Maya Scholar To Speak At The Library Of Congress Thursday
Dr. Mark Van Stone Making Public Appearances Washington, New York, Maryland, And More To Be Announced In Promotion Of New Book
WASHINGTON—With less than 72 days remaining before the end of the Maya calendar, renowned Maya scholar Dr. Mark Van Stone Thursday will speak at the Library of Congress as part of a month-long tour of the East Coast to educate the public about what scientists factually recognize about the ancient Maya, encouraging parents on the best ways to talk to their children about the hype surrounding Maya prophecy, and to promote his new, one-of-a-kind book for the iPad® now available on the iBookstore.
Oct. 11: 12 noon – 1 p.m. Library of Congress, Montpelier Room/James Madison Bldg, 6th Floor: Dr. Van Stone will speak about the Ancient Maya and the year 2012, while also featuring his new book for the iPad in a format never-before-seen on the Maya in the Library of Congress.
Dr. Van Stone is available for on-set, satellite, telephone and desk-side interviews. To schedule an interview with him, please contact Donald Claxton at 972-863-8784.
In his book, now available on the iBookstore in a format exclusive to the iPad®, Dr. Van Stone addresses all the actual Maya predictions made for Dec. 21. It can be used to help educate the public as more, and more shrill, “prophecies” come out of the woodwork as we approach the 5,125-year “end” of the Maya calendar-cycle.
This 179-page book has 3-D animations, interactive maps and drawings, beautiful photographs, and two hours of video illustrations. It is the best tool to counter the exponentially-expanding fantasies of pseudo-scientists, dreamers, hallucinators and snake-oil salesmen looking to capitalize on the “end” of the Maya Calendar on Dec. 21 or 23, 2012. Dr. Van Stone points out that more scholars correlate the 184.108.40.206.0 “end of the Bak’tun” in the Maya Long Count Calendar to Dec. 23 or 24 than to the 21st.
With degrees in physics and art history, Dr. Van Stone is an expert calligrapher, netsuke-carver, artist, and scholar of ancient writing. The book can be purchased in English on the iBookstore®, in 32 countries, at http://mvs2012.com.
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Dr. Mark Van Stone
With degrees in physics and art history, Professor Mark Van Stone is an expert calligrapher, netsuke-carver, and scholar of world paleography and hieroglyphic writing. He has worked as a musician, disk jockey, interviewer, laboratory technician, animator, type designer, author, lecturer, and archaeological illustrator. His beautifully-illustrated books on Maya hieroglyphs and culture bridge scholarly and popular genres. This Renaissance man is a gifted and entertaining lecturer, ably explicating arcane subjects for a wide audience. His new interactive book for the iPad, 2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya, sets a new standard for popular cultural and science education.
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