Along the coast of Peru is one of the driest deserts in the world. Here, under the sand, the ancient Peruvians buried their dead wrapped in gorgeous textiles. As organic material keeps almost forever when stored without humidity, light and oxygen, many of the mummies excavated in the last hundred years are in excellent conditions. And so are the textiles wrapped around them. Their clear colors are still dazzling and the textile fibers in good condition. Textiles were highly valued objects in ancient Peru – used for expressing status and diverse messages in these non-literate but highly organized and very developed cultures. Much energy, innovation and aesthetic sensibility were invested in the textiles. The preColumbian peoples had access to exquisite materials: the local fibers were camelid fibers (alpaca and vicuña), cotton and plant fibers (agave, for instance). The camelid fibers have very little scales compared to sheep fibers, and are long, soft and lustrous. The Peruvian cotton grew in 5 different colors. The ancient Peruvians were also master dyers and have for thousands of years dyed their yarn with indigo blue, madder red, cochineal red, sea snail purple and yellow from many kinds of plants. And so they produced some of the finest, most beautiful and most interesting textiles in the world. Instead of writing, they kept the order in their world encoded in textile fibers. The Roemer- and Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim houses a collection of 405 preColumbian textiles. Most of them are fragments, but a few complete pieces are present. I have chosen 133 pieces for this publication, to represent the collection at its best.
Lena Bjerregaard and Ann H. Peters
Contents: Preface — Lena Bjerregaard & Ann Hudson Peters
Archaeological textiles – Textiles arqueológicos – Textiles archéologiques: • 1, Recontextualizando el patrimonio arqueológico: los textiles paracas descubiertos por Engel en Cabezas Largas — Jessica Lévy Contreras • 2, Two-headed serpents and rayed heads: Precedents and reinterpretations in Paracas Necropolis imagery — Ann H. Peters • 3, Representaciones textiles en los iconos de la litoescultura Tiwanaku: significado y distribución — Carolina Agüero & Arturo Martínez • 4, Middle Horizon textiles from Chimu Capac, Supe Valley, Peru — Amy Oakland • 5, Una prenda triangular con plumas en la colección del museo de sitio de Pachacámac — Lourdes Chocano Mena • 6, Las relaciones interculturales vistas a través de los textiles del Cerro la Horca, durante el periodo intermedio tardío y horizonte tardío, valle de Fortaleza – Perú — Arabel Fernández L. & Luis Valle A. • 7, La momia de Marburg: su recontextualización a través del ajuar y ofrenda textil — Isabel Martínez Armijo, Anna-Maria Begerock & Mercedes González • 8, A highland textile tradition from the far south of Peru during the period of Inka domination — Penelope Dransart • 9, Los tocapus de Llullaillaco — Beatriz Carbonell • 10, El tapiz con tocapus del Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú — Mónica Solórzano Gonzales • 11, La cestería de los cazadores-recolectores, procedente de la cueva de la Candelaria, Torreón, Coahuila, México — Gloria Martha Sánchez Valenzuela, Alejandra Quintanar Isaías & Ana Jaramillo Pérez • 12, Signos comunes en los textiles Andinos y los Mesoamericanos — Victoria Solanilla Demestre
Museum collections history – Historia de colecciones – Histoire des collections: • 13, The pre-Columbian textile collection of the German Textile Museum Krefeld — Katalin Nagy • 14, Ancient Peruvian textiles in the Vatican Museums and their link to the Musée du Trocadéro collections — Jean-François Genotte • 15, Hidden in plain sight. How ‘disturbing’ features found within two Peruvian textile fragments have turned into a ‘significant guide’ for conservation — Griet Kockelkoren & Emma Damen • 16, Life of a Peruvian art collector: Guillermo Schmidt Pizarro and the fostering of public collections of pre-Hispanic art in the first half of the 20th century — Carolina Orsini & Anna Antonini
Ethnographic textiles – Textiles etnográficos – Textiles ethnographiques: • 17, Colorantes presentes en mochilas ika de la colección etnográfica del Världskulturmuseet (Antiguo Museo Etnografico) en Gotemburgo, Suecia, realizada por Gustav Bolinder Beatriz Devia & Marianne Cardale de Schrimpff • 18, Colecciones textiles etnográficas del Gran Chaco Sudamericano del Museo Etnográfico “J. B. Ambrosetti” y el estudio de su materialidad: un desafío a la mirada occidental sobre los otros no-occidentales — Mariana Alfonsina Elías • 19, Documentando y conservando las colecciones plumarias del Museo Etnográfico Juan B. Ambrosetti; Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires — Silvana Di Lorenzo & Silvia Manuale • 20, Textil y territorio: sobre los tejidos intrincados de Poroma, Norte de Chuquisaca, Bolivia — Verónica Auza Aramayo • 21, Un fundamento de la textualidad textil: los colores Tarabuco — Ricardo Cavalcanti-Schiel • 22, Los “diseños verdaderos” en los tejidos de las mujeres cashinahuá del Alto Purús — María Elena del Solar
Sponsored by The Royal Museums of Art and History (RMAH), Bruxelles.
Fleur d’Araignée Publishing Co.
A compilation of short fiction from Dr. Bev’s ‘Introduction to English Studies’
Throughout history, humankind has gathered together collections of beautiful things, ranging from bottle-caps to coins to seashells or even flowers. No matter the season, humans have devoted hours of their time to admire and share the world’s beauty with those around them. These relationships then become their own collections of the beautiful, friends and family gathering together to appreciate that which they find most lovely, spanning across distance, hardship, and time. Today, we continue to admire the world’s beauty and cherish the love we find there. The word we know today as “anthology” is derived from the Greek word “anthologia,” meaning collection of flowers. We at Fleur d’Araignée Publishing Co. gathered our beautiful flowers, short stories written by students between the years of 2015 and 2017, and tied them together with love, for you.
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Heebie & Jeebie take a shortcut home because they played too long after (ghost) school. It's an exciting journey.
Among birds, swans are relatively long-lived species and are also among the most strongly monogamous, having prolonged pair and family bonds that strongly influence their reproductive and general social behavior, which, in combination with their beauty and elegance, contribute to the overall high degree of worldwide human interest in them. This volume of more than 59,000 words describes the distributions, ecology, social behavior, and breeding biologies of the four species of swans that breed or have historically bred in North America, including the native trumpeter and tundra swans, the introduced mute swan, and the marginally occurring whooper swan. Also included are 5 distribution maps, 15 drawings, 27 photographs by the author, and a reference section of nearly 1,000 literature citations.
Paul A. Johnsgard
This book documents the paintings and drawings executed by Louis Agassiz Fuertes during the Field Museum of Natural History’s seven-month expedition to Ethiopia (Abyssinia) in 1926–27. During that time Fuertes completed 70 field watercolors that illustrate 55 species of birds and four species of mammals. He also executed 34 pencil drawings, which illustrate 13 species of mammals and 11 species of birds, plus numerous miscellaneous sketches and small watercolors. This book identifies and describes the biology of all 69 species of birds and mammals illustrated by Fuertes and includes 32 color reproductions of Fuertes’s watercolors that were published as a limited-edition album in 1930 by the Field Museum. The 60,000-word text provides brief summaries of all these species’ ecology, behavior, and reproductive biology as well as information about their current populations and conservation status. A review of Fuertes’s life, his influence on modern bird and wildlife art, and his participation in and artistic contributions to the Field Museum’s Abyssinian Expedition is also included, as well as more than 250 bibliographic citations.
This volume presents the results of a workshop that took place on 24 November 2017 at the Centre for Textile Research (CTR), University of Copenhagen. The event was organised within the framework of the MONTEX project—a Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowship conducted by Maria Mossakowska-Gaubert in collaboration with the Contextes et Mobiliers programme of the French Institute for Oriental Archaeology in Cairo (IFAO), and with support from the Institut français du Danemark and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Twelve essays are arranged in 4 sections: I. Weaving looms: texts, images, remains; II. Technology of weaving: study cases; III. Dyeing: terminology and technology; IV. Textile production in written sources: organisation and economy. Contributors include: Maria Mossakowska-Gaubert, Johanna Sigl, Fleur Letellier-Willemin, Lise Bender Jørgensen, Anne Kwaspen, Barbara Köstner, Peder Flemestad, Ines Bogensperger & Helga Rösel-Mautendorfer, Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello, Aikaterini Koroli, Kerstin Dross-Krüpe, Jennifer Cromwell, and Dominique Cardon. With 66 full-colour illustrations.
A young steppe eagle and his mother fly to Nepal from Mongolia, where Griffy, a Himalayan griffon, chases the hungry Steppe from the feeding station, but Garuda, a white-rumped vulture, intervenes and becomes Steppe's friend. Steppe's mother is angered at first, but learns the lesson that each species has its role to play.
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University of Nebraska Online and University of Nebraska Information Technology Services
Advancing Technology in Education at the University of Nebraska, May 7, 2019
Welcome Address • Susan Fritz, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Provost, University of Nebraska 6
Opening Remarks • Mary Niemiec, Associate Vice President for Digital Education, Director of University of Nebraska Online 6
Keynote Presentation: Shaping the Next Generation of Higher Education • Bryan Alexander, Ph.D. 6
Featured Extended Presentation: Redesigning Courses & Determining Effectiveness Through Research • Tanya Joosten, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), Erin Blankenship, Ph.D. (UNL), Ella Burnham (UNL), Nate Eidem, Ph.D. (UNK), Marnie Imhoff (UNMC), Linsey Donner (UNMC), Ellie Miller (UNMC) 7
5 Ways to Utilize Canvas Data • Ji Guo, Ph.D. (UNL), Jessica Steffen (UNCA) 8
Midterm Evaluations: Making Midterm Course Corrections Using Meaningful Data • Ryan Caldwell (UNL), Ben Lass (UNCA), Tawnya Means, Ph.D. (UNL), David Woodman (UNL) 12
Mindful Pause Practice: The How To’s and Why To’s of Adding Mindfulness to Your Course • Tanya Custer (UNMC), Kim Michael (UNMC) 18
Fostering Conversations with Faculty about Quality Online Courses • Kristin Bradley (UNCA), Erin King (UNCA) 19
Final Grades Integration for Efficiency • William Barrera (UNCA), Marcia L. Dority Baker (UNCA), Matthew Schill (UNO), Tomm Roland (UNO) 20
Small Change, Big Impact: Bringing Active Learning to the Online Environment • Grace Troupe (UNL) 22
Increase Online Class Size & Student Satisfaction Without Increasing Faculty Workload • B. Jean Mandernach, Ph.D. (UNK), Steven McGahan (UNK) 26
Email Deception & Trickery • Cheryl O’Dell (UNCA), Nick Glade (UNCA), JR Noble (UNCA) 31
Featured Extended Presentation: Redesigning Courses & Determining Effectiveness Through Research • Tanya Joosten, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), Erin Blankenship, Ph.D. (UNL), Ella Burnham (UNL), Nate Eidem, Ph.D. (UNK), Marnie Imhoff (UNMC), Linsey Donner (UNMC), Ellie Miller (UNMC) 34
Jupyter Notebooks: An On Ramp for Advanced Computing & Data Science Resources • Carrie Brown (UNL), David Swanson, Ph.D. (UNL) 35
Using Backward Design & Authentic Learning to Build Curricula from Competencies • Christine M. Arcari, Ph.D. (UNMC), Analisa McMillan (UNMC) 40
Creating, Building & Nurturing an Online Program: A Success Story • Melissa Cast-Brede, Ph.D. (UNO), Jaci Lindburg, Ph.D. (UNCA), Erica Rose (UNO), Alex Zatizabal-Boryca (UNCA) 48
CIO Panel - Campus Updates • Mark Askren (UNCA), Bret Blackman (UNCA), Brian Lancaster (UNMC), Deborah Schroeder (UNCA) 52
Educating with Technology Across Intergenerational & Intercultural Groups • Ogbonnaya Akpa, Ph.D. (UNL), Toni Hill, Ph.D. (UNK), Olimpia Leite-Trambly (UNK), Sharon Obasi, Ph.D. (UNK) 53
Research Compliance in the Cloud • Bryan Fitzgerald (UNCA), Bryan Kinnan (UNCA) 58
Academic Integrity in Higher Education • Tareq Daher, Ph.D. (UNL), Tawnya Means, Ph.D. (UNL) 60
Featured Extended Presentation: Emerging Technology Trends: Virtual Reality & Artificial Intelligence • Bryan Alexander, Ph.D. 64
Featured Extended Presentation: Plugging into Student Support Services for Student Success • Victoria Brown, Ph.D. (Florida Atlantic) 65
Adapting to the Changing Needs of Students: A Collaborative Approach to Programmatic Change • Amber Alexander (UNK), Doug Biggs, Ph.D. (UNK), Steve McGahan (UNK) 68
Cybersecurity Escape Room Challenge - Version 2 •Cheryl O’Dell (UNCA) 72
Online Course Design 101 •Jena Asgarpoor, Ph.D. (UNL) 74
Feedback is a Gift • Marcia Dority Baker (UNCA), Casey Nugent (UNCA) 82
Student-Centered Blended Learning: The HyFlex Approach to Blended Learning • Benjamin R. Malczyk, Ph.D. (UNK), Dawn Mollenkopf, Ph.D. (UNK) 86
Enhanced Online Student Engagement & Learning through ‘Video Theater’ • David Harwood, Ph.D. (UNL) 88
Taking Public Speaking Classrooms Up a Notch with Digital Video Recording • Rick Murch-Shafer (UNO) 93
Featured Extended Presentation: Emerging Technology Trends: Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence • Bryan Alexander, Ph.D. 94
Online Program Lead Nurturing Panel • Bob Mathiasen, Ph.D. (UNL), Stacey Schwartz (UNK), Angie Tucker (UNMC), Alex Zatizabal Boryca (UNCA) 95
Plan, Enroll, Progress: Integrated Planning & Advising for Student Success • Steve Booton (UNL), Bill Watts (UNL) 96
360 Degrees of Geography • Nate Eidem, Ph.D. (UNK), Steve McGahan (UNK) 98
Using Zoom to Reach a National Audience • Saundra Wever Frerichs, Ph.D. (UNL) 101
Level Up Your Canvas Designs: HTML and Content-Management Hacks • Steven Cain (UNL), Tom Gibbons (UNL), Michael Jolley (UNL) 04
Transitioning to the Hybrid Model: Preparation to Ensure High-Quality Distance Education • Melissa Cast-Brede, Ph.D. (UNO), Sarah K. Edwards, Ph.D. (UNO), Erica Rose (UNO) 120
Ask the Pros: An Interactive Discussion with a Futurist & a Humanist • Bryan Alexander, Ph.D. & Tanya Joosten, Ph.D. 124
Closing Remarks • Mark Askren, Vice Chancellor for IT and CIO, University of Nebraska 124
When the Greek leader Agamemnon took for himself the woman awarded to Achilles as his spoils of battle, the warrior’s resulting anger and outrage nearly cost his side the war. Beyond the woman herself was what she symbolised — a matter of esteem rather than material value. In Archaic Greece the practices of gift giving existed alongside an economy of market relations. The value of gifts and the meanings of exchange in ancient societies are fundamental to the debates of 19th-century economists, to Marcel Mauss’s famous Essai sur le don (1923-4), and to the definition of experiential value by modern philosopher Yanis Varoufakis.
In this book Beate Wagner-Hasel analyses the sensory content and the social context of many examples of Greeks bearing gifts: to guests, at sacrificial rituals and at funerals, to brides and to heroes. The fabric of these gifts unfolds a panorama of social networks and models of rulership embedded in a world of pastoral and textile economy. Among the gifted objects that represent this world, textiles offer the clearest representation of social cohesion — the key value ascribed to the gift by the earliest theorists of gift-giving.
Beate Wagner-Hasel was Professor of Ancient History at the Leibniz University of Hannover 2001–2018, specializing in economic history and gender studies. She is the author of Antike Welten (2017), Alter in der Antike (2012), Die Arbeit des Gelehrten (2011), and Der Stoff der Gaben (2000), and co-editor (with Marie-Louise Nosch) of Gaben, Waren und Tribute (2019).
The Fabrics of Gifts is a revised edition of her study of gifts in Early Greece (Der Stoff der Gaben, 2000).
Judy Diamond, Tom Floyd, Rebecca Smith, Ann Downer-Hazell, Martin Powell, Nick Poliwko, Angie Fox, Amy Spiegel, Patricia Wonch Hill, and Julia McQuillan
Our bodies are home to more microbes than human cells. The balance of helpful to harmful microbes in our bodies can make us sick or healthy. The Biology of Human project focuses on helping people understand themselves by exploring scientific principles that underlie modern research in human biology. Biology of Human is an alliance of science educators, artists, science writers, and biomedical researchers working to increase public understanding about viruses and infectious disease. In this comic, Daniel and Miguel find themselves in the world of the microbes, where they meet the Roid (Bacteroides), Longo biffi (Bifidobacterium longum), E. coli (Escherichia coli), Strep Sally (Streptococcus salivarius), and Candi (Candida albicans). There are about 100 trillion life forms living inside us. Every human being contains a whole universe of organisms, all living together. To keep our human cells happy, we have to keep our microbes in balance. That’s how we stay healthy.
Tsydypzhap Zayateevich Dorzhiev, Yuri Anatolyevich Durnev, Marina Vitalievna Sonina, Erdeni Nikolaevich Elaev, and A. A. Baranov
The monograph presents data on the distribution and ecology of 340 species of birds found on the territory of the poorly studied highland — the Eastern Sayan. An ecological systematic and faunogenetic analysis of the region’s avifauna has been carried out. We reveal some features of the birds' way of life in the extreme natural conditions of the mountains of Southern Siberia.
The book is intended for all who are of interest in the wildlife of Siberia, as well as for biology teachers and students, ecologists.
В монографии приведены данные о распространении и экологии 340 видов птиц, отмеченных на территории малоизученной горной страны — Восточного Саяна. Проведен эколого-систематический и фауногенетический анализ орнитофауны региона. Выявлены некоторые особенности образа жизни птиц в экстремальных природных условиях гор Южной Сибири. Книга адресована всем интересующимся животным миром Сибири, а также преподавателям и студентам-биологам, экологам и учителям биологии.
This book presents a multi-market framework of market and policy analysis that explicitly accounts for the empirically relevant heterogeneity in consumer preferences and producer characteristics. The explicit consideration of consumer and producer heterogeneity represents a significant departure from the representative consumer and producer that have been at the center of most of the literature on market and policy analysis, and enables the distributional impacts of changes in market conditions and policies to be fully identified. The framework is used to analyze the system-wide market and welfare impacts of a number of changes in market conditions (like changes in consumer preferences, costs and market structure) and policies (like subsidies and taxes) on one of the products in the system. Consistent with a priori expectations, the use of the framework unveils impacts masked by the conventional market and policy analysis.
Kristen An Horton and Heidi Anne Horton Pittman
My name is Granger. I am a Labrador Retriever. I want to be a service dog. It is not always easy. This is my story. (Human's note: The most important take away is that the public, children and adults, need to learn how to not interact with service dogs. As Granger says, “I’m cute. I’m working. Please ignore me.”)
In this book, a historian of women’s lives turns the lens on her own experience. Her story is “Midwestern” for its work ethic, modesty, faith, and resilience; “postmodern” for its sudden changes, strange juxtapositions, and retrospective deconstruction of the ideologies that shaped its progress. It describes a life in and out of academia and a search for acceptance, recognition, equality, and freedom.
The author of three books on women’s experiences in Russia and Europe, Dr. Marcelline Hutton traces her personal journey from traditional working-class La Porte, Indiana, through college, graduate school, marriage, motherhood, divorce, and independence in Iowa City, Southampton, Kansas City, El Paso, and ultimately Lithuania. She arrives at a place of “blessed assurance,” recognizing who she was, what she has done, and what she most valued. The book is a testimony of life found and treasured and shared. We are privileged to see her world through this honest, perceptive, and insightful recollection.
Paul Johnsgard and Thomas D. Mangelsen
This book surveys Wyoming’s mammal, bird, reptile, and amphibian faunas. In addition to introducing the state’s geography, geology, climate, and major ecosystems, it provides 65 biological profiles of 72 mammal species, 195 profiles of 196 birds, 9 profiles of 12 reptiles, and 6 profiles of 9 amphibians. There are also species lists of Wyoming’s 117 mammals, 445 birds, 22 reptiles, and 12 amphibians. Also included are descriptions of nearly 50 national and state properties, including parks, forests, preserves, and other public-access natural areas in Wyoming. The book includes a text of more than 150,000 words, nearly 700 references, a glossary of 115 biological terms, nearly 50 maps and line drawings by the author, and 33 color photographs by Thomas D. Mangelsen.
A Selection for College Students, including Charlotte Smith, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, George Gordon Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Matthew Arnold, George Meredith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, Oscar Wilde, and Mary Elizabeth Coleridge.
Includes biographical sketches.
Fred Sibley, Janis Paseka, and Roy Beckemeyer
Odonates of Nebraska
The Nebraska odonate list has 109 species in two suborders, damselflies (Zygoptera) with 47 species and dragonflies (Anisoptera) with 62 species. Nebraska had been very poorly surveyed prior to 2005 and 63 counties had fewer than 10 records. By 2017 the number of county records had nearly quadrupled, to over 3000 records, the average county total had increased from 9 to 33 and all counties had at least 21 records. An effort was made to collect data more or less uniformly from all 93 Nebraska counties. The areas with intense corn and soybean farming, eastern and southcentral areas, are low in diversity (21-30 species per county), the southeast and western half of the state are higher (31-40 species) and the northwestern and northern Sandhill counties are the richest with more than 50 species per county. The present state list of 109 species represents 12 additions since 1998. Eleven additional species have been reported from the state, but are considered invalid or have been re-identified. This paper presents a short history of odonate study in Nebraska and an analysis of the data for the 109 species recorded in Nebraska to date. Distribution maps by county are included for each identified species.
En Nebraska, muy pocos estudios se habían hecho hasta el año 2005. De 63 condados se tenían menos de 10 registros. Para el 2017, el número de registros por condado casi se habían cuadruplicado a más de 3000, el promedio total por condado había aumentado de 9 a 33 y todos los condados tenían al menos 21 registros. Se hizo un esfuerzo para recopilar datos de una manera más o menos uniforme en los 93 condados de Nebraska. Las áreas con intenso cultivo de maíz y soya, las áreas del este y centro sur, son bajas en diversidad (21-30 especies por condado), la parte sureste y la oeste del estado son más altas (31-40 especies), y los condados del noroeste y norte de Sandhill son las más ricas con más de 50 especies por condado. La lista actual del estado de Nebraska con 109 especies presenta 12 adiciones desde 1998. Además, se habían reportado once especies adicionales en el estado, pero se consideran inválidas o se han vuelto a identificar. Este artículo presenta una breve historia del estudio de Odonata en Nebraska y un análisis de los datos de las 109 especies registradas en Nebraska hasta la fecha. Estas especies son principalmente de la región este (37) o comunes en el este pero de distribución transcontinental (40). Las especies del medio oeste (11) y las especies del oeste (17) representan solo el 16% de los registros del condado. En la frontera de Iowa / Nebraska y más marcadamente en la frontera de Nebraska / Wyoming, hay una evidente caída en el número de especies del este. Las especies orientales son comunes en la mitad del estado y luego su número se reduce gradualmente en la frontera de Wyoming y de forma muy marcada en Wyoming. Las especies transcontinentales (28) hacia el norte de Nebraska muestran una marcada brecha en el medio oeste con algunas especies presentes en el oeste de Iowa y en el oeste de Nebraska, y sin registros entre los dos. El número mucho menor de especies transcontinentales del sur (12) incluye 7 de las 10 especies más comunes del estado. No muestran una brecha en el medio oeste, pero su número declina precipitadamente en la frontera de Wyoming. Las 17 especies del oeste declinan rápidamente al este de la faja de terreno o lo llamado como “Panhandle” cerca del paralelo 101.
Mary Ann Steiner, Sam Taylor, and Judy Diamond
The illustrations in this book describe a wildlife encounter. Wild animals, like people, have challenges in life. They are adaptable and inventive, and they find new ways of solving problems to help them survive. As you turn the pages, describe what you see. How would you solve this wildlife challenge?
Mary Ann Steiner: Working on this story was exciting to me because I believe at any age, we can notice what is happening around us and make decisions to protect and enjoy nature! In this story, the kids see an exciting new character in the community. Once they figure out who it is, they look to understand more about the coyote. Sure, coyotes could eat a pet, but more often they are eating other wild animals like mice. If we can do things to make our yards less interesting to coyotes (and mice), they’d likely stay at a distance where we can listen to them and occasionally see them in action. This story connects curiosity, creativity, and enjoyment and respect for our role in nature.
Sam Taylor: What are the different ways to know nature? In my own experience as a marine biology researcher and museum director, I know there are many ways to connect with nature: whether through a scientific process or through personal experience. I grew up in Montana, but I was entranced by the ocean – stories about Jacques Cousteau and family vacations to Vancouver Island led me to want to discover as much as I could about the natural world. And then books gave me a portal to worlds both familiar and exotic and the realization that discovery and understanding can happen in settings as familiar as my backyard or as remote as the open seas.
Judy Diamond: I work in a natural history museum and study the behavior of animals like coyotes. I watch them in the wild to learn how they share and learn things. How do young coyotes learn to hunt? Do their parents teach them? Why do coyotes play? When they play, do they also learn how to get along with each other? Maybe playing helps them not fight so much. Coyotes are wonderful animals to study because they are very flexible. If one kind of food is not available, they can find others, since they eat plants and other animals. Coyotes can live in all sorts of places, even in large cities. They are champions at being adaptable. Just like people.
During one of the most tumultuous decades in the history of Switzerland, a small group of Vaudois republicans chose to secure their children’s familial, cultural and spiritual patrimony by relocating to the New World. In April 1800, at Le Chenit in the Vallée de Joux, five families framed a compact intended to organize a communal settlement in the Northwest Territory. Recently discovered, their pact is presented here in its original French and in English translation, along with an accompanying letter; additionally, another letter and an English translation of the compact as prepared by Jean Jaques Dufour in 1801 is supplied. Dufour is considered to be a founding father of American viticulture, and the Swiss settlers at Vevay, Indiana the first to succeed as commercial winemakers in the territorial United States. Scholars with an interest in founding documents, early American communes, early American commercial enterprises, the processes of cultural assimilation, and Swiss history in the Napoleonic era are among those who may find these documents especially intriguing.
Jean Jaques Dufour; John James Dufour; Daniel Dufour; Jaques Daniel Golay; Philippe Berney; Joseph Meylan; Jean Pierre Daniel Borralley; Francois Louis Siebenthal; Jean Francois Bettens; Jean Daniel Morerod; Switzerland County; New Switzerland; Vaud; Swiss colony; Vevay, Indiana; First Vineyard; Kentucky Vineyard Society; Compact; Founding document; 18th century viticulture; Northwest Territory settlements; 18th century communal settlements
Alison G. Stewart
How have printed works of art changed over time? Do printmakers today work with the same materials and techniques that printmakers used centuries ago? And does printmaking involve the same motivations, concerns, or methods of distribution today as it did in the past?
These were questions asked by University of Nebraska–Lincoln students in a history of prints class in the School of Art, Art History & Design taught by Hixson-Lied Professor of Art History Alison Stewart during fall semester 2018. For this curatorial project, students selected one set of old master prints (pre-1850) and one modern (post-1850) print from Sheldon’s collection, each created with different techniques and for different purposes but with a shared focus on fashion trends of the day. Thinking about the cultural significance of dress and style—be it the prominence of lace in the seventeenth century prints by Wenceslaus Hollar or the gold chain that wraps around the figure in Rozeal’s contemporary print El Oso Me Preguntó—helped students situate these prints within the contexts of their production and reception. The adjacent panels highlight the students’ research and interpretations, which reveal compelling insights into issues of identity and beauty across time. The exhibition material is here presented in a revised and expanded manner for this publication.
Student curators were Nadria Beale Ashley Owens Stella Bernadt K C Peters Mariah Livingston Natalie Platel Megan Loughran Ali Syafie Hannah Maakestad Emma Vinchur.
Singing crows, diving swans, and preening peacocks join eagles in this fun, kid-friendly yoga book. Yoga brings together the mind and body, connecting breath with posture, presence, and play.
Yoga Birds is written by a certified yoga teacher with experience teaching a wide range of students—toddlers to octogenarians. The illustrator is an occasional yogi with a good eye for spotting birds.
This book is designed to be shared and read aloud by adults and children. The easy how-to pose guide includes Sanskrit, too. Young yoga students can develop language skills as they build strength, flexibility, and balance.
The journey of yoga begins at any age. With strong storks and flying cranes, Yoga Birds starts children on this mind-body journey.
Minutes & Seconds, is a captivating intelligible read for those who strive to understand where the “what if” moment has gone. Succeeding his other captivating books, Aievoli’s deep introspective lens dials his readers in to awaken the proverbial sleeping giant inside of our consciousness. He designs an insightful exciting romp through the surreal landscape of our society and illustrates how various pioneers have lead us to a crossroads. I’m truly impressed with Aievoli’s perspicacious comprehension of where digital has taken us through the hands of these select individuals. --Sequoyah Wharton
In creating Minutes & Seconds, Aievoli has assembled an interesting compilation of scientists and their respective inventions or contributions that have not only changed the world as we know it, but have stretched our intellect and imaginations. -- Jennifer Cusumano
Jacqueline Lee Canterbury and Paul Johnsgard
This book profiles 60 of the most abundant, characteristic, and interesting birds that have been regularly reported from the Ucross Ranch and the adjacent Powder River Basin. The 20,000-acre Ucross Ranch lies on the western edge of the Powder River Basin of northeastern Wyoming. Ucross is a textbook example of the prairie grassland/ shrubland habitat type referred to as the sagebrush steppe, a landscape that is an icon of Wyoming’s vast open spaces. We focus especially on those species that occur year-round or are present as breeders during the summer months, and we place emphasis on a unique group of sagebrush steppe–adapted birds. We provide information on each profiled species’ identification, voice, status, and habitats. “Identification” describes its important visual characteristics (field marks), “voice” provides information on its songs and calls, “status” indicates its relative regional and seasonal abundance, and “habitats and ecology” provides a brief description of its behavior and environmental adaptations. Each species profile also has a calendar of average weekly seasonal occurrence based on long-term regional records. An introductory essay describes the early history of the Ucross Ranch, which is followed by essays on the natural environment and habitats of the ranch, including the characteristic sagebrush steppe and its associated bird species. The 22,000-word text is supplemented with 60 color bird photographs, a map of the vegetation communities in the Great Plains, and a Bird Checklist of the Ucross Ranch.
Mustafa Emre Civelek
Structural Equation Modeling is a statistical method increasingly used in scientific studies in the fields of Social Sciences. It is currently a preferred analysis method, especially in doctoral dissertations and academic researches. However, since many universities do not include this method in the curriculum of undergraduate and graduate courses, students and scholars try to solve the problems they encounter by using various books and internet resources.
This book aims to guide the researcher who wants to use this method in a way that is free from math expressions. It teaches the steps of a research program using structured equality modeling practically. For students writing theses and scholars preparing academic articles, this book aims to analyze systematically the methodology of scientific studies conducted using structural equation modeling methods in the social sciences.
This book is prepared in as simple language as possible so as to convey basic information. It consists of two parts: the first gives basic concepts of structural equation modeling, and the second gives examples of applications.
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