From the Shadows of Coyote Mountain

From the Shadows of Coyote Mountain
Author: David K. Mcarthur
Release: 2016-07-22
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 350
ISBN: 1530517036
Language: en
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For the first fourteen years of his life, David K. Mc Arthur lived on a huge sheep ranch encompassing the slopes of Idaho's Coyote Mountain. Left with his aunt and uncle while the rest of his family lived in California, David wouldn't meet his siblings until he turned three. David's tiny home had no electricity or running water. When his family visited, a tarp was strung across the room to create some measure of privacy for the two families. The children slept in the tiny attic. From the Shadows of Coyote Mountain recounts David's eventful life-and the tensions that brewed within his family. Those who grew up in the poverty of the Great Depression and the dustbowl era had two paths laid out for them. They could give up and subside on what little they had or they could fight for something more. David chose to fight. His path led him to his family in Oakland, a tour with the US Marine Corp, and a Captaincy at the Oakland Fire Department. This is a man who, quite literally, survived fire and flood before he reached his teens. This is his story.

Color and Light in Nature

Color and Light in Nature
Author: David K. Lynch,William Charles Livingston,William Livingston
Release: 2001-06-11
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 296
ISBN: 0521775043
Language: en
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We live in a world of optical marvels - from the commonplace but beautiful rainbow, to the rare and eerie superior mirage. But how many of us really understand how a rainbow is formed, why the setting sun is red and flattened, or even why the sky at night is not absolutely black? This beautiful and informative guide provides clear explanations to all naturally occurring optical phenomena seen with the naked eye, including shadows, halos, water optics, mirages and a host of other spectacles. Separating myth from reality, it outlines the basic principles involved, and supports them with many figures and references. A wealth of rare and spectacular photographs, many in full color, illustrate the phenomena throughout. In this new edition of the highly-acclaimed guide to seeing, photographing and understanding nature's optical delights, the authors have added over 50 new images and provided new material on experiments you can try yourself.

Mountain Time

Mountain Time
Author: Jane Candia Coleman
Release: 2016-11-17
Editor: Crossroad Press
Pages: 149
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Language: en
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“For me as for so many others, the American West was the place of a new beginning. Its vastness, its beauty, and the courage of the people shaped in its image gave me the courage to come to terms with my life and my self. This book is a tribute to those people and that land—a book about how my hopes and dreams became reality, a book that has my heart in it.” Mountain Time is a wonderful hybrid: part memoir, part personal essay, and part documentary of the places and people of the West that have inspired Jane Candia Coleman’s award-winning stories. It has something for everyone—nature, history, a poetic evocation of the land—while running through it all is the story of a woman’s gradual awakening to new possibilities, and to the realization of her strength.

Stone Desert

Stone Desert
Author: Craig Childs
Release: 2022-11-22
Editor: Torrey House Press
Pages: 293
ISBN: 9781948814720
Language: en
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This new edition of a Craig Childs classic includes his original journal entries and pen-and-ink drawings inspired by the redrock desert of Canyonlands National Park. Originally published over twenty-five years ago, Stone Desert brings the wonder and wildness of one of our nation's most geologically and culturally unique national parks to readers everywhere. With a new introduction by the author, this edition includes Craig Childs's original journal—written over a winter in Canyonlands National Park and complete with pen-and-ink sketches—from which Stone Desert originated. Join Childs as he hikes the high mesas, navigates the winding canyons, and witnesses the ancient rock art of Utah’s most inscrutable and remote slickrock desert.

Coyote Valley

Coyote Valley
Author: Thomas G. Andrews
Release: 2015-10-05
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9780674088573
Language: en
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Thomas Andrews drills deep into the many pressures that have reshaped a small stretch of North America, from the ice age to the advent of the Anthropocene and controversies over climate change. He brings to the surface lessons about the critical relationships to land, climate, and species that only seemingly unimportant places on Earth can teach.

Native American Mythology

Native American Mythology
Author: Q. L. Pearce
Release: 2012-05-11
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781420509519
Language: en
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Introduce readers to the rich cultural heritage of Native American mythology. This volume draws connections between Native American culture and its myths, and explains how the beliefs, values, and experiences of that culture are represented in its treasured stories. Tales covered include earth diver and origin stories, and myths of culture heroes, nature deities, spirits, and tricksters. This volume has a map of the tribal regions of North America, a table of major characters with name pronunciations and brief descriptions, a glossary, sidebars, fact boxes, a bibliography of sources for further study, and a subject index.

A Cut Above

A Cut Above
Author: Betty J. Hunt,Helen-Aurelia Smith
Release: 2000-12
Editor: Winlock Galey
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1890461210
Language: en
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Coyote s Song

Coyote s Song
Author: Richard D. Erlich
Release: 2009-12-01
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
Pages: 658
ISBN: 9781434457752
Language: en
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A major study of the major and minor fiction, poetry, and children's books of SF and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin. As Le Guin herself writes, "It is written in English, not academese, and will be of interest to a wide spectrum of students, scholars, and interested readers."

Doty Meets Coyote

Doty Meets Coyote
Author: Thomas Doty
Release: 2016-04-01
Editor: Blackstone Publishing
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781504708333
Language: en
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Doty Meets Coyote is an audio tapestry of traditional and original Native American stories from the American West told by master storyteller Thomas Doty. It is Thomas Doty's work as a storyteller to not only perpetuate the Old Time myths with integrity but to add new stories to the collective basket of folklore, just as tellers before him have done for centuries. Storytelling is an ancient tradition as well as a living art. Thomas Doty's adventures with Coyote find them journeying into the rich native culture and traditions of Doty's ancestors.

Luka and the Fire of Life

Luka and the Fire of Life
Author: Salman Rushdie
Release: 2010-11-16
Editor: Random House
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9780679603948
Language: en
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“You’ve reached the age at which people in this family cross the border into the magical world. It’s your turn for an adventure—yes, it’s finally here!” So says Haroun to his younger brother, twelve-year-old Luka. The adventure begins one beautiful starry night in the land of Alifbay, when Luka’s father, Rashid, falls suddenly into a sleep so deep that nothing and no one can rouse him. To save him from slipping away entirely, Luka embarks on a journey through the world of magic with his loyal companions, Bear, the dog, and Dog, the bear. Together they encounter a slew of fantastical creatures, strange allies, and challenging obstacles along the way—all in the hope of stealing the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly treacherous task.

A Memoir of the Rapier s

A Memoir of the Rapier s
Author: Arlene Janoski
Release: 2019-08-25
Editor: iUniverse
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781532080470
Language: en
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Stories told at our family gatherings were interesting, fascinating, and amazing. Before these stories vanish from memory, I feel the need to set them down for the generations to come. Interwoven here are family traditions, Homespun yarns, facts, and history of our family. These ordinary people lived the trying days of wars, illness, the loss of loved ones, and the Great Depression. Nevertheless, they endured to the end.

Drawing Painting Wild Animals

Drawing   Painting Wild Animals
Author: Bearcroft
Release: 2019
Editor: Search Press Limited
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781781267318
Language: en
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Coyotes in Their Economic Relations

Coyotes in Their Economic Relations
Author: David E. Lantz
Release: 2022-06-02
Editor: DigiCat
Pages: 154
ISBN: EAN:8596547044581
Language: en
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"Coyotes in Their Economic Relations" is a book authored by David E. Lantz. The author shares essential information about Coyotes, small prairie wolves of the western and southwestern parts of North America as they affect the rearing of sheep. This book contains information about everything worth knowing about this group of animals including their prevalence through control.

Anasazi Dreams In Search of Coyote People

Anasazi Dreams  In Search of Coyote People
Author: Sonny Collins
Release: 2023
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 413
ISBN: 9781105453557
Language: en
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Coyote at the Kitchen Door

Coyote at the Kitchen Door
Author: Stephen DeStefano
Release: 2010-01-15
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 218
ISBN: 0674035569
Language: en
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"A moose frustrates commuters by wandering onto the highway; a cougar stalks his prey through suburban backyards; an alligator suns himself in a strip mall parking lot. Such stories, which regularly make headline news, highlight the blurred divide that now exists between civilization and wilderness. In Coyote at the Kitchen Door, Stephen DeStefano draws on decades of experience as a biologist and conservationist to examine the interplay between urban sprawl and wayward wildlife. As he explores what our insatiable appetite for real estate means for the health and well-being of animals and ourselves, he highlights growing concerns, such as the loss of darkness at night because of light pollution. DeStefano writes movingly about the contrasts between constructed and natural environments and about the sometimes cherished, sometimes feared place that nature holds in our modern lives, as we cluster into cities yet show an increasing interest in the natural world. Woven throughout the book is the story of one of the most successful species in North America: the coyote. Once restricted to the prairies of the West, this adaptable animal now inhabits most of North America—urban and wild alike. DeStefano traces a female coyote’s movements along a winding path between landscapes in which her species learned to survive and flourish. Coyote at the Kitchen Door asks us to rethink the meaning of progress and create a new suburban wildlife ethic."

Ground Truth

Ground Truth
Author: Mark L. Hineline
Release: 2018-06-21
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780226348278
Language: en
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Before you read this book, you have homework to do. Grab a notebook, go outside, and find a nearby patch of nature. What do you see, hear, feel, and smell? Are there bugs, birds, squirrels, deer, lizards, frogs, or fish, and what are they doing? What plants are in the vicinity, and in what ways are they growing? What shape are the rocks, what texture is the dirt, and what color are the bodies of water? Does the air feel hot or cold, wet or dry, windy or still? Everything you notice, write it all down. We know that the Earth’s climate is changing, and that the magnitude of this change is colossal. At the same time, the world outside is still a natural world, and one we can experience on a granular level every day. Ground Truth is a guide to living in this condition of changing nature, to paying attention instead of turning away, and to gathering facts from which a fuller understanding of the natural world can emerge over time. Featuring detailed guidance for keeping records of the plants, invertebrates, amphibians, birds, and mammals in your neighborhood, this book also ponders the value of everyday observations, probes the connections between seasons and climate change, and traces the history of phenology—the study and timing of natural events—and the uses to which it can be put. An expansive yet accessible book, Ground Truth invites readers to help lay the groundwork for a better understanding of the nature of change itself.

Coyote s Mate

Coyote s Mate
Author: Lora Leigh
Release: 2009-02-03
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 372
ISBN: 0425226336
Language: en
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For six years Anya Korbin worked with Del-Rey Delgato—the genetically altered rebel known as the Coyote Ghost—to free a group of coyote women kept in her father’s lab. As Anya matured into a woman, she and Del-Rey grew close…but then he broke his promise and killed her father. Now she must deal with her animalistic desire for the one who betrayed her.

Once in a Coyote Moon

Once in a Coyote Moon
Author: Crista McHugh
Release: 2018-07-24
Editor: Crista McHugh
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9781946620316
Language: en
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There’s no room for magic in the Age of Steam… After winning the Civil War against the Confederate Wielders, the Union Machinists have outlawed magic to usher in a new age of steam-powered technology. Diah, an alchemist and the only non-wielder in his family, owes his brother for saving his life in the war; so when Cager is blackmailed into procuring the magical hide of the White Buffalo, Diah accompanies him to the Dakota territory. Their guide is Oni, a half-Lakota woman with plenty of secrets to hide. She’s a magic wielder with an illegal wand concealed in her knife—and she’s a coyote shifter. To her people, killing the White Buffalo is not only sacrilege, it’s dangerous. Oni has no intention of helping them actually achieve their mission—until she falls in love with Diah…

Coyote s Land

Coyote s Land
Author: Margery Wolf
Release: 2018-07-26
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781457564307
Language: en
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Via time travel, Charlotte Makee, a 21st century anthropologist, meets an elderly Coast Miwok curer named Sekiak in the hills near Olompali in Marin County, California. Charlotte wishes to learn about Coast Miwok life before their society was disrupted and then destroyed by Catholic priests, Spanish soldiers, settlers, and other foreigners over less than 100 years. Once Sekiak decides to work with Charlotte, she administers a potion that renders her visitor invisible to all but Sekiak and one or two others. That potion also allows Charlotte to comprehend Miwok speech, and she embarks on ethnographic fieldwork, listening and observing in the nearby settlements with Sekiak as her primary teacher of local customs and history. As the two women move back and forth through time, Charlotte fills dozens of notebooks with data about Coast Miwok life that she intends to draw upon to tell the story of what happened to the people of Coyote’s Land. But as Margery Wolf’s “novel ethnography” unfolds, an ominous air settles over the research enterprise, comparable to the ominous air of death and devastation that demolish a once-thriving society. This experimental ethnography joins fiction to historical and cultural data, helping us to feel and see what happened as the Coast Miwok world turned upside down and then was altered beyond recognition.

Coyote s Canyon

Coyote s Canyon
Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Release: 1989
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Pages: 106
ISBN: 0879052457
Language: en
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A celebration of timeless beauty of the desert canyons of southern Utah offers a meditation on the desert landscape and the legend and ritual surrounding it