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Motel of the Mysteries Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 11 October 1979
  • ISBN : 9780547348629
  • Page : 96 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 10 voters

Motel of the Mysteries Book Summary/Review:

A future archeologist finds the remnants of a mysterious ancient people—us—in a wry satire that is “a marvel of imagination and . . . wonderfully illustrated” (The New York Times). It is the year 4022, and the entire ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a catastrophe that occurred back in 1985. Howard Carson, an amateur archeologist, is crossing the perimeter of an abandoned excavation site when he feels the ground give way beneath him. Suddenly, he finds himself at the bottom of a shaft, which, judging from the DO NOT DISTURB sign hanging from an archaic doorknob, is clearly the entrance to a still-sealed burial chamber. Carson's incredible discoveries, including the remains of two bodies, one laid to rest on a ceremonial bed facing an altar that appeared to be a means of communicating with the Gods and the other lying in a porcelain sarcophagus in the Inner Chamber. These dramatic discoveries give Carson all the clues he needs to piece together the entire civilization—which he gets utterly wrong. The acclaimed author and illustrator of Castle and Pyramid, David Macaulay presents a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek satire of both historical presumption and American self-importance.

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Motel of the Mysteries

Motel of the Mysteries
  • Author : David Macaulay
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1979-10-11
  • ISBN : 9780547348629
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A future archeologist finds the remnants of a mysterious ancient people—us—in a wry satire that is “a marvel of imagination and . . . wonderfully illustrated” (The New York Times). It is the year 4022, and the entire ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a catastrophe that occurred back in 1985. Howard Carson, an amateur archeologist, is crossing the perimeter of an abandoned excavation site when he feels the ground give way beneath him. Suddenly, he

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  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-22
  • ISBN : 9780813943107
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Early to mid-twentieth-century America was the heyday of a car culture that has been called an "automobile utopia." In American Autopia, Gabrielle Esperdy examines how the automobile influenced architectural and urban discourse in the United States from the earliest days of the auto industry to the aftermath of the 1970s oil crisis. Paying particular attention to developments after World War II, Esperdy creates a narrative that extends from U.S. Routes 1 and 66 to the Las Vegas Strip to California freeways,

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  • Author : Reyner Banham,Mary Banham
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • ISBN : 0520088557
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Rayner Banham's interests ranged from architecture and the culture of pop art to urban and industrial design. This selection of essays includes discussions of Italian Futurism, Adolf Loos, Paul Scheerbart, and the Bauhaus, as well as the contemporary architecture of Gehry, Stirling and Foster.

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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-07-18
  • ISBN : 9781527572720
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The Digital Age has changed everything. Mental illness is nothing like what it was even twenty years ago. Since the advent of the Internet, suicide rates have soared. Depression has become the single most debilitating disease in the world. The majority of people who go to their doctor, to an emergency department, and to urgent care have no discernible physical disease. Roughly half of all adults in Western countries struggle with at least one addiction. We now live in a 24/7

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  • Author : Jerry D. Flack
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 1990
  • ISBN : UOM:39015019605115
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Suggests educational activities for gifted students based on reading mysteries

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  • Author : Chris Bressing
  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release Date : 2013-02
  • ISBN : 5458857240
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Motel of the Mysteries." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next

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  • Author : Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • ISBN : 0590451391
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Someone is trying to put Aunt Jane's motel out of business, but the Alden children aren't going to let that happen.

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  • Author : Michael Karl Witzel
  • Publisher : Motorbooks International
  • Release Date : 2000
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105110229254
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Renowned pop culture historian Witzel examines the evolution, architecture, and decor of the American motel in all its forms, from the traditional motor court to gimmicks such as miniature log cabins, cement teepees, and more. 200 photos, 150 in color.

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  • Author : Katharine Barrett,Lincoln Bergman,Gigi Dornfest,Carolyn Willard,Linda Lipner
  • Publisher : Gems
  • Release Date : 2000
  • ISBN : PSU:000048614665
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In these creative and involving activities for grades K-6, children learn the role masks and myths play in Native American and other world cultures, then get a hands-on introduction to how archaeologists and anthropologists investigate the past. In addition to widening cultural understanding, these activities enable students to refine science and math skills. Reissued with new ISBN.

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112077179270
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The Old Motel Mystery

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  • Author : Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 1991-12-01
  • ISBN : 0606006613
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Someone is trying to put Aunt Jane's motel out of business, but the Alden children aren't going to let that happen.

The Reader's Digest

The Reader's Digest
  • Author : DeWitt Wallace,Lila Acheson Wallace
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105006950898
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988
  • ISBN : UCAL:B4964449
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Mr. Sniff and the Motel Mystery
  • Author : Thomas P. Lewis
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Release Date : 1984
  • ISBN : 0060238240
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The famous detective hound discovers why guests are being frightened away from a beach motel.

Heartache Motel

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  • Author : Terri L. Austin,Larissa Reinhart,Lyndee Walker
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-12-10
  • ISBN : 1941962009
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THREE TIMES THE FUN AND MYSTERY... Elvis has left the building, but he's forever memorialized at the Heartache Motel. Filled with drag queens, Rock-a-Hula cocktails, and a vibrating velveteen bed, these three novellas tell the tales of three amateur sleuths who spend their holidays at the King's beloved home. DINERS KEEPERS, LOSERS WEEPERS by Terri L. Austin A Rose Strickland Mystery Novella (follows DINER IMPOSSIBLE) When Rose and the gang head to Graceland right before Christmas, they get all shook