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Venus

The University of Arizona Press

"No serious astronomical library can be complete without it."--Journal of the British Astronomical Association

"The book contains the results of the exploration of Venus by spacecraft during the period 1962-1978. . . . The book represents an excellent review of the principal results of Venus in the period covered."--Bulletin of the ...

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Images and Conversations

The University of Arizona Press

Some Hispanic Americans living today can recall a time when barrio or ranch life was marked by a simplicity and neighborliness that has vanished with progress. These thirteen first-person accounts of southern Arizona residents capture a spirit evocative of the Hispanic presence in the Southwest—whether in San Antonio, Santa Fe,

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A Tohono O'odham Grammar

The University of Arizona Press

This first pedagogical grammar of the Papago language features twenty chapters on grammatical constructions and five sample dialogs—plus abbreviations, symbols, summary of grammatical elements, and two glossaries. Classroom-tested for teaching both native and non-native speakers, the text also offers linguists an overview of ...

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Four Masterworks of American Indian Literature

Edited by John Bierhorst
The University of Arizona Press

"Bierhorst offers access to more than primary texts here: he maps a way of reading and the necessary apparatus for that reading (including pronunciation guides, reminding us they are oral performances)." —World Literature Today

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Run, River, Run

The University of Arizona Press

"The Green River runs wild, free and vigourous from southern Wyoming to northeastern Utah. Edward Abbey wrote in these pages in 1975 that Anne Zwinger's account "of the Green River and its subtle forms of life and nonlife may be taken as authoritative. 'Run, River, Run,' should serve as a standard reference work on this part of the ...

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A Canyon Voyage

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This account of the second Powell expedition is a reprint of the 1962 edition and includes all 50 illustrations and a substantial foreword by William H. Geotzmann.

"One of the seminal books on western history . . . The author was only 17 when he began the expedition, and he honestly hero-worshipped Powell all his life. Yet ...

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People of the Blue Water

The University of Arizona Press

"Flora Gregg left her Oklahoma home in 1900, answering a call for teachers on an Indian reservation in northern Arizona. . . . Her book . . . is a simple but strangely moving document. She is good at description and a keen observer of people and customs." —Journal of Arizona History

"Gives a vivid picture, not only of tribal ...

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Mogollon Culture in the Forestdale Valley, East-Central Arizona

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Classic site reports establish the Mogollon on their own cultural track distinct from the Anasazi and also document the earliest known association of tree-ring dates with pottery in the Southwest.

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Ancient Society

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Lewis Henry Morgan studied the American Indian way of life and collected an enormous amount of factual material on the history of primitive-communal society. All the conclusions he draws are based on these facts; where he lacks them, he reasons back on the basis of the data available to him. He determined the periodization of ...

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Adobe

The University of Arizona Press

This book explores the depths of adobe and enables the reader to build their own home intelligently and realistically. With an emphasis on adobe construction, McHenry discusses the planning of every aspect of one's home from the financing to the foundation, the floors to the fireplaces. The prospective builder must be prepared for a long ...

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The Frontier in American History

The University of Arizona Press

Widely recognized as a classic of American historiography, The Frontier in American History examines the importance of the unsettled West as both idea and physical reality. Turner's essays explore the changing frontier as it moved progressively westward and discuss the contributions of the pioneers in each frontier area to the ...

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Wind in the Rock

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"Lively, readable nature writing. As she details several treks through the beautiful, rocky canyons, [Zwinger's] feel for the animals and plants native to this arid region enhances the precise sketches which punctuate the text. Readers interested in ancient Indian cultures of the Southwest will also find fascinating reading, as Zwinger ...

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English Words from Latin and Greek Elements

The University of Arizona Press

Since 1965, Donald Ayers' English Words from Latin and Greek Elements has helped thousands of students to a broader vocabulary by showing them how to recognize classical roots in modern English words. Its second edition, published in 1986, has confirmed that vocabulary is best taught by root, not rote.

The importance of ...

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Gathering the Desert

The University of Arizona Press

To the untrained eye, a desert is a wasteland that defies civilization; yet the desert has been home to native cultures for centuries and offers sustenance in its surprisingly wide range of plant life.

Gary Paul Nabhan has combed the desert in search of plants forgotten by all but a handful of American Indians and Mexican ...

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Politics and Ethnicity on the RÃo Yaqui

The University of Arizona Press

A study of Mexican Yaqui Indians competing for farming and fishing rights.

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English Words Instructor's Manual

The University of Arizona Press

This is the Instructor's Manual for the second edition of Donald M. Ayers's English Words from Latin and Greek Elements, as revised and expanded by Thomas D. Worthen. It is intended as a guide to accompany Ayers's classroom text. It can be purchased here or requested gratis upon adoption of the text.

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The Forgotten Peninsula

The University of Arizona Press

"The author deftly weaves the materials of natural and human history into a radiant, tightly woven fabric. . . . This classic is a book for all seasons--to be reread and savored over the years."--Latin America in Books

"His superb writing style and the timelessness of his subject (the natural world and the interaction of ...

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A Reference Grammar of Chinese Sentences with Exercises

The University of Arizona Press

Begins with simple single-word-subject and simple-predicate sentences and moves systematically to transformed simple sentences and finally to compound and complex sentences. Each sentence structure is not only descriptively analyzed, but also formulated in a pedagogical pattern with examples. Exercises are provided in each unit.

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Satellites

The University of Arizona Press

"This is the 12th book in the University of Arizona Space Science Series, a burgeoning library destined to stand as the consummate literary legacy of our era's revolution in Solar System exploration. . . . Satellite science has matured rapidly since its rebirth in March 1979, and its vitality radiates from the pages of this fine volume."

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The Presidio and Militia on the Northern Frontier of New Spain

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Reports, orders, journals, and letters of military officials trace frontier history through the Chicimeca War and Peace (1576-1606), early rebellions in the Sierra Madre (1601-1618), mid-century challenges and realignment (1640-1660), and northern rebellions and new presidios (1681-1695).

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Yaqui Deer Songs/Maso Bwikam

The University of Arizona Press

Winner of the Chicago Folklore Prize

"In both form and content, Yaqui Deer songs is one of the most beautiful anthropological books of recent years. It stands as part of the great tradition of collaborative work flowing from Boas and Teit, in which oral literature is presented, preserved, and sensitively translated." &

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Grand Canyon Birds

The University of Arizona Press

"An essential book for all bird and wildlife buffs visiting the Grand Canyon." —Wildlife Book Review

"Will benefit all amateur naturalists because of its survey of the life zone patterns in [the] southwestern United States." —Science Books & Films

"The subtitle accurately reflects the contents of ...

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Western Apache Material Culture

The Goodwin and Guenther Collections

Edited by Alan Ferg
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The Names

The University of Arizona Press

Of all of the works of N. Scott Momaday, The Names may be the most personal. A memoir of his boyhood in Oklahoma and the Southwest, it is also described by Momaday as "an act of the imagination. When I turn my mind to my early life, it is the imaginative part of it that comes first and irresistibly into reach, and of that ...

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Hand Trembling, Frenzy Witchcraft, and Moth Madness

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According to traditional Navajo belief, seizures are the result of sibling incest, sexual witchcraft, or possession by a supernatural spirit—associations that have kept such disorders from being known outside Navajo families. This new study is concerned with discovering why the Navajos have accorded seizures such importance ...

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In Favor of Deceit

The University of Arizona Press

In stories ranging from subtle creation myths to derisive, off-color tales, the Kalapalo Indians of central Brazil demonstrate a fascination with deception and its many functions. In myths about tricksters and dupes, they explore the ambiguity of human experience, showing how important to human understanding is a sense of illusion, paradox,

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Arizona Place Names

The University of Arizona Press

Will Croft Barnes (1858-1937) first came to Arizona as a cavalryman and went on to become a rancher, state legislator, and conservationist. From 1905 to 1935, his travels throughout the state, largely on horseback, enabled him to gather the anecdotes and geographical information that came to constitute Arizona Place Names.

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Blue Desert

The University of Arizona Press

In the promised land of the Sunbelt, people come by the thousands to escape the crush of Eastern cities and end up duplicating the very world they have fled. Can the land remain unchanged? In Blue Desert, Charles Bowden presents a view of the Southwest that seeks to measure how rapid growth has taken its toll on the land. ...

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Desert Solitaire

The University of Arizona Press

At last, one of the most popular books on the American West is available once again in hardcover. In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Desert Solitaire, the University of Arizona Press is pleased to publish a new edition featuring a new introduction by the author, his definitive corrections to ...

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A Sense of Place

The University of Arizona Press

Forrest Shreve (1878-1950) was an internationally known plant ecologist who spent most of his career at the Carnegie Institution's Desert Laboratory in Tucson, Arizona. Shreve's contributions to the study of plant ecology laid the groundwork for modern studies and several of his works came to be regarded as classics by ecologists worldwide.

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Yellowstone

The University of Arizona Press

"A detailed, well documented history of the extablishment (in 1872), growth, and maturation of Yellowstone National Park . . . America's (and the world's) first national park." —Wildlife Book Review

"Without question the best and most thought-provoking volume on America's first national park that has been written in the last ...

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Hierarchy, History, and Human Nature

The University of Arizona Press

"Here is a book that I can strongly recommend for a variety of reasons. It is well written, it is scholarly, but its greatest appeal lies in the posing of an important question and in the offering of a satisfying (to this reviewer, at least) answer."--Journal of Historical Geography

"This is an intriguing and stimulating ...

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Planets and Perception

The University of Arizona Press

Do we really know what we see through a telescope? How does the ocular system construct planetary images, and how does the brain interpret them? Drawing on both astronomical and psychological data, William Sheehan now offers the first systematic analysis of the perceptual and cognitive factors that go into the initial structuring ...

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Quaternary Extinctions

The University of Arizona Press

"What caused the extinction of so many animals at or near the end of the Pleistocene? Was it overkill by human hunters, the result of a major climatic change or was it just a part of some massive evolutionary turnover? Questions such as these have plagued scientists for over one hundred years and are still being heatedly debated today.

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Mercury

The University of Arizona Press

This book is now available online too!

Click here for the Table of Contents.

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Hashknife Cowboy

The University of Arizona Press

"Age and size ain't got nothin' to do with it," Mack's daddy once said. "You gotta want to be a cowboy." Mack Hughes wanted to be a cowboy, all right, and he was just twelve years old when he went to work for the famous Hashknife spread in northern Arizona. Growing up on the range, Mack lived a life about which modern boys can ...

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Some Strange Corners of Our Country

The University of Arizona Press

Lummis's prose portraits of the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Montezuma Castle, and other sites reflect the author's knowledge of Southwest anthropology and history.

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Pedro de Rivera and the Military Regulations for Northern New Spain, 1724-1729

The University of Arizona Press

Documents relating to Rivera's inspection of New Spain's military frontier, presented in their original Spanish and in translation, provide a detailed background by which modern scholars can better assess the status and role of Spain's military outposts.

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Point of Pines

The University of Arizona Press

Recalls education and daily life at Point of Pines and also provides the background for the scientific papers that have resulted from the research that was undertaken there. Appendixes list contributions to Point of Pines archaeology, staff members and students, and institutions represented by attendees.

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Origin and Evolution of Planetary and Satellite Atmospheres

The University of Arizona Press

An integrated discussion of the similarities and differences between the atmospheres of various bodies of the solar system, including the Earth.

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