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Smith, Michael Ernest 1953-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 119 publications in 1 language and 5,337 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: F1219.73, 972.018
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Most widely held works by Michael Ernest Smith
The Aztecs by Michael Ernest Smith ( Book )
45 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Aztecs of Mesoamerica -- Rise of Aztec Civilization -- People on the landscape -- Artisans and their wares -- Merchants, markets, and money -- Family and social class -- City-state and empire -- Cities and urban planning -- Creation, sacrifice, and the gods -- Science and art -- Final glory and destruction -- The Aztec legacy today
Tenochtitlan : capital of the Aztec empire by José Luis de Rojas ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An accessible overview of archaeological knowledge of the seat of the Aztec empire, Tenochtitlan
Aztec city-state capitals by Michael Ernest Smith ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Aztec City-State Capitals advances Mesoamerican scholarship by focusing attention on the urban centers outside the empire's capital of Tenochtitlan. Dozens of smaller cities were central hubs of political, economic, and religious life, integral to the grand infrastructure of the Aztec empire. Through this detailed examination, Michael E. Smith demonstrates the synchronicity of politics and urban design within the Aztec realm."--Jacket
The postclassic Mesoamerican world by Michael Ernest Smith ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The comparative archaeology of complex societies by Michael Ernest Smith ( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Eleven leading archeologists describe their research on ancient empires, states, and chiefdoms using a comparative perspective. By making comparisons among sites, regions, and artifacts, these scholars produce new understanding of diverse specific cases, from the towering ruins of Angkor to the houses of Inca peasants. The reader learns about the political strategies of kings and chiefs, the daily choices of ordinary households, and the creative ways in which ancient peoples built their cities and shaped their landscapes. In the process, these chapters illustrate how to do comparative analysis using archeological data"--
Economies and polities in the Aztec realm ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica : a reader ( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cusco : urbanism and archaeology in the Inka world by Ian S Farrington ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An examination of the archaeological data on the Inka capital of Cusco through the lens of urban planning
The neighborhood as a social and spatial unit in Mesoamerican cities ( )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archaeological research at Aztec-period rural sites in Morelos, Mexico = Investigaciones arqueológicas en sitios rurales de la época azteca en Morelos by Michael Ernest Smith ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Postclassic culture change in western Morelos, Mexico : the development and correlation of archaeological and ethnohistorical chronologies by Michael Ernest Smith ( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Aztecs : empire builders ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The postclassic Mesoamerican world : [based on a conference held April 1999 at the Kellogg Center at Michigan State University] ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Excavations and architecture by Michael Ernest Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tlahuica Culture by Michael Ernest Smith ( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features a collection of resources on the Tlahuica cultures of Morelos in Mexico, presented by Michael E. Smith. Notes that the Tlahuica were one of the Aztec peoples of central Mexico at the time of the Spanish conquest (A.D. 1521). Includes information about Tlahuica archaeological sites, the Tlahuica peoples, and recent excavations at the Tlahuica city of Yautepec. Links to a bibliography of books about the Aztecs
States and empires in ancient Mesoamerica by Arlen F Chase ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Aztec by Michael Ernest Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Application of the variability index (VI) statistic to radar CFAR processing by Michael Ernest Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The goal of constant false alarm rate (CFAR) processing is to perform target detection in an environment of unknown, time-varying noise/clutter power such that CFAR performance is maintained when no target is present. A typical CFAR processor dynamically determines a detection threshold based upon a scaled estimate of the local noise/clutter power. Existing CFAR algorithms are often effective for specific conditions, but seldom provide robust behavior in the variety of environments encountered in practice. A new CFAR processor, known as the VI-CFAR, performs adaptive threshold target detection using a composite approach based on the well known CA-CFAR, SO-CFAR, and GO-CFAR algorithms. After envelope detection, radar samples are stored in a tapped delay line such that a test cell is surrounded on either side by a set of reference cells. The VI-CFAR dynamically chooses either the leading, lagging, or combined set of reference cells for background power estimation. Selection of the reference cells and the background estimation algorithm are based on the ratio of the means of the two half reference windows and on the 'variability index (VI)' values calculated for the leading and lagging cells. Hypothesis tests using the variability indices and the mean ratio determine if the environment is homogeneous, contains multiple targets, or contains an extended clutter edge. Based on the decision, the VI-CFAR intelligently tailors the adaptive threshold calculation. The performance of the VI-CFAR processor is determined for the square-law detector in homogeneous, multiple target, and clutter edge environments. The results are extended to the case of a linear-law detector and a two-channel linear detector with frequency diversity. The mathematical basis for the VI statistic is examined. In addition, the application of the VI statistic to the detection of homogeneity/non-homogeneity in non-Gaussian environments is investigated. The VI-CFAR is shown to provide performance in a homogeneous environment comparable to the CA-CFAR. Multiple target detection performance is similar to the OS-CFAR, but with better false alarm performance in a clutter edge. Application to non-Gaussian environments is also feasible
Archaeological research at Aztec-period rural sites in Morelos, Mexico = Investigaciones arqueológicas en sitios rurales de la época azteca en Morelos by Michael Ernest Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Smith, Michael E.
Smith, Michael E. 1953-
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