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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: 30/9/2020
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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. | 2nd ed.,  | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 30/9/2020
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Over vast expanses of time, fire and humanity have interacted to expand the domain of each, transforming the earth and what it means to be human. In this concise yet wide-ranging book, Stephen J. Pyne—named by Science magazine as “the world’s leading authority on the history of fire”—explores the surprising...

The Ice : a journey to Antarctica.

Pyne, Stephen J.
(1998)  | 9780295976785 | University of Washington Press | pbk. | book | 456pp | Availability last checked: 30/9/2020
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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
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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
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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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The River People

Buckingham, Polly.
(2020)  | 9781733340076 | University of Washington Press | pbk. | book | 80pp | Availability last checked: 30/9/2020
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The poems in Polly Buckingham’s debut collection, The River People, movethrough both dream and natural landscapes exploring connection and loss,abundance and degradation, the personal and the political. The speaker in thesepoems is often in a state of not knowing that can be both terrifying andrevelatory....

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

Hirsch, Shana Lee.
(2020)  | 9780295747293 | University of Washington Press | pbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 1/7/2020
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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...

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: 1/7/2020
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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: 1/7/2020
AUD 178.95 (inc. GST), AUD 162.68 (ex. GST),
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: 1/7/2020
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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...

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: 1/7/2020
AUD 74.95 (inc. GST), AUD 68.14 (ex. GST),
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...

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

Tubb, Daniel. , Sivaramakrishnan, K.
(2020)  | 9780295747538 | University of Washington Press | pbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 1/7/2020
AUD 54.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.95 (ex. GST),
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: 1/7/2020
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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: 1/7/2020
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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: 1/7/2020
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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...

 

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