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University Press of Colorado

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  • The Verging Citiesby Natalie Scenters-Zapico

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 13.95

    From undocumented men named Angel, to angels falling from the sky, Natalie Scenters-Zapico?s gripping debut collection, The Verging Cities , is filled with explorations of immigration and marriage, narco-violence and femicide, and angels in the domestic sphere. Deeply rooted along the US-México border in the sister cities of El Paso, Texas, and... more...

  • Transient Landscapesby Ellen Wohl

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 27.95

    Landscape?the unique combination of landforms, plants, animals, and weather that compose any natural place?is inherently transient. Each essay in Transient Landscapes introduces this idea of a constantly metamorphosing global landscape, revealing how to see the ubiquity of landscape transience, both that which results through Earth?s natural environmental... more...

  • Cosmology, Calendars, and Horizon-Based Astronomy in Ancient Mesoamericaby Anne S. Dowd; Susan Milbrath

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 65.00

    Cosmology, Calendars, and Horizon-Based Astronomy in Ancient Mesoamerica is an interdisciplinary tour de force that establishes the critical role astronomy played in the religious and civic lives of the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica. Providing extraordinary examples of how Precolumbian peoples merged ideas about the cosmos with those concerning... more...

  • Thiefing a Chanceby Rebecca Prentice

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 36.00

    When an IMF-backed program of liberalization opened Trinidad?s borders to foreign ready-made apparel, global competition damaged the local industry and unraveled worker entitlements and expectations but also presented new economic opportunities for engaging the ?global? market. This fascinating ethnography explores contemporary life in the Signature... more...

  • The Trail of Gold and Silverby Duane A. Smith

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 21.95

    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...

  • Distant Bugles, Distant Drumsby Flint Whitlock

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 19.95

    Distant Bugles, Distant Drums brings to life the epic march of 1,000 men recruited from Colorado's towns, farms, and mining camps to fight 3,000 Confederate soldiers in New Mexico. more...

  • A Prosperous Way Downby Howard T. Odum; Elisabeth C. Odum

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 26.95

    A Prosperous Way Down, the last book by Howard T. and Elisabeth C. Odum, has shaped politics and planning as nations, states, and localities begin the search for ways to adapt to a future with vastly increased competition for energy. It considers ways in which a future with less fossil fuel could be peaceful and prosperous. Although history records... more...

  • Enduring Legaciesby Arturo J. Aldama; Elisa Facio; Daryl Maeda; Reiland Rabaka

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 23.95

    Traditional accounts of Colorado's history often reflect an Anglocentric perspective that begins with the 1859 Pikes Peak Gold Rush and Colorado's establishment as a state in 1876. Enduring Legacies expands the study of Colorado's past and present by adopting a borderlands perspective that emphasizes the multiplicity of peoples who have inhabited... more...