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University Press of Colorado

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  • Coloradoby Carl Abbott

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 23.95

    Since 1976, newcomers and natives alike have learned about the rich history of the magnificent place they call home from  Colorado: A History of the Centennial State . In the fifth edition, coauthors Carl Abbott, Stephen J. Leonard, and Thomas J. Noel incorporate recent events, scholarship, and insights about the state in an accessible volume that... more...

  • 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...

  • Hospitality and Authoringby Richard Haswell; Janis Haswell

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 19.95

    Hospitality and Authoring , a sequel to the Haswells? 2010 volume Authoring, attempts to open the path for hospitality practice in the classroom, making a strong argument for educational use and offering an initial map of the territory for teachers and authors. Hospitality is a social and ethical relationship not only between host and guest but... more...

  • Practically Jokingby Moira Marsh

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 19.95

    In Practically Joking , the first full-length study of the practical joke, Moira Marsh examines the value, artistry, and social significance of this ancient and pervasive form of vernacular expression. Though they are sometimes dismissed as the lowest form of humor, practical jokes come from a lively tradition of expressive play. They can reveal... more...

  • Dialectical Rhetoricby Bruce McComiskey

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 19.95

    In Dialectical Rhetoric , Bruce McComiskey argues that the historical conflict between rhetoric and dialectic can be overcome in ways useful to both composition theory and the composition classroom. Historically, dialectic has taken two forms in relation to rhetoric. First, it has been the logical development of linear propositions leading to... 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...

  • 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...