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Burning bush : a fire history of Australia.

Pyne, Stephen J.
(1998)  | 9780295976778 | University of Washington Press | pbk. | book | 548pp | Availability last checked: 1/4/2020
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Pyne traces the impact of fire in Australia, from its influence on vegetation toits use by Aborigines and European settlers.“Mr. Pyne, showing what ahistorian deeply schooled in environmental science can contribute to ourawareness of nature and culture, has produced a provocative work that is a majorcontribution...

Fire: A Brief History

Pyne, Stephen J.
(2019)  | 9780295746180 | University of Washington Press | pbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 1/4/2020
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Over vast expanses of time, fire and humanity have interacted to expand thedomain of each, transforming the earth and what it means to be human. In thisconcise yet wide-ranging book, Stephen J. Pyne—named by Science magazine as“the world’s leading authority on the history of fire”—explores...

The Ice : a journey to Antarctica.

Pyne, Stephen J.
(1998)  | 9780295976785 | University of Washington Press | pbk. | book | 456pp | Availability last checked: 1/4/2020
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“The Ice is a compilation of more about ice than you knew you wanted to know,yet sheer compelling significance holds attention page by page. . . . Pyneconveys a view of Antarctica that interweaves physical science with humanisticinquiry and perception. His audacity as well as his presentation warrantadmiration,...

Mediating Islam: Cosmopolitan Journalisms in Muslim Southeast Asia

Steele, Janet. , Keyes, Charles F. Rafael, Vicente. Sears, Laurie J.
(2018)  | 9780295742960 | University of Washington Press | pbk. | book | 183pp | Availability last checked: 21/2/2020
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Broadening an overly narrow definition of Islamic journalism, Janet Steeleexamines day-to-day reporting practices of Muslim professionals, fromconservative scripturalists to pluralist cosmopolitans, at five exemplary newsorganizations in Malaysia and Indonesia. At Sabili, established as anunderground...

The Propeller under the Bed: A Personal History of Homebuilt Aircraft

Bjorkman, Eileen A.
(2019)  | 9780295746081 | University of Washington Press | pbk. | book | 224pp | Availability last checked: 26/2/2020
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On July 25, 2010, Arnold Ebneter flew across the country in a plane he designedand built himself, setting an aviation world record for aircraft of its class.He was eighty-two at the time and the flight represented the culmination of adream he’d cultivated since his childhood in the 1930s.Eileen Bjorkman...

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Fir and Empire: The Transformation of Forests in Early Modern China

Miller, Ian M. , Sutter, Paul S.
(2020)  | 9780295747330 | University of Washington Press | hbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 26/2/2020
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The disappearance of China’s naturally occurring forests is one of the mostsignificant environmental shifts in the country’s history, one often blamed onimperial demand for lumber. China’s early modern forest history is typicallyviewed as a centuries-long process of environmental decline, culminating...

The Great Quake Debate: The Crusader, the Skeptic, and the Rise of Modern Seismology

Hough, Susan.
(2020)  | 9780295747361 | University of Washington Press | hbk. | book | 248pp | Availability last checked: 26/2/2020
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In the first half of the twentieth century, when seismology was still in in itsinfancy, renowned geologist Bailey Willis faced off with fellow high-profilescientist Robert T. Hill in a debate with life-or-death consequences for themillions of people migrating west. Their conflict centered on a consequentialquestion:...

The Port of Missing Men: Billy Gohl, Labor, and Brutal Times in the Pacific Northwest

Goings, Aaron.
(2020)  | 9780295747415 | University of Washington Press | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 26/2/2020
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In the early twentieth century so many dead bodies surfaced in the rivers aroundAberdeen, Washington, that they were nicknamed the “floater fleet.” WhenBilly Gohl (1873–1927), a powerful union official, was arrested for murder,local newspapers were quick to suggest that he was responsible for...

Anticipating Future Environments: Climate Change, Adaptive Restoration, and the Columbia River Basin

Hirsch, Shana Lee.
(2020)  | 9780295747491 | University of Washington Press | hbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 26/2/2020
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Drought. Wildfire. Extreme flooding. How does climate change affect the dailywork of scientists? Ecological restoration is often premised on the idea ofreturning a region to an earlier, healthier state. Yet the effects of climatechange undercut that premise and challenge the ways scientists can work,destabilizing...

Shifting Livelihoods: Gold Mining and Subsistence in the ChocĂł, Colombia

Tubb, Daniel. , Sivaramakrishnan, K.
(2020)  | 9780295747521 | University of Washington Press | hbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 26/2/2020
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People employ various methods to extract gold in the rainforests of the ChocĂł,in northwest Colombia: Rural Afro-Colombian artisanal miners work hillsides withhand tools or dredge mud from river bottoms. Migrant miners level the landscapewith excavators, then trap gold with mercury. Canadian mining...

Making Kantha, Making Home: Women at Work in Colonial Bengal

Ghosh, Pika. , Kaimal, Padma. Sivaramakrishnan, K. Yang, Anand A.
(2020)  | 9780295746999 | University of Washington Press | hbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 26/2/2020
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In Bengal, mothers swaddle their infants and cover their beds in colorfultextiles that are passed down through generations. They create these kantha fromlayers of soft, recycled fabric strengthened with running stitches and use themas shawls, covers, and seating mats.Making Kantha, Making Home explores...

A Fashionable Century: Textile Artistry and Commerce in the Late Qing

Silberstein, Rachel.
(2020)  | 9780295747187 | University of Washington Press | hbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 26/2/2020
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Clothing and accessories from nineteenth-century China reveal much aboutwomen’s participation in the commercialization of textile handicrafts and theflourishing of urban popular culture. Focusing on women’s work and fashion, AFashionable Century presents an array of visually compelling clothing...

Unsettling Native Art Histories on the Northwest Coast

Bunn-Marcuse, Kathryn. Jonaitis, Aldona.
(2020)  | 9780295747132 | University of Washington Press | hbk. | book | 352pp | Availability last checked: 26/2/2020
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Inseparable from its communities, Northwest Coast art functions aestheticallyand performatively beyond the scope of non-Indigenous scholarship, fromdemonstrating kinship connections to manifesting spiritual power. Contributorsto this volume foreground Indigenous understandings in recognition of this...

The River That Made Seattle: A Human and Natural History of the Duwamish

Cummings, BJ.
(2020)  | 9780295747439 | University of Washington Press | hbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 26/2/2020
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With bountiful salmon and fertile plains, the Duwamish River has drawn people toits shores over the centuries for trading, transport, and sustenance. ChiefSe’alth and his allies fished and lived in villages here and white settlersestablished their first settlements nearby. Industrialists later straightenedthe...

Communist Pigs: An Animal History of East Germany's Rise and Fall

Fleischman, Thomas. , Sutter, Paul S.
(2020)  | 9780295747309 | University of Washington Press | hbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 26/2/2020
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The pig played a fundamental role in the German Democratic Republic’s attemptsto create and sustain a modern, industrial food system built on communistprinciples. By the mid-1980s, East Germany produced more pork per capita thanWest Germany and the UK, while also suffering myriad unintended consequences...

 

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