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


  • Italian immigrants in Toronto, 1890-1930 / Nick Simone
    G 58 Y6+ no.26

  • Menstruation now : what does blood perform? / edited by Berkeley Kaite
    GN 484.38 M46 2019eb

  • Drawn to see : drawing as an ethnographic method / Andrew Causey
    GN 34.3 F53C38 2017eb

  • The Design, Performance, and Analysis of Slug Tests
    GB 1197.7

    The slug test can provide valuable information for hydrogeologic investigations ranging from assessments of sites of groundwater contamination to the monitoring of well deterioration through time. Inappropriate procedures in one or more phases of a test program, however, can introduce considerable error into the resulting parameter estimates.

     

    The Design, Performance, and Analysis of Slug Tests, Second Edition remedies that problem by explaining virtually all there is to know regarding the design, performance, and analysis of slug tests. The first edition has become the standard reference for all aspects of slug tests; this revised edition updates the earlier material and expands the topical coverage with new developments that have come to the fore in the intervening years between editions.

    Features:

    Describes and demonstrates the eight key steps for the performance and analysis of slug tests Presents new methods for the analysis of tests in unconfined aquifers and in highly permeable settings Expands topical coverage of LNAPL baildown tests and slug tests in small diameter wells Includes numerous flow charts that illustrate easy-to-use strategies for selection of analysis methods, and field examples demonstrate how each method should be used to get the most out of test data Offers straightforward practical guidelines that summarize the major points of each chapter

     

    Written for practicing groundwater consultants and engineers, The Design, Performance, and Analysis of Slug Tests, Second Edition will enable readers to get more reliable information from slug tests and increase the utility of this widely-used field method.


  • Sport et violence : repenser Norbert Elias / Luc Robene et Dominique Bodin
    GV 706.7 R638 2018eb

  • Ethnography for a data-saturated world / edited by Hannah Knox and Dawn Nafus
    GN 346.5 E86 2018eb

  • Giving Back : Research and Reciprocity in Indigenous Settings / edited by RDK Herman
    GN 380 G55 2018
    How can scholars best give back to the communities in which they conduct their research? This critical question arises from a long history of colonial scholarship that exploited study subjects by taking knowledge without giving anything in return. It is a problem faced by all field researchers, even those working in their own communities.

    Over the past several decades--and especially since the evolution of feminist methodologies, participatory research, and the post-colonial turn in the 1990s--there have been calls for research to be less exploitative, but also for researchers and for the research itself to give something back. Giving Back: Research and Reciprocity in Indigenous Settings addresses the need for reciprocity in the research process, especially (though not exclusively) in regard to Indigenous Communities.

    The twelve case studies in this volume demonstrate that giving back can happen through the research itself - through the careful framing of questions, co-production of knowledge, and dissemination of results - but also through the day-to-day actions and attitudes of researchers that inevitably occur in the field. It can range from everyday give and take, to the sharing of research materials, to larger and longer-term engagements.

    As practitioners of community-based research gain greater awareness of these issues, scholars and institutions need guidance and strategies for ensuring reciprocity in the research process. This volume presents a variety of situations from a wide range of research contexts, discussing what has and hasn't worked, and exploring what issues remain.

  • Chipped Stone Technological Organization Central Place Foraging and Exchange on the Northern Great Plains
    GN799

  • Salmon and acorns feed our people : colonialism, nature, and social action / Kari Marie Norgaard
    GF 13.3 U6N67 2019eb

  • Penser le gouvernement des ressources naturelles / sous la direction de Didier Busca, Nathalie Lewis
    GE 170 P44 2019

  • Rites et ritualisations / sous la direction de Martine Roberge et Denis Jeffrey
    GN 473 R633 2018

  • The futures of dance studies / edited by Susan Manning, Janice Ross, and Rebecca Schneider
    GV 1589 F88 2020eb

  • Using the sky a dance / Deborah Hay
    GV 1783 H374 2019

    Deborah Hay is an internationally renowned dance artist whose unique approach to bodily practice has had lasting impact on American choreography. Her commitment to dance as a process is as exquisite as it is provoking. Rooted in NYC's 1960s experimental Judson Dance Theater in New York, Hay's work has evolved through experimentation with a use of language that is unique to dance. This book is an exploration and articulation of Hay's process, focusing on several of her most recent works.


  • Arts martiaux et jeux vidéo : quel rapport à la culture? / sous la direction d'Olivier Bernard
    GV 1469.34 V56A78 2019

  • The history of topographical maps : symbols, pictures and surveys / P.D.A. Harvey
    GA 125 H37

  • The Canadian International Development Agency's strategy for ocean management and development / Policy Branch, Canadian International Development Agency
    GC 1023.15 C36 1998

  • Earth observations and geospatial science in service of sustainable development goals : 12th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing and the Environment / Souleye Wade, editor
    G 70.39 A27 2018eb

  • Cricket performance management : mathematical formulation and analytics / Hemanta Saikia, Dibyojyoti Bhattacharjee, Diganta Mukherjee
    GV 917 S25 2019

  • Learning among Neanderthals and Palaeolithic modern humans : archaeological evidence / Yoshihiro Nishiaki, Olaf Jöris, editors
    GN 285 L43 2019

  • Pragmatist philosophy and dance : interdisciplinary dance research in the American South / Eric Mullis
    GV 1589 M85 2019eb

  • Clever Girls Autoethnographies of Class, Gender and Ethnicity / edited by Jackie Goode
    GN316

  • Gender, masculinity and video gaming analysing Reddit's r/gaming community / Marcus Maloney, Steven Roberts, Timothy Graham
    GV1469.34.S52

  • Tabletop role-playing games and the experience of imagined worlds Nicholas J. Mizer
    GV1469.6

  • Jonathan Burrows : towards a minor dance / Daniela Perazzo Domm
    GV 1782.5 D66 2019eb

  • Histories of women's work in global sport : a man's world? / Georgia Cervin, Claire Nicolas, editors
    GV 713 H57 2019eb

  • Dance on the historically Black college campus the familiar and the foreign / Wanda K.W. Ebright
    GV1588.6

  • Radio frequency interference pocket guide : RFI characterization, location techniques, tools and remediation methods, with key equations and data / Kenneth Wyatt, Michael Gruber
    G70.39-70.6

    This handy pocket guide to essential radio frequency interference (RFI) is a valuable, pocket-sized reference for radio amateurs and others in the radio communication fields.

    Designed as a practical, quick guide, the Radio Frequency Interference Pocket Guide collates key data, diagrams and useful reference materials into one handy place to help the reader to understand basic EM theory, along with specific remediation steps in reducing or eliminating sources of radio interference.

    Topics covered include; EMC/RFI Fundamentals, EMC design, FCC rules, locating RFI and resolving RFI.


  • Thermal microwave radiation : applications for remote sensing / edited by C. Mätzler
    G 70.6 T48 2006eb

    This book combines theoretical concepts with experimental results on thermal microwave radiation to advance the understanding of the complex nature of terrestrial media. With the emphasis on radiative transfer models the book covers the most urgent needs for the transition from the experimental phase of microwave remote sensing to operational applications. All terrestrial aspects are covered from the clear to the cloudy atmosphere, precipitation, ocean and land surfaces, vegetation, snow and ice.

    A chapter on new results of microwave dielectric properties of natural media, covering wavelengths from the decimetre to the submillimetre range, will be a source for further radiative transfer developments, extending the applicability to radar and other electromagnetic tools, and including extraterrestrial objects, such as planets and comets.

    The book resulted from a continued collaboration set up by the European COST Action No. 712 Application of Microwave Radiometry to Atmospheric Research and Monitoring (1996-2000). The aims of the action were to improve the application of microwave radiometry with emphasis on meteorology.


  • The global north-south atlas : mapping global change / Marcin Wojciech Solarz
    G 1046 G1S6 2020eb

    This innovative atlas deconstructs the contemporary image of the North-South divide between developed and underdeveloped countries which was established by the 1980 Brandt Line, and advocates the need for the international community to redraw the global map to be fit for the 21st century.

    Throughout the book a range of colorful maps and charts graphically demonstrate the ways in which the world has changed over the last 2,000 years. The atlas first analyzes the genesis and characteristics of the Brandt Line's North-South divide, before going on to discuss its validity through the centuries, especially before and after 1980, and demonstrating the many definitions and philosophies of development that exist or may exist, which make it difficult to define a single notion of a Global North and South. The book concludes by proposing new schemes of categorization between developed and developing countries which might better fit our contemporary global society.

    This book will serve as a perfect textbook for students studying global divisions within geography, politics, economics, international relations, and development departments, as well as being a useful guide for researchers, and for those working in NGOs and government institutions.


  • The city beneath : a century of Los Angeles graffiti / Susan A. Phillips
    GT 3913 C22P45 2019
    A sweeping history of Los Angeles told through the lens of the many marginalized groups--from hobos to taggers--that have used the city's walls as a channel for communication

    Graffiti written in storm drain tunnels, on neighborhood walls, and under bridges tells an underground and, until now, untold history of Los Angeles. Drawing on extensive research within the city's urban landscape, Susan A. Phillips traces the hidden language of marginalized groups over the past century--from the early twentieth-century markings of hobos, soldiers, and Japanese internees to the later inscriptions of surfers, cholos, and punks. Whether describing daredevil kids, bored workers, or clandestine lovers, Phillips profiles the experiences of people who remain underrepresented in conventional histories, revealing the powerful role of graffiti as a venue for cultural expression.

    Graffiti aficionados might be surprised to learn that the earliest documented graffiti bubble letters appear not in 1970s New York but in 1920s Los Angeles. Or that the negative letterforms first carved at the turn of the century are still spray painted on walls today. With discussions of characters like Leon Ray Livingston (a.k.a. "A-No. 1"), credited with consolidating the entire system of hobo communication in the 1910s, and Kathy Zuckerman, better known as the surf icon "Gidget," this lavishly illustrated book tells stories of small moments that collectively build into broad statements about power, memory, landscape, and history itself.

  • What we did in bed : a horizontal history / Brian Fagan & Nadia Durrani
    GT 3000.3 F34 2019
    Pulling back the covers on the fascinating, yet often forgotten, history of the bed

    Louis XIV ruled France from his bedchamber. Winston Churchill governed Britain from his during World War II. Travelers routinely used to bed down with complete strangers, and whole families shared beds in many preindustrial households. Beds were expensive items--and often for show. Tutankhamun was buried on a golden bed, wealthy Greeks were sent to the afterlife on dining beds, and deceased middle-class Victorians were propped up on a bed in the parlor.

    In this sweeping social history that covers the past seventy thousand years, Brian Fagan and Nadia Durrani look at the endlessly varied role of the bed through time. This was a place for sex, death, childbirth, storytelling, and sociability as well as sleeping. But who did what with whom, why, and how could vary incredibly depending on the time and place. It is only in the modern era that the bed has transformed into a private, hidden zone, and its rich social history has largely been forgotten.

  • Flint fights back : environmental justice and democracy in the Flint water crisis / Benjamin J. Pauli
    GE 235 M53P38 2019

    An account of the Flint water crisis shows that Flint's struggle for safe and affordable water is part of a broader struggle for democracy.

    When Flint, Michigan, changed its source of municipal water from Lake Huron to the Flint River, Flint residents were repeatedly assured that the water was of the highest quality. At the switchover ceremony, the mayor and other officials performed a celebratory toast, declaring "Here's to Flint " and downing glasses of freshly treated water. But as we now know, the water coming out of residents' taps harbored a variety of contaminants, including high levels of lead. In Flint Fights Back , Benjamin Pauli examines the water crisis and the political activism that it inspired, arguing that Flint's struggle for safe and affordable water was part of a broader struggle for democracy. Pauli connects Flint's water activism with the ongoing movement protesting the state of Michigan's policy of replacing elected officials in financially troubled cities like Flint and Detroit with appointed "emergency managers."

    Pauli distinguishes the political narrative of the water crisis from the historical and technical narratives, showing that Flint activists' emphasis on democracy helped them to overcome some of the limitations of standard environmental justice frameworks. He discusses the pro-democracy (anti-emergency manager) movement and traces the rise of the "water warriors"; describes the uncompromising activist culture that developed out of the experience of being dismissed and disparaged by officials; and examines the interplay of activism and scientific expertise. Finally, he explores efforts by activists to expand the struggle for water justice and to organize newly mobilized residents into a movement for a radically democratic Flint.


  • Handmade pixels : independent video games and the quest for authenticity / Jesper Juul
    GV 1469.3 J89 2019

    An investigation of independent video games--creative, personal, strange, and experimental--and their claims to handcrafted authenticity in a purely digital medium.

    Video games are often dismissed as mere entertainment products created by faceless corporations. The last twenty years, however, have seen the rise of independent, or "indie," video games: a wave of small, cheaply developed, experimental, and personal video games that react against mainstream video game development and culture. In Handmade Pixels , Jesper Juul examine the paradoxical claims of developers, players, and festivals that portray independent games as unique and hand-crafted objects in a globally distributed digital medium.

    Juul explains that independent video games are presented not as mass market products, but as cultural works created by people, and are promoted as authentic alternatives to mainstream games. Writing as a game player, scholar, developer, and educator, Juul tells the story of how independent games--creative, personal, strange, and experimental--became a historical movement that borrowed the term "independent" from film and music while finding its own kind of independence.

    Juul describes how the visual style of independent games signals their authenticity--often by referring to older video games or analog visual styles. He shows how developers use strategies for creating games with financial, aesthetic, and cultural independence; discusses the aesthetic innovations of "walking simulator" games; and explains the controversies over what is and what isn't a game. Juul offers examples from independent games ranging from Dys4ia to Firewatch ; the text is richly illustrated with many color images.


  • People and the land through time : linking ecology and history / Emily W.B. (Russell) Southgate
    GF 41 R87 2019
    A revised and updated edition of a classic book that defines the field of historical ecology

    People and the Land through Time , first published in 1997, remains the only introduction to the field of historical ecology from the perspective of ecology and ecosystem processes. Widely praised for its emphasis on the integration of historical information into scientific analyses, it will be useful to an interdisciplinary audience of students and professionals in ecology, conservation, history, archaeology, geography, and anthropology.

    This up-to-date second edition addresses current issues in historical ecology such as the proposed geological epoch, the Anthropocene; historical species dispersal and extinction; the impacts of past climatic fluctuations; and trends in sustainability and conservation.

  • Satellite remote sensing and the management of natural resources / Nathalie Pettorelli, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, UK
    G 70.4 P48 2019
    The ability to anticipate the impacts of global environmental changes on natural resources is fundamental to designing appropriate and optimised adaptation and mitigation strategies. However, this requires the scientific community to have access to reliable, large-scale information onspatio-temporal changes in the distribution of abiotic conditions and on the distribution, structure, composition, and functioning of ecosystems.Satellite remote sensing can provide access to some of this fundamental data by offering repeatable, standardised, and verifiable information that is directly relevant to the monitoring and management of our natural capital. This book demonstrates how ecological knowledge and satellite-basedinformation can be effectively combined to address a wide array of current natural resource management needs. By focusing on concrete applied examples in both the marine and terrestrial realms, it will help pave the way for developing enhanced levels of collaboration between the ecological andremote sensing communities, as well as shaping their future research directions.Satellite Remote Sensing and the Management of Natural Resources is primarily aimed at ecologists and remote sensing specialists, as well as policy makers and practitioners in the fields of conservation biology, biodiversity monitoring, and natural resource management.

  • The Arctic : what everyone needs to know / Klaus Dodds and Mark Nuttall
    G 606 D64 2019
    Conversations defining the Arctic region often provoke debate and controversy -- for scientists, this lies in the imprecise and imaginary line known as the Arctic Circle; for countries like Canada, Russia, the United States, and Denmark, such discussions are based in competition for land and resources; for indigenous communities, those discussions are also rooted in issues of rights. These shifting lines are only made murkier by the threat of global climate change. In the Arctic Ocean, the consequences of Earth's warming trend are most immediately observable in the multi-year and perennial ice that has begun to melt, which threatens ice-dependent microorganisms and, eventually, will disrupt all of Arctic life and raise sea levels globally.

    In The Arctic: What Everyone Needs to Know�, Klaus Dodds and Mark Nuttall offer concise answers to the myriad questions that arise when looking at the circumpolar North. They focus on its peoples, politics, environment, resource development, and conservation to provide critical information about how changes there can, and will, affect our entire globe and all of its inhabitants. Dodds and Nuttall explore how the Arctic's importance has grown over time, the region's role during the Cold War, indigenous communities and their history, and the past and future of the Arctic's governance, among other crucial topics.

  • Learning to die : wisdom in the age of climate crisis / Robert Bringhurst & Jan Zwicky
    GE 195 L43 2018
    In this powerful little book, two leading intellectuals illuminate the truth about where our environmental crisis is taking us. Writing from an island on Canada's Northwest coast, Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky weigh in on the death of the planet versus the death of the individual. For Zwicky, awareness and humility are the foundation of the equanimity with which Socrates faced his death: he makes a good model when facing the death of the planet, as well as facing our own mortality. Bringhurst urges readers to tune their minds to the wild. The wild has healed the world before, and it is the only thing that stands any chance of healing the world now - though it is unlikely to save Homo sapiens in the process.

  • Foundations of sport and exercise psychology / Robert S. Weinberg, PhD, Miami University, Daniel Gould, PhD, Michigan State University
    GV 706.4 W38 2019

    The leading textbook in sport and exercise psychology is back in a revised seventh edition, and it again raises the bar with its engaging introduction to the field. Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Seventh Edition With Web Study Guide, offers both students and new practitioners a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, drawing connections between research and practice and capturing the excitement of the world of sport and exercise.

    Internationally respected authors Robert Weinberg and Daniel Gould continue to gather and incorporate feedback from teachers and students with each edition, building a text that addresses emerging trends and remains relevant and up to date. In-depth learning aids have been refreshed, including chapter objectives and summaries, sidebars, key terms, key points, and discussion questions to help students think more critically about applying the material. Other updates to the seventh edition include the following:

    A new chapter on diversity and inclusion addressing topics related to gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, and disability New content on popular and emerging areas such as grit, mindfulness, organizational sport psychology, and technology in sport psychology Additional modern-day practical examples and anecdotes to better illustrate concepts Updated references, including more contemporary sources

    Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology provides students with a unique learning experience--taking them on a journey through the field''s origins, key concepts, research development, and career options available in the field. After this introduction to the field, the text shifts focus to personal factors that affect performance and behavior in sport, physical education, and exercise settings. It augments those concepts by factoring in situational circumstances that influence behavior, group interaction and processes, and the use of psychological techniques to help people perform more effectively. Students will gain critical insights into the role psychological factors play in health and exercise and the psychological consequences of participation in sport and physical activity, including children''s psychological development through sport participation, aggression in sport, and moral development and good sporting behavior in sport and physical activity contexts.

    The updated web study guide serves as an important learning tool to support the educational journey. With more than 100 engaging activities, it allows students to apply the concepts from the text by completing activities for each chapter:

    * Use actual sport and exercise psychology instruments to assess their skills

    * Determine how to respond to real-life scenarios (with short answers or essays)

    * Review research studies and experiments

    * Search the Internet for relevant information

    * Apply and test their understanding of principles and concepts of sport and exercise psychology

    Many of the study guide activities offer compelling audio and video clips that reveal how sport psychology consultants communicate with athletes and coaches to improve athletic experiences. These clips feature esteemed experts from the field discussing concepts that they have studied and refined during their professional careers.

    To further emphasize practical application, the activities can be integrated throughout a full semester, turning course units into a unified whole that builds upon itself for greater understanding of the field.

    In addition to the web study guide, instructors will have access to a full suite of ancillaries: an instructor guide, test package, chapter quizzes, and presentation package plus image bank. Plus instructors have access to a special instructor video library featuring more than 120 video clips.

    The updated seventh edition of Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology continues to ensure that students are well equipped--and excited--to enter the field of sport psychology, fully prepared for the challenges they may encounter as well as the possibilities.

Updated: Tuesday 21 January 2020
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