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Adams, Richard E. W. 1931-

Overview
Works: 155 works in 341 publications in 3 languages and 7,769 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: F1219, 970.00497
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard E. W Adams
Prehistoric Mesoamerica by Richard E. W Adams( Book )

29 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a synthesis of archaeological findings from Mexico and Guatemala and an interpretation of them."--The preface
The Cambridge history of the native peoples of the Americas( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, Volume II: Mesoamerica (Part One), gives a comprehensive and authoritative overview of all the important native civilizations of the Mesoamerican area, beginning with archaeological discussions of paleoindian, archaic and preclassic societies and continuing to the present. Fully illustrated and engagingly written, the book is divided into sections that discuss the native cultures of Mesoamerica before and after their first contact with the Europeans. The various chapters balance theoretical points of view as they trace the cultural history and evolutionary development of such groups as the Olmec, the Maya, the Aztec, the Zapotec, and the Tarascan. The chapters covering the prehistory of Mesoamerica offer explanations for the rise and fall of the Classic Maya, the Olmec, and the Aztec, giving multiple interpretations of debated topics, such as the nature of Olmec culture. Through specific discussions of the native peoples of the different regions of Mexico, the chapters on the period since the arrival of the Europeans address the themes of contact, exchange, transfer, survivals, continuities, resistance, and the emergence of modern nationalism and the nation-state
The origins of Maya civilization by Seminar on the Origins of Maya Civilization( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Río Azul : an ancient Maya city by Richard E. W Adams( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deep within the forest in northern Guatemala lie the ruins of Rio Azul, a Maya city that reached one-third the size of Tikal. Discovered and partially explored in the early 1960s, Rio Azul and the surrounding region were more fully investigated between 1983 and 1987 by an archaeological team led by Richard E.W. Adams. In this summary, Adams integrates the findings of field archaeologists with those of the epigraphers and art historians to recreate the life of this Maya city from the little-known Early Classic period."--Jacket
Ancient civilizations of the New World by Richard E. W Adams( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: In this concise, yet sweeping look at the origins and development of ancient New World civilizations, Richard Adams provides a superb introductory overview of these unique and fascinating cultures. Incorporating the latest breakthroughs in the study of the cultures of Mesoamerica and the Andes, Adams examines the development of the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, and Inca peoples, among others, from simple agricultural societies to urban civilizations with complex transportation networks, distinct social hierarchies, rich artistic and religious traditions, and writing systems that have defied anthropological investigation until recently. The question of why these thriving cultures collapsed so suddenly when faced with the European conquest is explored, as are comparisons with ancient Old World civilizations of the Middle East and Asia
The ceramics of Altar de Sacrificios by Richard E. W Adams( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third Palenque Round Table, 1978. proceedings of the Tercera Mesa Redonda de Palenque, June 11-18, 1978 by Palenque Round Table( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mesoamerica( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Orígenes de la civilización maya( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in Spanish and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tikal reports, numbers 5-10 by Richard E. W Adams( Book )

2 editions published between 1958 and 1961 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of the native peoples of the Americas( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, Volume II: Mesoamerica (Part Two), gives a comprehensive and authoritative overview of all the important native civilizations of the Mesoamerican area, beginning with archaeological discussions of paleoindian, archaic and preclassic societies and continuing to the present. Fully illustrated and engagingly written, the book is divided into sections that discuss the native cultures of Mesoamerica before and after their first contact with the Europeans. The various chapters balance theoretical points of view as they trace the cultural history and evolutionary development of such groups as the Olmec, the Maya, the Aztec, the Zapotec, and the Tarascan. The chapters covering the prehistory of Mesoamerica offer explanations for the rise and fall of the Classic Maya, the Olmec, and the Aztec, giving multiple interpretations of debated topics, such as the nature of Olmec culture. Through specific discussions of the native peoples of the different regions of Mexico, the chapters on the period since the arrival of the Europeans address the themes of contact, exchange, transfer, survivals, continuities, resistance, and the emergence of modern nationalism and the nation-state
The Cambridge history of the native peoples of the Americas by Richard E. W Adams( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides an overview of the civilizations of the Mesoamerican area, beginning with archaeological discussions of palaeoindian, archaic and preclassic societies and continuing to 2000
The Civilization of the ancient Maya and its collapse( Visual )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys Mayan architecture, social and political organization, and history, emphasizing the late classic period and its collapse 200 years before the arrival of Columbus
The Cambridge history of the native peoples of the Americas( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text gives a comprehensive, authoritative overview of the history of all the important native civilisations of Mesoamerica
Colha e i maya dei bassipiani( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in Italian and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of the native peoples of the Americas( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las antiguas civilizaciones del Nuevo Mundo by Richard E. W Adams( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preliminary reports on archaeological investigations in the Rio Bec Area, Campeche, Mexico by Richard E. W Adams( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of the native peoples of the Americas( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, Volume II: Mesoamerica (Part One), gives a comprehensive and authoritative overview of all the important native civilizations of the Mesoamerican area, beginning with archaeological discussions of paleoindian, archaic and preclassic societies and continuing to the present. Fully illustrated and engagingly written, the book is divided into sections that discuss the native cultures of Mesoamerica before and after their first contact with the Europeans. The various chapters balance theoretical points of view as they trace the cultural history and evolutionary development of such groups as the Olmec, the Maya, the Aztec, the Zapotec, and the Tarascan. The chapters covering the prehistory of Mesoamerica offer explanations for the rise and fall of the Classic Maya, the Olmec, and the Aztec, giving multiple interpretations of debated topics, such as the nature of Olmec culture. Through specific discussions of the native peoples of the different regions of Mexico, the chapters on the period since the arrival of the Europeans address the themes of contact, exchange, transfer, survivals, continuities, resistance, and the emergence of modern nationalism and the nation-state
Structural equation modeling within the context of a community disaster by Richard E. W Adams( )

2 editions published in 2014 in Undetermined and English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 11 September 2001, terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York City, resulting in the destruction of the twin towers of the complex and a number of surrounding buildings, killing approximately 2800 people. Using random-digit dialing, Richard Adams and Joseph Boscarino surveyed 2368 New York City residents by telephone one year after the disaster. To be included in the survey, respondents had to have been living in New York City on the day of the attacks. One year later, they re-interviewed as many of the original respondents as possible. This case study provides a detailed description about the use of structural equation modeling to evaluate how well the data support the researcher's view of the world
 
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Alternative Names
Adams, R. E.

Adams, R. E. W. 1931-

Adams, R. E. W. (Richard E.W.), 1931-

Adams, Richard E. 1931-

Adams, Richard E. W.

Adams, Richard Edward Wood 1931-

Languages
English (130)

Spanish (13)

Italian (4)

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