addresses the complex puzzle about the origins of the first humans to settle in America, reassessing common myths about early human migration and lifestyle
Blood, the river of life by Jake Page( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents scientific information and miscellaneous facts on human blood
Myths, legends, and folktales of America : an anthology by David Adams Leeming( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a variety of myths, tales, and legends. Includes Native American tales about creation, goddesses, trickster gods, the Indian and the white man, as well as Hispanic American, Asian American, Anglo American, and African American stories. Features patriotic heroes, American loners, frontiersman, and tall tales, Western outlaws, lawmen, and cowboys, slave rebels, and Blues legends, among other topics
The invisible sex : uncovering the true roles of women in prehistory by J. M Adovasio( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges popular beliefs that prehistoric women filled sideline roles in prehistoric times, drawing on recent research to reveal how women developed tools that were key to survival and played a central role in human language and social development
Goddess : myths of the female divine by David Adams Leeming( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Leeming and Jake Page gather some seventy-five of the most potent and meaningful of these tales in an extraordinary rich and readable introduction of this divine figure as she has emerged from prehistory to the present
The mythology of native North America by David Adams Leeming( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts more than seventy Native American myths from a variety of cultures, covering gods, creation, and heroes and heroines, and discusses each myth within its own context, its relationship to other myths, and its place within world mythology
Tales of the earth : paroxysms and perturbations of the blue planet by Charles B Officer( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Japanese and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Maryland, late in the spring of 1816, the snow fell brown, and blue, and even red. Brown snow fell in Hungary that year and in the village of Taranto in southern Italy, where any snow is rare, the red and yellow snow caused great alarm. In New England, 1816 was called the Year Without a Summer. Crops failed throughout America, the price of corn and wheat soared, and farmers (lacking feed) sold off livestock, bringing about a collapse in beef and pork prices. In Western Europe it was even worse, a major disaster, with food riots and armed groups raiding bakeries and grain markets. This turmoil followed a catastrophic volcanic eruption a year earlier on the other side of the world - the April 1816 explosion of the volcano called Tambora, on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa - a blast heard almost a thousand miles away in Sumatra." "In Tales of the Earth, Charles Officer and Jake Page describe some of the great events of environmental history, from natural catastrophes such as the Tambora eruption, the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 (the greatest in recorded history), and the ice ages, to disasters such as the nuclear fallout from Chernobyl, acid rain, and the progressive depletion of the ozone layer. Officer and Page present much of their narrative through eye-witness accounts or through the commentary of prominent figures (in discussing the Lisbon earthquake, for instance, they recount the famous clash between Voltaire and Rousseau over the meaning of the disaster, and in discussing the Black Plague, they quote Boccaccio, whose Decameron was set during "the late deadly pestilence"). The authors provide fascinating discussions of meteorites and comets; of the demise of mammoths, mastodons, and dinosaurs; and of great floods that have swept the earth." "But if nature can make trouble for humanity, Officer and Page show that human activity can also make trouble for nature. They examine the depletion of natural resources (we burn coal and oil at millions of times their natural rate of production), air pollution in such major urban areas as Los Angeles and London (where the Killer Smog of 1952 caused the death of some four thousand people), and the pollution of major waterways, like the Chesapeake Bay and Lake Erie. And they explore the global impact of such phenomena as depletion of the ozone layer, acid rain, population growth, and the greenhouse effect." "Ranging from catastrophic eruptions at Santorini and Krakatoa to manmade disasters such as the mercury poisoning in Japan's Minamata Bay, Tales of the Earth will interest anyone concerned with the environment and the natural world."--Jacket
Lords of the air : the Smithsonian book of birds by Jake Page( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautifully illustrated book with chapters on the origins, flight, subsistence, migration, communication, society, etc
The big one : the earthquake that rocked early America and helped create a science by Jake Page( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the series of massive earthquakes, centered in what is now Missouri and Arkansas, at the start of the 1800s that wreaked almost unimaginable destruction on the American frontier
Zoo--the modern ark by Franz Maier( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and Norwegian and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs explain the new world of zoos
Hopi by Susanne Page( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring a special section devoted to the Hopi's superb crafts--pottery, weaving, jewelry, and painting--an exploration of significant aspects of traditional Hopi life consists of six photo essays: Ceremonies, Corn, Daily Life, Wedding Ceremonies, Eagle Ceremony, and Pilgrimage
Wild justice : the people of Geronimo vs. the United States by Michael Lieder( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rather than negotiating the Indian claims and considering present needs, the United States insisted on battling over ancient grievances in the inherently adversarial Anglo-American legal system, which was incapable of grasping the Indians' way of life. The very concept of land ownership was foreign to the Indians, but payment to the tribes for loss of acreage was all the legal system could muster in recompense for decades of injustice. The destruction of religion, tribal sovereignty, and whole cultures remained unaddressed, and these issues plague U.S./Indian affairs to this day
Animal talk : science and the voices of nature by Eugene S Morton( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law and the environment by Malcolm F Baldwin( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God : myths of the male divine by David Adams Leeming( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrating their points with materials ranging from the prehistoric cave paintings to the mystic Jewish Kabbalah, from the ancient Indian Vedas to tales of the North American Indians and other myths from around the world, Leeming and Page reveal the changing mask of the male divine. We see how that divinity emerged in some areas from cults involving "animal masters" (as in the Bear Man of the Cherokee Indians), sorcerers, and shamans who embarked on spirit journeys. God sometimes appeared as the trickster - as Loki of the Norse people, Legba of Africa's Yoruba, Raven and Coyote of North America, and Krishna of India - both creative and bedeviling
A fabulous kingdom : the exploration of the Arctic by Charles B Officer( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and German and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inconstant and forbidding, the Arctic lured misguided voyagers into the cold for centuries - pushing them beyond the limits of their knowledge, technology, and stamina. A Fabulous Kingdom: The Exploration of the Arctic charts these quests and the eventual race for the North Pole in unprecedented detail, chronicling the lives and misconceptions that would eventually throw light on this "magical realm" of sunless winters." "With an account of nineteenth and twentieth century exploration and the longstanding myth of an open polar sea, the authors reconsider the achievements of the conventional arctic pioneers - Frederick Cook, Robert Peary, and Richard Bird. Moreover, they consider the consequences and rewards of human ambition and our perilous desire to conquer the unknown."--Jacket
Smithsonian's new zoo by Jake Page( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Zoological Park, as explored by Page, is a beautiful, eye-opening, and international experience. Page not only offers front-seat and behind-the-scenes tours of the zoo in Washington, D.C., he also covers animal preserves throughout the world. Page recounts how scientists and others from the Smithsonian have been working to return captive animals to natural habitats and ward off the extinction of tigers, elephants, and other endangered creatures. He keeps the scientific talk lively and entertaining at all times supplementing his text by 200 wonderful color photographs of animals in action. The illustrations will certainly enchant animal lovers, but all readers should appreciate this perspective on a zoo as an active force in wildlife conservation
The stolen gods by Jake Page( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blind wildlife sculptor Mo Bowdre and his Anglo-Hopi girlfriend Connie Barnes investigate the death of a Santa Fe art dealer with ties to Singapore and the theft of some Hopi deities, potent--and dangerous--sacred objects on which the integrity of tribal life greatly depends
Dogs : a natural history by Jake Page( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Dog lovers do not need to be reminded that dogs are astonishing creatures, but recent research shows that they are even more amazing than anyone knew. Dogs draws on the last several decades of studies, examining everything from a dog's eyesight to its culinary preferences and sense of humor. Jake Page looks at dogs' wild brothers, the wolves, and their closer cousins, the wild or pariah dogs; explains the newest theory of how dogs were domesticated; describes a dog's development from puppyhood on; and finally ponders a dog's emotional life and intelligence. While not a practical book on dog training, Dogs will give readers a better sense of why their pets behave as they do. And as an added bonus, Jake Page's own pack of six dogs makes multiple cameo appearances
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In the hands of the Great Spirit : the 20,000-year history of American Indians
Alternative Names
Page, Jack

Page, James K.

Page, James K., Jr.

페이지, 제이크

ペイジ, ジェイク

The first Americans : in pursuit of archaeology's greatest mysteryMyths, legends, and folktales of America : an anthologyThe invisible sex : uncovering the true roles of women in prehistoryGoddess : myths of the female divineThe mythology of native North AmericaTales of the earth : paroxysms and perturbations of the blue planetLords of the air : the Smithsonian book of birdsThe big one : the earthquake that rocked early America and helped create a science