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University Press of Colorado

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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...

  • Keywords in Writing Studiesby Paul Heilker; John Vandenbergh

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 19.95

    Keywords in Writing Studies is an exploration of the principal ideas and ideals of an emerging academic field as they are constituted by its specialized vocabulary. A sequel to the 1996 work Keywords in Composition Studies , this new volume traces the evolution of the field?s lexicon, taking into account the wide variety of theoretical, educational,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Colorado Flora: Eastern 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...

  • 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...