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  1. The Fluency of Light

    ... Rights period when grown-ups were still idealistic about integration and affirmative action, but carried suspicion around the ... thinking on the current cultural moment—a nation about to turn more brown than white, more mixed than ‘pure.’”—Dinty W. ...

    athmas - March 2018

  2. Racial Things, Racial Forms

    ... social relationships. He is equally gifted in talking about poetry and the visual arts, making this the best work yet on Mei-Mei ... without contesting more fundamental assumptions about the construction of racial form. In the poets’ various treatments of ...

    athmas - March 2018

  3. The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States

    ... point, this book is one-stop shopping for anyone who cares about grasslands, now or in the future.”—Joel Sartore, contributing ... and practical manual educates prairie owners and managers about grassland ecology and gives them guidelines for keeping prairies diverse, ...

    kraken - April 2018

  4. Frogs and Toads in Your Pocket

    ... guides informs both amateur and professional herpetologists about all sixteen species of frogs and eight species of toads to be found in ... characteristics for three subspecies, information about range and habitat preferences, diet, types of calls, and breeding season. ...

    athmas - April 2018

  5. Shrubs and Vines of Iowa

    ... van der Linden and Donald Farrar also provide information about each species’ distribution, ecology, and uses. Summer and winter ... at these two very different times of year. Chapters about the culture and natural history of shrubs and vines explain why the ...

    adncn - April 2018

  6. Salamanders in Your Pocket

    ... inform both amateur and professional naturalists about twenty-five species of salamanders found in the Upper Midwest states of ... head of the mole salamander. He also includes information about the salamanders’ range and habitat preferences, from twilight zones of ...

    athmas - April 2018

  7. What You've Been Missing

    ... impolite, a book to thrust upon strangers, a book made right about all that does go wrong in our tribe.”—Lee K. Abbott, author of ... You’ve Been Missing is not just another set of stories about bad things happening to good people. At its heart, this award-winning ...

    kraken - March 2018

  8. The Courtship of Eva Eldridge

    ... is both a riveting narrative of detection and a moving story about individual lives caught up in the changing gender roles generated by ... life down on the farm. After the war, she was ambivalent about getting married and settling down—at least until Vick arrived. ...

    adncn - March 2018

  9. Politics, Desire, and the Hollywood Novel

    ... Chip Rhodes argues, these novels tell us a great deal about the ways that Hollywood has shaped both the American political landscape ... of romance and desire. Rhodes considers how novels about the film industry changed between the studio era of the 1930s and 1940s ...

    kraken - March 2018

  10. Twain, Alcott, and the Birth of the Adolescent Reform Novel

    ... “Although many other scholars have written about Twain and Alcott, what distinguishes Trites’s scholarship on these ... nature of adolescence makes it ripe for expressions about human potential for change and reform. Twain, Alcott, and the Birth of ...

    kraken - March 2018