Archaeology and Landscape in the Mongolian Altai: An Atlas
"This academic work, and the authors’ attention to detail and knowledge of their subject would be at home in any textbook. However, Archaeology and Landscape in the Mongolian Altai is more than a high-grade academic work; it’s a work of human endeavor, a story of a landscape and its people, and their shared heritage."
"This book is a comprehensive story about the landscape, culture and archaeology of Mongolia. It contains unique maps, graphics and textual descriptions about the landscape of Mongolia and people living upon it through time. It is also an educational treasure wherein GIS is used to neatly communicate the relationships between archaeology, landscape and culture. This added richness provides a more comprehensive and understandable perspective to appreciate the beauty and heritage that is Mongolia."
"Archaeology and Landscape in the Mongolian Altai: An Atlas is the first book to examine the Mongolian Altai in any language. While it’s a specialty item, it’s a top pick for any college-level library strong in archaeology in general and Mongolia in particular, offering GIS-based maps by James Meacham offering precise views to accompany discussion of sites, settlements, migratory routes, and ancient history and culture."
—The Midwest Book Review, California Bookwatch, February 2010
"Archaeology and Landscape in the Mongolian Altai: An Atlas is an extraordinary reference presenting the exploration and survey of one of the last, remote corners of the world to be cartographically documented. In 1994, authors Esther Jacobson-Tepfer and James E. Meacham began to survey the western-most part of the Mongolian Altai, and their findings - including tremendously beautiful color photographs, detailed maps, and vividly detailed verbal descriptions accessible to readers of all backgrounds - are offered not only as a scholarly reference, but also as a testimony to the wonder of the rugged natural world. A singularly stunning coffee table book, highly recommended especially to armchair travelers."
—The Midwest Book Review, Wisconsin Bookwatch: January 2010