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Recommended Titles about the Haida Native Americans in Swem
A Story as Sharp as a Knife by Robert BringhurstThe Haida world is a misty archipelago a hundred stormy miles off the coasts of British Columbia and Alaska. For more than a thousand years before the Europeans came, a great culture flourished on these islands. In 1900 and 1901 the linguist and ethnographer John Swanton took dictation from the last traditional Haida-speaking storytellers,nbsp;poets, and historians. Robert Bringhurst worked for many years with these manuscripts, and here he brings them to life in the English language. A Story as Sharp as a Knife brings a lifetime of passion and a broad array of skills—humanistic, scientific, and poetic—to focus on a rich and powerful tradition that the world has long ignored.
Call Number: E99 .H2 B734 2000
Publication Date: 2000-11-01
The Raven Steals the Light by Bill Reid (Illustrator); Robert Bringhurst; Claude Lévi-StraussThis new edition of a collaboration between one of the finest living artists in North America and one of Canada's finest poets includes a new introduction by the distinguished anthropologist Claude L#65533;vi-Strauss. Ten masterful, complex drawings by Bill Reid and ten tales demonstrate the richness and range of Haida mythology, from bawdy yet profound tales of the trickster Raven to poignant, imagistic narratives of love and its complications in a world where animals speak, dreams come real, and demigods, monsters, and men live side by side.
Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions and Discoveries of the 17th Century by Michael WindelspechtThe 17th century was a time of transition for the study of science and mathematics. The technological achievements of this time directly impacted both society and the future of science. This reference resource explores the major scientific and mathematical milestones of this era, and examines them from both their scientific and sociological perspectives. Over fifty entries, arranged alphabetically, illustrate how this was a time marking the first wide-spread application of experimentation and mathematics to the study of science--an exciting time brought to life through this unique exploration. Students will find not only the familiar names like Galileo and Newton who are well-recognized for their contributions in science, but they will also encounter the names of lesser-known scientists and inventors who challenged long-held doctrines and beliefs. The contributions of the scientists, mathemeticians, and inventors of the 17th century would have a significant impact on the course of science into modern times. This impact is explored in detail to provide an understanding of how scientific study affects everyday life and how it evolves to provide a better understanding of our world.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2001-11-30
Bachelors of Science by Naomi ZackTakes the reader through a tour of the lives, times, and writings of such key bachelors of Science as Bacon, Descartes, Newton, and Gassendi. This book situates these empiricist philosophers and their canonical reputations within the larger framework of the de facto 'masculinization of science' and 'scientizing of masculinity' in the 17th century.
Call Number: B801 .Z33 1996
Publication Date: 1996-05-10
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