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Adams, Robert McC (Robert McCormick) 1926-2018

Works: 103 works in 352 publications in 3 languages and 9,554 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works by Robert McC Adams
Paths of fire : an anthropologist's inquiry into Western technology by Robert McC Adams( )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology, perhaps the most salient feature of our time, affects everything from jobs to international law yet ranks among the most unpredictable facets of human life. Here Robert McC. Adams, renowned anthropologist and Secretary Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution, builds a new approach to understanding the circumstances that drive technological change, stressing its episodic, irregular nature. The result is nothing less than a sweeping history of technological transformation from ancient times until now. Rare in antiquity, the bursts of innovations that mark the advance of technology ha
Behavioral and social science research : a national resource by Robert McC Adams( )

26 editions published between 1900 and 1982 in English and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The value, significance, and social utility of basic research in the behavioral and social sciences are examined. Following an introduction in chapter 1, there are 4 major chapters. Chapter 2 discusses how the research terrain has been divided among the disciplines of psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, geography, history, and statistics. Also examined are specialization within disciplines, the improvement of data, shifts in conceptual and theoretical foci, and interdisciplinary ferment. Chapter 3 illustrates the progress of the behavioral and social sciences as sciences. One striking feature of advances made is that frequently they have been borrowed from or have contributed to other disciplines. For example, the study of human perception has involved a long-term interaction between psychophysicists describing behavior and sensory physiologists describing the physiological substrate of that behavior. Chapter 4 examines the applications of research findings to public policy formation, social problem solving, and other areas. The concluding chapter sets forth in more general terms the relationship between basic research and its influence and practical application. (RM)
The Evolution of Urban Society : Early Mesopotamia and Prehispanic Mexico by Robert McCormick Adams( Book )

61 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in English and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Evolution of Urban Society is concerned with the presentation and analysis of regularities in the two best-documented examples of early, independent urban society: Mesopotamia and central Mexico. It provides a systematic comparison of institutional forms and trends of growth that are to be found in both of them. Emphasizing basic similarities in structure rather than the many acknowledged formal features by which each culture is rendered distinguishable from all others, it demonstrates that both societies can usefully be regarded as variants of a single processual pattern."--Provided by publisher
Soviet social science : the challenge for the American academic community : summary of a meeting by National Research Council( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land behind Baghdad; a history of settlement on the Diyala Plains by Robert McCormick Adams( Book )

29 editions published between 1965 and 1994 in English and Arabic and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Uruk countryside : the natural setting of urban societies by Robert McC Adams( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heartland of cities : surveys of ancient settlement and land use on the central floodplain of the Euphrates by Robert McC Adams( Book )

15 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Southern Mesopotamia was the center of urban, literate civilization. Sedentary life on the alluvial plains between the lower Tigris and Euphrates rivers can be traced back into at least the sixth millennium B.C., and by the early fourth millennium the world's earliest cities had come into existence there. The region has retained a deeply impressed urban stamp, yet Robert McC. Adams argues that the powers of cities were always contingent and transitory even in their heartland. The difficulties of irrigation agriculture in an arid landscape produced rivalries and uncertainties that could never be overcome for long. The whole urban edifice of power, privilege, tradition, and ceremony rested in the end on the subordination and exploitation of shifting, tribal agriculturalists and semi-nomads in restive hinterlands. Most existing evidence provides only an urban perspective on the interaction of cities with each other and with the countryside. In order to reconstruct the rural perspective, Adams analyzed the findings of more than two decades of archaeological surface reconnaissance, much of it in previously unsurveyed desert and all of it dependent upon the use of aerial photographs and satellite images. His findings establish broad patterns of change affecting the entire regional network of settlements and its supporting irrigation systems. In this way, Adams is able to place the oldest and most continuously documented example of the processes of urban genesis and decline in a more comprehensive geographical and historical setting than has ever been possible."--The dust-jacket flaps
Irrigation's impact on society by Theodore E Downing( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and Italian and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City invincible : a Symposium on Urbanization and Cultural Development in the Ancient Near East held at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, December 4-7, 1958 by C. H Kraeling( Book )

14 editions published between 1958 and 1960 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the evolution of complex societies : essays in honor of Harry Hoijer, 1982 by William T Sanders( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Settlement and society : essays dedicated to Robert McCormick Adams( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trends in American & German higher education( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city : critical issues by Globus Conference for the Social Sciences( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corners of a foreign field : discussions about American overseas advanced research centers in the humanities and social sciences by American Academy of Arts and Sciences Conferences on American Overseas Advanced Research Centers( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urbanized landscapes in early Syro-Mesopotamia and prehispanic Mesoamerica : papers of a cross-cultural seminar held in honor of Robert McCormick Adams( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meant as a homage to the memory of Robert McCormick Adams and born out of a conference organized at the University of Bologna to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of his book The Evolution of Urban Society: Early Mesopotamia and Prehispanic Mexico(1966), the volume brings together contributions by scholars tackling ancient urbanism from different regions and theoretical perspectives aiming at providing elements that could enhance cross-cultural dialogue and cross-fertilization between various theoretical and methodological approaches
The origin of cities by Robert M Adams( Book )

9 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeological investigations in Jefferson County, Missouri, 1939-40 by Robert McCormick Adams( Book )

2 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Level and trend in early Sumerian civilization by Robert McC Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address by Robert McCormick Adams at the dedication of the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Gallery : June 8, 1985, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia by Robert McC Adams( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Paths of fire : an anthropologist's inquiry into Western technology
Behavioral and social science research : a national resourceThe Evolution of Urban Society : Early Mesopotamia and Prehispanic MexicoSettlement and society : essays dedicated to Robert McCormick Adams
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