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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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Nature's Yellowstone

The University of Arizona Press

"In this handsome volume, the author discusses the region from geologic times until its withdrawal by an act of Congress as our first `national park' in 1872. . . .This is an exceptionally fine book, a noteworthy blending of scholarly and popular history. Bartlett knows his subject well, both as a student and as an outdoorsman." —...

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Secrets from the Center of the World

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"My house is the red earth; it could be the center of the world." This is Navajo country, a land of mysterious and delicate beauty. "Stephen Strom's photographs lead you to that place," writes Joy Harjo. "The camera eye becomes a space you can move through into the powerful landscapes that he photographs. The horizon may shift ...

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Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings

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Earth is the oldest and most widely used building material in the world today. It's abundant, inexpensive, and energy-efficient. But if you're building with earth, simplicity of material needn't be an excuse for poor planning.

Paul Graham McHenry, author of the best-selling Adobe - Build It Yourself

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Patarata Pottery

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This monograph marks the first presentation of a detailed Classic period ceramic chronology for central and southern Veracruz, the first detailed study of a Gulf Coast pottery production locale, and the first sourcing-distribution study of a Gulf Coast pottery complex.

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Cocaine

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Cocaine: Much is known about the damage done by this drug in the United States; yet how much is actually known of its impact at its source? Though most processed cocaine comes from Colombia, more than half of the coca paste from which the drug is made originates in the vast jungle slopes shared by Bolivia and Peru. People here ...

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Hispanic Arizona, 1536-1856

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"Covers so many subjects--Indian relations, the Mexican War, boundary problems, the Gadsden Purchase, ranching, architecture, local politics, and much more--that no brief notice could possibly summarize this huge and well-researched book."--Southwest Review

"An encyclopedic and exemplary work. . . . Officer's book will ...

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Of Earth and Little Rain

The University of Arizona Press

An appreciation of the Tohono O'odham (long known as the Papago) Indians, whose reservation is the second largest in the United States.

"Fontana, who has lived at the edge of the Tohono O'odham (formerly Papago) Reservation for decades, provides sympathetic insight into the history and lifeways of these gentle desert dwellers.

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A Naturalist in Alaska

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The Lost Gold Mine of Juan Mondragón

A Legend from New Mexico performed by Melaquías Romero

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The Meaning of the Built Environment

The University of Arizona Press

"Rapoport is concerned with the meanings which buildings, their contents, and their inhabitants convey, and the conclusions which can be drawn therefrom for procedures of architectural design to satisfy the people who will ultimately live in these buildings. . . . A challenging book on a subject that has had insufficient attention in the ...

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A Beautiful, Cruel Country

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Arizona's Arivaca Valley lies only a short distance from the Mexican border and is a rugged land in which to put down stakes. When Arizona Territory was America's last frontier, this area was homesteaded by Anglo and Mexican settlers alike, who often displaced the Indian population that had lived there for centuries. This frontier ...

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Shattering

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It was through control of the shattering of wild seeds that humans first domesticated plants. Now control over those very plants threatens to shatter the world's food supply, as loss of genetic diversity sets the stage for widespread hunger.

Large-scale agriculture has come to favor uniformity in food crops. More than 7,000 U.S.

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The Main Stalk

The University of Arizona Press

"Although they are among the most studied people on earth, the Navajo possess a complex philosophy. . . . A valuable source for those deeply interested in the structure of the Navajo universe, its mythology, and its central concept of long life and happiness. —Masterkey

"This is a stimulating book. Essentially, it criticizes ...

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The Question of the Commons

The University of Arizona Press

This collection of eighteen original essays evaluates the use and misuse of common-property resources, taking as its starting point ecologist Garret Hardin's assertion in "The Tragedy of the Commons" that common property is doomed to overexploitation in any society. This book represents the first cross-cultural test of Hardin's ...

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Mushrooms and Truffles of the Southwest

The University of Arizona Press

The American Southwest is not usually thought of as a habitat for mushrooms, yet its various life zones are home to a surprising number of fungi and related species. This first book on the region's mushrooms and truffles provides descriptions and color illustrations for 156 major species and additional descriptive references for ...

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A Legacy of Change

The University of Arizona Press

The arrival of Anglo settlers in the 1870s marked the beginning of major vegetation changes in southeastern Arizona, including an increase in woody plants in rangelands, the degradation of riparian wetlands, and the spread of non-native plants. While many of these changes have already been linked to human land-use through comparative ...

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The View from Officers' Row

The University of Arizona Press

Capturing military men in contemplation rather than combat, Sherry Smith reveals American army officers' views about the Indians against whom they fought in the last half of the nineteenth century. She demonstrates that these officers--and their wives--did not share a monolithic, negative view of their enemies, but instead often ...

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Archaeomagnetic Dating

The University of Arizona Press

Archaeomagnetic dating—dating archaeological and geological materials by comparing their magnetic data with known changes in the earth's magnetic field—has proved to be of increasing reliability in establishing behavioral and social referents of archaeological data. Now this volume presents the first book-length treatment ...

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Chimalpahin and the Kingdoms of Chalco

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"A thorough treatment of the sociopolitical history of the kingdoms of Chalco as seen through the eyes of one of the great post-Conquest Nahua historians. . . . Students of Nahuatl language will be rewarded by the extensive citations (with accompanying translations) of relevant material from original Nahua sources."--Choice

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Birds of the Lower Colorado River Valley

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"A tremendous amount of information is included in this book for banders, birders, and people working to restore the 'Nile of the American Southwest'."--North American Bird Bander

"A report on several years of scientific research undertaken to investigate the ecological relationships among desert riparian wildlife. . . . ...

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