The following books have arrived on the Book Review Editorâ€™s desk but will, for one reason or another, not be reviewed in the journal.
Carman, John (2005) Against Cultural Property. Archaeology, Heritage and Ownership. London: Duckworth. ISBN 978-0715634028. 144pp. Â£11.99.
If â€˜all property is theftâ€™, then Cultural Property is nothing less than the theft of culture. John Carman engages critically with the term and concept of â€˜Cultural Propertyâ€™ which is often used in heritage management and legislation. Yet another stimulating volume in the Duckworth Series â€œDebates in Archaeologyâ€.
Lahiri, Nayanjot (2006) Finding Forgotten Cities. How the Indus Civilization was discovered. London: Seagull. ISBN 978-1905422180. 410 pp. Â£29.99.
A beautiful hardback outlining the discovery of the Indus civilization by John Marshall in 1924. The book is authored by Nayanjot Lahiri, a Professor in History at Delhi University and dedicated to The Archaeological Survey of India.
TrÃ¼mpler, Charlotte (2006) The Past from Above. Photographs by Georg Gerster. (Translated from the German.) London: Frances Lincoln. ISBN 978-0-7112-2700-2. Pbk. 416pp. Â£25.00.
A large and heavy coffee-table collection of Georg Gersterâ€™s air photographs of archaeological sites around the world. You will love especially looking at those sites you already know from ground level!