From the Shadows of Coyote Mountain

From the Shadows of Coyote Mountain
Author: David K. Mcarthur
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2016-07-22
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1530517036

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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
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2001-06-11
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0521775043

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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
Publsiher: Crossroad Press
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2016-11-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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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
Publsiher: Torrey House Press
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2022-11-22
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781948814720

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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
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2015-10-05
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780674088573

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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
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2012-05-11
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781420509519

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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
Publsiher: Winlock Galey
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2000-12
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1890461210

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Coyote s Song

Coyote s Song
Author: Richard D. Erlich
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 658
Release: 2009-12-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781434457752

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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."