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Nicastro, Nicholas

Overview
Works: 16 works in 50 publications in 5 languages and 1,496 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Documentary films  Historical fiction  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Computer games  Thrillers (Fiction)  Horror fiction 
Roles: Author, Director
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Most widely held works about Nicholas Nicastro
 
Most widely held works by Nicholas Nicastro
Circumference : Eratosthenes and the ancient quest to measure the globe by Nicholas Nicastro( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nicholas Nicastro brings to life one of history's greatest experiments - how the ancient Greek named Eratosthenes accurately determined the distance around the earth for the first time. In this narrative history, Nicastro takes a look at a deceptively simple but stunning achievement made by single individual millennia ago, with only the simplest of materials at his disposal. How was he able to calculate the circumference of our planet at a time when the measure of distance was more a matter of a shrug and a guess? How could he be so confident in two key assumptions that underlay his calculations: that the earth was round and the sun so far away that its rays struck the ground in parallel lines? Was it luck or pure scientific genius?" "Nicastro brings readers on a trip into a long-vanished world that prefigured modernity in many ways, where neither Eratosthenes' reputation, nor the validity of his method, nor his leadership of the Great Library of Alexandria were enough to convince all his contemporaries about the dimensions of the earth. Eratosthenes' results were debated for centuries until he was ultimately vindicated almost 2000 years later, during the great voyages of exploration." ""Circumference" is a scientific detective story that transports readers back to a time when humans had no idea how big their world was - and the fate of a man who dared to measure what was thought to be immeasurable."--Jacket
Science or sacrilege : Native Americans, archaeology and the law( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well into the 20th century, Native American physical remains were frequently harvested like trophies, and ritual objects and artwork often reached museums under questionable circumstances. Such glaring offenses of 'imperial archaeology' ultimately motivated Congress to pass the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) in 1990.This provocative, in-depth documentary examines the Act's underlying moral and political issues, its practical consequences, and the prospects for science in the post-NAGPRA world. Some (though not all) archaeologists and scientists claim that NAGPRA will prevent important study and research. Native Americans say that no one has the right to dig up and examine their ancestors' remains.Divergent realities of power, responsibility, and history make the debate vociferous, and simple answers impossible. This unique video is sure to provoke discussion and raise awareness in all courses in anthropology, archaeology, Native American studies, and museum studies. It was produced by Nicholas Nicastro
Between two fires by Nicholas Nicastro( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commanding his small, bitterly divided squadron deep into enemy waters, Jones must master both the opposition and himself as he joins the battle that will seal his fame. Meanwhile, his former comrade John Severence confronts another, more ominous brand of warefare on the frontiers of colonial New York. Both men are transformed in the crucible of combat, courage, and wartime folly
The isle of stone by Nicholas Nicastro( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, two brothers--Epitadas, the spoiled son of Damatria, and Antalcidas, an honorable and courageous warrior--meet on the battlefield and fulfill their destinies
Empire of ashes : a novel of Alexander the Great by Nicholas Nicastro( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of the death of the conqueror Alexander the Great, the late emperor's friend Machon offers a stunning and tragic take on Alexander's meteoric rise to the heights of power and his ultimate collapse and early death
The eighteenth captain by Nicholas Nicastro( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embellishing John Paul Jone's early naval intrigues, Nicastro preserves the true spirit of a mercurial and moody hero. His tale bucks and careens as Jones thwarts a mutiny, is spurned by the woman he most desires, tyrannizes his crew, and fights a knuckle-biting duel at dawn
Hell's half-acre : a novel by Nicholas Nicastro( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of the Bloody Benders, the earliest and most remarkable "family" of serial killers in American history. Like Lizzie Borden and H.H. Holmes, the Benders loom large in the early history of American crime. Yet while they remain notorious in Kansas, their story is still largely unknown beyond
Antigone's wake : a novel of imperial Athens by Nicholas Nicastro( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'impero di cenere by Nicholas Nicastro( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ella Maud : a novel by Nicholas Nicastro( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Play it again, Seti by Nicholas Nicastro( )

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

Ex-Mormon comes of age in memoir from Morrow by Nicholas Nicastro( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sulle orme di Antigone by Nicholas Nicastro( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Developmental structure in brain evolution by Barbara L Finlay( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Circumference : Eratosthenes and the ancient quest to measure the globe by Nicholas Nicastro( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Eighteenth Captain by Nicholas Nicastro( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Circumference : Eratosthenes and the ancient quest to measure the globe
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Between two firesThe isle of stoneEmpire of ashes : a novel of Alexander the GreatThe eighteenth captainAntigone's wake : a novel of imperial AthensEighteenth Captain
Alternative Names
Nicholas Nicastro American writer

Nicholas Nicastro Amerikaans romanschrijver

Nicholas Nicastro escriptor estatunidenc

Nicholas Nicastro escritor estadounidense

Nicholas Nicastro novelista estauxunidense

ニカストロ, ニコラス

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