A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response (Long-Term Ecological Research Network)
Nicholas Brokaw and Todd Crowl
Global change threatens ecosystems worldwide, and tropical systems with their high diversity and rapid development are of special concern. We can mitigate the impacts of change if we understand how tropical ecosystems respond to disturbance. For tropical forests and streams in Puerto Rico this book describes the impacts of, and recovery from, hurricanes, landslides, floods, droughts, and human disturbances in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico. These ecosystems recover quickly after natural disturbances, having been shaped over thousands of years by such events. Human disturbance, however, has longer-lasting impacts. Chapters are by authors with many years of experience in Puerto Rico and other tropical areas and cover the history of research in these mountains, a framework for understanding disturbance and response, the environmental setting, the disturbance regime, response to disturbance, biotic mechanisms of response, management implications, and future directions. The text provides a strong perspective on tropical ecosystem dynamics over multiple scales of time and space.
Anne M. Butler
Roman Catholic sisters first traveled to the American West as providers of social services, education, and medical assistance. In Across God's Frontiers, Anne M. Butler traces the ways in which sisters challenged and reconfigured contemporary ideas about women, work, religion, and the West; moreover, she demonstrates how religious life became a vehicle for increasing women's agency and power. Moving to the West introduced significant changes for these women, including public employment and thoroughly unconventional monastic lives. As nuns and sisters adjusted to new circumstances and immersed themselves in rugged environments, Butler argues, the West shaped them; and through their labors and charities, the sisters in turn shaped the West. These female religious pioneers built institutions, brokered relationships between Indigenous peoples and encroaching settlers, and undertook varied occupations, often without organized funding or direct support from the church hierarchy. A comprehensive history of Roman Catholic nuns and sisters in the American West, Across God's Frontiers reveals Catholic sisters as dynamic and creative architects of civic and religious institutions in western communities.
David Layne Coppock and Corinne Valdivia
Como la cultura, el ganado, la innovación técnica y las conecciones rurales/urbanas influencian la habilidad de una sociedad para enfrentar la sequía y los cambios económicos
Lizette Mujica-Laughlin, Maria Spicer-Escalante, and Helen Hamlyn
A mi manera is a Spanish textbook specifically designed to help higher intermediate and advanced level speakers of Spanish improve their professional language proficiency. A mi manera is a focused curriculum to help the students polish their basic Spanish skills, and develop and refine linguistic tasks that are critical to effective communication in the professional arena. Attaining high levels of proficiency is a current challenge for foreign language education in the United States, and one of the “pathways to proficiency” is through the development of effective, proficiency based materials for upper-level students that target advanced and superior level communicative skills. Therefore, A mi manera seeks to prepare students for using Spanish professionally in the Spanish global workplace.
Gregory J. Madden
This handbook provides both overview and in-depth chapters spanning the breadth of behavior analysis. Volume I provides comprehensive coverage of the logic, clinical utility, and methods of single-case research designs including design, data collection, and data analysis phases. It also provides an overview of the experimental analysis of behavior, and chapters review some of the most important areas of contemporary laboratory research in behavior analysis including memory, attention, choice, behavioral neuroscience, and behavioral pharmacology. Volume II includes chapters illustrating how principles of behavior discovered in basic-science laboratories have provided insights on socially important human behavior ranging from the complex discriminations that underlie human language to disorders treated by clinical psychologists. Chapters are devoted to particular behavioral/developmental disorders (e.g., behavioral treatments of ADHD, autism) or to behavior of societal importance (e.g., effective college teaching, effective treatment of substance abuse), providing reviews of what works and where additional research is needed.
B. Delworth Gardner and Randy T. Simmons
Water is becoming increasingly scarce. If recent usage trends continue, shortages are inevitable. Aquanomics discusses some of the instruments and policies that may be implemented to postpone, or even avoid, the onset of “water crises.” These policies include establishing secure and transferable private water rights and extending these rights to uses that traditionally have not been allowed, including altering in-stream flows and ecosystem functions. The editors argue that such policies will help maximize water quantity and quality as water becomes scarcer and more valuable. Aquanomics contains many examples of how this is being accomplished, particularly in the formation of water markets and market-like exchanges of water rights.
Many observers see calamity ahead unless water supplies are harnessed and effectively conserved, and unless water quality can be improved. It is also clear that declining water quality is a serious problem in much of the world, as increasing human activities induce high levels of water degradation. Those who voice these concerns, argue the contributors to this volume, fail to consider the forces for improvement inherent in market political-economic systems that can address water issues. The contributors see water quality in economically advanced countries as improving, and they believe this establishes the validity of market-based approaches.
Robert S. McPherson
The Ute people of White Mesa have a long, colorful, but neglected history in the Four Corners region. Although they ranged into the Great Basin, Southwest, and parts of the Rocky Mountains as hunters, gatherers, and warriors, southeastern Utah was home. There they adapted culturally and physically to the austere environment while participating in many of the well-known events of their times.
In As If the Land Owned Us, Robert McPherson has gathered the wisdom of White Mesa elders as they imparted knowledge about their land—place names, uses, teachings, and historic events tied to specific sites—providing a fresh insight into the lives of these little-known people. While there have been few published studies about the Southern Utes, this ethnohistory is the first to mix cultural and historic events. The book illustrates the life and times of the White Mesa Utes as they faced multiple changes to their lifeways. It is time for their history to be told in their terms.
Volume 6A Welding Fundamentals and Processes is a focused revision of the welding process information in the 1993 Vol. 6 Welding, Brazing, and Soldering. The new volume expands on the fundamental principles of welding, including heat transfer, solidification, residual stress and distortion, and has an all-new section on modeling and simulation of welding processes. Articles cover all welding processes, from the workhorse methods of arc and resistance welding, to newer methods like friction stir welding and laser beam welding, to specialty methods like explosive welding and ultrasonic welding. One-third of the articles are all-new, and welding articles from the 1993 edition have been updated and expanded, making this volume the most complete reference source anywhere on welding fundamentals and processes. From theory to practice, the book is a comprehensive resource for evaluating and selecting welding methods, working with vendors, understanding how processing variables affect welding outcomes, and a host of other topics relevant to the profession.
Because welding is used across a broad range of industries, materials, and applications, this book will be valuable to plant and construction engineers, welding practitioners, managers, sales professionals, professors, students, welding artists, and hobbyists.
J. P. Spicer-Escalante and Lara Anderson
Literary naturalism, within the Hispanic context, has traditionally been read as a graphic realist school or movement linked predominantly to late nineteenth century literary production. The essays in 'Au Naturel: (Re)Reading Hispanic Naturalism' - written by scholars from different generations, nationalities and ideological backgrounds - propose a major revisionist contribution to the study of Hispanic naturalism. Based on a theoretical proposal that re-semanticizes naturalismo as a diachronic counter-metanarrative phenomenon that transcends the chronological and geographic limitations imposed by traditional criticism on naturalism, the collection provides new readings of traditional naturalist fare as well as re-readings of works that have not been read, within the bounds of conventional criticism, as naturalist. Re-read within the proposed theoretical framework, its essays demonstrate the countless ways in which Hispanic naturalist texts - literary and more recently, filmic - continue to frankly engage the societal problematics that has impeded true social, political, economic and cultural progress from taking place in the Hispanic world from the turbulent fin-de-siecle period of the nineteenth century through the present day, globalized context. 'Au Naturel: (Re)Reading Hispanic Naturalism' is thus also an open invitation to the scholarly community to re-consider other socio-critical works within the Hispanic naturalist context that observe and reflection upon social issues that continue to plague Hispanic society today.
Autobiography, Ecology, and the Well-Placed Self: The Growth of Natural Biography in Contemporary American Life Writing
Autobiography, Ecology, and the Well-Placed Self expands the field of autobiography studies by describing an emergent genre, natural biography that embeds the human subject in a more-than-human world. Through an ecocritical analysis of three contemporary U.S. authors—William Kittredge, Terry Tempest Williams, and Mary Clearman Blew—Nathan Straight illustrates how ecologically situated life writing bridges the human/nature divide and responds to the pressing environmental and communal demands of our times. In his exploration of the well-placed self he challenges traditional concepts of the autobiographical subject and considers new models of selfhood in relation to regional and national identities. His illuminating discussions of specific texts engage with ecofeminist and bioregional theory and will appeal to readers in environmental studies, literary criticism, and American regionalism. Autobiography, Ecology, and the Well-Placed Self presents an important new perspective on place-based identity and literature, and the inclusion of a Selected Readings appendix makes it a valuable resource for scholars and students alike.
Clearly explains how to plan and carry out reliable experiments, how to conceive and circumstantially support research hypotheses, how to test research hypotheses, how to discover cause and effect, and more. For students and practitioners in all fields of the physical, life, earth, social, and engineering sciences. Contains more than 150 illustrative research examples from all fields. Based on Professor Romesburg's examination of 5,000 top scientific articles, studying the methods used to produce reliable knowledge. See the book's first page explaining the blind peer review of the book that was commissioned and paid for by the author's academic department; see the book's back cover for peer reviewer comments. To read most of it, go to Google Book Search (http://books.google.com/) and enter this: Romesburg Best Research Practices - then click on the book.
Analyzing conflicted representations of class and gender in British literature and film of the Blitz, this book interrogates the ideal of the People's War, which claimed to unite men and women of all classes in defense of the British home front. The subtitle -- Fighting the People's War -- describes the way that British citizens not only cooperated to fight Nazi Germany but also questioned the nationalist ideology binding them together. The paradox of the People's War is that it counters a totalitarian threat with a potentially totalizing ideal: because it is both patriotic and utopian, the rhetoric resists critique, even though the right to question compulsory nationalism was precisely what Britain was fighting for. Above all else, British Literature of the Blitz values the voicing of individual opinion, even -- or especially -- when individuals do not agree; a utopia that denies the freedom to critique utopianism is no utopia at all. Kristine Miller has published on modern British literature in Modern Fiction Studies, Genre, Twentieth Century Literature, and the Journal of Modern Literature.
Cave Culture in Maghrebi Literature: Imagining Self and Nation (After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France)
Cave Culture in Maghrebi Literature: Imagining Self and Nation discusses key postcolonial Francophone North African texts, centering on folktales, war, Berber traditions, femininity, sexuality, the Algerian War of Independence (1954–1962), and the Algerian Civil War (1992–1999). It explores the literary and cultural evidence testifying to the role of the cave as a locus of worship, transfiguration, dominance, and revelation in the context of colonial and postcolonial power struggles, and its wider significance in the context of nationalism and femininity, sexuality, and postcolonial identity construction. Historically, the cave has symbolized the explosive colonial and postcolonial struggles. It was a crucial site of colonial subjugation in North Africa during the colonial conquest in the nineteenth century and during the Algerian War of Independence in the twentieth century. Featuring narratives by authors such as Yamina Méchakra, Georges Buis, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Maïssa Bey, Assia Djebar, Driss Chraïbi, Hawa Djabali, Mohammed Dib, Nabile Farès, Larêej Waciny, and filmmaker Moumen Smihi, this book examines the cave as a metaphor of the collective imaginary of the North African literary subject and offers new insights into the field of Francophone literary studies. The complexity of the cave metaphor in this body of literature mirrors the struggle for identity at work in Francophone postcolonial literature: be it the struggle for colonial independence, the articulation of femininity, or, in a broader framework, the tensions at work in hybridized societies that are firmly rooted in tradition but at the same time curiously turned toward the Occident. Literary caves are firmly situated in the physical and psychic territories of North Africa, yet they offer bridges to the West and in particular to continental France. A combination of religious mysticism and natural splendor makes the cave a powerful symbol that has had a profound impact on the imaginations of artists on both sides of the Mediterranean. The literary cave has a strong hold on the Algerian and Moroccan collective imaginary and often stands as a metaphor for the homeland: the patrie. It defines the characters’ subjectivity, on both a conscious and unconscious level—as shown by its many literary manifestations, be it in folktales, feminist, war, or love narratives.
Twentieth-century weather records and temperature proxies (boreholes in the earth, ice cores in Montana glaciers) show temperature increases throughout western North America, northern precipitation increases, but decreases in the Southwest. Montane snowpacks are shrinking, flow patterns in western streams are changing. Climate models predict intensification of these trends, and optimum climate for wine-grape production shifting north out of California to Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Massive mountain pine beetle outbreaks are killing lodgepole pines in the Northwest, and in British Columbia where no outbreaks occurred historically. Shifting distributions and timing of plant and animal species are changing structures of natural communities. In Alaska, glaciers are receding, thermofrost is thawing, lakes are disappearing, forests are dying, natives’ coastal villages are no longer protected from erosion by sea ice and must be moved. Climate Warming in Western North America: Evidence and Environmental Effects documents these and other climate changes.
Coaching Writing in Content Areas is packed with practical, motivating strategies for making writing a tool for learning, and for integrating it into content area instruction. Designed to help new and veteran teachers work smarter, not harder, the book is written by William Strong, one of America’s most respected writing instructors. The clear, personal voice of the book and its illustrative examples drawn from the work of expert teachers made the first edition a “thumbs-up” favorite with National Writing Project sites across the nation. This new edition expands these features, covers new strategies, and includes new samples of assignments, rubrics, and student writing throughout.
Collaborative Home/School Interventions: Evidence-Based Solutions for Emotional, Behavioral, and Academic Problems
Gretchen Gimpel Peacock and Brent R. Collett
Parents can be invaluable partners in identifying students’ behavioral and learning needs and developing effective solutions. This book provides practical tools for collaborating with families to achieve the best outcomes for K–12 students. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy reference and photocopying, the book includes more than 40 ready-to-use reproducibles. The volume is useful for school-based mental health professionals, who will learn how to build positive home/school relationships, actively involve parents in assessment and intervention, and overcome barriers to collaboration. This is the latest research on what works in treating internalizing, externalizing, and academic difficulties is translated into clear-cut recommendations for practice.
Ronald Gillam, Thomas P. Marquardt, and Frederick N. Martin
Communication Sciences and Disorders: From Science to Clinical Practice is an excellent introductory text for undergraduate students enrolled in their first course in communication sciences and disorders. Written by experts in the field, this text contains basic information about speech disorders that are related to impairments in articulation, voice, and fluency; language disorders in children and adults; and hearing disorders that cause conductive and sensorineural hearing losses. It includes basic information on the speech, language, and hearing sciences and practical information about assessment and intervention practices. Unlike some other introductory text books, this book also includes chapters on multicultural issues, deafness, dysarthria, and dysphagia. The key ancillary features of this book that makes it unique are the CD and Companion Web site. The accompanying CD contains numerous high-quality videos that demonstrate every critical aspect of speech, language, and hearing disorders. The CD enables professors to provide information about common or unusual cases in a single, highly accessible format, and it enables students to watch the segments many times over to make the most of the enhanced learning opportunities they provide. A fun way to aid learning comprehension, the Companion Web site has an interactive glossary, flashcards, and crossword puzzles for an additional review of key terms.
Complete Carpet Python: A Comprehensive Guide to the Natural History, Care and Breeding of the Moreli Spilota Complex
Nick Mutton and Justin G. Julander
This book offers the most thorough, up-to-date information available on the carpet python. Based on nearly four decades of combined experience by the authors in working with the Carpet Pythons, it also includes contributions by other notable herpetologists and herpetoculturalists such Dr. Benson Morrill. The volume also contains the most extensive photographic record of the carpet python complex ever published, with over 350 full-color photos.
Guillermo Bernal and Melanie M. Domenech Rodriguez
Barry M. Franklin
Barry M. Franklin’s new work uses the concept of community as a lens for interpreting urban school reform since 1960. Focusing on the curriculum and employing case studies, he applies the concept to reform initiatives in a number of city school systems. Included are compensatory education, community control, mayoral takeovers, educational partnerships, and smaller learning communities. This comprehensive work concludes with a consideration of how we can employ the concept of cosmopolitanism to change the idea of community for a twenty-first century, globalized world and its schools.
A practical introduction to using Mplus for the analysis of multivariate data, this volume provides step-by-step guidance, complete with real data examples, numerous screen shots, and output excerpts. The author shows how to prepare a data set for import in Mplus using SPSS. He explains how to specify different types of models in Mplus syntax and address typical caveats--for example, assessing measurement invariance in longitudinal SEMs. Coverage includes path and factor analytic models as well as mediational, longitudinal, multilevel, and latent class models. Specific programming tips and solution strategies are presented in boxes in each chapter. The companion website (http://crmda.ku.edu/guilford/geiser) features data sets, annotated syntax files, and output for all of the examples. Of special utility to instructors and students, many of the examples can be run with the free demo version of Mplus.
De Apóstol Matamoros a Yllapa Mataindios: Dogmas e Ideologías Medievales en el (Des)cubrimiento de América
Javier Domínguez García
In this second monograph, I present the thesis that the different (and often contradictory) ideas of Spain that surfaced in medieval times show a common fixation with the colonial and early modern discourses that emerged during the (dis)covery and conquest of the New World. Taking into account current theoretical developments on mimesis and empire, I argue in this volume that the literary representations of St. James Indian-Slayer in the New World chronicles provide a symbolic mirror image of the different ideas of Spain that came to light in medieval times.
In 2010, Utah State University reconfigured its organizational structure to form the Caine College of the Arts, labeled for the generous benefactors of that name. This work is dedicated to the new college unit and its faculty and students with the hope of a prosperous future on the heels of a long tradition of creative artistry.
The work received its premiere at the “Raising Caine” concert, part of the Caine College’s inaugural gala celebration, by the Caine Brass Quintet on January 19, 2011 in the Manon Caine Russell Kathryn Caine Wanlass Performance Hall
Dedication Fanfare and Processional demonstrates the majesty of Logan Utah’s overlooking mountains in processional style, musically depicting the ongoing growth of the the university through the new College of the Arts. Essentially in two-part form with a coda, the work is unified by a triplet figure (musical, visual, and dramatic arts) and is characterized by a quartal motive that evolves into longer themes in successive permutations. The second section begins with an ambiguous rhythmic pulse (although it remains in duple meter) and gradually comes together in the driving processional theme, leading to a grand coda.
Janis L. Boettinger, David W. Howell, Amanda C. Moore, Alfred E. Hartemink, and Suzann Kienast-Brown
Digital Soil Mapping is the creation and the population of a geographically referenced soil database. It is generated at a given resolution by using field and laboratory observation methods coupled with environmental data through quantitative relationships. Digital soil mapping is advancing on different fronts at different rates all across the world. This book presents the state-of-the art and explores strategies for bridging research, production, and environmental application of digital soil mapping.It includes examples from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The chapters address the following topics: - evaluating and using legacy soil data - exploring new environmental covariates and sampling schemes - using integrated sensors to infer soil properties or status - innovative inference systems predicting soil classes, properties, and estimating their uncertainties - using digital soil mapping and techniques for soil assessment and environmental application - protocol and capacity building for making digital soil mapping operational around the globe.
Robert S. McPherson
Traditional teachings derived from stories and practices passed through generations lie at the core of a well-balanced Navajo life. These teachings are based on a very different perspective on the physical and spiritual world than that found in general American culture. Dinéji Na`nitin is an introduction to traditional Navajo teachings and history for a non-Navajo audience, providing a glimpse into this unfamiliar world and illuminating the power and experience of the Navajo worldview. Historian Robert McPherson discusses basic Navajo concepts such as divination, good and evil, prophecy, and metaphorical thought, as well as these topics' relevance in daily life, making these far-ranging ideas accessible to the contemporary reader. He also considers the toll of cultural loss on modern Navajo culture as many traditional values and institutions are confronted by those of dominant society. Using both historical and modern examples, he shows how cultural change has shifted established views and practices and illustrates the challenge younger generations face in maintaining the beliefs and customs their parents and grandparents have shared over generations. This intimate look at Navajo values and customs will appeal not only to students and scholars of Native American studies, ethnic studies, and anthropology but to any reader interested in Navajo culture or changing traditional lifeways.