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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: 4/5/2021
AUD 40.95 (inc. GST), AUD 37.23 (ex. GST),
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: 4/5/2021
AUD 40.95 (inc. GST), AUD 37.23 (ex. GST),
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: 4/5/2021
AUD 48.95 (inc. GST), AUD 44.50 (ex. GST),
“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,...

After the Blast: The Ecological Recovery of Mount St. Helens

Wagner, Eric.
(2020)  | 9780295746937 | University of Washington Press | hbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 24/11/2020
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On May 18, 1980, people all over the world watched with awe and horror as MountSt. Helens erupted. Fifty-seven people were killed and hundreds of square milesof what had been lush forests and wild rivers were to all appearances destroyed.Ecologists thought they would have to wait years, or even decades,...

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: 16/11/2020
AUD 37.95 (inc. GST), AUD 34.50 (ex. GST),
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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Opening Kailasanatha: The Temple in Kanchipuram Revealed in Time and Space

Kaimal, Padma.
(2021)  | 9780295747774 | University of Washington Press | hbk. | book | 296pp | Availability last checked: 1/3/2021
AUD 105.95 (inc. GST), AUD 96.32 (ex. GST),
Stone figures hardened by ascetic discipline and heroic effort face north indeep shadow. There they meet the gazes of the same gods and goddesses but withgentler bodies enacting grace, warmth, seduction, and marriage, drenched insunlight, facing south. These figures adorn the eighth-century Kailasanathatemple...

The Lady of Linshui Pacifies Demons: A Seventeenth-Century Novel

(2021)  | 9780295748351 | University of Washington Press | pbk. | book | 302pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2021
AUD 57.95 (inc. GST), AUD 52.68 (ex. GST),
The Lady of Linshui—the goddess of women, childbirth, and childhood—is stillvenerated in south China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. Her story evolved from thelife of Chen Jinggu in the eighth century and blossomed in the Ming dynasty(1368–1644) into vernacular short fiction, legends, plays, sutras,...

The Lady of Linshui Pacifies Demons: A Seventeenth-Century Novel

(2021)  | 9780295748344 | University of Washington Press | hbk. | book | 302pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2021
AUD 154.95 (inc. GST), AUD 140.86 (ex. GST),
The Lady of Linshui—the goddess of women, childbirth, and childhood—is stillvenerated in south China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. Her story evolved from thelife of Chen Jinggu in the eighth century and blossomed in the Ming dynasty(1368–1644) into vernacular short fiction, legends, plays, sutras,...

Herring and People of the North Pacific: Sustaining a Keystone Species

Moss, Madonna L. Thornton, Thomas F.
(2021)  | 9780295748290 | University of Washington Press | pbk. | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2021
AUD 48.95 (inc. GST), AUD 44.50 (ex. GST),
Herring are vital to the productivity and health of marine systems, andsocio-ecologically Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) is one of the mostimportant fish species in the Northern Hemisphere. Human dependence on herringhas evolved for millennia through interactions with key spawning areas—buthumans...

Anakú Iwachá: Yakama Legends and Stories

Beavert, Virginia R. Jacob, Michelle M. Jansen, Joana W.
(2021)  | 9780295748245 | University of Washington Press | pbk. | book | 336pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2021
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Central to the Yakama oral tradition, storytelling enables Tribal Elders toshare lessons, values, and customs with younger generations across the ColumbiaRiver plateau and the Pacific Northwest. Drawn from a time before the coming ofhuman beings when animals were like people, the stories present characters...

The Objectionable Li Zhi: Fiction, Criticism, and Dissent in Late Ming China

Handler-Spitz, Rivi. Lee, Pauline C. Saussy, Haun.
(2021)  | 9780295748382 | University of Washington Press | pbk. | book | 296pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2021
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Iconoclastic scholar Li Zhi (1527–1602) was a central figure in the culturalworld of the late Ming dynasty. His provocative and controversial words andactions shaped print culture, literary practice, attitudes toward gender, andperspectives on Buddhism and the afterlife. Although banned, his writings...

The Objectionable Li Zhi: Fiction, Criticism, and Dissent in Late Ming China

Handler-Spitz, Rivi. Lee, Pauline C. Saussy, Haun.
(2021)  | 9780295748375 | University of Washington Press | hbk. | book | 296pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2021
AUD 154.95 (inc. GST), AUD 140.86 (ex. GST),
Iconoclastic scholar Li Zhi (1527–1602) was a central figure in the culturalworld of the late Ming dynasty. His provocative and controversial words andactions shaped print culture, literary practice, attitudes toward gender, andperspectives on Buddhism and the afterlife. Although banned, his writings...

Divine, Demonic, and Disordered: Women without Men in Song Dynasty China

Cheng, Hsiao-wen.
(2021)  | 9780295748313 | University of Washington Press | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2021
AUD 154.95 (inc. GST), AUD 140.86 (ex. GST),
A variety of Chinese writings from the Song period (960–1279)—medical texts,religious treatises, fiction, and anecdotes—depict women who were consideredpeculiar because their sexual bodies did not belong to men. These were women whorefused to marry, were considered unmarriageable, or were married...

Divine, Demonic, and Disordered: Women without Men in Song Dynasty China

Cheng, Hsiao-wen.
(2021)  | 9780295748320 | University of Washington Press | pbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2021
AUD 48.95 (inc. GST), AUD 44.50 (ex. GST),
A variety of Chinese writings from the Song period (960–1279)—medical texts,religious treatises, fiction, and anecdotes—depict women who were consideredpeculiar because their sexual bodies did not belong to men. These were women whorefused to marry, were considered unmarriageable, or were married...

Herring and People of the North Pacific: Sustaining a Keystone Species

Moss, Madonna L. Thornton, Thomas F.
(2021)  | 9780295748283 | University of Washington Press | hbk. | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2021
AUD 154.95 (inc. GST), AUD 140.86 (ex. GST),
Herring are vital to the productivity and health of marine systems, andsocio-ecologically Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) is one of the mostimportant fish species in the Northern Hemisphere. Human dependence on herringhas evolved for millennia through interactions with key spawning areas—buthumans...

 

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