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University Press of Colorado

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  • Rewritingby Joseph Harris

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 15.50

    What are the moves that an academic writer makes? How does writing as an intellectual change the way we work from sources? In Rewriting , a textbook for the undergraduate classroom, Joseph Harris draws the college writing student away from static ideas of thesis, support, and structure, and toward a more mature and dynamic understanding. Harris wants... more...

  • Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earthby Jim Steenburgh

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 17.95

    Utah has long claimed to have the greatest snow on Earth—the state itself has even trademarked the phrase. In Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth , Jim Steenburgh investigates Wasatch weather, exposing the myths, explaining the reality, and revealing how and why Utah's powder lives up to its reputation. Steenburgh also examines ski and snowboard... more...

  • Science, Bread, and Circusesby Gregory Schrempp

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 22.00

    In Science, Bread, and Circuses , Gregory Schrempp brings a folkloristic viewpoint to the topic of popular science, calling attention to the persistence of folkloric form, idiom, and worldview within the increasingly important dimension of popular consciousness defined by the impact of science. Schrempp considers specific examples of texts in which... more...

  • Suppliceby T. Zachary Cotler

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 13.95

    Winner of the 2014 Colorado Prize for Poetry. Supplice is the second installment in T. Zachary Cotler?s sonnet sequence that began with Sonnets to the Humans. ?Supplice,? the systematic infliction of physical and/or mental torture, is both the subject and the main character of this sequence. These are amatory sonnets, but with love and rhyme tortured... more...

  • Different Roadsby Larry Meredith

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 13.95

    The works in this anthology reflect both the myth and the truth about the part of the United States we call the ?West.? Is there one ?true? West? Or have the changes that are overwhelming most of the rest of the country so modified the West that there is little commonality? The editors of Different Roads believe, with Stephen R. Covey, that our ?strength... more...

  • Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near Eastby Benjamin W. Porter; Alexis T. Boutin

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 24.99

    Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near East is among the first comprehensive treatments to present the diverse ways in which ancient Near Eastern civilizations memorialized and honored their dead, using mortuary rituals, human skeletal remains, and embodied identities as a window into the memory work of past societies. In six case studies teams... more...

  • Songsby Derek Henderson

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 13.95

    The poems in Derek Henderson?s Songs are ?translations? of a film cycle of the same name, shot by American filmmaker Stan Brakhage (1933?2003) to document his and his family?s life in Colorado in the mid-1960s. Where Brakhage?s films provide a subjective visual record of his experience bewildered by the eye, these poems let language bewilder the... more...

  • The Trail of Gold and Silverby Duane A. Smith

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 15.95

    In The Trail of Gold and Silver, historian Duane A. Smith details Colorado's mining saga - a story that stretches from the beginning of the gold and silver mining rush in the mid-nineteenth century into the twenty-first century. Gold and silver mining laid the foundation for Colorado's economy, and 1859 marked the beginning of a fever for these precious... more...

  • Colorado Flora: Western Slope, Third Editionby William A. Weber; Ronald C. Wittmann

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 21.95

    Reflecting the conclusions of current taxonomic research and recognizing new species found in the state, these thoroughly updated guides offer the most complete and authoritative reference to the plants of Colorado. Both volumes explain basic terminology; discuss plant geography; and describe special botanical features of the mountain ranges, basins,... more...

  • Prairie Ghostby Richard E McCabe; Henry M Reeves; Bart W O'Gara

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 17.95

    In this lavishly illustrated volume, Richard E. McCabe, Bart W. O'Gara and Henry M. Reeves explore the fascinating relationship of pronghorn with people in early America, from prehistoric evidence through the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. The only one of fourteen pronghorn-like genera to survive the great extinction brought on by human migration... more...