The Last Stand Of The Pack

Author : Arthur Carhart
ISBN : 9781607326939
Genre : Nature
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This critical edition explores the past and future of wolves in Colorado. Originally published in 1929, The Last Stand of the Pack is a historical account of the extermination of what were then believed to be the last wolves in Colorado. Arthur H. Carhart and Stanley P. Young describe the wolves’ extermination and extoll the bravery of the federal trappers hunting them down while simultaneously characterizing the wolves as cunning individuals and noble adversaries to the growth of the livestock industry and the settlement of the West. This is nature writing at its best, even if the worldview expressed is at times jarring to the twenty-first-century reader. Now, almost 100 years later, much has been learned about ecology and the role of top-tier predators within ecosystems. In this new edition, Carhart and Young’s original text is accompanied by an extensive introduction with biographical details on Arthur Carhart and an overview of the history of wolf eradication in the west; chapters by prominent wildlife biologists, environmentalists, wolf reintroduction activists, and ranchers Tom Compton, Bonnie Brown, Mike Phillips, Norman A. Bishop, and Cheney Gardner; and an epilogue considering current issues surrounding the reintroduction of wolves in Colorado. Presenting a balanced perspective, these additional chapters address views both in support of and opposed to wolf reintroduction. Coloradans are deeply interested in wilderness and the debate surrounding wolf reintroduction, but for wolves to have a future in Colorado we must first understand the past. The Last Stand of the Pack: Critical Edition presents both important historical scholarship and contemporary ecological ideas, offering a complete picture of the impact of wolves in Colorado.
Category: Nature

Producing Predators

Author : Michael D. Wise
ISBN : 9780803290464
Genre : History
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In Producing Predators, Michael D. Wise argues that contestations between Native and non-Native people over hunting, labor, and the livestock industry drove the development of predator eradication programs in Montana and Alberta from the 1880s onward. The history of these anti-predator programs was significant not only for their ecological effects, but also for their enduring cultural legacies of colonialism in the Northern Rockies. By targeting wolves and other wild carnivores for extermination, cattle ranchers disavowed the predatory labor of raising domestic animals for slaughter, representing it instead as productive work. Meanwhile, federal agencies sought to purge the Blackfoot, Salish-Kootenai, and other indigenous peoples of their so-called predatory behaviors through campaigns of assimilation and citizenship that forcefully privatized tribal land and criminalized hunting and its related ritual practices. Despite these colonial pressures, Native communities resisted and negotiated the terms of their dispossession by representing their own patterns of work, food, and livelihood as productive. By exploring predation and production as fluid cultural logics for valuing labor, rather than just a set of biological processes, Producing Predators offers a new perspective on the history of the American West and the modern history of colonialism more broadly.
Category: History

Your Dog Is Your Mirror

Author : Kevin Behan
ISBN : 9781608680887
Genre : Pets
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Introduces the theory that a dog's behavior and emotion are driven by human emotion and dogs can be used to help their owners get in touch with their own feelings.
Category: Pets

The Fate Of Nature

Author : Charles Wohlforth
ISBN : 9781429924054
Genre : Science
File Size : 86.67 MB
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"What capacity for good lies in the hidden depths of people?" Starting with this question, award-winning author Charles Wohlforth sets forth on a wide-ranging exploration of our relationship with the world. In The Fate of Nature, he draws on science, spirituality, history, economics, and personal stories to reveal answers about the future of that relationship. There is no better place to witness the highs and lows of our treatment of the natural world than the vast wilds, rocky coasts, and shifting settlements of Alaska. Since the first encounter between Captain Cook's crew and the Alaskan Natives in 1778, there have been countless struggles between people who have had different plans for the region. Some have hoped to preserve Alaska as they found it, while others aimed to create something new in its place. Incidents such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill may seem like cause for despair. In the face of such profound tragedies, Charles Wohlforth has found heartening developments in the science of human altruism. This new understanding of what causes humans to cooperate and act conscientiously may be the first step toward taking the actions necessary to preserve an environment that has already been altered drastically in our lifetime. A clear-eyed, original work of research, reportage, and philosophical reflections, The Fate of Nature gives us a chance to change the way we think about our place in society and the world at large.
Category: Science

Persuasive Aesthetic Ecocritical Praxis

Author : Patrick D. Murphy
ISBN : 9781498514842
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 38.94 MB
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Persuasive Aesthetic Ecocritical Praxis analyzes environmental literature and film from a tranversal ecocritical orientation with a focus on the aesthetic dimensions in terms of persuasive affects. It emphasizes attention to crucial themes, such as climate change, land dispossession, and differential gender impacts of global economics, as well as scenarios of possible sustainable futures.
Category: Literary Criticism

Hesus Joy Christ Discussion Of The Animation

Author : R David Foster
ISBN : 9780991785209
Genre :
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The HESUS JOY CHRIST animation to date, bears this discussion of how christianity points to a balance of whole and part founded on marriage. After the 24th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, the animation continues with the first four chapters of the Gospel of Matthew, and this book discusses how the animation illuminates these parts of the Gospel with reference to the animator's experience. The animation may be viewed at http: //sites.google.com/site/hesusjoychrist/home/hesus-joy-christ .
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In Praise Of Animals

Author : Edward Searl
ISBN : 1558965114
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 30.69 MB
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Companionship, love, labor, even survival--animals offer all of these and more. In Praise of Animals honors the animals in our lives. In this unique collection, Edward Searl has gathered poems, prose, blessings, chants--tributes of all kinds, ancient and modern. He explores the varied topics of pets, wildlife, stewardship, ecology, evolution, and the spiritual connection among all creatures. In Praise of Animals is the ideal gift for animal lovers of all kinds--from those who work with animals to those who are welcoming a new pet or grieving the loss of one, to nature lovers in general. Perfect for animal-blessing ceremonies and other rituals that honor the animal kingdom. * Inspiring selections culled from a variety of sources, ancient and modern. This collection features poetry and prose from across the ages and around the world and includes passages from fiction, science, and children's literature. * From pets to wildlife, an anthology unlike any other. Offers selections on mammals, insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, work animals, and more. * Edward Searl is a seasoned minister of other successful collected anthologies on such topics as birth, marriage, and death. * Inspiring selections culled from a variety of sources, ancient and modern. This collection features poetry and prose from across the ages and around the world and includes passages from fiction, science, and children's literature. * From pets to wildlife, an anthology unlike any other. Offers selections on mammals, insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, work animals, and more. * Edward Searl is a seasoned minister of other successful collected anthologies on such topics as birth, marriage, and death.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Principled Practices For Adolescent Literacy

Author : Elizabeth G. Sturtevant
ISBN : 9781134732432
Genre : Education
File Size : 40.11 MB
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This book presents an evidence-based framework for understanding the literacy needs of adolescents. The premise is that educators and other critical stakeholders need to understand evidence-based principles in order to develop effective curriculum to meet the needs of diverse learners. Recommendations are provided for middle and secondary education, professional development, teacher education research and policy. At the center of the book are Eight Guiding Principles developed by the authors through a process that included an extensive review of research and policy literature in literacy and related fields, a comparison of National Standards documents, and visits to the classrooms of 28 middle and high school teachers across the United States. The Principles are broad enough to encompass a variety of contexts and student needs, yet specific enough to offer real support to those involved in program development or policy decisions. They provide an overarching structure that districts and teachers can use to develop site-specific curriculum that is both research-based and designed to meet the needs of the learners for whom they are responsible. Important Text Features: Organized to help readers understand empirically supported principles of practice that can be used to address literacy concerns in today's schools, each chapter that addresses one of the eight Principles follows a similar format: * The Principle is presented along with a brief explanation of the research base and a sample of national standards that support it. * One or more case examples spanning a wide variety of disciplines, grade levels, and local conditions - provide an in-depth look at the Principle in action. * A well-known adolescent literacy expert offers a response to each case example, giving readers an informed view of the importance of the Principle, how it is enacted in the cases, and examples of other work related to the Principle. Discussion questions are provided that can be used for individual reflection or group discussion. Principled Practices for Adolescent Literacy is intended as a text for pre-service and in-service upper-elementary, middle and high school literacy methods courses and graduate courses related to adolescent literacy, and as a resource for school district personnel, policymakers and parents.
Category: Education