πŸ“’ Author : David K. Lynch
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cambridge University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2001-06-11
πŸ“’ Pages : 277
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0521775043
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Science

SYNOPSIS : We live in a world of optical marvels - from the commonplace but beautiful rainbow, to the rare and eerie superior mirage. But how many of us really understand how a rainbow is formed, why the setting sun is red and flattened, or even why the sky at night is not absolutely black? This beautiful and informative guide provides clear explanations to all naturally occurring optical phenomena seen with the naked eye, including shadows, halos, water optics, mirages and a host of other spectacles. Separating myth from reality, it outlines the basic principles involved, and supports them with many figures and references. A wealth of rare and spectacular photographs, many in full color, illustrate the phenomena throughout. In this new edition of the highly-acclaimed guide to seeing, photographing and understanding nature's optical delights, the authors have added over 50 new images and provided new material on experiments you can try yourself.

πŸ“’ Author : Lynda A. SΓ‘nchez
πŸ“’ Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-04-08
πŸ“’ Pages : 208
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781625850386
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Photography

SYNOPSIS : Storytelling has been a vital and vivid tradition in Apache life. Coyote tales, the creation legend and stories of historic battles with Comanche and Anglo intruders create a colorful mosaic of tribal heritage. Percy Bigmouth, a prominent oral historian of the Mescalero and Lipan Apache tribes, realized in the early twentieth century that the old ways were waning. He wrote in longhand what he had learned from his father, Scout Bigmouth, a prison camp survivor at Fort Sumner and participant in the turbulent Apache Wars. Join author Lynda Sanchez as she brings to light the ancient legends and lore of the Apaches living in the shadow of Mescalero's Sacred Mountain. Seventy-five years in the making, this collection is a loving tribute to a way of life nearly lost to history.

πŸ“’ Author : Karl Kroeber
πŸ“’ Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1997
πŸ“’ Pages : 159
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0803277822
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Criticism

SYNOPSIS : In American Indian societies, storytelling and speech-making are invested with special significance, crafted to reveal central psychological and social values, tensions, and ambi-guities. As Karl Kroeber notes, "It is our scholarship, not Indian storytelling, that is primitive, undeveloped." ΓΈ This book is an essential introduction to the study and appreciation of American Indian oral literatures. The essays, by leading scholars, illuminate the subtle artistry of form and content that gives spoken stories and myths an enduring vitality in native communities yet often makes them perplexing to outsiders. The presentation and analysis of complete oral texts, often without translations, enable the reader to grasp the meaning, purpose, and structure of the tales and to become familiar with the techniques scholars use to translate and interpret them. ΓΈ This expanded edition of the widely praised collection contains a recent analysis of the Wintu myth of female sexuality, a revised introduction by Karl Kroeber, a contribution by Dell Hymes, a new translation by Dennis Tedlock, and a new, annotated bibliography.

πŸ“’ Author : Richard D. Erlich
πŸ“’ Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-12
πŸ“’ Pages : 660
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781434457752
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Criticism

SYNOPSIS : A major study of the major and minor fiction, poetry, and children's books of SF and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin. As Le Guin herself writes, "It is written in English, not academese, and will be of interest to a wide spectrum of students, scholars, and interested readers."

πŸ“’ Author : Jarold Ramsey
πŸ“’ Publisher : University of Washington Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017-05-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 352
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780295803500
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Reading the Fire engages AmericaοΏ½s οΏ½first literatures,οΏ½ traditional Native American tales and legends, as literary art and part of our collective imaginative heritage. This revised edition of a book first published to critical acclaim in 1983 includes four new essays. Drawing on ethnographic data and regional folklore, Jarold Ramsey moves from origin and trickster narratives and Indian ceremonial texts, into interpretations of stories from the Nez Perce, Clackamas Chinook, Coos, Wasco, and Tillamook repertories, concluding with a set of essays on the neglected subject of Native literary responses to contact with Euroamericans. In his finely worked, erudite analyses, he mediates between an author-centered, print-based narrative tradition and one that is oral, anonymous, and tribal, adducing parallels between Native texts and works by Shakespeare, Yeats, Beckett, and Faulkner.

πŸ“’ Author : Deward E. Walker
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1994
πŸ“’ Pages : 244
πŸ“’ ISBN : IND:30000050849680
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Nature


πŸ“’ Author : George Black
πŸ“’ Publisher : St. Martin's Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-03-27
πŸ“’ Pages : 560
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781429989749
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : "George Black rediscovers the history and lore of one of the planet's most magnificent landscapes. Read Empire of Shadows, and you'll never think of our firstβ€”in many ways our greatestβ€”national park in the same way again." β€”Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder Empire of Shadows is the epic story of the conquest of Yellowstone, a landscape uninhabited, inaccessible and shrouded in myth in the aftermath of the Civil War. In a radical reinterpretation of the nineteenth century West, George Black casts Yellowstone's creation as the culmination of three interwoven strands of history - the passion for exploration, the violence of the Indian Wars and the "civilizing" of the frontier - and charts its course through the lives of those who sought to lay bare its mysteries: Lt. Gustavus Cheyney Doane, a gifted but tormented cavalryman known as "the man who invented Wonderland"; the ambitious former vigilante leader Nathaniel Langford; scientist Ferdinand Hayden, who brought photographer William Henry Jackson and painter Thomas Moran to Yellowstone; and Gen. Phil Sheridan, Civil War hero and architect of the Indian Wars, who finally succeeded in having the new National Park placed under the protection of the US Cavalry. George Black1s Empire of Shadows is a groundbreaking historical account of the origins of America1s majestic national landmark.

πŸ“’ Author : California. Division of Mines and Geology
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1973
πŸ“’ Pages :
πŸ“’ ISBN : UCSD:31822025679960
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Geology


πŸ“’ Author : Arnold E. Davidson
πŸ“’ Publisher : Duke University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1994
πŸ“’ Pages : 223
πŸ“’ ISBN : 082231469X
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Criticism

SYNOPSIS : For most North Americansβ€”Canadians as well as Americansβ€”the term "Western" evokes images of the frontier, brave sheriffs and ruthless outlaws, good cowboys and bad Indians. As Arnold E. Davidson shows in this groundbreaking study, a number of Canada's most interesting and experimental Western writers parody, reverse, or otherwise defuse the paraphernalia of the classic U.S. Western. Lacking both a real and imagined frontierβ€”Canadian settlers rode trains into the new territory, already policed by Mountiesβ€”the writers of Canadian Westerns were set a different task from their American counterparts and were subsequently freed to create some of the most complex and engrossing fiction yet produced in Canada. Davidson details the evolution of the U.S. and Canadian Western forms, tracing the divergence between the two as Canadian writers responded to their unique historical circumstances by reinventing the West as well as the Western and establishing a new literary landscape where author and reader could work out new possibilities of being. Surveying a range of texts by Canada's most innovative writers, with special attention to women writers and Native stories of Coyote, he provides close readings of novels by Howard O'Hagan, Sheila Watson, Robert Kroetsch, Aritha van Herk, Anne Cameron, Peter Such, W. O. Mitchell, Beatrice Culleton, and Thomas King. A unique study, Coyote Country offers at one and the same time a theory of Canadian Western fiction, a history of crosscultural paradigms of the West as manifested in novels, and an intensive reading of some of Canada's best literature.

πŸ“’ Author : Margaret Long
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1950
πŸ“’ Pages : 354
πŸ“’ ISBN : UCSC:32106016536119
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)