AIA: Westchester Archaeology Book Club is a monthly afternoon discussion group interested in reading material surrounding architecture, archeology and interesting anthropology books. Lead by an outside group of enthusiastic and loyal fans of past civilizations and places. Members are responsible for obtaining copies of their book. New members, please contact Myrna at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Date: December 21, 2017
Title: Paper : Paging Through History by, Mark Kurlansky
"Paper holds the world together. It wipes our foreheads, cleans up our spills, bags our groceries and disposes of our waste products. It floods into our mailboxes at home and across our desks at work. And it’s not going away anytime soon. A sheet of paper can be a work of art, its surface rich with life and visual interest. Timothy Barrett, the MacArthur fellow and master paper maker, moved to Japan to learn how to make washi: a translucent paper so delicate it hardly seems material. In more recent years, he has studied the solid white paper, made from cloth rags, that Europeans used for books from the 14th century on. These papers, he says, “had a kind of crackle and made you want to touch them.” NYTimes Review 2016
Date: January 18, 2018
Title: Genghis Khan And The Quest For God: How the World's Greates Conqueror Gave Us Religious Freedom by, Jack Weatherford
"A landmark biography by the New York Times bestselling author of: Genghis Khan And The Making Of The Modern World, that reveals how Genghis harnessed the power of religion to rule the largest empire the world has ever known. Throughout history the world's greatest conquerors have made their mark not just on the battlefield, but in the societies they have transformed. Genghis Khan conquered by arms and bravery, but he ruled by commerce and religion. He created the world's greatest trading network and drastically lowered taxes for merchants, but he knew that if his empire was going to last, he would need something stronger and more binding than trade. He needed religion."