Writing Archaeology, Second Edition: Telling Stories About the Past

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Left Coast Press, Mar 15, 2012 - Social Science - 216 pages
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Archaeology’s best known author of popular books and texts distills decades of experience in this well-received guide designed to help others wanting to broaden the audience for their work. Brian Fagan’s no nonsense approach explains how to get started writing, how to use the tools of experienced writers to make archaeology come alive, and how to get your work revised and finished. He also describes the process by which publishers decide to accept your work, and the path your publication will follow after it is accepted by a press. The new edition contains chapters on academic writing and on writing in the digital environment.
 

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Contents

Preface
Ar icles an olumn
Encyclopedia Articles
That AllImportant Book Proposal
The Narratiye
writing as a Habit
Revision Revision
The Final Manuscript
Index
Copyright

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Brian Fagan is the best known writer on popular archaeology topics in the United States. Emeritus professor at University of California, Santa Barbara, he has written over two dozen archaeology books for the general public--on dating methods, climate change, Egypt, California, the American Southwest, archaeological discoveries, and numerous other topics. He is also author of a dozen leading archaeology textbooks. Fagan served as general editor of the Oxford Companion to Archaeology and as a columnist for Archaeology Magazine and Current World Archaeology.

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