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Climate and Culture Change in North America AD ...
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Climate change is today's news, but it isn't a new phenomenon. Centuries-long cycles of heating and cooling are well documented for Europe and the North Atlantic. These variations in climate, including the Medieval Warm Period (MWP), AD 900 to 1300, and the early centuries of the Little Ice Age (LIA), AD 1300 to 1600, had a substantial impact on the cultural history of Europe. In this pathfinding volume, William C. Foster marshals extensive evidence that the heating and cooling of the MWP and LIA also occurred in North America and significantly affected the cultural history of Native peoples of the American Southwest, Southern Plains, and Southeast. Correlating climate change data with studies of archaeological sites across the Southwest, Southern Plains, and Southeast, Foster presents the first comprehensive overview of how Native American societies responded to climate variations over seven centuries. He describes how, as in Europe, the MWP ushered in a cultural renaissance, during which population levels surged and Native peoples substantially intensified agriculture, constructed monumental architecture, and produced sophisticated works of art. Foster follows the rise of three dominant cultural centers-Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, Cahokia on the middle Mississippi River, and Casas Grandes in northwestern Chihuahua, Mexico-that reached population levels comparable to those of London and Paris. Then he shows how the LIA reversed the gains of the MWP as population levels and agricultural production sharply declined; Chaco Canyon, Cahokia, and Casas Grandes collapsed; and dozens of smaller villages also collapsed or became fortresses. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Lenz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015304/bk_acx0_015304_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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10 Short Stories from the Dogman, Volume 5 , Hö...
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This book is a collection of 10 short stories that have been taken from my book Dog Tales: 60 True Doggy Stories of Loyalty, Heroism and Devotion. As a naturalist, wildlife photographer, and also a dog owner all my life, it never ceases to amaze me the incredible connection we have with our canine companions. With dogs, you get back what you put in, just as you do with your human relationships. Dogs, however, show more ability to forgive the cruelty and indiscretion of ignorant people; well, at least that's what I have observed. As the old saying goes, "No such thing as a bad dog, just a bad owner", and this I believe with all my heart. All my dogs have been rescue dogs taken from lives of abandonment and often cruelty. With patience, love, and stability, all of my dogs have shown loyalty and love way beyond any human should deserve. They've taught me so much, and my life without them would be so much poorer. The stories in this series of books will hopefully make you laugh, cry, and be proud to be a dog owner. Please remember this budget-priced book is just a small sample of the complete volume Dog Tales, which is also available in audio. If you enjoy my stories I'd really appreciate it if you could leave an honest review. Thanks J. Hodges, aka The Dogman Stories include: "The Bounding Beagle" "Katie's Dog" "Tomorrow Is Another Day" "Who Picks Who? " "The Real Indiana Jones" "Chihuahua Love" "A Marine's Final Goodbye" "The Society of Dogs" "Swimming Against the Tide" "The Godfather" 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patricia Mary Hoeksema. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090451/bk_acx0_090451_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Governance and Society in Colonial Mexico
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This book is a richly detailed examination of social interaction in the city of Chihuahua, a major silver mining center of colonial Mexico. Founded at the beginning of the eighteenth century, the city attracted people from all over New Spain, all summoned 'by the voices of the mines of Chihuahua.' The author shows how abstract relationships of class, political subordination, ethnicity, and gender took concrete form in the daily life of the diverse people of Chihuahua. Reviews 'Martin's well-written social history . . . is modest in length, but it is packed with insights and observations that will be useful both to scholars interested in other Mexican regions and to those who study early modern social relations in other settings. . . . Immensely informative and interesting . . . this rich volume will undoubtedly be influential for years to come.' — American Historical Review 'Extremely readable and impressively researched . . . this is an ambitious and deeply analytical study. . . . Among the work's many virtues are the clarity and unpretentiousness of its style, its insightfulness (without over-theorizing), and its sensitivity to its sources.' — Latin American Studies 'Martin has given us a fine study of an eighteenth-century Mexican mining town. It is a work of painstaking scholarship, soft-spoken but with hard theoretical edges, written with clarity, economy, and grace.' — Canadian Journal of History

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New Mexico's Royal Road
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The arrival of Missourian William Becknell's party at Santa Fé in 1821 ushered in the era of the annual 'Santa Fé trade' between the United States and the Mexican settlements to the south and opened the famous route known as the Santa Fé Trail. Of even greater significance, but largely overlooked today, is the fact that it also opened a road from the United States connecting with a major Mexican high way, for Santa Fé was the terminus of the 1,600-mile Camino Real, the 'King's Highway,' stretching southward to Chihuahua and the interior cities of Mexico. Over this Royal Road between Santa Fe and Chihuahua lumbered the caravans of the Santa Fe traders, who exchanged American dry goods and hardware for Mexican silver and mules. Over it, too, traveled Colonel Doniphan's Missouri Volunteers, bent on establishing the boundary of Texas at the Río Grande. Indeed, without this main artery of travel, the history of both the United States and Mexico might have been vastly different. This book tells the exciting story of the Chihuahua Trail, of the volume and value of the frontier commerce, its peculiar trade practices, the risks of the road, and the government controls exercised by both countries. But, more than that, it tells of the traders themselves and their influence on the government and citizenry of New Mexico, an influence strong enough to destroy that province's will to resist when the Mexican War broke out in 1846, and of their role in the war and their importance in making New Mexico into an American territory. Max L. Moorhead was professor of history at the University of Oklahoma and editor of the Santa Fe trader Josiah Gregg's classic account COMMERCE OF THE PRAIRIES, published by the University of Oklahoma Press. Mark L. Gardner is the editor of BROTHERS ON THE SANTA FE AND CHIHUAHUA TRAILS: EDWARD JAMES GLASGOW AND WILLIAM HENRY GLASGOW, 1846-1848.

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Trincheras Sites in Time Space
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The intriguing hilltop archaeological sites known as ?cerros de trincheras span almost three millennia, from 1250 BC to AD 1450. Archaeologists have long viewed them as a unitary phenomenon because they all have masonry architecture and occur mostly on low volcanic peaks. Scattered across the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, these sites received little comprehensive research until the 1980s. This first volume in the Amerind Studies in Archaeology series from the Amerind Foundation documents considerable variability among trincheras sites with respect to age, geographic location, and cultural affiliation.This multi-author volume integrates a remarkable body of new data representing a textbook-like array of current research issues and methodologies in the archaeology of the region. Scholars from the United States and Mexico offer original research on trincheras sites in Chihuahua, Sonora, Arizona, and New Mexico. Scales of focus range from intensive intrasite sampling to the largest contiguous survey in the region. Authors incorporate spatial analyses, artifact studies, environmental and subsistence data, ethnographic analogs, ethnohistorical records, cross-cultural comparisons, archaeology, and archival resources. Contributors present meticulous research arguing that many trincheras sites were primarily used for habitation and ceremonial rites, in addition to previously predominant views of them as defensive refuges. Because trincheras occupations date from the late pre-ceramic era to shortly before Spanish contact, authors relate them to early forms of agriculture, the emergence of village life, the appearance of differentiated settlement systems, and tendencies toward political and ritual centralization. Detailed maps and figures illustrate the text, and close-up aerial photographs capture the visual essence of the sites, highlighted by a section that includes color photographs and an essay by renowned photographer Adriel Heisey. CONTENTS Foreword by John Ware Preface M. Elisa Villalpando, Suzanne K. Fish, and Paul R. Fish 1. Introduction Paul R. Fish, Suzanne K. Fish, and M. Elisa Villalpando 2. Cerros de Trincheras in Northwestern Chihuahua: Arguments for Defense Robert J. Hard and John R. Roney 3. Tumamoc Hill and the Early Pioneer Period Occupation of the Tucson Basin Henry Wallace, Paul Fish, and Suzanne Fish 4. Cerros de Trincheras in Southern Arizona: Review and Current Status of the Deba Christian E. Downum 5. Excavations at Cerro de Trincheras Randall H. McGuire and M. Elisa Villalpando 6. Regional Heartlands and Transregional Trends Suzanne K. Fish and Paul R. Fish 7. Delineating Hilltop Settlement Systems in West Central Arizona, AD 1100--1400 David Wilcox, Judith Taylor, Joseph Vogel, and J. Scott Wood 8. Crafting of Places: Mesoamerican Monumentality in Cerros de Trincheras and Other Hilltop Sites Ben A. Nelson 9. Concluding Observations: Perspectives from the Hill Towns of Oaxaca Stephen A. Kowalewski Photographing Trincheras Sites Adriel Heisey Bibliography Index About the Contributors

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DOGS
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WINNER of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award®. WINNER of the 2016 International Book Awards. 'The writing was captivating and made learning fun while the illustrations were creative, artistic, and beautiful. This combination will surely spark more interest in children while creating a lifetime memory.' - Jordan P., Princeton, NJ Each dog breed profile has all the elements of a good story: memorable characters, excitement, cliff-hangers, humor and a satisfying ending. Readers learn not only about the dog breed and whether it's right for their family, they read tales of hero dogs, and also absorb history, geography and popular culture. Unique Illustrations The book is beautifully illustrated with photos of each breed on a different, painted background. A real treat for the eyes that complements the text. No other dog book has pictures like these. A Book for All Ages This book is just right for age 9 and up to read by themselves; or younger kids to be read to. You and your own parents will also love this book. A guide to pronunciation is given for the more difficult breed names. The Most Recognizable and Popular Dog Breeds This book profiles 20 of the most recognizable and popular dog breeds today, discussing their behavior... their size... whether or not they are good with children... how the breed helps people... heroic deeds of the various breeds... famous dogs of a particular breed... famous people (such as Presidents) who owned the breed... and the origin of each breed. Here is the list of dog breeds covered: Beagle Bloodhound Boxer Chihuahua Cocker Spaniel Collie Corgi Dachshund Dalmatian German Shepherd Golden Retriever Great Dane Jack Russell Terrier Labrador Retriever Poodle Saint Bernard Schnauzer Siberian Husky West Highland White Terrier (Westie) Yorkshire Terrier Designed for Browsing The book is designed for browsing; that is, the breeds are not in alphabetical order, but ordered to highlight the differences among the breeds. A table of contents and an alphabetical index are provided, if you want to go straight to a particular breed. Jobs with Dogs There is also a section, 'Jobs with dogs,' for the young person who would like to work with dogs when he/she grows up. Some jobs you can even do as a teenager! The Author and Illustrator The author, Eve Heidi Bine-Stock, wrote the three-volume series, 'How to Write a Children's Picture Book.' The illustrator, Jean Batzell Fitzgerald, is well-known for her unique dog art. Scroll up and click 'Add to Cart' now!

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The Mexican-American War (Vol. 1&2)
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This eBook edition of 'The Mexican-American War' has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. This two-volume edition was written by an American historian Justin Harvey Smith, specialist on the Mexican-American War. For his exceptional work Smith was awarded with Pulitzer Prize for History.Aseveryone understands, the conflict with Mexico has been almost entirely eclipsed by the greater wars following it. But in the field of thought mere size does not count for much; and while the number of troops and the lists of casualties give the present subject little comparative importance, it has ample grounds for claiming attention. Contents: Mexico and the Mexicans The Political Education of Mexico The Relations between the United States and Mexico, 1825-1843 The Relations between the United States and Mexico, 1843-1846 The Mexican Attitude on the Eve of War The American Attitude on the Eve of War The Preliminaries of the Conflict Palo Alto and Resaca de Guerrero The United States Meets the Crisis The Chosen Leaders Advance Taylor Sets out for Saltillo Monterey Saltillo, Parras, and Tampico Santa Fe Chihuahua The California Question The Conquest of California The Genesis of Two Campaigns Santa Anna Prepares to Strike Buena Vista Behind the Scenes at Mexico Vera Cruz Cerro Gordo Puebla On to the Capital Contreras and Churubusco Negotiations Molino del Rey, Chapultepec and Mexico Final Military Operations The Naval Operations The Americans as Conquerors Peace The Finances of the War The War in American Politics The Foreign Relations of the War

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The U.S.-Mexican War (Vol. 1&2)
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This two-volume edition was written by an American historian Justin Harvey Smith, specialist on the Mexican-American War. For his exceptional work Smith was awarded with Pulitzer Prize for History.Aseveryone understands, the conflict with Mexico has been almost entirely eclipsed by the greater wars following it. But in the field of thought mere size does not count for much; and while the number of troops and the lists of casualties give the present subject little comparative importance, it has ample grounds for claiming attention. Contents: Mexico and the Mexicans The Political Education of Mexico The Relations between the United States and Mexico, 1825-1843 The Relations between the United States and Mexico, 1843-1846 The Mexican Attitude on the Eve of War The American Attitude on the Eve of War The Preliminaries of the Conflict Palo Alto and Resaca de Guerrero The United States Meets the Crisis The Chosen Leaders Advance Taylor Sets out for Saltillo Monterey Saltillo, Parras, and Tampico Santa Fe Chihuahua The California Question The Conquest of California The Genesis of Two Campaigns Santa Anna Prepares to Strike Buena Vista Behind the Scenes at Mexico Vera Cruz Cerro Gordo Puebla On to the Capital Contreras and Churubusco Negotiations Molino del Rey, Chapultepec and Mexico Final Military Operations The Naval Operations The Americans as Conquerors Peace The Finances of the War The War in American Politics The Foreign Relations of the War

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Governance and Society in Colonial Mexico
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This book is a richly detailed examination of social interaction in the city of Chihuahua, a major silver mining center of colonial Mexico. Founded at the beginning of the eighteenth century, the city attracted people from all over New Spain, all summoned 'by the voices of the mines of Chihuahua.' The author shows how abstract relationships of class, political subordination, ethnicity, and gender took concrete form in the daily life of the diverse people of Chihuahua. Reviews 'Martin's well-written social history . . . is modest in length, but it is packed with insights and observations that will be useful both to scholars interested in other Mexican regions and to those who study early modern social relations in other settings. . . . Immensely informative and interesting . . . this rich volume will undoubtedly be influential for years to come.' — American Historical Review 'Extremely readable and impressively researched . . . this is an ambitious and deeply analytical study. . . . Among the work's many virtues are the clarity and unpretentiousness of its style, its insightfulness (without over-theorizing), and its sensitivity to its sources.' — Latin American Studies 'Martin has given us a fine study of an eighteenth-century Mexican mining town. It is a work of painstaking scholarship, soft-spoken but with hard theoretical edges, written with clarity, economy, and grace.' — Canadian Journal of History

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