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  • Writing Majorsby Greg Giberson; Jim Nugent; Lori Ostergaard

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 21.95

    The writing major is among the most exciting scenes in the evolving American university. Writing Majors is a collection of firsthand descriptions of the origins, growth, and transformations of eighteen different programs. The chapters provide useful administrative insight, benchmark information, and even inspiration for new curricular configurations... more...

  • Transicionesby Todd Ruecker

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 19.95

    Transiciones is a thorough ethnography of seven Latino students in transition between high school and community college or university. Data gathered over two years of interviews with the students, their high school English teachers, and their writing teachers and administrators at postsecondary institutions reveal a rich picture of the conflicted... more...

  • Still Life with Rhetoricby Laurie E. Gries

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 21.95

    In Still Life with Rhetoric , Laurie Gries forges connections among new materialism, actor network theory, and rhetoric to explore how images become rhetorically active in a digitally networked, global environment. Rather than study how an already-materialized ?visual text? functions within a specific context, Gries investigates how images often... more...

  • Very Like a Whaleby Edward M. White; Norbert Elliot; Irvin Peckham

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 22.95

    Written for those who design, redesign, and assess writing programs, Very Like a Whale is an intensive discussion of writing program assessment issues. Taking its title from Hamlet, the book explores the multifaceted forces that shape writing programs and the central role these programs can and should play in defining college education. Given... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley, Second Editionby T. Scott Bryan; Betty Tucker-Bryan

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 18.48

    Originally published in 1995, soon after Death Valley National Park became the fifty-third park in the U.S. park system, The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park was the first complete guidebook available for this spectacular area. Now in its second edition, this is still the only book that includes all aspects of the park. Much more than... more...

  • Histories of Infamyby Cristián A. Roa-de-la-Carrera; Scott Sessions

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 34.95

    In Histories of Infamy, Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera explores Francisco López de Gómara's (1511-ca.1559) attempt to ethically reconcile Spain's civilizing mission with the conquistadors' abuse and exploitation of Native peoples. The most widely read account of the conquest in its time, Gómara's Historia general de las Indias y Conquista de México rationalized... more...

  • 2009 Supplement to the American Indian Law Deskbook, Fourth Editionby Conference of Western Attorneys General

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 17.95

    Thorough, scholarly, and balanced, the American Indian Law Deskbook, Fourth Edition, published in February 2009, is an invaluable reference for a wide range of people working with Indian tribes, including attorneys, legal scholars, government officials, social workers, state and tribal jurists, and historians. The 2009 Supplement reviews cases issued... more...

  • Mexico's Indigenous Communitiesby Ethelia Ruiz Medrano; Russ Davidson

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 21.95

    A rich and detailed account of indigenous history in central and southern Mexico from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, Mexico's Indigenous Communities is an expansive work that destroys the notion that Indians were victims of forces beyond their control and today have little connection with their ancient past. Indian communities continue... more...