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Items in Geography, Anthropology or Recreation that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • New Techniques in Sediment Core Analysis / Rothwell R.G
    GC380.2.C66

  • Introducing Sea Level Change
    GC89

    One of the most important issues in current debates on climate change is sea level rise. Hardly a day goes by when there is not a newspaper article, TV or radio presentation on the topic. Nearly half of the world's population live on or near the coast, so there is real concern about the impact that future sea level rise may have. Yet media predictions of future changes tend to be depicted in a sensationalist manner and quite often the explanations of the science of sea level change bear little relation to reality. This book details the history of scientific discoveries that have explained the patterns of sea level change that have taken place across the Earth in the past. Alastair Dawson introduces the many complex processes, some of which are not well-known, that influence patterns and rates of relative sea level change. Using this knowledge, the reader is much better placed to form a clearer perspective on what the future is likely to have in store for sea levels on Earth.Alastair Dawson first addresses some of the most important misconceptions about the topic of sea level change. He then explains the principal causes of sea level change focusing on the key issues of vertical land movements and changes in global ocean volume. He explores the key areas of science that we need to understand in order to evaluate competing assertions of how sea level is likely to change in the future. He also shows how, remarkably, the melting history of the last great ice sheets on Earth is still playing an important part in contributing to present patterns of sea level change. The book concludes with a consideration of the rates and patterns of sea level change that have occurred over the last century and demonstrates how satellite technology is presently contributing new ways of understanding of present patterns of change.


  • Introductory dynamical oceanography / by Stephen Pond and George L. Pickard
    GC 201.2 P66 1983eb
    'Introductory Dynamical Oceanography' 2nd ed provides an introduction to Dynamical Physical Oceanography at a level suitable for senior year undergraduate students in the sciences and for graduate students entering oceanography. It aims to present the basic objectives, procedures and successes and to state some of the present limitations of dynamical oceanography and its relations to descriptive physical oceanography.

    The first edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and the new work includes reference to the Practical Salinity Scale 1978, the International Equation of State 1980 and the beta-spiral technique for calculating absolute currents from the density distribution. In addition the description of mixed-layer models has been updated and the chapters on Waves and on Tides have been substantially revised and enlarged, with emphasis on internal waves in the Waves chapter. While the text is self-contained readers are recommended to acquaint themselves with the general aspects of descriptive (synoptic) oceanography in order to be aware of the character of the ocean which the dynamical oceanographer is attempting to explain by referring to Pickard and Emery's 'Descriptive Physical Oceanography' 4th edition.

  • Clever Maids, Fearless Jacks, and a Cat Fairy Tales from a Living Oral Tradition / edited by Anita Best, Martin Lovelace, Pauline Greenhill ; illustrated by Graham Blair
    GR 113.5 N54C55 2018
    Clever Maids, Fearless Jacks, and a Cat showcases the stories of two Newfoundland storytellers, Philip Pius Power and Alice Lannon. Ethnopoetic transcriptions of these sensitive and artful tales, which have been passed on orally for generations as part of a community tradition, give accounts of living oral performances from the last quarter of the twentieth century and demonstrate the artistry that is possible without the written word.

    Here, eight tales from Power and five tales from Lannon take up issues of vital concern--such as spousal abuse, bullying, and social and generational conflict--allusively, through a screen of fiction. In commentary following the stories Anita Best, Martin Lovelace, and Pauline Greenhill discuss the transmission of fairy tales in oral tradition, address the relation of these magic tales to Lannon's and Power's other stories, and share specifics about Newfoundland storytelling and the two tellers themselves. The text is further enriched by expressive illustrations from artist Graham Blair.

    Clever Maids, Fearless Jacks, and a Cat presents the fairy-tale oeuvres of two superb storytellers as a contribution to interdisciplinary fairy-tale studies and folklore--countering fairy-tale studies' focus on written traditions and printed texts--as well as to gender studies, cultural studies, Newfoundland studies, and Canadian studies. Students, scholars, and general readers interested in folk and fairy tales, contemporary Märchen , Newfoundland folklore, or oral tradition more generally will find much of value in these pages.

    Support for this publication was provided, in part, by the University of Winnipeg.

  • You saw me on the radio recollections and favorite calls as the voice of Aggie athletics / Dave South
    GV 742.42 S68A3 2019

  • Dirty jokes and bawdy songs the uncensored life of Gershon Legman / Susan G. Davis
    GR 55 L44D39 2019

  • Outriders : rodeo at the fringes of the American West / Rebecca Scofield
    GV 1834.55 W47S36 2019

  • Black man in the huddle : stories from the integration of Texas football / Robert D. Jacobus ; foreword by Annette Gordon-Reed
    GV 959.52 T4J33 2019

  • Franz Boas : the emergence of the anthropologist / Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt
    GN 21 B6Z86 2019
    Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt tells the remarkable story of Franz Boas, one of the leading scholars and public intellectuals of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The first book in a two-part biography, Franz Boas begins with the anthropologist's birth in Minden, Germany, in 1858 and ends with his resignation from the American Museum of Natural History in 1906, while also examining his role in training professional anthropologists from his berth at Columbia University in New York City.

    Zumwalt follows the stepping-stones that led Boas to his vision of anthropology as a four-field discipline, a journey demonstrating especially his tenacity to succeed, the passions that animated his life, and the toll that the professional struggle took on him. Zumwalt guides the reader through Boas's childhood and university education, describes his joy at finding the great love of his life, Marie Krackowizer, traces his 1883 trip to Baffin Land, and recounts his efforts to find employment in the United States. A central interest in the book is Boas's widely influential publications on cultural relativism and issues of race, particularly his book The Mind of Primitive Man (1911), which reshaped anthropology, the social sciences, and public debates about the problem of racism in American society.

    Franz Boas presents the remarkable life story of an American intellectual giant as told in his own words through his unpublished letters, diaries, and field notes. Zumwalt weaves together the strands of the personal and the professional to reveal Boas's love for his family and for the discipline of anthropology as he shaped it.

  • Danse, enfermement et corps résilients | Dance, Confinement and Resilient Bodies
    GV 1588.6 D36 2019

    La danse offre un espace-temps qui permet de regarder, étudier et comprendre l'humanité. Elle dévoile des corps, avec leurs blessures mais aussi leurs forces. La danse permet de penser | panser différemment et, ainsi, d'ouvrir de nouvelles perspectives. Cet ouvrage s'adresse aux acteurs appartenant aux différents milieux d'intervention et de recherche, d'enseignement et de formation, de même qu'aux danseurs, danse-thérapeutes et art-thérapeutes qui sont confrontés dans leur pratique aux problématiques de résilience et de justice sociale.

    Dance offers a space-time that enables us to look at, study, and understand humanity. It exposes bodies, their wounds as well as their strengths; it is a means of reflecting l recovering differently, opening a window onto new perspectives. This work is intended for stakeholders in various fields of intervention and research, education, and training, as well as for dancers, dance therapists, and art therapists who deal with issues of resilience and social justice in their practice.


    Édition bilingue.


  • The bread ovens of Quebec / Lise Boily, Jean-François Blanchette
    GT 420 B64 1979

  • Enzyklopädisches Handbuch zur Ur- und Frühgeschichte Europas. Unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher Wissenschaftler und Institute
    GN 803 F49

  • Ready to come about : a memoir / Sue Williams
    G 530 W55W55 2019eb
    Three hundred nautical miles from shore, I'm cold and sick and afraid. I pray for reprieve. I long for solid ground. And I can't help but ask myself, What the hell was I thinking?



    When Sue Williams set sail for the North Atlantic, it wasn't a mid-life crisis. She had no affinity for the sea. And she didn't have an adventure-seeking bone in her body. In the wake of a perfect storm of personal events, it suddenly became clear: her sons were adults now; they needed freedom to figure things out for themselves; she had to get out of their way. And it was now or never for her husband, David, to realize his dream to cross an ocean. So she'd go too.



    Ready to Come About is the story of a mother's improbable adventure on the high seas and her profound journey within, through which she grew to believe that there is no gift more precious than the liberty to chart one's own course, and that risk is a good thing ... sometimes, at least.

  • South-Central Okanagan : Kelowna, Penticton, Oliver / Gerry Shea
    GV 199.44 C22B748374 2015eb

    Featuring a fresh design and the most current route updates, Popular Day Hikes is a bestselling series of books written for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well-established staging areas.

    Located in south-central British Columbia and situated between the Cascade and Columbia mountain ranges, the Southern Okanagan Valley extends from Kelowna to Osoyoos. Popular Day Hikes: South-Central Okanagan describes 35 accessible treks around Kelowna, West Kelowna and Westside Road as well as Penticton, Naramata, Oliver, Osoyoos, Summerland, Peachland and Keremeos. Featuring robust vineyards, fruit orchards, desert-like grasslands, rich marshes, ponderosa pine forests, towering cliffs, large lakes, salmon streams, modest peaks and a tremendous diversity of animal and plant life, this stunning and diverse area is rich with dozens of unique hiking routes. Some of the trips included are:

    Angel Springs Knox Mountain Park Black Knight Mountain Canyon Falls McDougall Rim Viewpoints Rose Valley Regional Park Skaha Bluffs Rock Ovens Park Ellis Ridge Trail Keremeos Columns

    Each hike includes:

    detailed directions to trailheads colour maps and photographs seasonal information round-trip distances trail commentary difficulty ratings

  • Northern Okanagan : Vernon, Shuswap, Lumby / Gerry Shea
    GV 199.44 C22O43 2019eb

    Featuring a fresh design and the most current route updates, Popular Day Hikes is a series of bestselling books written for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well-established staging areas.

    Popular Day Hikes: Northern Okanagan details 39 popular day trips amid the stunning, open terrain of the British Columbia interior, from Grindrod in the north to Vernon in the south and between the Okanagan Valley and the Shuswap. With little need for rigorous bushwhacking or risky scrambling, the routes described in this new book will offer all users at all skill levels the opportunity to experience semi-desert landscapes, lakeside vistas and mountain views. Some of the trips included are:

    Bluenose Mountain Enderby Cliffs Sugarloaf Mountain Rawlings Lake Cliffs Adams River Trail Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park Hyde Mountain Lookout Margaret Falls Skimikin Lake Blind Bay to White Lake

    Each route description includes:

    detailed directions to trailheads colour maps and photographs seasonal information round-trip distances trail commentary difficulty ratings

  • Kananaskis Country / Gillean Daffern
    GV 199.44 C22K36 2019eb
    Alberta's favourite destination for outdoor enthusiasts, Kananaskis Country is located on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies, just a short drive west of Calgary. The areas of Canmore, Bow Valley, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Highwood, Elbow, Kananaskis Valley, Smith-Dorrien, Sheep and Jumpingpound all offer a wide range of choices for those day trippers looking for unique and irresistible views throughout this world-renowned mountain range. From easy, short day walks to ridgewalks - with a pitch or two of easy scrambling - there is something in this volume for everyone. Some of the trips included are: - Ha Ling Peak - Barrier Lake Lookout - Ribbon Falls - Upper Kananaskis Lake - Ptarmigan Cirque - Burstall Pass - Picklejar Lakes - Mount Burke - Volcano Ridge Loop - Nihahi RidgeEach hike includes: - detailed directions to trailheads - colour maps and photographs - seasonal information - round-trip distances - trail commentary - difficulty ratings

  • Family walks and hikes in the Canadian Rockies. Bragg Creek - Kananaskis - Bow Valley - Banff National Park / Andrew Nugara
    GV 199.44 C22N84 2019eb

    The first book for the Canadian Rockies in the series brings together an inspiring collection of comfortable walks and spectacular hikes for visitors and locals looking for unique, guided wanderings in a number of diverse locations in the Rockies, including:

    Elbow Falls Powderface Ridge Troll Falls Elbow Lake Grotto Canyon Grassi Lakes Tunnel Mountain Johnston Canyon Stanley Glacier Plain Of Six Glaciers Bow Summit

    Ranging from charmingly easy to moderately challenging, these hikes are all accessible from reliable roads and popular staging areas. In addition, each hike is accompanied by a clear, colourful map, step by step directions, and full-colour photographs. Each route includes:

    detailed directions to trailheads colour maps and photographs seasonal information round-trip distances trail commentary difficulty ratings

  • Canadian Rockies / Tony Daffern
    GV 199.44 C22R62783 2019eb
    Popular Day Hikes: Canadian Rockies covers 37 popular, accessible trails in one of the world's most stunningly beautiful natural environments. Featuring easy short-day walks, more-strenuous full-day hikes and the occasional easy scramble in areas around Banff, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, the Icefields Parkway, Kootenay National Park, Yoho National Park and Jasper, this colourful guide contains something for everyone. Some of the trips included are: - Spray River Loop - Sunshine Meadows - Stanley Glacier - Lake Agnes - Plain of Six Glaciers - Larch Valley - Yoho Valley to Twin Falls - Parker Ridge - Valley of the Five Lakes - Sulpher Skyline TrailEach hike includes: - detailed directions to trailheads - colour maps and photographs - seasonal information - round-trip distances - trail commentary - difficulty ratings

  • Hunters on the track : William Penny and the search for Franklin / W. Gillies Ross
    G 660 R67 2019

  • The public work of Christmas : difference and belonging in multicultural societies / edited by Pamela E. Klassen and Monique Scheer
    GT4985

  • Complicated simplicity : island life in the Pacific Northwest / Joy Davis
    GT 3841 N67D38 2019eb

    A frank, practical, and entertaining exploration of the pleasures and complexities of living on small islands.

    Many people dream of living simple lives on small islands, but few are aware of some of the unique challenges that accompany this distinctive lifestyle. From negotiating surrounding waters to creating a sustainable home and making a viable life away from urban conveniences, small-island living can be rewarding or difficult (or both), depending on myriad circumstances.

    Complicated Simplicity: Island Life in the Pacific Northwest draws on a variety sources to contextualize peoples' enduring fascination with islands worldwide, including the author's own experiences growing up on Bath Island (off Gabriola) and her interviews with over twenty intrepid figures who live on the San Juan Islands, the Gulf Islands, the Discovery Islands, and in Clayoquot Sound. Ingenuity, tenacity, and a passion for living in these special places shine through in the personal stories, as does a shared concern for safety, sustainability, and thoughtful stewardship. Engaging, inspiring, and often funny, Complicated Simplicity offers readers honest and useful insights on the joys, perils, and rewards of island life.


  • Principles of space anthropology establishing a science of human space settlement / Cameron M. Smith
    GN27

  • The right to home : exploring how space, culture, and identity intersect with disparities / Tasoulla Hadjiyanni
    GT 2420 H33 2019

  • Sports journalism and women athletes : coverage of coming out stories / William P. Cassidy
    GV 708.8 C37 2019eb

  • Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui : dramaturgy and engaged spectatorship / Lise Uytterhoeven
    GV 1785 C44U98 2019

  • An economic roadmap to the dark side of sport. Wladimir Andreff
    GV 718 A53 2019

  • Social influences on eating / C. Peter Herman, Janet Polivy, Patricia Pliner, Lenny R. Vartanian
    GT 2850 H47 2019eb

  • Larousse encyclopedia of world geography / adapted from Géographie universelle Larousse ; edited by Pierre Deffontaines ; foreword by L. Dudley Stamp
    G 115 G55343

  • Fluid bodies and bodily fluids in premodern Europe : bodies, blood, and tears in literature, theology, and art / edited by Anne M. Scott and Michael David Barbezat
    GT 495 F583 2019
    This interdisciplinary collection of essays, containing chapters from specialists in history, art history, medical history, and literature, examines how the intimately familiar language of the body served as a convenient medium through which to imagine and describe transformations of the larger world, both for the better and also for the worse. Its individual contributors demonstrate the myriad ways in which rethinking the human body was one way to approach rethinking the social, political, and religious realities of the world from the Middle Ages until the early modern period.

  • Blood brothers and peace pipes : performing the Wild West in German festivals / A. Dana Weber
    GT 4850 A2W425 2019

  • Eye to Eye Sports Journalist Christine Brennan / Julie K. Rubini
    GV 742.42 B72R83 2019

  • Bad Boys, Bad Times The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Prewar Years, 1937-1941 / Scott H. Longert
    GV 875 C7L67 2019

  • Disruptive voices and the singularity of histories / edited by Regna Darnell and Frederic W. Gleach
    GN 17 D57 2019
    Histories of Anthropology Annual presents diverse perspectives on the discipline's history within a global context, with a goal of increasing awareness and use of historical approaches in teaching, learning, and conducting anthropology. The series includes critical, comparative, analytical, and narrative studies involving all aspects and subfields of anthropology.

    Volume 13, Disruptive Voices and the Singularity of Histories , explores the interplay of identities and scholarship through the history of anthropology, with a special section examining fieldwork predecessors and indigenous communities in Native North America. Individual contributions explore the complexity of women's history, indigenous history, national traditions, and oral histories to juxtapose what we understand of the past with its present continuities. These contributions include Sharon Lindenburger's examination of Franz Boas and his navigation with Jewish identity, Kathy M'Closkey's documentation of Navajo weavers and their struggles with cultural identities and economic resources and demands, and Mindy Morgan's use of the text of Ruth Underhill's O'odham study to capture the voices of three generations of women ethnographers.

    Because this work bridges anthropology and history, a richer and more varied view of the past emerges through the meticulous narratives of anthropologists and their unique fieldwork, ultimately providing competing points of access to social dynamics. This volume examines events at both macro and micro levels, documenting the impact large-scale historical events have had on particular individuals and challenging the uniqueness of a single interpretation of "the same facts."





  • La Meri and her life in dance : performing the world / Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter
    GV 1785 H77R89 2019
    This intriguing biography details the life and work of world dance pioneer La Meri (1899-1988). An American dancer, choreographer, teacher, and writer, La Meri was ahead of her time in championing cross-cultural dance performances and education, yet she is almost totally forgotten today. In La Meri and Her Life in Dance , Nancy Ruyter introduces readers to a visionary artist who played a pivotal role in dance history. Born in Texas as Russell Meriwether Hughes, La Meri toured throughout Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and the United States in the 1920s and '30s, immersing herself in different dance traditions at a time when few American dancers explored styles outside their own. She learned about Indian dance culture from the celebrated Uday Shankar, studied belly dancing with the Moroccan sultan's top dancer, and took flamenco lessons in Spain. La Meri spread awareness and enjoyment of the world's myriad forms of expression before it was common for performing artists from these countries to tour internationally. Ruyter describes how La Meri founded the Ethnologic Dance Center in New York City, choreographed innovative works based on various dance cultures for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and other venues, and wrote widely on the styles and techniques of international dance genres. This long-overdue book illustrates that the popularity of world dance today owes much to the trailblazing efforts of La Meri.

  • Celluloid classicism : early Tamil cinema and the making of modern Bharatanāṭyam / Hari Krishnan
    GV 1796 B4K75 2019

    Celluloid Classicism provides a rich and detailed history of two important modern South Indian cultural forms: Tamil Cinema and Bharatanatyam dance. It addresses representations of dance in the cinema from an interdisciplinary, critical-historical perspective. The intertwined and symbiotic histories of these forms have never received serious scholarly attention. For the most part, historians of South Indian cinema have noted the presence of song and dance sequences in films, but have not historicized them with reference to the simultaneous revival of dance culture among the middle-class in this region. In a parallel manner, historians of dance have excluded deliberations on the influence of cinema in the making of the "classical" forms of modern India. Although the book primarily focuses on the period between the late 1920s and 1950s, it also addresses the persistence of these mid-twentieth century cultural developments into the present. The book rethinks the history of Bharatanatyam in the twentieth century from an interdisciplinary, transmedia standpoint and features 130 archival images.


  • The sociology of sports : an introduction / Tim Delaney and Tim Madigan
    GV 706.5 D463 2015
    In its second edition, this book takes a fresh approach to the study of sports, presenting key concepts such as socialization, economics, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, politics, the media and the role of sports in society. The authors offer a critical examination but highlight also the many positive aspects of sports. Each chapter concludes with a popular culture section, showing how films, television, video games, music and short stories have contributed to our understanding of sports' significance to our lives. Other features include up-to-date information--such as statistics on player and owner salaries--and a look at recent controversies in sports, such as performance-enhancing drugs, domestic violence, online gambling and the growing concern over concussions and post-career health problems. The value of sports for people with physical disabilities and special needs is discussed, as well as the development of sports studies programs and the continuing importance of "sportsmanship." The final chapter explores how social media, as well as new forms of virtual reality and the prevalence of video gaming, are reshaping the concept of what constitutes a sport. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here .

  • Higher and colder : a history of extreme physiology and exploration / Vanessa Heggie
    GB 642 H44 2019
    During the long twentieth century, explorers went in unprecedented numbers to the hottest, coldest, and highest points on the globe. Taking us from the Himalaya to Antarctica and beyond, Higher and Colder presents the first history of extreme physiology, the study of the human body at its physical limits. Each chapter explores a seminal question in the history of science, while also showing how the apparently exotic locations and experiments contributed to broader political and social shifts in twentieth-century scientific thinking.

    Unlike most books on modern biomedicine, Higher and Colder focuses on fieldwork, expeditions, and exploration, and in doing so provides a welcome alternative to laboratory-dominated accounts of the history of modern life sciences. Though centered on male-dominated practices--science and exploration--it recovers the stories of women's contributions that were sometimes accidentally, and sometimes deliberately, erased. Engaging and provocative, this book is a history of the scientists and physiologists who face challenges that are physically demanding, frequently dangerous, and sometimes fatal, in the interest of advancing modern science and pushing the boundaries of human ability.

  • Parlett's history of board games / David Parlett
    GV 1312 P37 2018
    "Great tidbits or obscure, entertaining facts can be found on any given page." --Library JournalFor thousands of years, board games have captured our imaginations as we have conspired against, chased, and attacked one another across the table from our friends and foes, locked quest for victory. In his newly updated History of Board Games (the previous edition was titled: The Oxford History of Board Games ), David Parlett explores the fascinating origins and development of our favorite games - from the Egyptian and Asian predecessors of checkers and chess to modern classics like Monopoly and Clue. With an entertaining, accessible style, Parlett delves into what is one of the most universal roots of our cultural history, highlighting the importance of game-playing as a vital part of the human experience.In addition to his detailed research on the mechanisms of games, Parlett adds his unique insight drawing upon 20 years of experience as a professional games researcher, critic and game inventor to explore lesser-known and experimental games. Games covered in this entertaining title include Alquerque; backgammon; chess; Cluedo; Draughts; Fox & Geese; Go; Halma; Ludo; Monopoly; Noughts & Crosses; Oware; Pachisi; Scrabble; Snakes & Ladders; solitaire; Trivial Pursuit are included, along with many more.

  • Board and table games from many civilizations / by R.C. Bell
    GV 1312 B4 1979eb
    Perhaps the most authoritative work on the subject, this encyclopedic volume is a basic reference to board and table games from around the world. It provides the rules and methods of play for more than 180 different games: Ma-jong, Hazard, Wei-ch'i (go), Backgammon, Pachisi, and many others. Over 300 photographs and line drawings.

  • New tactical games with dice and cards / Reiner Knizia
    GV 1303 K652 2019

    World-renowned game designer Reiner Knizia offers 50 new easy-to-play games featuring cards and dice. These fun and novel games require little in the way of materials and offer hours of exciting, varied and original play.

    This book is perfect for everyone from casual game players to dedicated game designers. Several of these games have been transformed into successful commercial products, but you can play all the games presented here with standard playing materials like cards, dice and a few counters.

    From the Introduction:

    When I originally started to write this book, I was an unpublished author. I had a few games represented in magazines, but not a single boxed game on the market. Today, the archive of my works contains more than 600 published games in more than 2000 boxed editions, and more than 20 million copies have been sold all over the world.

    What a difference half a lifetime makes when you dedicate yourself to fulfilling your dream!

    Over the course of those years, a number of games in this book developed into fully fledged boxed games with specifically adapted materials.

    It's interesting to see how some of the games evolved. Goldrush was published as a Wild West card game under its original title Goldrausch, Goal became a soccer card game Tor, Swap was developed into the recently published board game Polynesia, Sono became the tile laying game Robot Master, and Card Chase is now the card game Escalation.

    But, what makes this book unique, is that you can play all the games presented here with standard playing materials like cards, dice and a few counters.

    So many games to play, so little time! Enjoy!

    Reiner Knizia


  • Sea level rise : a slow tsunami on America's shores / Orrin H. Pilkey Jr. and Keith C. Pilkey
    GC 90 U5P55 2019
    The consequences of twenty-first-century sea level rise on the United States and its nearly 90,000 miles of shoreline will be immense: Miami and New Orleans will disappear; many nuclear and other power plants, hundreds of wastewater plants and toxic waste sites, and oil production facilities will be at risk; port infrastructures will need to be raised; and over ten million Americans fleeing rising seas will become climate refugees. In Sea Level Rise Orrin H. Pilkey and Keith C. Pilkey argue that the only feasible response along much of the U.S. shoreline is an immediate and managed retreat. Among many topics, they examine sea level rise's effects on coastal ecosystems, health, and native Alaskan coastal communities. They also provide guidelines for those living on the coasts or planning on moving to or away from them, as well as the steps local governments should take to prepare for this unstoppable, impending catastrophe.

  • Salmon and acorns feed our people : colonialism, nature, and social action / Kari Marie Norgaard
    GF 13.3 U6N67 2019
    Since time before memory, large numbers of salmon have made their way up and down the Klamath River. Indigenous management enabled the ecological abundance that formed the basis of capitalist wealth across North America. These activities on the landscape continue today, although they are often the site of intense political struggle. Not only has the magnitude of Native American genocide been of remarkable little sociological focus, the fact that this genocide has been coupled with a reorganization of the natural world represents a substantial theoretical void. Whereas much attention has (rightfully) focused on the structuring of capitalism, racism and patriarchy, few sociologists have attended to the ongoing process of North American colonialism. Salmon and Acorns Feed Our People draws upon nearly two decades of examples and insight from Karuk experiences on the Klamath River to illustrate how the ecological dynamics of settler-colonialism are essential for theorizing gender, race and social power today.

  • Thinking like a geographer : lessons that develop habits of mind and thinking skills for young geographers : grade 2 / Rebecca M. Burley ; edited by Stephanie McCauley
    G 73 B87 2019

    Thinking Like a Geographerfocuses on high-interest, career-related topics in the elementary curriculum related to geography. Students will explore interdisciplinary content, foster creativity, and develop higher order thinking skills with activities aligned to relevant content area standards. Students will develop and practice geography skills, such as reading and creating maps, graphs, and charts; examining primary and secondary sources; and thinking spatially on a variety of scales. Thinking Like a Geographer reflects key emphases of curricula from the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary, including the development of process skills in various content areas and the enhancement of discipline-specific thinking and habits of mind through hands-on activities.


  • Endless novelties of extraordinary interest : the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger and the birth of modern oceanography / Doug Macdougall
    G 420 C4M23 2019
    A gripping tale of exploration aboard H.M.S. Challenger , an expedition that laid the foundations for modern oceanography

    From late 1872 to 1876, H.M.S. Challenger explored the world's oceans. Conducting deep sea soundings, dredging the ocean floor, recording temperatures, observing weather, and collecting biological samples, the expedition laid the foundations for modern oceanography. Following the ship's naturalists and their discoveries, earth scientist Doug Macdougall engagingly tells a story of Victorian-era adventure and ties these early explorations to the growth of modern scientific fields.

    In this lively story of discovery, hardship, and humor, Macdougall examines the work of the expedition's scientists, especially the naturalist Henry Moseley, who rigorously categorized the flora and fauna of the islands the ship visited, and the legacy of John Murray, considered the father of modern oceanography. Macdougall explores not just the expedition itself but also the iconic place that H.M.S. Challenger has achieved in the annals of ocean exploration and science.

  • Woman enough : how a boy became a woman & changed the world of sport / Kristen Worley & Johanna Schneller
    GV 708.8 W67 2019
    A powerful and inspiring story of self-realization and legal victory that upends our basic assumptions about sexual identity.

    In 1966, a male baby, Chris, was adopted by an upper-middle-class Toronto couple. From early childhood, Chris felt ill-at-ease as a boy and like an outsider in his conservative family. An obsession with sports--running, waterskiing and especially cycling--helped him survive what he would eventually understand to be a profound disconnect between his anatomical sexual identity and his gender identity. In his twenties, with the support of newfound friends and family and the medical community, Chris became Kristen.
    Chris had been a world-class cyclist, and now Kristen wanted to compete for her country and herself in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She became the first athlete in the world to submit to the International Olympic Committee's gender verification process, the Stockholm Consensus. An all-male jury determined she fit their biological criteria--but the IOC ultimately objected to her use of testosterone supplements. They, and other sports bodies, regard them as performance enhancing, when in fact all transitioned female athletes need the hormone to stay healthy and to compete. So Kristen filed a complaint against the sports bodies standing in her way with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. And she won.
    Woman Enough is the account of a human rights battle with global repercussions for the world of sport; it's a challenge to rethink fixed ideas about gender; and it's the extraordinary story of a boy who was rejected for who he wasn't, and who fought back until she found out who she is.

  • Wading right in : discovering the nature of wetlands / Catherine Owen Koning and Sharon M. Ashworth ; with illustrations by Catherine Owen Koning
    GB 624 K655 2019
    Where can you find mosses that change landscapes, salamanders with algae in their skin, and carnivorous plants containing whole ecosystems in their furled leaves? Where can you find swamp-trompers, wildlife watchers, marsh managers, and mud-mad scientists? In wetlands, those complex habitats that play such vital ecological roles.

    In Wading Right In , Catherine Owen Koning and Sharon M. Ashworth take us on a journey into wetlands through stories from the people who wade in the muck. Traveling alongside scientists, explorers, and kids with waders and nets, the authors uncover the inextricably entwined relationships between the water flows, natural chemistry, soils, flora, and fauna of our floodplain forests, fens, bogs, marshes, and mires. Tales of mighty efforts to protect rare orchids, restore salt marshes, and preserve sedge meadows become portals through which we visit major wetland types and discover their secrets, while also learning critical ecological lessons.

    The United States still loses wetlands at a rate of 13,800 acres per year. Such loss diminishes the water quality of our rivers and lakes, depletes our capacity for flood control, reduces our ability to mitigate climate change, and further impoverishes our biodiversity. Koning and Ashworth's stories captivate the imagination and inspire the emotional and intellectual connections we need to commit to protecting these magical and mysterious places.

  • Clumsy floodplains : responsive land policy for extreme floods / Thomas Hartmann
    GB 561 H37 2011
    Extreme floods cause enormous damage in floodplains, which levees cannot prevent. Therefore, it is vital for spatial planning to provide space for water retention in these areas. Land use planners, water management agencies, landowners, and policymakers all agree on this challenge, but attempts to make the space for rivers to provide retention are generally not very successful. Adopting an innovative interdisciplinary approach, this book examines how society can manage the use of the floodplains along rivers in the face of extreme floods, focusing in particular on the relation between social arrangements and the elemental forces of floods. The book firstly analyses why contemporary floodplain management is so often clumsy and ineffective by looking at various real-life situations in Germany, using Cultural Theory to provide a much-needed, but previously neglected social perspective. These analyses show a pattern of activity resulting from different rationalities which dominate the floodplains in different phases. During extreme floods, it is rational to manage floodplains as dangerous areas; sandbags and disaster management dominate the scene. After some time, the rationality of control takes over the floodplain management; policymakers discuss flood risk and water managers build levees. When public attention diminishes, floodplains become inconspicuous until more and more stakeholders regard floodplains as profitable land. The current system of planning, law, and property rights even encourages stakeholders to act out their plural rationalities. A permanent dynamic imbalance of different rationalities leads to a robust social construction of the floodplains which results in viable but clumsy floodplains. In the course of time, however, the patterns of activity in the floodplains lead to an increase in intensity and frequency of extreme floods, and to more vulnerable potential damages in the floodplains. Risk increases. Coping with this situation needs another kind of floodplain management. This book proposes an innovative concept - Large Areas for Temporary Emergency Retention (LATER) - in "Clumsy Floodplains" as an alternative to levee-based flood protection. The concept aims at reducing damage by extreme floods in a catchment area by inundating less valuable areas to protect places that are more valuable. It finally examines how this LATER concept might be implemented in areas where there is currently a clumsy style of floodplain management, what interventions are required and how these might come about effectively. Again, using Cultural Theory, the book puts forward a valuable land policy solution which aims at implementing LATER in clumsy floodplains and which develops an obligatory insurance against natural hazards as a responsive land policy for LATER. The book represents the author's PhD research, which he conducted as research assistant at the department for Land Policy, Land Management and Municipal Geoinformation at the School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University, Germany.

  • Introducing sea level change / Alastair Dawson
    GC 89 D39 2019

    One of the most important issues in current debates on climate change is sea level rise. Hardly a day goes by when there is not a newspaper article, TV or radio presentation on the topic. Nearly half of the world's population live on or near the coast, so there is real concern about the impact that future sea level rise may have. Yet media predictions of future changes tend to be depicted in a sensationalist manner and quite often the explanations of the science of sea level change bear little relation to reality. This book details the history of scientific discoveries that have explained the patterns of sea level change that have taken place across the Earth in the past. Alastair Dawson introduces the many complex processes, some of which are not well-known, that influence patterns and rates of relative sea level change. Using this knowledge, the reader is much better placed to form a clearer perspective on what the future is likely to have in store for sea levels on Earth.Alastair Dawson first addresses some of the most important misconceptions about the topic of sea level change. He then explains the principal causes of sea level change focusing on the key issues of vertical land movements and changes in global ocean volume. He explores the key areas of science that we need to understand in order to evaluate competing assertions of how sea level is likely to change in the future. He also shows how, remarkably, the melting history of the last great ice sheets on Earth is still playing an important part in contributing to present patterns of sea level change. The book concludes with a consideration of the rates and patterns of sea level change that have occurred over the last century and demonstrates how satellite technology is presently contributing new ways of understanding of present patterns of change.


  • Transculture, société et savoirs dans les Amériques / Adina Balint, Daniel Castillo Durante (dir.)
    GN 345.7 T73 2017

    Dans les études culturelles sur les Amériques, c'est le passage de l'analyse des paradigmes binaires (barbarie-civilisation, pur-hybride...) à l'exploration des espaces imaginaires fluides qui est au coeur de ce volume. D'où l'importance des discours sur l'État-nation et les dynamiques interculturelles, ainsi que les passerelles entre la sémiotique, la transculture et la société des savoirs. Ou encore, les rapports entre René Girard et la thématique de la rencontre transaméricaine. Les perspectives multidisciplinaires issues de ce livre collectif questionnent une poétique du monde dont l'opacité socio-politique est proportionnelle à l'accélération des progrès technologiques. Au croisement de ces axes, on trouve la pensée d'un chercheur original, ayant exploré les rencontres transculturelles sans préjugés : Patrick Imbert, à qui ces mélanges sont dédiés.


  • The changing nature of geography [by] Roger Minshull
    G 70 M495
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