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Item RestrictedA chorus of cranes: the cranes of North America and the world(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2015) Johnsgard, Paul A., author; Mangelsen, Thomas D., photographer; University Press of Colorado, publisherAccompanied by the stunning photography of Mangelsen, Johnsgard details the natural history, biology and conservation issues surrounding the abundant sandhill crane and the endangered whopping crane in North America.--Provided by publisher. Item RestrictedA dream of justice: the story of Keyes v. Denver Public Schools(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2022) Pascoe, Pat, author; University Press of Colorado, publisherA Dream of justice is a firsthand account of the fight to desegregate Denver's public schools. Drawing on oral histories and interviews with members of the school board, legal community, parents, and students, as well as extensive institutional records, Pascoe offers a social history of Keyes v. Denver Public Schools.--Provided by publisher. Item RestrictedA forest of history: the Maya after the emergence of divine kingship(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2020) Stanton, Travis W., editor; Brown, M. Kathryn, editor; University Press of Colorado, publisherEssays that critically engage with and build upon previous contributions made to Maya epigraphy, iconography, material culture, and history. Cutting-edge research on the social changes leading up to the spread of divine kinship across the lowlands in the first part of the Early Classic.--Provided by publisher. Item RestrictedA green band in a parched and burning land: Sobaipuri O'odham landscapes(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2022) Seymour, Deni J., author; University Press of Colorado, publisherA Green Band in a Parched and Burning Land presents a detailed understanding of the Sobaipuri O'odham -- the most influential Indigenous group in southern Arizona in the early historic period. Seymour combines historical sources with archaeological data and oral history to reveal the native history of the region.--Provided by publisher. Item RestrictedA history of gold dredging in Idaho(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2016) Spence, Clark C., author; University Press of Colorado, publisherA revolution in placer mining from inception in the 1880s until its demise in the 1960s and its impact on Idaho, the nation's fourth leading producer of dredged gold which provides a lens through which to observe the practice and history of gold dredging around the world. Item RestrictedA land made from water: appropriation and the evolution of Colorado's landscape, ditches, and water institutions(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2015) Crifasi, Robert R., author; University Press of Colorado, publisherCrifasi chronicles how the appropriation and development of water and riparian resources in Colorado has changed the face of the Front Range--an area that was once a desert and is now an irrigated oasis, suitable for the habitation and support of millions of people.--Provided by publisher. Item RestrictedA remarkable curiosity: dispatches from a New York City journalist's 1873 railroad trip across the American West(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2008) Milanich, Jerald T., author; Cummings, Amos Jay, author; Milanich, Jerald T., editor and compiler; University Press of Colorado, publisher Item Restricted"A roof over my head": homeless women and the shelter industry(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2016) Williams, Jean Calterone, author; University Press of Colorado, publisherBased upon extensive ethnographic data that examines lives of homeless women who care for children and live in small shelters and transitional living centers. This ground-breaking study unveils the centrality of abuse and poverty in homeless women's lives and outlines societal responses that should be more effective.--Provided by publisher. Item RestrictedA tenderfoot in Colorado(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2008) Townshend, R. B., author; University Press of Colorado, publisherNow back in print, A Tenderfoot in Colorado is R.B. Townshend's classic account of his time in the wild frontier territory known as Colorado. Townshend arrived in the Rockies in 1869, fresh from Cambridge, England, with 300 in his pockets. He found friends among some of Colorado's more colorful characters, people who taught him much about life on the frontier. Jake Chisolm taught him how to shoot after rescuing him from two men preparing to skin him at poker. Wild Bill of Colorado taught him the meaning of "the drop" and warned him against wearing a gun in town unless he wanted trouble. Item RestrictedAbundance: the archaeology of plenitude(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2017) Smith, Monica L., editor; University Press of Colorado, publisherUsing case studies from around the globe and multiple time periods, Smith makes the case that abundance provides an essential explanatory perspective on ancient peoples' choices and activities. Focusing on plenitude enables the understanding of cohesive behaviors that were equally important for the development of social complexity.--Provided by publisher. Item RestrictedAdapting to the land: a history of agriculture in Colorado(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2022) Freeman, John F., author; Uchanski, Mark E., author; University Press of Colorado, publisherExamines how Colorado agriculturists, from the Ancestral Puebloans to twenty-first-century ranchers and farmers, have adapted to and sought to overcome the natural limits of land and water. Documents the state's farming history and provides context for significant methodological and ideological transformations, including the organic, local foods movement.--Provided by publisher. Item RestrictedAdventures in eating: anthropological experiences of dining from around the world(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2010) Haines, Helen R., editor; Sammells, Clare A., editor; University Press of Colorado, publisherAnthropologists training to do fieldwork in far-off, unfamiliar places prepare for significant challenges with regard to language, customs, and other cultural differences. However, like other travelers to unknown places, they are often unprepared to deal with the most basic and necessary requirement: food. Although there are many books on the anthropology of food, Adventures in Eating is the first intended to prepare students for the uncomfortable dining situations they may encounter over the course of their careers. Many cultures place significance on food and hospitality, and whether sago grubs, jungle rats, termites, or the pungent durian fruit are on the table, participating in the act of sharing food can establish relationships vital to anthropologists' research practices and knowledge of their host cultures. Using their own experiences with unfamiliar and sometimes unappealing food food practices and customs, the contributors explore such eating moments and how these moments can produce new under-standings of culture and the meaning of food beyond the immediate experience of eating it. They also address how personal eating experiences arid culinary dilemmas can shape the data and methodologies of the discipline. The main readership of Adventures in Eating will be students in anthropology and other scholars, but the explosion of food media gives the book additional appeal for fans of No Reservations and Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel. Helen R. Haines is a research associate at Trent University Archaeology Research Center and teaches anthropology at Trent University and the University of Toronto-Mississauga. Clare A. Sammells is assistant professor of anthropology at Bucknell University.--Book jacket. Item RestrictedAfrican Renaissance: new forms, old images in Yoruba art(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2020) Okediji, Moyo, author; University Press of Colorado, publisherThis book describes, analyses, and interprets the historical and cultural contexts of an African art renaissance using the twentieth-and twenty-first century transformation of ancient Yoruba artistic heritage. Juxtaposing ancient and contemporary Yoruba art, Okediji defines this art history through the lens of colonialism, an experience that served to both destroy ancient art traditions and revive Yoruba art in the twentieth century. With vivid reproductions of paintings, prints, and drawings, Okediji describes how Yoruba art has replenished and redefined itself. Okediji groups the text into several broadly overlapping periods that intricately detail the journey of Yoruba art and artists: first through oppression by European colonialism, then the attainment of Nigeria's independence and the new nation's subsequent military coup, and ending with present-day native Yoruban artists fleeing their homeland. Based upon extensive interviews with the artists and critical readings of the existing literature on contemporary Yoruba art, the book will appeal to the art historian and art collector and serve as a wonderful introduction to the canon of Yoruba art for the general reader. Item RestrictedAfter dark: the nocturnal urban landscape and lightscape of ancient cities(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2022) Gonlin, Nancy, editor; Strong, Meghan E., editor; University Press of Colorado, publisherAfter Dark explores the experience of nighttime within ancient urban settings. Contributors present evidence related to how ancient people manipulated and confronted darkness and night in urban landscapes, advancing our knowledge of the archaeology of cities, the archaeology of darkness and night, and lychnology (the study of ancient lighting devices).--Provided by publisher. Item RestrictedAfter Monte Albán: transformation and negotiation in Oaxaca, Mexico(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2008) Blomster, Jeffrey P., editor; University Press of Colorado, publisher Item RestrictedAlternative pathways to complexity: a collection of essays on architecture, economics, power, and cross-cultural analysis in honor of Richard E. Blanton(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2016) Fargher, Lane F., editor; Heredia Espinoza, Verenice Y., editor; University Press of Colorado, publisherFocuses on architecture, economics, and power in the evolution of complex societies. Case studies from Mesoamerica, Asia, Africa, and Europe examine the relationship between political structures and economic configurations of ancient chiefdoms and states through a framework of comparative archaeology.--Provided by publisher. Item RestrictedAmerica's Switzerland: Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, the growth years(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2005) Pickering, James H., author; University Press of Colorado, publisher