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A Crash in the Night By Mary Ann Steiner et al.
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The illustrations in this book describe a wildlife encounter. Wild animals, like people, have challenges in life. They are adaptable and inventive, and they find new ways of solving problems to help... More > them survive. As you turn the pages, describe what you see. How would you solve this wildlife challenge?< Less
Wyoming Wildlife: A Natural History By Paul Johnsgard
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This book surveys Wyoming’s mammal, bird, reptile, and amphibian faunas. In addition to introducing the state’s geography, geology, climate, and major ecosystems, it provides 65... More > biological profiles of 72 mammal species, 195 profiles of 196 birds, 9 profiles of 12 reptiles, and 6 profiles of 9 amphibians. There are also species lists of Wyoming’s 117 mammals, 445 birds, 22 reptiles, and 12 amphibians. Also included are descriptions of nearly 50 national and state properties, including parks, forests, preserves, and other public-access natural areas in Wyoming. The book includes a text of more than 150,000 words, nearly 700 references, a glossary of 115 biological terms, nearly 50 maps and line drawings by the author, and 33 color photographs by Thomas D. Mangelsen.< Less
Envisioning New Switzerland: A Founding Document for the Swiss Colonists at Vevay, Indiana By Ellen Stepleton
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During one of the most tumultuous decades in Swiss history, a small group of Vaudois republicans chose to secure their children’s familial, cultural and spiritual patrimony by relocating to the... More > New World. In April 1800, at Le Chenit in the Vallée de Joux, five families framed a compact to organize a communal settlement in the Northwest Territory. Recently discovered, their pact is presented here in its original French and in English translation, along with an accompanying letter; additionally, another letter and an English translation of the compact as prepared by Jean Jaques Dufour in 1801 is supplied. Dufour is considered a founding father of American viticulture, and the Swiss settlers at Vevay, Indiana the first to succeed as commercial winemakers in the territorial United States. Scholars interested in founding documents, early American communes, commercial enterprises, cultural assimilation, and Swiss history in the Napoleonic era may find these documents intriguing.< Less
The Carnivores of Agate Fossil Beds National Monument By Robert M. Hunt, Jr. et al.
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In 1981 University of Nebraska paleontologists came upon an unexpected concentration of carnivore dens at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument in north­west Nebraska. The discovery of bones of... More > Miocene beardogs, mustelids, and canids in their burrows was an exceptional event. Survey and excavation (1981–1990) established that six species of carnivores had, over time, occupied the dens with traces of their prey: juvenile and adult oreodonts, camels, and a neonatal rhinoceros. At least nine individuals of the wolf-like beardog Daphoenodon superbus, the most common carnivore, were identified. The carnivores found together in the dens represent a moment in time—the oldest carnivore den community yet discovered with remains of predators, their prey, and their ecology in evidence. Dated at 22 to 23 Ma (million years), the den complex provided scientists with the oldest documented evidence of carnivore denning behavior.< Less
From Lace to Chains. The Making of a Print By Alison Stewart
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How have printed works of art changed over time? Do printmakers today work with the same materials and techniques that printmakers used centuries ago? And does printmaking involve the same... More > motivations, concerns, or methods of distribution today as it did in the past? These were questions asked by University of Nebraska–Lincoln students in a history of prints class in the School of Art, Art History & Design taught by Hixson-Lied Professor of Art History Alison Stewart during fall semester 2018. For this curatorial project, students selected one set of old master prints (by Wenceslas Hollar) and one modern print (Rozeal's "El Oso Me Preguntó") from Sheldon’s collection, each created with different techniques and for different purposes but with a shared focus on fashion trends of the day. Student curators were Nadria Beale, Ashley Owens, Stella Bernadt, K C Peters, Mariah Livingston, Natalie Platel, Megan Loughran, Ali Syafie, Hannah Maakestad, and Emma Vinchur.< Less
Wyoming’s Ucross Ranch: Its Birds, History, and Natural Environment By Paul Johnsgard & Jacqueline Canterbury
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This book profiles 60 of the most abundant, characteristic, and interesting birds that are regularly reported from the 20,000-acre Ucross Ranch and the adjacent Powder River Basin of northeastern... More > Wyoming. Ucross is a textbook example of the prairie grassland/ shrubland habitat type referred to as the sagebrush steppe, a landscape that is an icon of Wyoming’s vast open spaces. We focus especially on those species that occur year-round or are present as breeders during the summer months, and we place emphasis on a unique group of sagebrush steppe–adapted birds. We provide information on each profiled species’ identification, voice, status, and habitats. An introduction describes the history of the Ucross Ranch, followed by essays on the natural environment and habitats of the ranch, including the characteristic sagebrush steppe and its associated bird species. There are 60 color bird photographs, a map of the vegetation communities in the Great Plains, and a Bird Checklist of the Ucross Ranch.< Less
Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium By University of Nebraska
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University of Nebraska Information Technology Services (NU ITS) and University of Nebraska Online (NU Online) present an education and technology symposium each spring. The Innovation in Pedagogy and... More > Technology Symposium provides University of Nebraska (NU) faculty and staff the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized experts, share their experiences and learn from the initiatives of colleagues from across the system. Technology has forever changed the landscape of higher education and continues to do so—often at a rapid pace. At the University of Nebraska, we strive to embrace technology to enhance both teaching and learning, to provide key support systems and meet institutional goals.< Less
We Survived ... At Last I Speak By Leon Malmed
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This is the true story of Leon’s and his sister Rachel’s escape from the Holocaust in Occupied France. In 1942 gendarmes arrested Leon’s parents as Jews, and two French neighbors... More > generously offered to watch the children “until they returned.” Leon’s parents never returned, so their downstairs neighbors, Henri and Suzanne Ribouleau, gave Leon and Rachel a home and sheltered them through roundups, threats, air raids, and privations war. The courage, sympathy, and dedication of the Ribouleaus stood in strong contrast to the collaborations of the French authorities. Leon and Rachel each came to America after the war, but kept their strongest family ties to “Papa Henri and Maman Suzanne,” whom Yad Vashem honored in 1977 as “Righteous Among the Nations”. Leon’s story speaks at last of the courage and love that sustained him, against a backdrop of tragedy, fear, prejudice, and the greatest moral outrage of the modern era. It is a story of goodness surviving evil again and again and again.< Less
Accounting for Agent Heterogeneity in Market and Policy Analysis By Konstantinos Giannakas
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This book presents a multi-market framework of market and policy analysis that explicitly accounts for the empirically relevant heterogeneity in consumer preferences and producer characteristics. The... More > explicit consideration of consumer and producer heterogeneity represents a significant departure from the representative consumer and producer that have been at the center of most of the literature on market and policy analysis, and enables the distributional impacts of changes in market conditions and policies to be fully identified. The framework is used to analyze the system-wide market and welfare impacts of a number of changes in market conditions (like changes in consumer preferences, costs and market structure) and policies (like subsidies and taxes) on one of the products in the system. Consistent with a priori expectations, the use of the framework unveils impacts masked by the conventional market and policy analysis.< Less
Minutes & Seconds: The Scientists By Patrick Aievoli
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Life is a sequence — and we go from one event to another. I am fascinated by the patterns developed by that sequence, the “what if?” moments that occur once those patterns are... More > recognized. The illustrations for this book are of individuals who represent the points on a line of events in scientific discovery. In some cases they are tangential, and in some cases sequential. The patterns address the problem of “how we got to where we are in regards to the current use (and abuse) of technology in our lives.” Patterns will always amaze me, but they do propose a larger force at work. One day we will all find out what that force is and what the plan was that they had in mind. And I do firmly believe there was or is a plan because as Einstein also supposedly said “I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice.”< Less