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- ItemRestrictedA 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.
- ItemRestrictedA 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.
- ItemRestrictedA field of dreams: independent writing programs and the future of composition studies(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2002) O'Neill, Peggy, editor; Crow, Angela, editor; Burton, Larry W., editor; Utah State University Press, publisher
- ItemRestrictedA 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.
- ItemRestrictedA 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.
- ItemRestrictedA guide to Peril Strait and Wrangell Narrows, Alaska(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2020) Hopkins, William Morgan, author; University of Alaska Press, publisherLearning how to pilot a ship through Wrangell Narrows and Peril Strait is not an easy matter for a vessel operator new to the area, or even for those with experience. It takes time, patience, and a certain appetite for risk. The older generation of captains knew the channels in great detail, but they did not write anything down to leave for the next generation coming up through the ranks. Recognizing the wealth of the knowledge these navigators possessed in their memories, William Hopkins decided to document their charts and methods as he himself learned to maneuver ships through these important and narrow southeastern Alaska channels. A now retired captain who logged many voyages, Hopkins delineates the navigable courses for passing these treacherous waterways in this essential guide.--Provided by publisher.
- ItemRestrictedA 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.
- ItemRestrictedA history of Utah radicalism: startling, socialistic, and decidedly revolutionary(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2011) McCormick, John S., author; Sillito, John R., author; Utah State University Press, publisherUtah, now one of the most conservative states, has a long tradition of left-wing radicalism. Early Mormon settlers set a precedent with the United Order and other experiments with a socialistic economy. The tradition continued into the more recent past with New Left, anti-apartheid, and other radicals. Throughout, Utah radicalism usually reflected national and international developments. Recounting its long history, McCormick and Sillito focus especially on the Socialist Party of America, which reached a peak of political influence in the first two decades of the twentieth century--in Utah and across the nation. At least 115 Socialists in over two dozen Utah towns and cities were elected to office in that period, and on seven occasions they controlled governments, of five different municipalities. This is a little-known story worth a closer look. Histories of Socialism in the United States have tended to forsake attention to details, to specific, local cases and situations, in favor of broader overviews of the movement. By looking closely at Utah's experience, this book helps unravel how American Socialism briefly flowered and rapidly withered in the early twentieth century. It also broadens conventional understanding of Utah history. McCormick and Sillito write about the Utah manifestations of the international Socialist movement, in particular the Socialist Party of America, which reached a peak of political success and influence in the early twentieth century--in Utah as well as the nation at large. That history is the centerpiece of this narrative, but the authors connect it to a broader tradition of radicalism in Utah. As they state, Utah has a long-standing radical tradition of such movements, beginning with the arrival of the Mormons in 1847 and continuing to the present, that have challenged the fundamental principles on which society has been established and have offered alternative visions of how to live and organize life. The Socialist Party was particularly successful in the first two decades of the twentieth century. At least 115 Socialists in over two-dozen Utah towns and cities were elected to office in that period, and on seven occasions Socialists held governing majorities, in five different municipalities. The authors note that the historiography of Socialism in the United States has been limited by a lack of attention to details, to case studies, and to specific actualities but has instead favored general overviews, and therefore, they seek to contribute to a better understanding of what specifically was involved in Socialism's brief flowering and rapid decline in the first part of the last century.--Provided by publisher.
- ItemRestrictedA history Of Utah's American Indians(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2003) Cuch, Forrest S., editor; Utah State Division of Indian Affairs / Utah State Division of History, publisherThe valleys, mountains, and deserts of Utah have been home to native peoples for thousands of years. Like peoples around the word, Utah's native inhabitants organized themselves in family units, groups, bands, clans, and tribes. Today, six Indian tribes in Utah are recognized as official entities. They include the Northwestern Shoshone, the Goshutes, the Paiutes, the Utes, the White Mesa or Southern Utes, and the Navajos (Dineh). Each tribe has its own government. Tribe members are citizens of Utah and the United States; however, lines of distinction both within the tribes and with the greater society at large have not always been clear. Migration, interaction, war, trade, intermarriage, common threats, and challenges have made relationships and affiliations more fluid than might be expected. In this volume, the editor and authors endeavor to write the history of Utah's first residents from an Indian perspective. An introductory chapter provides an overview of Utah's American Indians and a concluding chapter summarizes the issues and concerns of contemporary Indians and their leaders. Chapters on each of the six tribes look at origin stories, religion, politics, education, folkways, family life, social activities, economic issues, and important events. They provide an introduction to the rich heritage of Utah's native peoples. This book includes chapters by David Begay, Dennis Defa, Clifford Duncan, Ronald Holt, Nancy Maryboy, Robert McPherson, Mae Parry, Gary Tom, and Mary Jane Yazzie.--Provided by publisher.
- ItemRestrictedA King salmon journey(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2014) Miller, Debbie S., author; Eiler, John H., author; Van Zyle, Jon, illustrator; University of Alaska Press, publisherTraces the journey of the Chinook salmon from the Bering Sea up the Yukon River to their spawning grounds in the Niultin River in Canada, a trip of over two thousand miles.--Provided by publisher.
- ItemRestrictedA ladder of cranes(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2015) Sexton, Tom, author; University of Alaska Press, publisherWhether watching men releasing caged birds at dawn in New York City or a ladder of cranes rising from a field in Manitoba, Tom Sexton is a keen observer of the interconnectedness of the natural and human worlds. The former Alaska poet laureate takes to the road in this new collection, wending a lyrical and at times mystical path between Alaska and New England. Travelers along the way include the fabled wolf of Gubbio, old and lame and long past his taming encounter with Saint Francis of Assisi, and Chinese poet Li Bai chanting to a Yangtze River dolphin.
- ItemRestrictedA lamp brighter than foxfire: poems(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2015) Nicholson, Andrew S., author; The Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University, publisherOpening the space between the ordinary and the visionary, the poems in A Lamp Brighter than Foxfire uncover an intimate relationship with the world around them, from Las Vegas to Italy to the American Midwest. From a lime glowing in an orchard to a miraculous childhood attempt at levitation, Andrew S. Nicholson's poems ground themselves in the commonplace and leap for the luminous. Central to this collection are poems that retell stories of Jacob from the Old Testament, relocated behind casinos, glimpsed in miniature on kitchen floors, and heard speaking in a moment of decay. Through these retellings, Nicholson examines the creation of self, family relationships, and a generative sense of the divine--provided by publisher.
- ItemRestrictedA 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.
- ItemRestrictedA mission for development: Utah universities, the Point Four Program, and Iran(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2018) Garlitz, Richard, author; Utah State University Press, publisherA story of technical advisors from three Utah universities who worked in Iran as part of the Point Four Program. Using their experiences, the book reexamines the rise and fall of the US-Iranian alliance and the roles that American universities played in international development during Cold War.--Provided by publisher.
- ItemRestrictedA mountain of paper: the extraordinary diary of Leonard James Arrington(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2012) Arrington, Carl, author; Madsen, Susan Arrington, author; Utah State University Press, publisher
- ItemRestrictedA new writing classroom: listening, motivation, and habits of mind(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2014) Sullivan, Patrick, author; Utah State University Press, publisher
- ItemRestrictedA 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