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The Pluto System After New Horizons

The University of Arizona Press

Once perceived as distant, cold, dark, and seemingly unknowable, Pluto had long been marked as the farthest and most unreachable frontier for solar system exploration. The Pluto System After New Horizons is the benchmark research compendium for synthesizing our understanding of the Pluto system. This volume reviews the work of researchers who have spent the last five years assimilating the data returned from New Horizons and the first full scientific synthesis of this fascinating system.

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Renewing Our Rivers

Stream Corridor Restoration in Dryland Regions

The University of Arizona Press

Renewing Our Rivers guides readers through the main steps in designing and implementing successful dryland stream corridor restoration. Ecologists, geomorphologists, and hydrologists from Australia, Mexico, and the United States share their case studies and key lessons learned for successful restoration and renewal of our most vital resource.

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The Edible Gardens of Ethiopia

An Ethnographic Journey into Beauty and Hunger

The University of Arizona Press

Based on prolonged engagement with this “virtuous” plant of southwestern Ethiopia, this book provides a nuanced reading of the ensete ventricosum (avant-)garden and explores how the life in tiny, diverse, and womanly plots may indeed offers alternative visions of nature, food policy, and conservation efforts.

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The Nature of Desert Nature

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Narrating Nature

Wildlife Conservation and Maasai Ways of Knowing

The University of Arizona Press

Narrating Nature opens up dialogue that counters traditional conservation narratives. It offers conservation efforts that not only include people as beneficiaries but also demonstrate how they are essential and knowledgeable members of the conservation landscape itself.

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Reflections of a Transborder Anthropologist

From Netzahualcóyotl to Aztlán

The University of Arizona Press
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A Marriage Out West

Theresa and Frank Russell’s Explorations in Arizona, 1900–1903

The University of Arizona Press

A Marriage Out West is an intimate biographical account of two fascinating figures of twentieth-century archaeology. Frances Theresa Peet Russell, an educator, married Harvard anthropologist Frank Russell in June 1900. They left immediately on a busman’s honeymoon to the Southwest. Their goal was twofold: to travel to an arid environment to quiet Frank’s tuberculosis and to find archaeological sites to support his research.

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Cultura y Corazón

A Decolonial Methodology for Community Engaged Research

The University of Arizona Press

Cultura y Corazón is a cultural approach to research that requires a long-term commitment to community-based and engaged research methodologies. This book presents case studies in the fields of education and health that recognize and integrate communities’ values, culture, and funds of knowledge in the research process.

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Activist Leaders of San José

En sus propias voces

The University of Arizona Press
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La Raza Cosmética

Beauty, Identity, and Settler Colonialism in Postrevolutionary Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

La Raza Cosmética examines postrevolutionary identity construction as a project of settler colonialism that at once appropriated and erased indigeneity. In its critique of Indigenous representation, it also shows how Indigenous women strategically engaged with and resisted these projects as they played out in beauty pageants, films, tourism, art, and other realms of popular culture.

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