Bringing together Oliver’s endless curiosity about natural history and the richness of human culture with his sharp eye for detail, this book is a captivating evocation of a place, its plants, its people, and its myriad wonders. ‘Light ...
Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
‘Light and fast-moving, unburdened by library research but filled with erudition’ New Yorker Oliver Sacks, the bestselling author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, is most famous for his studies of the human mind: insightful and beautifully characterized portraits of those experiencing complex neurological conditions. However, he has another scientific passion: the fern. Since childhood Oliver has been fascinated by the ability of these primitive plants to survive and adapt in many climates. Oaxaca Journal is the enthralling account of his trip, alongside a group of fellow fern enthusiasts, to the beautiful province of Oaxaca, Mexico. Bringing together Oliver’s endless curiosity about natural history and the richness of human culture with his sharp eye for detail, this book is a captivating evocation of a place, its plants, its people, and its myriad wonders.
Author: Lds Mormon Missionary DesignsPublish On: 2019-10-06
Called to serve a mission for the Mormon LDS church? This is the perfect gift for missionaries serving in the Mexico Oaxaca Mission. Latter Day Saints will appreciate this customized diary for elder or sister missionary.
Author: Lds Mormon Missionary Designs
Called to serve a mission for the Mormon LDS church? This is the perfect gift for missionaries serving in the Mexico Oaxaca Mission. Latter Day Saints will appreciate this customized diary for elder or sister missionary. Choose the right by keeping a journal of your missionary experiences. Mormon missionaries will write in this with pride knowing that their posterity will be able to read these amazing missionary stories. Perfect LDS notebook to write down your insights while you study your BOM Book of Mormon, D&C and Bible. You are lucky to serve in the Oaxaca Mexico Mission
Author: Rodolfo Cabrera HernandezPublish On: 2015-03-01
New species of the Plectrohyla bistincta group (Hylidae: Hylinae: Hylini) from Oaxaca, Mexico. Journal of Herpetology 40:304–309. Mendelson, J. R., III. 1997.
A new species of toad (Anura: Bufonidae) from Oaxaca, Mexico with comments
Author: Rodolfo Cabrera Hernandez
The potential for numerous amphibian species to go extinct in Oaxaca and Chiapas is high and worthy of being considered a major environmental problem. This report summarizes the findings of a project aimed at gathering information at 16 sites in southern Mexico which had been identified in 2005 as being essential to the continued existence of 22 highly threatened amphibian species, the hope being that it could help initiate conservation action. Site and species information are presented as a series of profiles.
This expanded paperback edition includes 32 pages of new material.
Author: Peter Kuper
Publisher: PM Press
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Painting a vivid, personal portrait of social and political upheaval in Oaxaca, Mexico, this unique memoir employs comics, bilingual essays, photos, and sketches to chronicle the events that unfolded around a teachers' strike and led to a seven-month siege. When award-winning cartoonist Peter Kuper and his family moved to the 16th-century colonial town of Oaxaca in 2006, they planned to spend a quiet year or two enjoying a different culture and taking a break from the U.S. political climate under the Bush administration. What they hadn't counted on was landing in the epicenter of Mexico's biggest political struggle in recent years. Timely and compelling, this extraordinary firsthand account presents a distinct artistic vision of Oaxacan life, from explorations of the beauty of the environment to graphic portrayals of the fight between strikers and government troops that left more than 20 people dead, including American journalist Brad Will. This expanded paperback edition includes 32 pages of new material.
1970 "Gifting, reciprocity, savings, and credit in peasant Oaxaca." Southwestern Journal of Anthropology 26(3):231-241. Belshaw, Cyril S. 1965 Traditional
exchange and modern markets. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. Bennett,
Author: Scott Cook
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Social Science
Markets in Oaxaca is a study of the regional peasant marketing system in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico. It relates the marketing system to other aspects of the regional economy, to neighboring regions, and to the Mexican national economy. Combining ethnographic, theoretical, and regional analyses, it suggests new directions in the fields of peasant and development studies. Contributors to the volume describe the operation and nature of several marketplaces in the region, analyze village-based artisan production and various specialized economic roles (particularly the role of traders), and describe the operation of several total regional marketing systems. The editors then consider their findings against the background of political, economic, and social structures from the pre-Conquest period to the present. In their conclusion, the editors find the regional peasant economy to be responsive both to the influence of the urban metropolitan sector, on the one hand, and to its own indigenous structural integrity and internal dynamism, on the other. In addition to the editors, the contributors to Markets in Oaxaca are Ralph L. Beals, Richard L. Berg Jr., Beverly Chiñas, Herbert M. Eder, Charlotte Stolmaker, Carole Turkenik, John C. Warner, Ronald Waterbury, and Cecil R. Welte. Their essays combine analyses of the elements of the system within a comprehensive theoretical framework. Together, they present a complete and integrated view of a peasant economy.
Communicated by JAMES MEASE, Esq. M.D. Sir, In the year 1827, the American
minister to Mexico, J. R. Poinsett, sent to the American Philosophical Society of
Philadelphia a cord, which he said “was brought to him from Oaxaca, as the exact
The Repartimiento and Market Participation of Peasants in Late Colonial Oaxaca.
'' Journal of Latin American Studies 28 (1996): 1–28. . Indians, Merchants, and
Markets: A Reinterpretation of the Repartimiento and Spanish-Indian Economic ...
Author: Patrick J. McNamara
Publisher: UNC Press Books
The period following Mexico's war with the United States in 1847 was characterized by violent conflicts, as liberal and conservative factions battled for control of the national government. The civil strife was particularly bloody in south central Mexico, including the southern state of Oaxaca. In Sons of the Sierra, Patrick McNamara explores events in the Oaxaca district of Ixtlan, where Zapotec Indians supported the liberal cause and sought to exercise influence over statewide and national politics. Two Mexican presidents had direct ties to Ixtlan district: Benito Juarez, who served as Mexico's liberal president from 1858 to 1872, was born in the district, and Porfirio Diaz, president from 1876 to 1911, had led a National Guard battalion made up of Zapotec soldiers throughout the years of civil war. Paying close attention to the Zapotec people as they achieved greater influence, McNamara examines the political culture of Diaz's presidency and explores how Diaz, who became increasingly dictatorial over the course of his time in office, managed to stay in power for thirty-five years. McNamara reveals the weight of memory and storytelling as Ixtlan veterans and their families reminded government officials of their ties to both Juarez and Diaz. While Juarez remained a hero in their minds, Diaz came to represent the arrogance of Mexico City and the illegitimacy of the "Porfiriato" that ended with the 1910 revolution.
Joyce, Arthur A., Laura Arnaud Bustamante, and Marc N. Levine 2001
Commoner Power: A Case Study From the Classic Period Collapse on the Oaxaca Coast. In: Journal ofArchaeological Method and Theory 8(4): 343—385.
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intendancy of Oaxaca, its comparatively numerous population, the fertility of its
soil, the salubrity of its climate, unequalled on the American continent, and the ...
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Author: Richard Leviton
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Santa Fe, the City Different, has deeply excited visitors for over a hundred years with its crystal blue skies, Blood of Christ Mountains, pure dry air, old adobe charm, and beautiful light. But this high-desert State capital and artists haven may also be a Land of Lighta premier landscape of multiple sacred sites and heightened spiritual charge. People love this place, they say, for its uplifting, spiritually leavening effect, for how it starts a process of transformation, healing, deep change, and self-reinvention. People revere this place as an axis of creativity, a hotbed of innovation, and a paramount center for recreating culture and spirituality\ capable of inspiring the world. Santa Fe Light explains why. An able travel guide, it takes you to 111 different locations and their Light temples in and around Santa Fe, numinous places usually only encountered in myths or dreams. And it proposes that the observed social qualities of Santa Fe, its livability, might be due to this fabulous visionary geography alluringly just beyond the veil of our ordinary perception.
2002. Abundance of sympatric skunks (Mustelidae: Carnivora) in Oaxaca, Mexico
. Journal of Tropical Biology, 18:463-469. Cervantes, F.A., C. Lorenzo, and F.X.
González. 2004. The Omiltemi rabbit is not extinct. Mammalian Biology, 69:61-64
Author: Gerardo Ceballos
Publisher: JHU Press
Mammals of Mexico is the first reference book in English on the more than 500 types of mammal species found in the diverse Mexican habitats, which range from the Sonoran Desert to the Chiapas cloud forests. The authoritative species accounts are written by a Who’s Who of experts compiled by famed mammalogist and conservationist Gerardo Ceballos. Ten years in the making, Mammals of Mexico covers everything from obscure rodents to whales, bats, primates, and wolves. It is thoroughly illustrated with color photographs and meticulous artistic renderings, as well as range maps for each species. Introductory chapters discuss biogeography, conservation, and evolution. The final section of the book illustrates the skulls, jaws, and tracks of Mexico’s mammals. This unparalleled collection of scientific information on, and photographs of, Mexican wildlife belongs on the shelf of every mammalogist, in public and academic libraries, and in the hands of anyone curious about Mexico and its wildlife.
ALSO BY OLIVER SACKS Migraine Awakenings A Leg to Stand On The Man
Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Seeing Voices An Anthropologist on Mars The
Island of the Colourblind Uncle Tungsten Oaxaca Journal Musicophilia The
Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Literary Collections
Have you ever seen something that wasn't really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don't belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. In some conditions, hallucinations can lead to religious epiphanies or even the feeling of leaving one's own body. Humans have always sought such life-changing visions, and for thousands of years have used hallucinogenic compounds to achieve them. In Hallucinations, with his usual elegance, curiosity, and compassion, Dr Oliver Sacks weaves together stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering experiences to illuminate what hallucinations tell us about the organization and structure of our brains, how they have influenced every culture's folklore and art, and why the potential for hallucination is present in us all, a vital part of the human condition.
Also by Oliver Sacks Migraine Awakenings A Leg to Stand On The Man Who
Mistook His Wife for a Hat Seeing Voices An Anthropologist on Mars The Island
of the Colour-blind Oaxaca Journal Musicophilia The Mind's Eye Hallucinations
Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
‘If you did not think that gallium and iridium could move you, this superb book will change your mind’ The Times In Uncle Tungsten, Oliver Sacks evokes, with warmth and wit, his upbringing in wartime England. He tells of the large science-steeped family who fostered his early fascination with chemistry. There follow his years at boarding school where, though unhappy, he developed the intellectual curiosity that would shape his later life. And we hear of his return to London, an emotionally bereft ten-year-old who found solace in his passion for learning. Uncle Tungsten radiates all the delight and wonder of a boy’s adventures, and is an unforgettable portrait of an extraordinary young mind.
Books by OLIVE R SACKS The Mind's Eye Musicophilia Oaxaca Journal Uncle
Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood The Island of the Colorblind An
Anthropologist on Mars Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf The
Author: Oliver Sacks
Awakenings--which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world.