A Monographic Revision of The Jewel Scarabs Genus Chrysina from Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini)
Manuel D. Barria
The work is a taxonomic revision of 28 species of the genus Chrysina Kirby (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini) found in Panama (25), Colombia (2), and Ecuador (3). Chrysina tricolor (Ohaus), Chrysina chalcothea (Bates), and Chrysina cupreomarginata (F. Bates) are new records for Panama. A new country record from northern Colombia is confirmed for Chrysina mercedesae Barria. Chrysina gaitalica Curoe and Hawks and Chrysina galbina Hawks are discovered at new localities in Panama; females of both species are discovered and described. Chrysina aurora (Bates) known from other localities in the west of the country, is rediscovered in Veraguas province 147 years after its description based on a female, the only specimen that had been collected in the province. Chrysina wolfi (Ohaus) is placed as a new junior synonym of Chrysina argenteola (Bates). A neotype is designated for Chrysina ohausi (Franz) according to ICZN Article 75.3. The oreicola group is proposed to include Chrysina oreicola (Morón). Photographs of adults, illustrations of diagnostic characters, distribution maps, and taxonomic keys (in English and Spanish) for the identification of the species present in Panama, Colombia and Ecuador are presented.
El presente trabajo consiste en una revisión taxonómica de 28 especies del género Chrysina Kirby (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini), 25 presentes en Panamá, 2 en Colombia y 3 en Ecuador. Chrysina tricolor (Ohaus), Chrysina chalcothea (Bates) y Chrysina cupreomarginata (F. Bates) son nuevos registros para Panamá. Se confirma un nuevo registro del norte de Colombia correspondientes a Chrysina mercedesae Barria. Chrysina gaitalica Curoe y Hawks y Chrysina galbina Hawks se descubren en nuevas localidades de Panamá; se descubren y describen hembras de ambas especies. Chrysina aurora (Bates) conocida en otras localidades del oeste del país, es redescubierta en la provincia de Veraguas después de 147 años desde su descripción a partir de una hembra, único ejemplar que había sido recolectado en la provincia. Chrysina wolfi (Ohaus) se considera una nueva sinonimia menor de Chrysina argenteola (Bates). Se asigna un neotipo a Chrysina ohausi (Franz) por aplicación del artículo 75.3 del CINZ. Se propone el grupo oreicola para incluir a Chrysina oreicola (Morón). Se presentan fotografías de adultos, ilustraciones de caracteres diagnósticos, mapas de distribución y claves taxonómicas (en Inglés y Español) para la identificación de las especies presentes en Panamá, Colombia y Ecuador.
Remembering Paul Johnsgard
Linda R, Brown and Josef Kren
Paul A. Johnsgard (1931–2021) was a friend of many, an artist, prolific author, teacher, and humble admirer of all living creatures. It was impossible to find someone at Nebraska Audubon Society or Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union meetings who did not know Paul Johnsgard. His more than 100 published books made him known not just in a community of ornithologists, birdwatchers, and bird lovers in the United States but also abroad. He was a world-renowned ornithologist and naturalist who remained deeply embedded in his local culture and its prairie environment.
We invited about 75 people to write a short memory of Paul. We received about 40 responses, which are published in this book, along with Paul Johnsgard’s own writing on his life. Contributors to this volume include George Archibald, Cherrie Beam-Callaway, Jo D Blessing, Charles Brown, Linda Brown, Jackie Canterbury, John Carlini, Ron Cisar, David Duey, Richard Edwards, Michael Forsberg, Karine Gil, Sue Guild, Twyla Hansen, Chris Helzer, John Janovy, Allison Johnson, Michelle Johnson, Joel Jorgensen, Fujiyo Koizumi, Josef Kren, Thomas Labedz, Kam-Ching Leung, Thomas Mangelsen, Martin Massengale, Julie Masters, Marilyn McNabb, W. Don Nelson, Neal Ratzlaff, Arlys Reitan, James Rosowski, Paul Royster, William Scharf, Rachel Simpson, Tiffany Talbot, Rick Wright, and Christy Yuncker Happ.
Cover: Paul Johnsgard at Cedar Point Biological Station, July 2006. Photo by Linda Brown
With 60 color photographs
ISBN 978-1-60962-289-3 ebook
Caroling Dusk: An Anthology of Verse by Negro Poets
Countee Cullen , editor
PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR • Ere Sleep Comes Down to Soothe the Weary Eyes • Death Song • Life • After the Quarrel • Ships that Pass in the Night • We Wear the Mask • Sympathy • The Debt
JOSEPH S. COTTER, SR • The Tragedy of Pete • The Way-side Well
JAMES WELDON JOHNSON • From the German of Uhland • The Glory of the Day Was in Her Face • The Creation • The White Witch • My City
WILLIAM EDWARD BURGHARDT Du BOIS • A Litany of Atlanta
WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE • Scintilla • Rye Bread • October XXIX, 1795 • Del Cascar
JAMES EDWARD MCCALL • The New Negro
ANGELINA WELD GRIMKE • Hushed by the Hands of Sleep • Greenness • • The Eyes of My Regret • Grass Fingers • Surrender • The Ways o' Men • Tenebris • When the Green Lies Over the Earth • A Mona Lisa • Paradox • Your Hands • I Weep • For the Candle Light • Dusk. • The Puppet Player • A Winter Twilight
ANNE SPENCER • Neighbors • I Have a Friend • Substitution • Questing • Life-long, Poor Browning • Dunbar • Innocence • Creed • Lines to a Nasturtium • At the Carnival
MARY EFFIE LEE NEWSOME • Morning Light • Pansy • Sassafras Tea • Sky Pictures • The Quilt • The Baker's Boy • Wild Roses • Quoits
JOHN FREDERICK MATHEUS • Requiem
FENTON JOHNSON • When I Die • Puck Goes to Court • The Marathon Runner •
JESSIE FAUSET • Words! Words! • Touche • Noblesse Oblige • La Vie C'est la Vie • The Return • Rencontre • Fragment
ALICE DUNBAR NELSON • Snow in October • Sonnet • I Sit and Sew
GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON • Service • Hope • The Suppliant • Little Son • Old Black Men • Lethe • Proving • I Want to Die While You Love Me • Recessional • My Little Dreams • What Need Have I for Memory? • When I Am Dead • The Dreams of the Dreamer • The Heart of a Woman
CLAUDE McKAy • America • Exhortation: Summer, 1919 • Flame-heart • The Wild Goat • Russian Cathedral • Desolate • Absence • My House
JEAN TOOMER • Reapers • Evening Song • Georgia Dusk • Song of the Son • Cotton Song • Face • November Cotton Flower
JOSEPH S. COTTER, JR • Rain Music • Supplication • An April Day • The Deserter • And What Shall You Say? • The Band of Gideon
BLANCHE TAYLOR DICKINSON • The Walls of Jericho • Poem • Revelation • That Hill • To an Icicle • Four Walls
FRANK HORNE • On Seeing Two Brown Boys in a Catholic Church • To a Persistent Phantom • Letters Found Near a Suicide • Nigger
LEWIS ALEXANDER • Negro Woman • Africa • Transformation • The Dark Brother • Tanka I-VIII • Japanese Hokku • Day and Night
STERLING A. BROWN • Odyssey of Big Boy • Maumee Ruth • Long Gone • To a Certain Lady, in Her Garden • Salutamus • Challenge • Return
CLARISSA SCOTT DELANY • Joy • Solace • Interim • The Mask
LANGSTON HUGHES • I, Too • Prayer • Song for a Dark Girl • Homesick Blues • Fantasy in Purple • Dream Variation • The Negro Speaks of Rivers • Poem • Suicide's Note • Mother to Son • A House in Taos
GWENDOLYN B. BENNETT • Quatrains • Secret • Advice • To a Dark Girl • Your Songs • Fantasy • Lines Written at the Grave of Alexander Dumas • Hatred • Sonnet—l • Sonnet—2
AnNA BONTEMPS • The Return • A Black Man Talks of Reaping • To a Young Girl Leaving the Hill Country • Nocturne at Bethesda • Length of Moon • Lancelot • Gethsemane • A Tree Design • Blight • The Day-breakers • Close Your Eyes! • God Give to Men • Homing • Golgotha Is a Mountain
ALBERT RICE • The Black Madonna • To a Certain Woman
COUNTEE CULLEN • I Have a Rendezvous with Life • Protest • Yet Do I Marvel • To Lovers of Earth: Fair Warning • From the Dark Tower • To John Keats, Poet, at Springtime • Four Epitaphs • Incident
DONALD JEFFREY HAYES • Inscription • Auf Wiedersehen • Night • Confession • Nocturne • After All • JONATHAN HENDERSON BROOKS • The Resurrection • The Last Quarter Moon of the Dying Year • Paean
GLADYS MAY CASELY HAYFORD • Nativity • Rainy Season Love Song • The Serving Girl • Baby Cobina
LuCY ARIEL WILLIAMS • Northboun'
GEORGE LEONARD ALLEN • To Melody • Portrait
RICHARD BRUCE • Shadow • Cavalier
WARING CUNEY • The Death Bed • A Triviality • I Think I See Him There • Dust • No Images • The Radical • True Love
EDWARD S. SILVERA • South Street • Jungle Taste
HELENE JOHNSON • What Do I Care for Morning • Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem • Summer Matures • Poem • Fulfillment • The Road • Bottled • Magalu
WESLEY CURTWRIGHT • The Close of Day
LULA LOWE WEEDEN • Me Alone • Have You Seen It • Robin Red Breast 228 • The Stream • The Little Dandelion • Dance
Poet, playwright, novelist, graduate of DeWitt Clinton High, New York University, and Harvard University, Countee Cullen (1903–1946) emerged as a leading literary figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Copper Sun, his second book of poetry, explores the emotional consequences of being black, Christian, bisexual, and a poet in Jazz Age America—such as in the following “Confession”:
If for a day joy masters me,
Think not my wounds are healed;
Far deeper than the scars you see,
I keep the roots concealed.
They shall bear blossoms with the fall;
I have their word for this,
Who tend my roots with rains of gall,
And suns of prejudice.
Countee Cullen’s poetry is illustrated with 16 decorative cuts created by Charles Cullen (no relation to the poet) in extravagant Art Deco style.
I. COLOR : FROM THE DARK TOWER • THRENODY FOR A BROWN GIRL • CONFESSION • UNCLE JIM • COLORED BLUES SINGER • COLORS • THE LITANY OF THE DARK PEOPLE
II. THE DEEP IN LOVE : PITY THE DEEP IN LOVE • ONE DAY WE PLAYED A GAME • TIMID LOVER • NOCTURNE • WORDS TO MY LOVE • EN PASSANT • VARIATIONS ON A THEME • A SONG OF SOUR GRAPES • IN MEMORIAM • LAMENT • IF LOVE BE STAUNCH • THE SPARK • SONG OF THE REJECTED LOVER • TO ONE WHO WAS CRUEL • SONNET TO A SCORNFUL LADY • THE LOVE TREE
III. AT CAMBRIDGE: THE WIND BLOWETH WHERE IT LISTETH • THOUGHTS IN A ZOO • TWO THOUGHTS OF DEATH • THE POET PUTS HIS HEART TO SCHOOL • LOVE'S WAY • PORTRAIT OF A LOVER • AN OLD STORY • TO LOVERS OF EARTH: FAIR WARNING
IV. VARIA: IN SPITE OF DEATH • COR CORDIUM • LINES TO MY FATHER • PROTEST • AN EPITAPH • SCANDAL AND GOSSIP • YOUTH SINGS A SONG OF ROSEBUDS • HUNGER • LINES TO OUR ELDERS • THE POET • MORE THAN A FOOL'S SONG • AND WHEN I THINK • ADVICE TO A BEAUTY • ULTIMATUM • LINES WRITTEN IN JERUSALEM • ON THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA • MILLENNIAL • AT THE WAILING WALL IN JERUSALEM • TO ENDYMION • EPILOGUE
V. JUVENILIA: OPEN DOOR • DISENCHANTMENT • LEAVES • SONG • THE TOUCH • A POEM ONCE SIGNIFICANT, NOW HAPPILY NOT • UNDER THE MISTLETOE
Oo-Mah-Ha Ta-Wa-Tha (Omaha City)
Fannie Reed Giffen, Susette La Flesche Tibbles, and Judi M. gaiashkibos
“This little book tells many important tribal stories for today and for future generations. These historic vignettes of the Omaha Nation and its leaders are shared so personally by author Fannie Reed Giffen and her collaborators, Susette and Susan La Flesche. It has been a treasure of mine for 25 years and I hope it becomes one of yours.
The re-publication of the original comes on the 125-year anniversary of the 1898 Omaha Trans-Mississippi Exposition and Indian Congress. Its arrival is timely as many of its stories and people are vital to our nation’s history. A sculpture of Omaha Chief Big Elk will stand proudly on the banks of the Missouri as the city of Omaha celebrates its namesake this summer! Susette La Flesche Tibbles is known today for her role in the Trial of Ponca Chief Standing Bear. She is recognized as an activist for Indian rights along with her sister Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte, the first Native American Physician. Their stories were not part of my childhood, yet today these amazing women inspire me.
The stories of America’s first people are essential to an understanding of our country. More and more, books like this are shining a light on people we need to know. I want to thank Zea Books for making this little jewel of American history accessible for more of us to appreciate and enjoy.”
—From the new Foreword by Judi M. gaiashkibos, Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, Executive Director
archy and mehitabel
Archy and Mehitabel are two inimitable characters — a philosophical cockroach who types out free verse correspondence by dive-bombing the keys and an insouciant feline dancer out to take life for all it is worth, ever the lady and “toujours gai.”
Created by Don Marquis and popularized in the New York Sun and New York Herald-Tribune 1916–1922, their best-loved exploits and musings are captured in this marvellous collection of 48 episodes, and illustrated with 29 cartoon drawings by George Herriman. Archy sees the universe at an entirely different angle, and humanity is measured against its miniature insect reflections. We meet cats and rats, spiders and flies, toads, robins, worms, a merry flea, a dissipated hornet, a froward lady bug, plus ghosts and echoes of dramatists, poets, historical figures, and the nightly denizens of the underworlds and alleys of New York, London, and gay Paris.
Humorist Don Marquis (1878–1937) was a novelist, poet, columnist, playwright, and author of more than 25 books. Cartoonist George Herriman (1880–1944) is best known as the creator of Krazy Kat.
The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Maryland (Coleoptera)
Dana L. Price and Brett C. Ratcliffe
This research recognizes 267 species of scarabaeoid beetles occurring in Maryland. We provide a brief overview of the geology, climate, and vegetation of the state. Keys to the families within Scarabaeoidea occurring in Maryland are provided. We also offer an introduction for each family, keys to all taxa, species descriptions, distributions, and distribution maps for all species, months that adults are observed, notes on their natural history, illustrations, and a glossary of terms. Maryland’s species are found in eight families: Lucanidae (7), Passalidae (1), Geotrupidae (17), Trogidae (18), Ochodaeidae (1), Hybosoridae (2), Glaphyridae (1), and Scarabaeidae (220).
Published as Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum, Volume 33, Issue Date: 1 March 2023
340 pages, 7"x10", color illustrations; file size 70 MB
Max and the Listening Tree
Paula Ray and Danny Reneau
Max is a young man who lives with his grandmother. He is unhappy and upset, so he goes for a walk. His dad is in the army and his mom is a busy nurse. He is at a new school where kids make fun of his name. He wants to fly back to his old home and school. He wishes for someone to talk to. He sits down in the woods and his feelings come pouring out. Suddenly he hears from an old tree about deep roots and things always coming back. It’s his own tree for listening and for coming back. Max begins to feel better, his troubles seem smaller, and he plans to bring his family back to listen. Everyone can find their own listening tree. Or plant one.
A Long-Term Vision for an Ecologically Sound Platte River
Andrew J. Caven, Melissa M. Mosier, Kristal Stoner, Bill Taddicken, Brice Krohn, Ashley Gramza, Craig R. Allen, Mike Carter, Michelle Koch, Kirk D. Schroeder, Sarah Bailey, Rich Walters, Brian C. Chaffin, Erica Gnuse, Amy Jones, and Kate Bird
The Platte River extends about 310 mi (499 km) from North Platte, Nebraska, to its terminus at the Missouri River confluence near Plattsmouth, Nebraska. The Platte River Valley is a continentally significant ecosystem that serves as a major stopover for migratory waterbirds in the Central Flyway including the endangered Whooping Crane (Grus americana) and >1 million Sandhill Cranes (Antigone canadensis) at the peak of spring migration. However, the Platte River Valley also supports a great diversity of avifauna including grassland breeding birds, native stream fish, vascular plants, herpetofauna, mammals, pollinators, and aquatic macroinvertebrates. Despite ongoing conservation efforts since the mid-1970s the ecosystem remains largely conservation dependent and an increasing number of species across taxa are being considered at risk of regional extirpation or outright extinction. However, given the attention provided to conservation in the Platte River Valley and the need to maintain ecologically functional stopover sites in the Central Flyway, there is a great opportunity to create a resilient refugium for biodiversity conservation in the central Great Plains. To that end we convened a working group of >18 individuals representing >9 organizations including representatives from non-profit conservation organizations, universities, and state and federal natural resource agencies to develop a long-term vision for an ecologically sound Platte River Valley (PRV). We met in groups of varying size for >170 hours throughout a more than 3-year period and developed conservation priorities and objectives using a landscape design process. Landscape design is an interdisciplinary conservation planning process that incorporates components of landscape ecology and social dimensions of natural resources with the explicit intention of improving conservation implementation.
Landscape-Level Long-Term Biological Research and Monitoring Plan for the Crane Trust
Andrew J. Caven, Joshua D. Wiese, Bethany L. Ostrom, Kelsey C. King, Jenna M. Malzahn, David M. Baasch, and Brice Krohn
Our obligation is to make sure we are effectively utilizing science to meet the objectives of the Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust (1981) laid out in its charter “to rehabilitate and preserve a portion of the habitat for Whooping Cranes and other migratory birds in the Big Bend reach of the Platte River between Overton and Chapman (i.e., Central Platte River Valley), Nebraska”. The original declaration is aimed at maintaining “the physical, hydrological, and biological integrity of the Big Bend area as a life-support system for the Whooping Crane and other migratory species that utilize it.” It was clear from the institution’s founding that to accomplish this goal it was necessary to study the effectiveness of land conservation and management actions in providing habitat for Whooping Cranes and other migratory bird species. Quality habitat necessarily comprises all the components that Whooping Cranes and other migratory bird life require to complete their migrations –food and shelter– including nutrient rich diet items such as invertebrates, vascular plants, herpetofauna, fish, and small mammals as well as suitable roosting and foraging locations including wide braided rivers and undisturbed wet meadows (Allen 1952; Steenhof et al. 1988; Geluso 2013; Caven et al. 2019, 2021). Article “A” of the Crane Trust’s (1981) declaration is “to establish a written habitat monitoring plan which can be used to describe change in…[habitat] within the Big Bend of the Platte River…utilized by Sandhill Cranes and Whooping Cranes….” Following initial inventories including avian (Hay and Lingle 1982), vegetation (Kolstad 1981; Nagel 1981), small mammals (Springer 1981), herpetofauna (Jones et al. 1981), insects (Ratcliffe 1981), and fish (Cochar and Jenson 1981), a variety of excellent research has continued at the Crane Trust (https://cranetrust.org/conservation-research/publications/). However, despite the clarity of the Trust’s original declaration, long-term habitat monitoring has not progressed unabated throughout the history of the Crane Trust.
Poet, playwright, novelist, graduate of DeWitt Clinton High, New York University, and Harvard University, Countee Cullen (1903–1946) emerged as a leading literary figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Color (1925), his first published book of poetry, confronts head-on what W.E.B. DuBois called “the problem of the 20th century—the problem of the color line.” The work includes 72 poems, such as the following:
Incident (For Eric Walrond)
Once riding in old Baltimore,
Heart-filled, head-filled with glee,
I saw a Baltimorean
Keep looking straight at me.
Now I was eight and very small,
And he was no whit bigger,
And so I smiled, but he poked out
His tongue, and called me, “Nigger.”
I saw the whole of Baltimore
From May until December;
Of all the things that happened there
That’s all that I remember.
TO YOU WHO READ MY BOOK • YET DO I MARVEL • A SONG OF PRAISE • BROWN BOY TO BROWN GIRL • A BROWN GIRL DEAD • TO A BROWN GIRL • TO A BROWN BOY • BLACK MAGDALENS • ATLANTIC CITY WAITER • NEAR WHITE • TABLEAU • HARLEM WINE • SIMON THE CYRENIAN SPEAKS • INCIDENT • TWO WHO CROSSED A LINE (SHE CROSSES) • TWO WHO CROSSED A LINE (HE CROSSES) • SATURDAY'S CHILD • THE DANCE OF LOVE • PAGAN PRAYER • WISDOM COMETH WITH THE YEARS • TO MY FAIRER BRETHREN • FRUIT OF THE FLOWER • THE SHROUD OF COLOR • HERITAGE
EPITAPHS: FOR A POET • FOR MY GRANDMOTHER • FOR A CYNIC • FOR A SINGER • FOR A VIRGIN • FOR A LADY I KNOW • FOR A LOVELY LADY • FOR AN ATHEIST • FOR AN EVOLUTIONIST AND HIS OPPONENT • FOR AN ANARCHIST • FOR A MAGICIAN • FOR A PESSIMIST • FOR A MOUTHY WOMAN • FOR A PHILOSOPHER • FOR AN UNSUCCESSFUL SINNER • FOR A FOOL • FOR ONE WHO GAYLY SOWED HIS OATS • FOR A SKEPTIC • FOR A FATALIST • FOR DAUGHTERS OF MAGDALEN • FOR A WANTON • FOR A PREACHER • FOR ONE WHO DIED SINGING OF DEATH • FOR JOHN KEATS, APOSTLE OF BEAUTY • FOR HAZEL HALL, AMERICAN POET • FOR PAUL LAWRENCE DUNBAR • FOR JOSEPH CONRAD • FOR MYSELF • ALL THE DEAD
FOR LOVE'S SAKE: OH, FOR A LITTLE WHILE BE KIND • IF YOU SHOULD GO • TO ONE WHO SAID ME NAY • ADVICE TO YOUTH • CAPRICE • SACRAMENT • BREAD AND WINE • SPRING REMINISCENCE • VARIA: SUICIDE CHANT • SHE OF THE DANCING FEET SINGS • JUDAS ISCARIOT • THE WISE • MARY, MOTHER OF CHRIST • DIALOGUE • IN MEMORY OF COL. CHARLES YOUNG • TO MY FRIENDS • GODS • TO JOHN KEATS, POET, AT SPRINGTIME • ON GOING • HARSH WORLD THAT LASHEST ME • REQUIESCAM
Revised Corporate History of Northern Pacific Railway Company As of June 30, 1917. Centennial Edition Including a Foreword with Later Corporate Changes
Rollin R. Davis , ed.
From the Foreword: Railroads have been important in American history since the mid-nineteenth century for national unification, the settlement of the American West, the industrial revolution, economic growth, models of complex organization for other large corporations, and the transition of America from rural, agrarian society to urban, industrial society. The railroads’ transformative influence of technological change and social change has been termed “railroadization” (Schumpeter 1939, 1:325-351). Alfred D. Chandler Jr. (1965, 9-12) characterized the railroad industry as the first big business in America. The transcontinental railroads were especially significant. A transcontinental railroad may be defined as a railroad whose eastern terminal is east of the Continental Divide and whose western terminal is on the Pacific coast.… This book, Revised Corporate History of the Northern Pacific Railway As of June 30, 1917, Prepared in Accordance With Valuation Order No. 20 of the Interstate Commerce Commission, is the official history of the Northern Pacific Railway, and it documents corporate changes from the Northern Pacific’s charter on July 2, 1864, to June 30, 1917. It was prepared in accordance with Valuation Order number 20 of the Interstate Commerce Commission. … In order to complete the history of the Northern Pacific Railway it is necessary to add the corporate changes that occurred from 1917 until its merger into the Burlington Northern in 1970.
Corporate entities covered include: The Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad Company • The Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad Company • Northern Pacific Railroad Company • The Stillwater and St. Paul Railroad Company • Northern Pacific Railway Company • The Minneapolis and Duluth Railroad Company • Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway Company • The Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad Company • Utah and Northern Railway Company • Montana Union Railway Company • Seattle and Walla Walla Rail Road Company • The Columbia and Puget Sound Railroad Company • Olympia Railroad Union • The Olympia and Chehalis Valley Railroad Company • Port Townsend Southern Railroad Company • Saint Paul and Northern Pacific Railway Company • Taylors Falls and Lake Superior Rail Road Company • Saint Paul and Duluth Railroad Company • Northern Pacific, Fergus, and Black Hills Railroad Company • Union Depot, Street Railway and Transfer Company of Stillwater • Stillwater Union Depot & Transfer Company • Union Depot & Transfer Company of Stillwater • Saint Cloud, Grantsburg and Ashland Railway Company • The Grantsburg, Rush City and St. Cloud Railroad Company • The Little Falls and Dakota Railroad Company • Mill Creek Flume and Manufacturing Company • The Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company • The Saint Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway Company • Rocky Mountain Railroad Company of Montana • Fargo and Southwestern Railroad Company • The Jamestown & Northern Railroad Company • Montana Railway Company • Sanborn, Coopertown and Turtle Mountain Railroad Company • The Puget Sound Shore Railroad Company • Helena and Jefferson County Railroad Company • James River Valley Railroad Company • Duluth and Manitoba Railway Company • Northern Pacific and Cascade Railroad Company • Northern Pacific and Puget Sound Shore Railroad Company • The Coeur d’Alene Steam Navigation and Transportation Company • Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway Company • Spokane and Seattle Railway Company • Spokane and Palouse Railway Company • The Oregon and Washington Territory Railroad Company • Puget Sound and Grays Harbor Railroad and Transportation Co. • Helena and Red Mountain Railroad Company • Duluth Short Line Railway Company • The Coeur d’Alene Railway and Navigation Company • Clealum Railroad Company • South-Eastern Dakota Railroad Company • Spokane Falls and Idaho Railroad Company • Helena and Northern Railroad Company • Northern Pacific, LaMoure and Missouri River Railroad Company • Rocky Fork and Cooke City Railway Company • The Missoula and Bitter Root Valley Railroad Company • The Drummond and Philipsburg Railroad Company • Vancouver, Klickitat and Yakima Railroad Company • Seattle and West Coast Railway Company • Canyon Creek Railroad Company • The Central Washington Railroad Company • Northern Pacific and Montana Railroad Company • Washington Short Line Railway Company • The Tacoma, Orting & Southeatern Railroad Company • The Duluth, Crookston and Northern Rail Road Company • The Snohomish, Skykomish and Spokane Railway and Transportation Company • Jamestown and Northern Extension Railroad Company • Seattle Terminal Railway and Elevator Company • Philadelphia Mortgage and Trust Company • Seattle Warehouse and Terminal Company • The Seattle and San Francisco Railway and Navigation Company • Northwestern Improvement Company • Wallace and Sunset Railroad Company • Yakima and Pacific Coast Railroad Company • Tacoma, Olympia and Grays Harbor Railroad Company • Duluth Transfer Railway Company • Duluth Transfer Railroad Company • The United Railroads of Washington • Green River and Northern Railroad Company • Little Falls and Southern Railroad Company • The Portland and Poget Sound Railroad Company • Washington & Oregon Railway Company • Bellingham Bay and Eastern Railroad Company • Everett and Monte Cristo Railway Company • Monte Cristo Railway Company • The Washington and Columbia River Railway Company • Montana Southern Railway Company • Washburn, Bayfield and Iron River Railway Company • Seattle and International Railway Company • Gaylord and Ruby Valley Railway Company • Portland, Vancouver and Yakima Railway Company • Seattle and Montana Railroad Company • Western American Company • The Washington Central Railway Company • Clearwater Short Line Railway Company • Washington Railway & Navigation Company • Mill Creek Railroad Company • North Yakima and Valley Railway Company • Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway Company • Missouri River Railway Company • Western Dakota Railway Company • Big Fork and International Falls Railway Company • The Shields River Valley Railway Company • Toppenish, Simcoe & Western Railway Company • Connell Northern Railway Company • The Camp Creek Railway Company • Cuyuna Northern Railway Company • Cuyuna Dock Company • Missoula and Hamilton Railway Company
Hanakatsura: The Works of Famous Literary Women in Japan
Tei Fujiu (trans.), Kaho Miyake, Ichiyo Higuchi, Usurai Kitada, Otsuka Kusuo, and Paul Royster (ed.)
Originally published in Tokyo in 1903, Hanakatsura (literally “garland of flowers”) features a biographical sketch of the activist and author Kishida Toshiko (Baroness Nakajima) plus four short stories by Japanese women writers of the Meiji era:
Akebonozome: A Cloth Dyed in Rainbow Colors, by Kaho Miyake
Ōtsugomori: The Last Day of the Year, by Ichiyo Higuchi
Onisenbiki: The Thousand Devils, by Usurai Kitada (Mrs. Kajita)
Shinobine, by Otsuka Kusuo
Compiled and translated by Tei Fujiu, four memorable and affecting stories depict women experiencing the frustrations of traditional family roles within an emergent commercial society at the turn of the century. The men seem preoccupied with buying and selling votes, fighting foreign wars, ignoring their families, or going out on the town; and they are fully capable of rejecting a bride for her looks or just letting a new wife walk away. Meanwhile, young female characters cope with overall shabbiness, lost samurai dignity, orphanhood, servitude, poverty, indebtedness, jealous sisters, stepmothers, and mothers-in-law, and the combined challenges of being blind, ugly, alone, and empathetic.
Japanese Fairy Tales
• Chin-Chin Kobakama • The Goblin-Spider • The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumplings • The Boy Who Drew Cats • The Silly Jelly-Fish • The Hare of Inaba • Shippeitarō • The Matsuyama Mirror • My Lord Bag-o’-Rice • The Serpent with Eight Heads • The Old Man and the Devils • The Tongue-Cut Sparrow • The Wooden Bowl • The Tea-Kettle • Urashima • Green Willow • The Flute • Reflections • The Spring Lover and the Autumn Lover • Momotaro
The versions of the first four tales in this volume are by Lafcadio Hearn. The others are by Basil Hall Chamberlain, Grace James, Mrs. T. H. James, James Hepburn, and David Thomson. Originally published in 1918 by Boni & Liveright, Inc.
Cover: Kitagawa Tsukimaro, Urashima Tarô and the Princess Otohime (c.1815)
Lafcadio Hearn and Charles Woodward Hutson
New Orleans in 1878 was the most exotic and cosmopolitan city in North America. An international port, with more than 200,000 inhabitants, it was open to French, Spanish, Mexican, South American, and West Indian cultural influences, and home to a thriving population descended from free African Americans. It was also a battleground in the fight against yellow fever (malaria) and in the political upheavals that followed the end of Reconstruction. The continued influx of Anglo-Americans and the renewed ascendancy of white supremacists threatened to overwhelm the local blend of languages, races, and cultures that enlivened the unique Creole character of the city. Writing for an English-language newspaper, Lafcadio Hearn presented the speech, charm, and humor of the Creolized natives on the other side of Canal Street, and illustrated his sketches with woodcut cartoons — the first of their kind in any Southern paper. These vignettes, published in the New Orleans Daily Item during 1878-1880, capture a traditionalist urban world and its colorful characters with a delicate and sympathetic understanding.
Lafcadio Hearn (1850–1904) was born on the Ionian island of Lefkada to a Greek mother and British Army father. His parents’ separation and annullment left him, at age 7, the ward of a paternal great-aunt in Dublin. She sent him to Catholic schools in Ireland, France, and England, but family bankruptcy interrupted his education and led to his emigration to America in 1869. His promised contacts proved worthless, and he was left broke and alone in Cincinnati, Ohio. He found work there with the expatriot English printer and socialist Henry Watkin and later as a newspaper reporter for the Daily Enquirer. In 1874 he married Alethea Foley, a 20-year-old African American woman (in violation of Ohio’s anti-miscegenation law). They divorced in 1877, and Hearn moved to New Orleans where he lived ten years and wrote for several newspapers, starting with the Daily Item in June 1878, and later for national publications Harper’s Weekly and Scribner’s Magazine. He went to the West Indies as a correspondent 1887-1890, and then to Japan. He married Koizumi Setsuko in 1891, became a Japanese citizen in 1896, adopting the name Koizumi Yakumo, and taught at high schools and universities. His published books on Japanese culture were instrumental in introducing Meiji Japan to an international audience. He was succeeded as professor of literature at Tokyo Imperial University by Natsume Sōseki.
Charles Woodward Hutson (1840-1936) was a Confederate veteran, lawyer, painter, author, and professor of Greek and modern languages at Southern colleges.
Kokoro: Hints and Echoes of Japanese Inner Life
Lafcadio Hearn and Koizumi Yakumo
The works of Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo) played a critical role in introducing his adopted Japan to a worldwide audience. In Kokoro: Hints and Echoes of Japanese Inner Life, he writes, “The papers composing this volume treat of the inner rather than of the outer life of Japan, — for which reason they have been grouped under the title Kokoro (heart). This word signifies also mind, in the emotional sense; spirit; courage; resolve; sentiment; affection; and inner meaning, — just as we say in English, ‘the heart of things.’” After centuries of isolation Meiji-era Japan was forced to adjust its customs and beliefs to Western influences, and Hearn reflects on the value of these traditions of the “heart” as seen in Japanese popular justice, arts, economy, patriotism, and religion. Chapters include: At a Railway Station • The Genius of Japanese Civilization • A Street Singer • From a Traveling Diary • The Nun of the Temple of Amida • After the War • Haru • A Glimpse of Tendencies • By Force of Karma • A Conservative • In the Twilight of the Gods • The Idea of Preëxistence • In Cholera-Time • Some Thoughts About Ancestor-Worship • Kimiko • Three Popular Ballads: The Ballad of Shūntoku-maru • The Ballad of Oguri-Hangwan • The Ballad of O-Shichi, the Daughter of the Yaoya.
After years of living in Greece, Ireland, France, England, the United States, and the French West Indies, 41-year-old Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) found a home in Meiji Japan, where he married, became a citizen, and took the name Koizumi Yakumo. As a teacher, writer, and correspondent, he was among the first to introduce the culture and literature of Japan to the West.
The Vine Street Irregulars: A Chronicle of Graduate Student Life and Politics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1975–1976
Michael R. Hill
The memories recalled in the twenty-seven essays in the volume are anchored in sometimes intense and sometimes admittedly naive graduate student experiences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during the 1970’s. Master’s degree in hand, I returned to graduate study at Nebraska in 1972 after four years in the military, benefitting not only from the G.I. Bill, but also from a National Defense Education Act Fellowship. I was increasingly wise to the ways of administrative bureaucrats who were sometimes enlightened, sometimes punitive, draconian, and exploitive, or — far more often — simply moribund. As adult students, we wanted fair play and respect. I pursued those goals at Nebraska as: (a) the Geography Department representative to the University Graduate Student Association, (b) as an early vicepresident of the Graduate Student Association, (c) as UNL’s graduate student voting member on the three-campus System Graduate Council, (d) as a voting member on two Vice-Chancellor Search Committees, and finally (e) as the UNL Graduate Student Representative investigating and voting on a fellow graduate student’s formal (and contentious) grade appeal. In these various roles, many students told me stories that made my toes curl. The cumulative result was a hands-on tutorial in bureaucratic/administrative machinations as they ground onward day after day on the Nebraska campuses. Subsequently, writing the essays that became The Vine Street Irregulars gave me a way to explore, in public, the issues, problems, and experiences that bedeviled the lives of far too many graduate students on the University of Nebraska campus during the mid 1970s. Now, nearly fifty years later, this volume preserves some of those struggles and hopefully captures parts of the socio-spatial milieu in which they unfolded. Minor errors and a few awkward phrases have been silently repaired. Where potentially useful, explanatory footnotes are appended.
Rohan Kōda and Nariyuki Koda
This novel is a landmark in Japanese literature, widely known, read, and beloved. Sometimes known as “The Five-Story Pagoda,” it tells the story of Jubei, a carpenter and craftsman, who dreams of building a pagoda for the Abbot of the Kannoji Temple. Despite his poverty, low station, and poor reputation—he is known as “the slouch”— Jubei’s determined and uncompromising allegiance to his own vision bring him the possibility of raising a great work for the ages … but will it stand against the howling demons of a tropical typhoon?
Rohan Kōda’s The Pagoda (Gojūnotō, 五重塔) first appeared in installments in 1891-1892. This first English translation was published in 1909. Sakae Shioya, the translator, was the author of When I Was a Boy in Japan (1906).
Reminiscences of Lafcadio Hearn
Setsuko Koizumi, Paul Kiyoshi Hisada, and Frederick Johnson
Setsuko Koizumi (1868–1932) was the daughter of a Japanese samurai family in Matsué. In 1891 she married a foreigner — Lafcadio Hearn (1850–1904) — and their union lasted 13 years and produced three children. Hearn adopted her family name, becoming Koizumi Yakumo 小泉八雲,and spent those years in Japan writing, teaching, and achieving international recognition. Setsuko’s Reminiscences tells something of the couple’s moves and travels, but focuses mostly on the character, habits, and eccentricities of her husband. The book is a heartfelt and intimate portrait of a marriage that brought Lafcadio the home and family he had never before enjoyed. This book shares a charming story of domestic happiness, told by his closest companion, collaborator, and interpreter of life, death, and afterlife in Meiji Japan.
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Memoirs of the Foreign Legion
Maurice Magnus and D.H. Lawrence
Maurice Magnus was 39 years old when he enlisted in the French Foreign Legion to join the fight against Germany in World War I. Magnus was an American expatriot living in Rome—a theatrical agent, tutor, newspaper correspondent, writer, editor, and literary entrepreneur. He soon discovered his error—the Legion he found consisted largely of German exiles, prison-avoiding felons, and contemptuous French officers. Magnus spent about six weeks training in North Africa before a transfer to southern France provided the opportunity to desert and flee back to Italy. The Memoirs recounts his brief disenchanted tenure as a Legionnaire. After his military service his various enterprises had little success, and in 1920 a run of bad checks caused him to skip from Italy to Malta. Traced there eventually by the authorities, he faced extradition for charges of fraud and in desperation committed suicide. His acquaintances Norman Douglas and D. H. Lawrence prepared his Memoirs of the Foreign Legion for publication, hoping to clear the debts he left behind, and Lawrence wrote a long unflattering introduction. In the present volume the Memoirs is printed first, so readers have an unprejudiced experience of the text with Lawrence’s essay following for additional context. Magnus’s narrative contains offensive language. Some passages in his manuscript describing homosexual incidents that were excised by the original publisher are restored in this edition.
Nest Records of Nebraska Birds
Wayne J. Mollhoff
Nebraska Ornithologists' Union Occasional Paper Number 9
This publication is an attempt to provide a synopsis of the breeding information accumulated in the past two centuries. As with any compilation like this, other workers would likely come to different conclusions in choosing which records to accept and which to reject. I have tried to state the reasons for my decisions as clearly as possible. Most difficult to categorize are species which are not well documented. Hopefully by laying out the evidence I could find, others will be prompted to do more research, uncover definitive proof, and put more of our questionable reports to rest. Of necessity, this synopsis is incomplete, since there are undoubtedly publications, records, and museum specimens which I have been unable to access, and others of which I am unaware.
Reading Contemporary French Literature
This book focuses upon a dozen French writers who have helped to set the terms for contemporary French literature and its horizon of possibility. Though they have pursued significantly different paths, each one of them is committed to the principle of literary innovation, to making French literature new. They work in full cognizance of literary history and of the tradition that they inherit, even as they reshape that tradition in each of their books. They invite their readers to take a critical stance with regard to those books, and to participate actively in the construction of literary meaning. Both bold and mobile in their own practice, they encourage us to be just as agile in our own readerly practice, offering us a rare degree of franchise in a literary dynamic founded on the notion of articulation.
Writers discussed include Raymond Queneau, Edmond Jabès, Georges Perec, Marcel Bénabou, Jacques Jouet, Marie NDiaye, Marie Cosnay, Bernard Noël, Jean Rolin, Jacques Serena, Julia Deck, and Christine Montalbetti.
Warren Motte is Distinguished Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Colorado Boulder. He specializes in contemporary French literature, with particular emphasis on experimentalist works that put accepted ideas of literary form into question. In 2015, the French Republic named him a Knight in the Order of Academic Palms for career service to French culture. His most recent books include Fables of the Novel: French Fiction since 1990 (2003), Fiction Now: The French Novel in the Twenty-First Century (2008), Mirror Gazing (2014), French Fiction Today (2017), and Pour une littérature critique (2021).
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and Roxanne Harde , editor
Today, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911) is best known for a handful of her novels: The Gates Ajar (1868), The Silent Partner (1871), and The Story of Avis (1877). During her life, however, the short story was a hugely popular genre in which she was fully invested and where she made a good deal of her living. Stories were her earliest and latest publications, and they were work that she both enjoyed and employed to greater ends. From 1864 to her death in 1911, she published almost one hundred and fifty short stories in the leading periodicals of the day. This collection makes available some of those stories, an important and engaging part of her oeuvre that previously has been all but ignored. Phelps saw her narratives as vehicles through which she could reform her society, and her artistic and political vision is both original and transformative.
Sections and stories include:
1. “A story is a story, however large”: Writing for Children — How June Found Massa Linkum 12 • Bobbit’s Hotel 19 • One Way to Get an Education 24 • The Girl Who Could Not Write a Composition 29 • Mary Elizabeth 36
2. “A fact which I think Mr. Tennyson has omitted”: Writing under the Influence — The Lady of Shalott 45 • The Christmas of Sir Galahad 54 • The True Story of Guenever 60
3. “I went, I saw, I conquered”: Rewriting the Church — A Woman’s Pulpit 71 • Saint Caligula 86 • The Reverend Malachi Matthew 94
4. “The young woman’s account”: Writing Women’s Sexuality — Magdalene 107 • At Bay 118 • Doherty 131
5. “Thousands of pale women know”: Writing Women and the Civil War — A Sacrifice Consumed 139 • My Refugees 147 • Margaret Bronson 163
6. “Replace the old brutal heroisms”: Writing Women’s Adventures — Mavourneen 176 • Wrecked in Port 181 • The Chief Operator 189
7. “Suspecting a Spiritualistic medium”: Writing Spiritualism — What Was the Matter? 202 • The Day of My Death 215 • Since I Died 234 • Told in Trust 238
8. “A new type of employer”: Writing Social Reform — Blythe 252 • My Story 257 • Not a Pleasant Story 262 • Tammyshanty 273
An Adopted Husband [Sono Omokage]
Futabatei Shimei, Buhachiro Mitsui, and Gregg M. Sinclair
This novel by Futabatei Shimei (1864–1909) falls squarely within the traditions of Naturalism in literature. Reminiscent of Theordore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie or Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome, it presents characters in the grip of forces they cannot resist or control. Tetsuya is a Professor of Economics and Finance who has accepted an adoption-marriage to pay the costs of his education. Now he finds himself miserable with his neglectful wife Toki-ko, and attracted to her illegitimate half-sister Sayo-ko, who cannot help herself from returning his affections. Enmeshed by their emotions, hemmed in by convention, tormented by guilt and remorse, the lovers careen down a tears-laden course of deceit and dissolution. In Meiji Japan, the idealists must bend while the realists flourish and the costs to humanity are measured in suffering and despair.
When I Was a Boy in Japan
Japanese children in the 1870s and 1880s were offspring of a centuries-old traditional order who faced a world suddenly dominated by foreign science and commerce. As a child in Meiji Japan, Sakae grew up among survivors of the shogunate and observed their samurai culture displaced by Western morals and practices. Meanwhile the traditional values of Japanese life still exerted a strong influence over his family and education and played a large part in shaping his experience, as recounted with charm and tenderness in this simple and reflective reminiscence.
Sakae Shioya (1873–1961) attended Tokyo’s First Imperial College and came to the United States in 1901. He earned an M.A. degree from the University of Chicago in 1903 and a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1906, both in English. He translated works by contemporary Japanese writers, including Rohan Koda and Kenjiro Tokutomi. In addition to this childhood memoir published in 1906, his later works included Chushingura: An Exposition (1940).
Cover: Toyohara Chikanobu, Mother and Child (1900)
Natsume Sōseke and Yasotaro Morri , trans.
This English translation of 坊っちゃん (1906) was published in Tokyo by Ogawa Seibundo in 1918. It is a first-person narrative of a young man’s two-month tenure as assistant mathematics teacher at a provincial middle school in 1890s Japan. A native son of Tokyo, with all its traits and prejudices, he finds life in a narrow country town unappealing — with its dull and mischievous students, scheming faculty, bland diets, stifling rules, and gossipy inhabitants. Impulsive, combative, committed to strict ideals of honesty, honor, and justice, he is quickly enmeshed in the strategems of the head teacher, “Red Shirt.” His sufferings and confusion continue to mount until finally he and fellow-teacher “Porcupine” are able to deliver a “heavenly chastisement” and escape the island, back to his one emotional attachment, Kiyo, the old family retainer.
Natsume Kinnosuke (1867-1916) signed his work Sōseke — “stubborn.” Like the narrator of Botchan, he was a city-born Tokyo-ite, who found himself teaching middle school in remote Matsuyama in Shikoku in 1895. He emerged to study English literature in London, become Professor at Tokyo Imperial University, and a successful novelist, beginning with the popular I Am a Cat in 1905.
Ten Nights' Dreams and Our Cat's Grave
Ten Nights’ Dreams (夢十夜, Yume Jūya) is a classic written work from the Japanese master Natsume Soseki. Originally published in 1908, it announced the emergence in Japanese literature of a modernist and impressionistic mode. Short vignettes with fantastic, tragic, or magical events convey an exquisite sensibility compounded with stark realism. Love, honor, duty, artistry, desire, despair, and regret all shape events in the dream-world. The stories themselves suggest echoes of meanings beyond the failures of rational sense-making. Ten dreams—each unique and arresting—form a panorama of life and feeling, at once universal and intensely present.
“Our Cat’s Grave” is a brief but heartfelt monody for a feline companion. Encompassing both the affection and the neglect, it becomes a meditation on empathy and helplessness, and on the transience of life and the persistence of memory.
Translated By Sankichi Hata and Dofu Shirai. Frontispiece by Shigejiro Sano. Cover illustration by Takehisa Yumeji.
I Am a Cat, No. II
Natsume Sōseki and Kan-Ichi Ando
What would the neighbors say about you if they didn’t know your cat was listening?
What if it was “The Cat With No Name”? The one who claims “I have, as a cat, attained the highest pitch of evolution imaginable. … My tail is filled with all sorts of wisdom and, above all, a secret art handed down in the cat family, which teaches how to make fools of mankind. … I am a cat, it is true, but remember I am one who keeps in the house of a scholar who reads the Moral Discourses of Epictetus and bangs the precious tome upon the table. And I claim to be distinguished from my heavy, doltish relations at large.”
This volume is an English translation of Chapters III and IV of 吾輩は猫である Wagahai-wa neko de aru, which appeared in Japanese in 1902 and eventually ran to 10 installments. In these chapters we find the household of Professor Kushami entangled in the maneuvers of a possible engagement of Mr Kangetsu to Miss Kaneda and reacting with disdain toward businessmen and large noses and other unwelcome Western intrusions in Meiji Japan—all the while peppering their conversation with allusions to European science and literature.
A Daughter of the Samurai
Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto
Born in 1874 the youngest daughter of a samurai and former daimyo—a feudal prince under the Takugawa shogunate—Etsu Inagaki grew up surrounded by ghosts of an aristocratic military lineage. Having fought on the losing side in the wars that installed the Meiji emperor, the Inagaki family was reduced in power, status, and wealth but not in pride or devotion to its traditional roles and customs. Etsu’s upbringing and education were conservative and old-fashioned, guided by the Shinto and Buddhist beliefs her family held. The samurai virtues of honor, stoicism, and sacrifice applied to daughters and wives as well as sons and fathers: “The eyelids of a samurai know not moisture.” Family turmoil, including her father’s death and the return of her prodigal brother, led her on another path—to an English-language mission school in Tokyo and an arranged marriage to a Japanese businessman in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she became mother to two daughters before being widowed and returning with them to Japan. Her story, as she tells it, is: “How a daughter of feudal Japan, living hundreds of years in one generation, became a modern American.” The clash of cultures, the momentous and sometimes hilarious misunderstandings between Japanese and Western ways are revealed in intriguing intimate episodes involving love, duty, and family ties. Living between a semi-mythical past and an emergent international present, Mrs. Sugimoto recounts the personal impact of the profound social changes brought about by Japanese-American relations during the Meiji period (1868–1912) and offers an unexpected insider’s view of traditional Japanese samurai family life as it is in the process of being swept away.
Vaccinate: Posters from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Aaron Sutherlen, Judy Diamond, Meghan Leadabrand, Julia McQuillan, and St Patrick Reid
In 2022 we are living through a global pandemic, and vaccines are one of the most effective strategies for slowing the spread of infectious disease, minimizing symptoms, and lowering healthcare demands. In short, vaccines save lives and can reduce the risk of contagion from social interaction.
In the United States in late 2021, after the vaccines had been broadly available for almost a year, one in five adults still chose not to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Art can disrupt what is embedded in our minds and open us up to new perspectives and insights. We hope to offer access to images, insights, and knowledge that help people have the freedom to consider their role in the pandemic and the role of vaccines. We hope that experiencing the creativity, humor, and sentiments of artists will encourage those who have avoided the COVID-19 vaccine to reconsider and take advantage of a way to prepare their immune system should they be exposed to the virus. We are thrilled to provide the posters for those who want to enjoy, reflect, and share them with others who are inspired by the power of vaccines and who want to help stop the spread of deadly viruses.
CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS include: Rachel Claire Balter, Thane Benson, Randy Bish, Katie Bradshaw, Heinzy Cruz, Hector Curriel, Ben Darling, Nicholas Deason, Kerry Eddy, Margaret Elsener, Paul Fell, David L. Felley, Bob Hall, Hayley Jurek, Justin Kemerling, Abbey Krienke, Stephen Lahey, Anna Lindstrom, Malia McCreight, Yihang Meng, Eric Morris, Katie Nieland, Henry Payer, Natalie Pulte, Nikolaus Stevenson, Pawl Tisdale, Janet Walters, William Wells, & Jave Yoshimoto
Nami-Ko: A Realistic Novel
Nami-Ko, also called The Cuckoo (不如帰, Hototogisu), is a tragic story of love and devotion, through sickness, war, oppression, and vengeance. Eighteen-year-old Nami Kataoka hoped her marriage to Baron Takeo Kawashima would bring freedom from her overbearing stepmother. But the couple’s happiness is spoiled by her illness, her mother-in-law’s jealousy, and the schemes of Chijiwa, her husband’s cousin and her own disappointed suitor. Takeo’s naval career takes him away for long periods, and when war breaks out between Japan and China (in 1894), his mother takes advantage of his absence to break up the marriage, sending Nami back to her father, the General Kataoka. Despite his love for Nami, Takeo— who is fearless and resolute in facing Chinese naval bombardment—is hesitant and seemingly helpless in the face of his mother’s interference. More than a love story, the novel is a reflection on the systemic oppression of women—even among the wealthy classes—as well as the contrast between traditional samurai values and the emergent commercial interests, and, moreover, the awakening of Japanese nationalism as expressed through military expansion.
Translated by Sakae Shioya and E. F. Edgett.
Signs: Savannah to Key West
Laura Madeline Wiseman
Signs: Savannah to Key West documents an 800-mile, 13-day bicycle ride in 2018-2019. It starts fifty miles outside Savannah, Georgia, and follows the Atlantic coastline to Key West, Florida. The trip culminates in Niceville to visit a grandparent, a military veteran and an engineer born in 1924. A bicycle carries a rider through place. The voices of family carry us back and forth through time. The best journeys end with welcome visits with friends, family, and stories, those memories that hold us together, the signs that we belong.
Louisa May Alcott
In November 1862, Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) signed up as a volunteer nurse for the Sanitary Commission charged with caring for the Civil War’s mounting casualties. From 13 December 1862 until 21 January 1863, Miss Alcott served at the Union Hotel Hospital in Georgetown in the District of Columbia, where she ultimately contracted typhoid and pneumonia and very nearly died. This book is her account of her journey south from Concord and her six weeks in the nation’s wartime capital. Styling herself by the fanciful name “Tribulation Periwinkle,” she brought humor as well as pathos to her subject, making this first-hand account of the absolute horrors of a 19th-century war hospital seem less shocking and more appreciative of the sacrifices being made by the wounded warriors and their families.
Illusional Marketing: The Use of Storytelling, User Experience and Gamification in Business
Adnan Veysel Ertemel
“This book is a must-have for marketers who need to use a composite set of tools to break through the attention economy. The book is also for the general public who might be concerned about the growing and numbing screen time that takes people away from doing other things.” — Philip Kotler on Illusional Marketing
Digital platforms know how to “hook” consumers and keep them glued to the screen. These products were developed based on psychologists’ research into the way the human brain works. These are new weapons in the marketing toolkit that will become even more effective when combined with nearfuture enhancements like augmented and virtual reality. As the children of Generation Z and its successor Generation Alpha meet the internet at life’s earliest stages, the likelihood they will develop addictions to such devices seems very high. These illusional marketing techniques offer new weapons for commercial brands; their efficiency has been proven over and over. They give marketing managers powers to alter behavior and to turn inclinations into habits by manipulating the unconscious mind. At this point, marketing professionals need to take significant responsibilities because illusional marketing practices that do not serve a meaningful cause may bring about dangerous outcomes. A system that is only designed for the sake of making more money will serve the interest of no party in the long run, while using the tools of illusional marketing in a positive manner could serve humanity. In our current era, exposing these techniques along with their positive and negative aspects becomes a vital and highly significant task, one best fulfilled by academia.
Parasites: The Inside Scoop
Scott Gardner, Judy Diamond, Gábor R. Rácz, and Brenda Lee
Parasites are organisms that live inside or on another species, called the host. Parasites depend on their hosts for food and a place to live. They may harm the host in small or large ways. Parasitism is the most common mode of life on Earth. Humans, other animals, and all plants have parasites, usually two or more kinds. Even parasites can have parasites. There are millions of species of parasites, and scientists discover new ones every day. Parasite specimens are stored in museums all around the world. One of the world’s largest collections is in the H. W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology at the University of Nebraska State Museum.
Holocene Records of Nebraska Mammals
Hugh H. Genoways
A survey of the archeological and paleontological literature allowed a compilation of Holocene records of mammals in Nebraska. This survey identified Holocene records from 338 sites in 62 of the 93 Nebraska counties. These counties were located throughout state, but there was a concentration of sites in southwestern Nebraska where there were 27 fossil sites in Frontier County and 22 in Harlan County. Fossils sites were underrepresented in the Sand Hills region. Records of fossil mammals covered the entire Holocene period from 13,000 years ago until AD 1850. A minimum of 57 species (with eight additional species potentially present) representing six orders of mammals were represented in the compilation—four species of Lagomorpha, four species of Soricomorpha, 17 species of Carnivora (with three additional species potentially present), one species of Perissodactyla, six species of Artiodactyla, and 25 species of Rodentia (with five additional species potentially present). The remains of bison were found at 276 sites, which was more than for any other species in the state. Additional species that formed the main portion of the diet of Native Americans were the next most abundant in the fossil record—deer, pronghorn, and wapiti. That these food species dominated in the Holocene record was to be expected because fossils were recovered primarily from archeological sites.
The Legacy Book in America, 1664–1792
Roxanne Harde and Lindsay Yakimyshyn
Legacy books in colonial America were instruments for the transmission of cultural values between generations: the dying mother (usually) instructing and advising children on the path to salvation and heavenly reunions. They were a popular and influential form of women’s discourse that distilled the ideologies of the religious establishment into practical and emotional lessons for lay persons, especially the young.
This collection draws together legacy texts written by colonial American women and girls: five mother’s legacy books and two legacies by children, organized here chronologically. These legacies were written in anticipation of dying, making awareness of death central to the texts. All are highly personal, revealing the thought processes and emotive patterns of their authors, and all are meant for the comfort and instruction of the loved ones these dying women and girls were leaving behind. Published between 1664 and 1792, these texts provide insight into early New England culture through to the first years of the republic. Included are: • Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear Children (1664) • Susanna Bell, The Legacy of a Dying Mother to Her Mourning Children (1673) • Sarah Goodhue, The Copy of a Valedictory and Monitory Writing (1681) • Grace Smith, The Dying Mother’s Legacy (1712) • Sarah Demick, Memoirs of the Life of Mrs. Sarah Demick (1792) • Hannah Hill, A Legacy for Children (1714) • Jane Sumner, Warning to Little Children (1792) • Benjamin Colman, A Devout Contemplation on … the Early Death of Pious & Lovely Children (1714) • A Late Letter from a Solicitous Mother To Her Only Son (1746) • Memoirs of Eliza Thornton (1821)
The Sandhill Crane State: A Naturalist’s Guide to Nebraska
This book includes the locations, descriptions, and points of biological, historical, geological, or paleontological interest of nearly 350 sites in Nebraska, most of which are free to access. Its 53,000 words include accounts of 9 state historical parks, 8 state parks, 2 national forests, 2 national monuments, and 7 national wildlife refuges as well as 181 wildlife management areas, 56 waterfowl production areas, and 54 state recreation areas. It also includes 48 state and county maps, 18 drawings, 33 photographs, and nearly 200 literature citations.
S Is for Sandhill: A Crane Alphabet
Paul A. Johnsgard
This is a book of cranes, from A to Z, written and illustrated by the world’s foremost authority on the 15 species of these wonderful and ancient birds. It is a book for all ages, and for all who love and marvel at the beauty, order, and variety of the natural world.
Cranes exhibit complex behavior, pair-bonding, and fascinating social interactions. They migrate huge distances, crossing continents, oceans, and mountains between their nesting and wintering areas. Seven of the world’s 15 crane species are listed as “vulnerable,” three as “endangered,” one as “critically endangered,” and only three as of “least concern.” Conservation efforts have brought back whooping cranes from the brink of extinction, but the threats to all cranes posed by habitat reduction and climate change are real.
This is an opportunity to share the wonder of these magnificent birds with young and old, and to appreciate their gift to us all.
Paul Johnsgard is emeritus professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is the author of roughly 100 books of ornithology and natural history and is a recognized champion of conservation and environmental preservation.
An Arrow Against Profane and Promiscuous Dancing. Drawn out of the Quiver of the Scriptures. 
Increase Mather and Paul Royster , ed.
"The unchast Touches and Gesticulations used by Dancers, have a palpable tendency to that which is evil."
When a dancing master arrived in Boston in 1685 and offered lessons and classes for both sexes during times normally reserved for church meetings, the Puritan ministers went to court to suppress the practice. Increase Mather (1639-1723) took the leading part, writing and publishing this tract, which compiles arguments and precedents for the prohibition of “Gynecandrical Dancing, [i.e.] Mixt or Promiscuous Dancing, viz. of Men and Women … together.” These justifications were certainly shared with the court, which found the dancing master guilty, fined him £100, and allowed him to skip town.
Mather’s tract on dancing is an overwhelming compendium of sources and authorities: from the Bible, classical authors, Christian Church Fathers, medieval philosophers, and Reformed theologians both Continental and English. None of them, it appears, approved of mixed dancing—because it leads to adultery and worse. The vilest sins and the direst disasters lie only a short step from the dance floor.
The Arrow is remarkable for two things (at least): for how much allusion and citation are packed into its brief 30 pages, and for how quickly it escalates the issue into life-or-death scenarios, all vividly painted to emphasize the mortal danger of men and women dancing together.
Pour une littérature critique
Ce livre prend comme objet la littérature critique, c'est-à-dire, des ouvrages conçus dans un esprit critique, qui invitent leurs lectrices et lecteurs—soit de façon ouverte, soit de façon couverte, subtile et nuancée—à s'engager avec la textualité de manière critique. Cette dynamique, suspendue entre production et réception, est hypothétique et fragile; elle est difficile à théoriser de façon satisfaisante; elle est ardue à tracer en se servant d'une stratégie lectorale conventionnelle. Pourtant, c'est précisément ce phénomène articulé et réciproque qui fournit à cette sorte de textualité une mobilité tout à fait rafraîchissante, mobilité qui rend possible la signification littéraire sur un horizon ouvert et largement reconfiguré.
Warren Motte est professeur de littérature française et de littérature comparée à l'Université du Colorado. Il s'intéresse particulièrement à l'écriture contemporaine, surtout aux formes expérimentalistes qui mettent la tradition littéraire en question. En 2015, la République française l'a nommé Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes académiques. Parmi ses livres, on notera Fables of the Novel: French Fiction since 1990 (2003), Fiction Now: The French Novel in the Twenty-First Century (2008), Mirror Gazing (2014) et French Fiction Today (2017).
Lydie Salvayre, maintenant même
Warren Motte, Lydie Salvayre, Bernard Wallet, David Lopez, Marie Cosnay, Mahir Guven, and Stéphane Bikialo
Warren Motte, «Dans le vif du vivant»
Lydie Salvayre et Warren Motte, «Une conversation avec Lydie Salvayre»
Lydie Salvayre, «Deux artistes»
Lydie Salvayre, «Projet en cours»
Lydie Salvayre, «Quatre photos»
Bernard Wallet, «Lydie Salvayre, écrivain baroque’n’roll»
David Lopez, «Almuerz»
Marie Cosnay, «Diamant brut»
Mahir Guven, «À propos de Lydie Salvayre»
Stéphane Bikialo, «Éloge de la fuite»
«Ouvrages de Lydie Salvayre»
Wimmin in the Mass Media
Terry Nygren and Mary Jo Deegan
Introduction to the 40th Anniversary Edition: Wimmin in the Mass Media and Centennial College, Looking Backwards • Mary Jo Deegan
WIMMIN IN THE MASS MEDIA: Articles Collected at the Centennial Education Program, Fall 1980
Introduction: Wimmin and the Mass Media — Construction of the Self • Mary Jo Deegan and Terry Nygren
Examining the Top Ten, or Why Those Songs Make the Charts • Jane Pemberton
Images of Women in Rock Music: Analysis of B-52’s and Black Rose• Sheila M. Krueger
Women in Sitcoms: “I Love Lucy”• Nancy Grant-Colson
Horatio Alger is Alive and Well and Masquerading as a Feminist, or Where Are the Magazines for the Real Working Women? • Teresa Holder
Freudian Tradition Versus Feminism in Science Fiction • Karen Keller
Cover design by Becky Ross.
I hope that reprinting this booklet will serve as a small material document of the educational community many of us enjoyed with this program. It is also a reminder of an era and political attempt to broaden the scope of traditional formats at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Centennial created a short, viable community that is remembered here
I Am a Cat
This English version of 吾輩は猫である (Wagahai-wa neko de aru: I Am a Cat), Chapters I and II, written by Natsume Sōseki, pseudonym of Natsume Kinnosuke (1867–1916), and translated by Kan-ichi Ando (1878-1924), was published by Hattori Shoten, Tokyo, in 1906.
It begins: "I am a cat; but as yet I have no name." Its sardonic feline narrator describes his origins, his settlement in the household of a Meiji teacher-intellectual, and the goings-on and conversations among the cats and humans about the neighborhood. Of the men he concludes: "They are miserable creatures in the eyes of a cat."
Japanese novelist Natsume Sōseki studied literature in England and became professor at Tokyo Imperial University. The success of his stories, beginning with "I Am a Cat," launched a successful career that produced 22 novels, including Botchan, Kokoro, and Light and Darkness.
ISBN 978-1-60962-219-0 ebook
Pickle and Other Condiment Recipes From Backyard Farmer
Wayne C. Whitney and Sue Ann Gardner
Compiled by Wayne C. Whitney, Extension Horticulturist University of Nebraska Extension Publication CC-245 (1972) With a new Preface by Sue Ann Gardner Here are the favorite pickle and other condiment recipes submitted by viewers of Backyard Farmer, a television program of the Extension Service, University of Nebraska College of Agriculture. On this program, questions pertaining to the home, yard and garden are answered by specialists in the areas of Horticulture and Forestry, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Agronomy. This publication resulted from an on-the-air request for pickle recipes. Some 536 recipes were received from interested viewers from Nebraska and surrounding states. Bread and Butter Pickles Chunk Pickles Crystal Pickles Curry Pickles Dill Pickles Heinz Pickles Lime Pickles Mustard Pickles Refrigerator Pickles Relishes Ripe Pickles Saccharin Pickles Sauerkraut Sweet Pickles Time Pickles Tomato Pickles Watermelon Pickles Miscellaneous Pickles
ISBN 978-1-60962-202-2 (ebook)
Great River Legs
Laura Madeline Wiseman
Great River Legs is a lyric collection of prose poetry, creative nonfiction, and found poetry. This creative response documents my 1,398 mile, 25-day bicycle ride from Muscatine, Iowa, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, between October 2017–March 2018. The journey took place in legs over breaks during the school year, with two additional back-to-back weekend rides that started the adventure.
In her latest book, Great River Legs, Laura Madeline Wiseman takes you on an intimate journey as she weaves in and out of a cross-country, long distance bike ride. In this beautifully curated book that includes prose poetry, creative non-fiction and found poetry, Wiseman embraces the many parts of herself—cyclist, data collector, meditation practitioner, nature lover, quiet observer—and brings them together in a seamless, profound, and captivating way. – Dawn Mauricio, author of Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners
In Great River Legs, Laura Madeline Wiseman measures the weeks in papers graded, classes taught, but also in miles ridden alongside rivers, lengths of the journey called “legs.” The book’s great subject is as much the making of narrative as it is an exploration of geography. Are our stories circular, spinning like wheels on a bicycle? Or do our lives move almost linearly like a waterway flowing across the land? Through small bursts of lyric prose, Wiseman explores the ways “we can begin again,” how we test ourselves on paths that are “steep and dangerous” while learning to accept that we can never “control the day’s rotation.” – Jehanne Dubrow, author of throughsmoke: an essay in notes
Laura Madeline Wiseman
Safety Measures documents a solo cross-country bicycle adventure. After completing a ride across the United States in 2017, from Astoria, Oregon, to Yorktown, Virginia, in 60 days, pedaling 4,200 miles with support, Laura Madeline Wiseman endeavored to ride her bicycle, Lexa, across the country alone. This lyric collection in creative nonfiction and prose poetry recounts that journey. From Anacortes, Washington, to Bar Harbor, Maine, this 4,300-mile, 59-day ride begins and ends in Minnesota, the site of Wiseman’s childhood summer vacations at Leach Lake. Biking, fishing, beachcombing, and other experiences with her dad had instilled an adventurous spirit. She hoped to reconnect with the fierce energy of girlhood. Wiseman’s dad had often warned her as a girl, It’s dangerous out there. In Safety Measures, harassment, intimidation, and bullying change lanes with the guardians of the road – sheriffs, semi-drivers, fellow bikers, and companionable travelers who call, Safe travels, as they pass. This journey wonders what measures make the road less dangerous and more safe for the solo-wanderer pedaling a bicycle.
The preColumbian Textiles in the Roemer- and Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim, Germany
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.
PreColumbian Textile Conference VIII / Jornadas de Textiles PreColombinos VIII
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.
Individual chapters are available online at https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/pctviii
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.
Sarah Guyer, acquisitions editor / Brianna Hoyt, copy editor / Callie Ivey, marketing director, managing editor / Kaylen Michaelis, copy editor / Caroline Nebel, copy editor / Alexis Stoffers, design director / Cover art created by Maddie Hakinson
八天地 : The Batiandi Family
小说讲述了李氏家族一支的六代人近一个半世纪的经历 传奇。 书中的各个历史阶段的李氏家族主人公们在人生的道路 上寻找着自我和家族的位置。有时他们为了家族的利益和荣 耀，抓住机遇，创造了一时的辉煌；有时他们听天由命，顺 应历史大潮，甘于普通人的生活。
Heebie & Jeebie's Shortcut
Heebie & Jeebie take a shortcut home because they played too long after (ghost) school. It's an exciting journey.
The North American Swans: Their Biology and Conservation
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.
The Abyssinian Art of Louis Agassiz Fuertes in the Field Museum
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.
The Birds of the Nebraska Sandhills
Paul A. Johnsgard and Josef Kren
This book provides basic information on all the species of birds that have been reliably reported from the Nebraska Sandhills region as of 2020. They include 46 permanent residents, 125 summer breeders, 125 migrants, and 102 rare or accidental species, totaling 398 species. Information on status, migration, and habitats is provided for all but the very rare and accidental species. There are also descriptions of 46 refuges, preserves, and other public-access natural areas in the region and seven suggested birding routes. The text contains more than 90,000 words and over 250 literature references along with more than 20 drawings, 9 maps, and 32 photographs by the authors.
Preface • The Nebraska Sandhills and Their Unique Wetlands • The Drums of April and the Dances of Life • Biological Profiles of Some Typical Sandhills Birds
Introduction: Natural History of the Nebraska Sandhills • Geography • Lakes and Rivers • Wetlands • Landscape Ecology • Climate • Birds and Humans in the Nebraska Sandhills • Human Impacts on Birds • Ornithological Research and Regional Birding
Species Accounts: Anatidae (Swans, Geese, and Ducks) • Odontophoridae (New World Quails) • Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Turkeys) • Podicipedidae (Grebes) • Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves) • Cuculidae (Cuckoos) • Caprimulgidae (Goatsuckers) • Apodidae (Swifts) • Trochilidae (Hummingbirds) • Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots) • Gruidae (Cranes) • Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets) • Charadriidae (Plovers) • Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Snipes) • Laridae (Gulls and Terns) • Stercorariidae (Jaegers) • Gaviidae (Loons) • Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants) • Pelecanidae (Pelicans) • Ardeidae (Herons and Egrets) • Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills) • Cathartidae (New World Vultures) • Pandionidae (Ospreys) • Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites) • Tytonidae (Barn Owls) • Strigidae (Typical Owls) • Alcedinidae (Kingfishers) • Picidae (Woodpeckers) • Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras) • Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers) • Laniidae (Shrikes) • Vireonidae (Vireos) • Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies) • Alaudidae (Larks) • Hirundinidae (Swallows) • Paridae (Chickadees and Titmice) • Sittidae (Nuthatches) • Certhiidae (Creepers) • Troglodytidae (Wrens) • Cinclidae (Dippers) • Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers) • Regulidae (Kinglets) • Turdidae (Thrushes) • Mimidae (Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Catbirds) • Bombycillidae (Waxwings) • Sturnidae (Starlings) • Passeridae (Old World Sparrows) • Motacillidae (Pipits) • Fringillidae (Boreal Finches) • Calcariidae (Longspurs and Snow Buntings) • Passerellidae (New World Sparrows and Towhees) • Icteriidae (Chats) • Icteridae (Blackbirds, Orioles, and Meadowlarks) • Parulidae (New World Warblers) • Cardinalidae (Cardinals, Tanagers, and Grosbeaks)
Refuges, Preserves, and Other Natural Areas in the Sandhills Region
Suggested Birding Routes in the Western and Central Nebraska Sandhills
References: General Surveys • Geology, Physiography, and Wetlands • Botany, Zoology, and Ecology • Birds
Index to Bird Species and Families
Maps: 1. Location of the Nebraska Sandhills, Ogallala aquifer, and other features • 2. Distribution of wetlands in the Nebraska Sandhills • 3. Rivers and counties in the Nebraska Sandhills • 4. The extent of surface sand and associated counties in the Nebraska Sandhills • 5. Wetlands and roads in the western Sandhills of Garden County and southern Sheridan County • 6. Major roads and highways in the Nebraska Sandhills • 7. Locations of counties, wildlife refuges, and other protected areas in the Nebraska Sandhills • 8. Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge and northern approaches • 9. Vicinities of Antioch and Lakeside, showing suggested birding routes
Tables: 1. Sandhills County Codes, Areas, and Human Populations • 2. Geographic and Ornithological Aspects of the Nebraska Sandhills Counties • 3. Relative Spring and Summer Abundance Indices of Mostly Wetland Bird Species in Three Sandhills National Wildlife Refuges
Figures: Greater prairie-chicken • Burrowing owl • Northern harrier • Long-billed curlew, in flight • Upland sandpiper • Snow geese • Sharp-tailed grouse, male display postures • Greater prairie-chicken, male display postures • American bittern, pied-billed grebe, double-crested cormorant, American white pelican, sandhill crane, and whooping crane • Long-billed curlew and piping plover • Forster’s terns, mating • Ferruginous hawk • Burrowing owl • Prairie falcon and green-winged teal • Loggerhead shrike • Grasshopper sparrow • Savannah sparrow, clay-colored sparrow, lark bunting, grasshopper sparrow, and horned lark • Eastern and western meadowarks and bobolink • Baltimore oriole, Bullock’s oriole, and hybrid phenotypes
Photographs: Long-billed curlew, adult female flying • Trumpeter swan • Trumpeter swan family • Wood duck, male • Northern pintail, males • Sharp-tailed grouse, male • Greater prairie-chicken, male • Pied-billed grebe, adult • Eared grebe, adults • Clark’s and western grebe, adults • Sora, adult • Black-necked stilt, adult • American avocet, adult • Upland sandpiper, adult • Long-billed curlew, adult female • Long-billed dowitcher, adults • Wilson’s snipe, adult • Wilson’s phalarope, adults • American bittern, adult male • Great blue heron, adult • Black-crowned night-heron, adult • Swainson’s hawk, adult • Great horned owl, adult • Burrowing owl, adult • Loggerhead shrike, adult • Horned lark, adult • Cliff swallow, adults • Grasshopper sparrow, male • Lark sparrow, adult • Yellow-headed blackbird, male • Red-winged blackbird, male • Common yellowthroat, male
The Lives, Lore, and Literature of Cranes: A Catechism for Crane Lovers
Paul A. Johnsgard and Thomas D. Mangelsen
This book provides basic information on cranes that should be of interest and importance to crane-loving birders (“craniacs”) as well as to ornithologists and wildlife managers. Primary consideration is given to the sandhill and whooping cranes, but all 13 of the Old World cranes are also discussed. Special consideration is given to the relative abundance and conservation status of all of the world’s species, of which nearly half are declining and a few are in real danger of long-term survival. More than 80 refuges and preserves in the United States and Canada, where the best chances of seeing cranes in the wild exist, are described, as are several zoos and bird parks with notable crane collections. Descriptions of 16 North American annual crane festivals and information on more than 50 birdfinding guides from regions, states, and provinces where cranes are most likely to be seen are included. Lastly, there is a sampling of American, European, and Oriental crane folklore, legends, and myths. The text contains more than 50,000 words and nearly 350 literature references. There are more than 40 drawings and 3 maps by the author and 19 color photographs by Thomas D. Mangelsen.
Contextualizing a Maya Collection from Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, at the University of Ghent, Belgium
The aim of the present study is to contextualize a collection of Maya artifacts that have been kept for 125 years at the University of Ghent, in Belgium. The objects came from one of the first archaeological excavations carried out in Guatemala, between 1880 and 1900. The collection includes 130 pottery pieces, 64 jadeite pieces, 24 stone objects (serpentine, silex, and other stones), and 52 obsidian pieces. The study started in 2016, with the identification and location of the provenance site, which was visited in 2017. The phases of documentation and photographic registration of the objects were completed in 2019. It is the intention to digitize the collection and make it available to scholars for further research. This report presents a brief description of the site, Chich’en, and analyzes aspects of its geographical environment, as well as the historical and religious context that determined its relevance from the Classic period to the Late Postclassic and the early colonial period. A selection of the objects is presented, and outstanding iconographic elements are analyzed. The analysis is based on a bibliography review in the fields of archaeology, history, and ethnology in the Maya region and in Mesoamerica in general.
It is extraordinary to find an extensive collection of Maya archaeological artifacts in the reserves of a university museum, and a privilege to study them. These artifacts hold a wealth of information about the archaeological site Chich’en, where they were excavated 126 years ago. They enlighten the role of this site in the history of Verapaz (ancient Tezulutlán), strategically situated between the Northern Highlands and the Lowlands of Guatemala. Little is known about the history of this region. We are fortunate to lean on the research carried out by countless scholars in various disciplines to guide us in our search for answers to the many questions. Making this collection accessible for collaborative study should ensure that this cultural heritage will not remain silent nor stay forgotten.
3. SETTLEMENT PATTERNS OF THE GUATEMALAN HIGHLANDS
4. ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE • 1. Archaeological surveys of Chich’en • 2. Geographical setting • 3. Sacred landscape • 4. Name of the site • 5. Ancient trade routes in the Maya area • 6. Pilgrimage routes • 7. Brief description of the site • 8. Current situation of the site (2017) • 9. Habitat and society of Chich’en from the Late Classic to the Postclassic period
5. EARLY COLONIAL PERIOD — 1. Spanish military campaigns • 2. Arrival of the Dominican friars to Tezulutlán • 3. Foundation of San Juan Chamelco • 4. Foundation of Santo Domingo de Cobán • 5. Visit of the Q’eqchi’ lords to the Spanish Court • 6. Last days of Don Juan Matac (Matal) B’atz • 7. Continuity and identity
6. EXCAVATION OF GEORGES LÉGER IN 1894
7. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE CHICH’EN COLLECTION
8. ICONOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS — 1. Representation of deities • 1.1. K’awiil • 1.2. K’awiil / Itzamnaaj • 1.3. Jaguar God of the Underworld • 1.4. One Ixim / One Ajan, the Maize God • 2. Royalty attributes • 2.1. The mat or jal-sign • 2.2. Jade ornaments • 2.3. Feathers • 2.4. “Maya blue” • 3. Symbolism of the ballcourt
9. PRELIMINARY CONCLUSIONS
10. FINAL COMMENT
13. ANNEXES—1. Georges Léger’s letter and field notes • 2. Hieroglyphic inscriptions: An interpretation by Rogelio Valencia Rivera • 3. Registration numbers and measurements of the artifacts • 4. Artifacts in other Maya collections resembling pieces from Chich’en
14. ILLUSTRATION CREDITS
Egyptian textiles and their production: ‘word’ and ‘object’
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.
Friendship at the Feeding Station
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.
Designed by Breanna Epp with Maeve Lausch
Congreso internacional sobre iconografía precolombina, Barcelona 2019. Actas.
Victòria Solanilla Demestre editora
Victòria Solanilla Demestre, Introducción Actas Congreso • Melissa Mattioli, The Ramey Incised Pottery of Cahokia (IL) USA: Diffusion and Reinterpretation of its Iconographic Message • Luís Abejez y Cristina Corona Jamaica, Iconografía en el paisaje. Vida cotidiana y prácticas sociales en el arte rupestre en el noreste de México • Patricia Ochoa Castillo, Figurillas masculinas con atributos de rango, del Centro de México, durante el Formativo • Anabel Villalonga Gordaliza, Ancestros, nahuales y hombres (I). Las host figurines teotihuacanas: hacia una definición, caracterización tipológica y acercamiento iconográfico • Marina Valls i García, Vida y Sacrificio: Los nueve rituales para la luz la vida y el maíz • Julia Montoya, Contextualizando una colección maya olvidada proveniente de Chich’en, Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala • Danielle Dupiech Cavaleri, Los textiles mayas contemporáneos de Yucatán (México) en el espejo de la iconografía precolombina • Maria Montserrat Camacho Angeles, Xipe tótec y el binomio vida-muerte en la cosmovisión mesoamericana • Sarai Ramos Muñoz, Los Templos Montaña y su simbología • Michelle Aanderud Ochoa, Método Aanderud: Una propuesta interdisciplinaria de análisis iconográfico para monumentos prehispánicos y su aplicación sobre los paneles del Gran Juego de Pelota de Chichén Itzá • Isabel Bargalló Sánchez y Montserrat Bargalló Sánchez, De la Atlántida clásica a la Atlántida precolombina: un viaje del Corto Maltese • Natalia Moragas Segura y Manuel J. González Manrique, Iconografía prehispánica en entornos virtuales: The Age of Empires II • Luz Helena Ballestas Rincón, La fascinante revelación de las formas esquemáticas precolombinas • Karim Ruiz Rosell, Oficiantes Mochica Medio en San José de Moro: El Sacerdote Lechuza y La Sacerdotisa • Elisa Cont, Representaciones del ave e instrumentos rituales tiwanakotas. Medios para llegar a lo divino • Inés Gordillo Besalú, De quimeras y transformaciones: Arqueología del arte y figuras polisémicas en los Andes del sur • María Alba Bovisio, Tradiciones plásticas y ontologías: problemas en torno al estudio de la iconografía del período Medio del NO. Argentino • Uwe Carlson, Elementos chavinoides en textiles de Paracas y cerámicas de Nasca • Marisa Sánchez David, Pars pro toto: “la parte por el todo”. Una aproximación al estudio del significado en la iconografía del Perú precolombino
Individual chapters are available online / Los capítulos individuales están disponibles en línea @ https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/actas2019/
Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium, 2019: Selected Conference Proceedings
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
The Fabric of Gifts: Culture and Politics of Giving and Exchange in Archaic Greece
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).
Wyoming’s Ucross Ranch: Its Birds, History, and Natural Environment
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.
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.
ПТИЦЫ ВОСТОЧНОГО САЯНА / Birds of the Eastern Sayan
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.
Accounting for Agent Heterogeneity in Market and Policy Analysis
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.
Diary of A Service Dog (Dropout)
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.”)
Blessed Assurance: A Postmodern Midwestern Life
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.
Wyoming Wildlife: A Natural History
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.
British Poetry of the Long Nineteenth Century
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.
The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Nebraska
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.
A Crash in the Night
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.
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