TENDING THE WILD NATIVE AMERICAN KNOWLEDGE AND THE MANAGEMENT OF CALIFORNIAS NATURAL RESOURCES

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Tending The Wild

Author : Kat Anderson
ISBN : 0520248511
Genre : Nature
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Demonstrates how Native American knowledge and uses of California's natural resources can contribute to contemporary conservation efforts, exploring the land management practices that Native Americans recall from their grandparents, such as how and when areas were burned, which plants were eaten and which were used for basketry, and how plants were tended. Original.
Category: Nature

Forgotten Fires

Author : Omer C. Stewart
ISBN : 0806140372
Genre : History
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How North American Indians shaped and renewed the land long before Europeans arrived
Category: History

Introduction To Water In California

Author : David Carle
ISBN : 9780520962897
Genre : Science
File Size : 68.19 MB
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This thoroughly engaging, concise book tells the story of California's most precious resource, tracing the journey of water in the state from the atmosphere to the snowpack to our faucets and foods. Along the way, we learn much about California itself as the book describes its rivers, lakes, wetlands, dams, and aqueducts and discusses the role of water in agriculture, the environment, and politics. Essential reading in a state facing the future with an overextended water supply, this fascinating book shows that, for all Californians, every drop counts. New to this updated edition: * Additional maps, figures, and photos * Expanded coverage of potential impacts to precipitation, snowpack, and water supply from climate change * Updated information about the struggle for water management and potential solutions * New content about sustainable groundwater use and regulation, desalination, water recycling, stormwater capture, and current proposals for water storage and diversion *Additional table summarizing water sources for 360 California cities and towns
Category: Science

Prescribed Burning In California Wildlands Vegetation Management

Author : Harold Hubert Biswell
ISBN : 0520219457
Genre : Nature
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00 Harold Biswell's decades of research and field experience were a major factor in developing policies of controlled or prescribed burning, which mimics or reintroduces the natural fire cycle. This comprehensive study introduces the principles and practices of prescribed burning, which apply far beyond California, within a historical and ecological perspective. Available for the first time in paperback, with a new foreword by James Agee, this book places Biswell's study--and his legacy--in the context of recent developments in the field. Harold Biswell's decades of research and field experience were a major factor in developing policies of controlled or prescribed burning, which mimics or reintroduces the natural fire cycle. This comprehensive study introduces the principles and practices of prescribed burning, which apply far beyond California, within a historical and ecological perspective. Available for the first time in paperback, with a new foreword by James Agee, this book places Biswell's study--and his legacy--in the context of recent developments in the field.
Category: Nature

Indian Summer

Author : Thomas Jefferson Mayfield
ISBN : 0930588649
Genre : History
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In 1850, six-year-old Thomas Jefferson Mayfield was adopted by the Choinumne Yokuts of California's San Joaquin Valley. For the next dozen years he slept in their houses, joined them on their daily rounds, and followed them on their annual expeditions by tule boat to Tulare Lake. He spoke their language, wore their style of dress, ate their foods, and in short, lived almost entirely like an Indian. The reminiscences he left behind are unique: the only known account by any outsider who lived among a California Indian people while they were still following their traditional ways. Rich in detail and anecdote, Indian Summer tells how the Choinumne built their houses, navigated their boats, hunted their game, and prepared their foods. It also provides a rare and welcome glimpse into the intimacies of daily life. Enlightening as well are descriptions of the natural landscape of the San Joaquin Valley in the 1850s--of the expansive flowery meadows, the lakes and sloughs, the great forests of valley oaks, the herds of antelope, the surge of salmon that fought their way up the rivers, the flight of geese and ducks that darkened the sky. Abounding in information that anthropologist John P. Harrington described as "rescued from oblivion," Indian Summer portrays with accuracy, zest, and insight the nearly lost and beautiful world of the Choinumne Yokuts and the valley in which they lived. --From publisher description.
Category: History

Grass Games Moon Races

Author : Jeannine Gendar
ISBN : UOM:39015048750403
Genre : Games
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Lively and creative games have long been an integral part of California Indian life for children and adults alike. In this unique compilation, dozens of traditional games are described through personal accounts, anecdotes, historic and contemporary photographs, and drawings of gaming implements.
Category: Games

Native Ways

Author : Malcolm Margolin
ISBN : 0930588738
Genre : Fiction
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Describes California Indian culture and history, including the ongoing cultural revival.
Category: Fiction

Native Women And Land

Author : Stephanie J. Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9780826355584
Genre : Literary Criticism
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“What roles do literary and community texts and social media play in the memory, politics, and lived experience of those dispossessed?” Fitzgerald asks this question in her introduction and sets out to answer it in her study of literature and social media by (primarily) Native women who are writing about and often actively protesting against displacement caused both by forced relocation and environmental disaster. By examining a range of diverse materials, including the writings of canonical Native American writers such as Louise Erdrich, Linda Hogan, and Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, and social media sites such as YouTube and Facebook, this work brings new focus to analyzing how indigenous communities and authors relate to land, while also exploring broader connections to literary criticism, environmental history and justice, ecocriticism, feminist studies, and new media studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Oaks Of California

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ISBN : MINN:31951D00905822X
Genre : Nature
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Before The Wilderness

Author : Thomas C. Blackburn
ISBN : WISC:89073155343
Genre : Nature
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Category: Nature