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The University of Arizona Press is the premier publisher of academic, regional, and literary works in the state of Arizona. They disseminate ideas and knowledge of lasting value that enrich understanding, inspire curiosity, and enlighten readers. They advance the University of Arizona’s mission by connecting scholarship and creative expression to readers worldwide.

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Memories of a Hyphenated Man

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Memories of a Hyphenated Man is the unique story of Ram--n Eduardo Ruiz, established author and winner of the 1998 National Humani-ties Medal, who charted new directions in Latin American research through his writing. This personal tale poignantly addresses the ambigui-ties associated with race, class, citizenship, and nationality for ...

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Bedouin Ethnobotany

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A Bedouin asking a fellow tribesman about grazing conditions in other parts of the country says first simply, "Fih hayah?" or "Is there life?" A desert Arab's knowledge of the sparse vegetation is tied directly to his life and livelihood.

Bedouin Ethnobotany offers the first detailed study of plant uses among the Najdi ...

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Northern Arizona University

The University of Arizona Press

This book looks at the buildings that have graced the campus of Northern Arizona University from 1898 to the present. With more than two hundred images of campus buildings, many of them never before published, Northern Arizona University: Buildings as History provides a wonderful pictorial chronicle of the campus that will interest architectural historians as well as all those who have called NAU home.

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Bitter Water

Diné Oral Histories of the Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute

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This book presents the narratives of four Diné women who have resisted removal from a newly divided reservation in Arizona -- a chronicle of resistance as spoken from the hearts of those who have lived it.

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Planning Paradise

Politics and Visioning of Land Use in Oregon

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This is the first book to tell the story of Oregon’s unique land-use planning system from its rise in the early 1970s to its near-death experience in the first decade of the 2000s.

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The Life-Giving Stone

The University of Arizona Press

A simple food-preparation device reveals complexities of an ancient culture. In this careful investigation into the cultural significance of a simple tool, Michael Searcy's ethnographic observations are guided by his interest in how grinding stone traditions have persisted--and how they are changing today--and by a desire to enhance archaeological interpretation of these stones that were fundamental to prehispanic agriculturalists with corn-based cuisines.

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Forty Miles from the Sea

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Forty Miles from the Sea is a rare book that explores the symbiotic yet conflicted relationship that bound Mexican cities like Xalpa to the larger Atlantic world and considers the impact that these affiliations had on communication, and ultimately, the formation of national identity.

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Living with the Dead

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This useful volume offers new insights into the many ways in which the dead and the living interacted in prehistoric and historic Mesoamerica. Here well-known scholars offer synergistic insights by employing historical sources, comparative art history, anthropology, and sociology, as well as archeology and anthropology. Together they uncover surprising commonalities across Mesoamerican cultures.

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Wild Horses of the West

History and Politics of America’s Mustangs

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A comprehensive look at the evolutionary history and current plight of wild horses in the American west.

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The Book of Want

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When Moses descended Mount Sinai carrying the Ten Commandments, he never could have foreseen how one family in Los Angeles in the early twenty-first century would struggle to live by them.

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Global Maya

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Explores how rural peoples experience economic and cultural change as their country joins the global market, focusing on their thoughts about work to learn about Guatemala's changing economy. Case studies focus on workers in small-scale garment production, vegetable farming for local markets, agriculture grown for export, and garment assembly factories.

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Nature's Northwest

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With a clear emphasis on the Pacific Northwest's political economy, environmental history, and its cultural and social heritage, Nature's Northwest makes a lively and colorful history of this region within a national and international context. Impressive in their synthesis of myriad historical facts, renowned historian William G. Robbins and Katrine Barber have created an intricate portrait of the twentieth-century Northwest.

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Neolithic Revolution in the Near East

The University of Arizona Press

This insightful text examines the Neolithic revolution in the Levantine Near East and the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Based on thirty years of fieldwork, Simmons explores recent research and incorporates specific case studies of his own excavations. It's an invaluable resource for scholars and students of Near Easter archaeology and the origins of agriculture.

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People of Pascua

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Edward H. Spicer was associated for many years with the Yaqui Indians of both Arizona and Sonora and came to be known as the leading scholarly authority on those people. People of Pascua, the second book he wrote about the Yaquis, presents sixteen life histories collected early in his research that tell what it meant to be a Native American and poor in the southwestern United States during the Great Depression.

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Nature's Northwest

The University of Arizona Press

With a clear emphasis on the Pacific Northwest's political economy, environmental history, and its cultural and social heritage, Nature's Northwest makes a lively and colorful history of this region within a national and international context. Impressive in their synthesis of myriad historical facts, renowned historian William G. Robbins and Katrine Barber have created an intricate portrait of the twentieth-century Northwest.

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Wild Sea

Eco-Wars and Surf Stories from the Coast of the Californias

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One man’s quest to save the beaches of California and Baja California from a host of dangers.

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Dry River

The University of Arizona Press

In Dry River, author Ken Lamberton finds his way through a lifetime of exploring southern Arizona's Santa Cruz River. At once a cultural history lesson and a reminder to learn from the past, this book is both a story about the complexities of this troubled river and a celebration of one man's lifelong journey with the people and places touched by it.

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Trust in the Land

New Directions in Tribal Conservation

The University of Arizona Press

This book examines new and innovative ideas concerning Native land conservancies, providing advice on land trusts, conservation groups, and collaborations with Native and non-Native conservation movements, on how to protect their access to culturally important lands.

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Jesus and the Gang

The University of Arizona Press

This book examines the ways that young men and women in working-class neighborhoods of El Progreso, Honduras, understand and respond to gang and gun violence. Offering firsthand accounts of how these youths make use of religious discourse, narrative practices, or the inscription of tattooed images to navigate dangerous social settings, Jesus and the Gang is an unflinching look at how these young men turn away from perpetuating the cycle of violence and how Christianity serves a society where belonging is surviving.

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A New American Family

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This poignant but ultimately empowering memoir tells the story Peter Likins, his wife, and six children they adopted, despite issues of race, age and health which normally would have made these children "unadoptable" by 1960s standards. A frank, open account of the difficulties that a family can face, An American Family is a wonderful narrative of the genesis of a family and a journey to the deepest parts of a father's heart.

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