This Place, These People

Life and Shadow on the Great Plains

Author: David Stark

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231165226

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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The numbers of farms and farmers on the Great Plains are dwindling. Disappearing even faster are the farm places -- the houses, barns, and outbuildings that made the rural landscape a place of habitation. Nancy Warner's photographs tell the stories of buildings that were once loved yet have now been abandoned. Her evocative images are juxtaposed with the voices of Nebraska farm people, lovingly recorded by sociologist David Stark. These plainspoken recollections tell of a way of life that continues to evolve in the face of wrenching change. Warner's spare, formal photographs invite readers to listen to the cadences and tough-minded humor of everyday speech in the Great Plains. Stark's afterword grounds the project in the historical relationship between people and their land. In the tradition of Wright Morris, this combination of words and images is both art and document, evoking memories, emotions, and questions for anyone with rural American roots.

Moments of Valuation

Exploring Sites of Dissonance

Author: Ariane Berthoin Antal,Michael Hutter,David Stark

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191006939

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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The outcome of innovation processes are determined by complex, historically grown valuation practices. In this book, a wide range of innovations are taken into consideration, from small inventions like entertainment novelties to large societal changes through new technologies. The chapters observe the particular local or distributed sites in which their episodes of innovation take place, and they identify the initial dissonance among those judging a newly proposed alternative. The emphasis of the inquiry, however, is on the practices of valuation that are at work when something succeeds in being "new". The authors represent a wide variety of sub-disciplines and national backgrounds in the social sciences. They share an interest in social valuation and a pragmatist approach. The differences between their empirical evidence reflect the wide variety of appearances that valuation takes in contemporary society. They are anthropologists, economic or cultural sociologists, organization researchers, historians or political scientists. A number of chapters deals with aesthetic valuation, as in the tasting of a new vintage, or in the socio-technical process that shaped successful synthesizer sounds. Other chapters discuss the judgment processes in organizations, like architect offices or consultancy firms, and processes of evaluation and valorization in larger fields of practice, like accounting or mathematics. The studies are both of interest in their various professional fields, and contribute to a more general understanding of the social and cultural conditions under which innovations fail and succeed.

The Dream Hunters Epoch

The Paleo Indians Series

Author: Shirley G. East

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465396942

Category: Fiction

Page: 594

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THE PALEO INDIAN SERIES: CLOVIS THE DREAM HUNTERS EPOCH A frightened abandoned child struggles to survive the terrifying perils of the Pleistocene Llano Estacado to become a powerful woman, protected by Spirit Mammoth Mother; her only friend a huge Dire Wolf. Set against the panoramic backdrop of the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and Llano Estacado of Wyoming, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico, the reader will thrill to meet the majestic Columbian Mammoth, shiver with fear at the attack of a fi erce Saber Toothed Tiger and come to love a very special Dire Wolf. She seeks and fi nds Th e People only to be threatened by an evil Dreamer who recognizes her as a threat and seeks her death. Th e Dream Hunters series will both captivate and educate the reader as they learn about the Clovis people, that early Paleo-Indian culture which has so intrigued and eluded the archaeologists for decades. Th e author has applied her fi rst hand experience as continued to back fl ap

Shadows of a Northern Past

Rock Carvings of Bohuslän and Østfold

Author: John Coles

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 9781842171813

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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Shadows of a Northern Past is the outcome of a prolonged period of discovery and research into the Bronze Age rock carvings of Bohuslan (Sweden) and Ostfold (Norway). Over 100 of the most complex and varied sites, containing many thousands of images, are presented in new plans and photographs by John Coles. The variety and precision of the methods of recording have revealed hitherto unknown carvings and new details on many of the sites, including some of the best-known sites in all of Sweden and Norway. The records made by the author over the past thirty years also include aspects of the carvings that are now diminished by erosion and other factors. The images carved within the whole region are described and illustrated, and their individuality is stressed. The images, including boats, humans, wheeled vehicles, wild and domesticated animals, ards, weapons and other symbols, demonstrate great variability. Here, John Coles seeks to identify particular artists whose work appears within and between different sites and explores the potential of boat images in particular for an improved chronology. He also examines the composition of sites, their development over time and the organisation of their internal structures, as well as exploring the choice of surface for carving, the parameters of location, outlook and expression of artistry, and the likely responses of the viewers. Current excavation programmes being undertaken at the base of sites are also outlined. The carving sites and their contemporary monuments are mapped and described in terms of evolving landscapes of the period 1500-300 B.C. The book includes more than 100 site plans at uniform scale, 25 maps and 160 photographs and detailed line drawings.

The History of the Anglo-Saxons

From the Earliest Period to the Norman Conquest : in Three Volumes

Author: Sharon Turner

Publisher: N.A



Page: 356

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Ghostowns & Gunsmoke

Author: Chris Weedin,Kelly Staymates,Chris Staymates


ISBN: 097782635X

Category: Fantasy games

Page: 58

View: 6711


Extraordinary Canadians: Big Bear

Author: Rudy Wiebe

Publisher: Penguin Canada

ISBN: 0143172700

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 910

Big Bear (1825–1888) was a Plains Cree chief in Saskatchewan at a time when aboriginals were confronted with the disappearance of the buffalo and waves of European settlers that seemed destined to destroy the Indian way of life. In 1876 he refused to sign Treaty No. 6, until 1882, when his people were starving. Big Bear advocated negotiation over violence, but when the federal government refused to negotiate with aboriginal leaders, some of his followers killed 9 people at Frog Lake in 1885. Big Bear himself was arrested and imprisoned. Rudy Wiebe, author of a Governor General’s Award–winning novel about Big Bear, revisits the life of the eloquent statesman, one of Canada’s most important aboriginal leaders.

Fabrizio Rossi Prodi

architetture 1996-2006

Author: Fabrizio Rossi Prodi

Publisher: Alinea Editrice

ISBN: 8860552109

Category: Architecture

Page: 205

View: 4941


NKJV, The NKJV Study Bible, eBook

Second Edition

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418587389

Category: Bibles

Page: 2368

View: 4604

The NKJV Study Bible, Second Edition is the most comprehensive study Bible available! It has the most complete study system for pastors, teachers, or students who desire accurate study in God's Word. Using the trusted New King James Version, The NKJV Study Bible has "the mind of a scholar and the heart of a pastor." Thomas Nelson's skilled team of scholars has produced the study system to reach for when accurate study in God's Word is the goal. Features include: More than 15,000 verse-by-verse study notes 150 Bible times and culture notes 114 articles on key Bible doctrines 350 word studies with Strong's numbers "Christ in the Scriptures" feature Topical index Deluxe Nelson concordance Full-color maps Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles NKJV Study Bibles sold to date: More than 1.3 million The New King James Version® - More than 60 million copies sold

The Extra Globe

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

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In The Shadow of Wounded Knee

The Untold Final Story of the Indian Wars

Author: Roger L. Di Silvestro

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802718389

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 7563

The story of the last deaths in the American Indian wars and their far-reaching ramifications The massacre of at least 150 Indians by the U.S. Army along Wounded Knee Creek in the Lakota reservation on December 29, 1890 generally is considered the closing salvo in America's Indian Wars. But as Roger L. Di Silvestro reveals in startling detail, the fight was hardly over. Two tragic events in the weeks immediately following would reignite the conflict and forever color its legacy. In the Shadow of Wounded Knee is the first book to chronicle the senseless killings that riveted the country in 1891: the assassination of Lieutenant Edward Casey by the young Brulé Lakota warrior Plenty Horses, and the ambush of Few Tails and two other Indians by rancher Pete Culbertsons and his brothers. According to frontier justice of the day, Plenty Horses would have been summarily hanged and the Culbertsons would never have been tried. Yet in the aftermath of Wounded Knee--a slaughter that had horrified politicians, soldiers, and citizens alike--the trial of Plenty Horses made headlines nationwide as a cause célèbre. Soon prosecutors faced a quandary: if Plenty Horses were convicted, then the Army itself would have to be held accountable for its actions at Wounded Knee. How Plenty Horses--a "civilized" Indian who was educated in a school back east--was ultimately exonerated, and the Culbertsons were forced to stand trial, forms a fascinating closing chapter in the Indian Wars and in the last days of the Old West.

Register of Debates in Congress

Comprising the Leading Debates and Incidents of the Second Session of the Eighteenth Congress: [Dec. 6, 1824, to the First Session of the Twenty-fifth Congress, Oct. 16, 1837] Together with an Appendix, Containing the Most Important State Papers and Public Documents to which the Session Has Given Birth: to which are Added, the Laws Enacted During the Session, with a Copious Index to the Whole ..

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 359


The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 142990383X

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 8585

Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction (Winner of the 2002 Locus Award for Best Anthology) continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best SF writing. This year's volume includes Ian R. MacLeod, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Maureen F. McHugh, Robert Reed, Paul McAuley, Michael Swanwick, Robert Silverberg, Charles Stross, John Kessel, Gregory Benford and many other talented authors of SF, as well as thorough summations of the year and a recommended reading list.

Scientific American


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The Red Moon

A Novel

Author: Kuwana Haulsey

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 0375506578

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3110

"The moon was red on the night my mother died. Fat, fairly bursting, as I remember, it rode so low in the sky that it grazed the backs of the leopards who hissed and spat and cursed it for interrupting the hunt. It caressed the thorny tips of the acacia trees, bending them, seeming to crush them with light." In The Red Moon, newcomer Kuwana Haulsey has crafted a strikingly beautiful coming-of-age story set amid the turbulent history of modern Kenya. The novel centers on Nasarian, the daughter of a successful Samburu herdsman and his Somali fourth wife. On the verge of adulthood, Nasarian finds herself trapped between the demands of her traditional tribal life and her desire to live abroad as a writer. When her parents die suddenly, Nasarian's plan to escape her sheltered world is undermined by her scornful brother Lolorok. Disgusted by Nasarian's refusal to be circumcised and thus initiated into the traditional role of wife and mother, Lolorok allows his sister to be inherited by a distant cousin. Nasarian is convinced that no matter how hard she fights, she will never be allowed to call her life her own. She is dogged by the memory of her father, who was caught in the midst of a brutal war, branded with the name Mau Mau, imprisoned as a terrorist. She is haunted by the spirit of her mother, captured in a bloody raid and destined, like Nasarian, to be an outcast. Nasarian runs away, sparking a sweeping journey of discovery that evokes fifty years and three generations of her family history. Weaving ancient myth and folklore into the tapestry of Nasarian's personal quest, The Red Moon chronicles the yearning of a brave young woman while simultaneously depicting a nation's equally fierce search for a truthful and lasting spiritual independence. Stunning in its revelations, The Red Moon portrays incisively a way of life rarely glimpsed by those who have not experienced its richness and survived its terror. With an intensity rare in modern fiction, The Red Moon takes readers into the heart of an incredibly courageous young woman. From the Hardcover edition.

The Youth's Companion

An Illustrated Weekly Paper for Young People and the Family

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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