Forgotten Fires — Native Americans and the Transient Wilderness

Stewart, Omer C. Forgotten Fires — Native Americans and the Transient Wilderness. Edited and with Introductions by Henry T. Lewis and M. Kat Anderson. 2002. University of Oklahoma Press.

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Life Among the Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims

Winnemucca, Sarah (Thocmentony). Life Among the Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims. Self-published, 1883. Edited by Mary Peabody Mann.

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6 Dec 2007, 4:11pm
Policy
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National Forests at a Crossroads

Marker, John F. National Forests at a Crossroads. National Forestry, Spring 2007.

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5 Dec 2007, 5:04pm
Native Cultures
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Paradigm Shifts, Rock Art Studies, and the “Coso Sheep Cult” of Eastern California

Garfinkel, Alan P. Paradigm Shifts, Rock Art Studies, and the “Coso Sheep Cult” of Eastern California. North American Archaeologist, Spring 2007.

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4 Dec 2007, 2:16pm
Forest and Fire Sciences Management Policy
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Testimony of John A. Helms before the US Senate, Oct 2007

Testimony of Dr. John A. Helms: Responses to Questions for the Record
Following Sept 24, 2007, Hearings by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

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4 Dec 2007, 10:32am
Cultivated Landscapes
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Population nucleation, intensive agriculture, and environmental degradation: The Cahokia example

Woods, William I. Population nucleation, intensive agriculture, and environmental degradation: The Cahokia example. Agriculture and Human Values 21: 255–261, 2004.

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2 Dec 2007, 9:28pm
Cultivated Landscapes Cultural Landscapes
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1491–New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

Mann, Charles C. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus. 2005. Alfred E. Knopf.

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What is the Forest Service doing right and what is it doing wrong?

Speech by James D. Petersen, Executive Director, The Evergreen Foundation and Publisher, Evergreen Magazine,

at the USDA Forest Service Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs Conference, Embassy Suites Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona November 18, 2003.

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Twilight of the Mammoths: Ice Age Extinctions and the Rewilding of America

Martin, Paul S., Emeritus Professor of Geosciences, Desert Laboratory, University of Arizona. 2005.

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1 Dec 2007, 3:38pm
Holocene Botany Holocene Climates
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After the Ice Age: The Return of Life to Glaciated North America

Pielou, E.C., 1991. Univ. Chicago Press.

Dr. Pielou holds Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from the University of London. She has been a professor at the Yale School of Forestry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, and the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, as well as holding a variety of guest lectureship positions. In 1984 she was awarded the Lawson Medal of the Canadian Botanical Association and in 1986 she won the Eminent Ecologist Award of the Ecological Society of America. The ESA has also established the E.C. Pielou Award, a competitive award made annually to a graduate student or recent Ph.D. graduate based on overall quality of the student’s scientific contribution to statistical ecology.

Dr. E. C. Pielou is widely credited for inventing mathematical ecology. Mathematical ecology involves the quantification and statistical analysis of natural phenomena. Dr. Pielou’s book, Introduction to Mathematical Ecology (1969), ushered in that scientific discipline.

In After the Ice Age, Dr. Pielou describes the ecological changes that have occurred in North America over the last 20,000 years, our geologically brief respite from the Ice Ages, and the growing neoglaciation taking place in the Holocene.

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Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery

Imbrie, John and Katherine Palmer Imbrie. 1986. Harvard University Press.

One of the founders of modern paleooceanography, John Imbrie is (2004) the Henry L. Doherty Professor of Oceanography Emeritus at Brown. In addition to more than 60 articles in scientific journals dealing with the Earth’s past climate, Imbrie has published four books, including Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery, which he wrote with his daughter Katherine, and which won the 1976 Phi Beta Kappa prize.

Dr. Imbrie was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1978, and in 1981 was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of America, the American Philosophical Society, the American Meteorological Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In addition to the Vetlesen Prize, Imbrie was honored with the American Geophysical Union’s Maurice Ewing Medal in 1986, the Lyell Medal for Geology of the Geological Society of London in 1991, the Vega Medal of the Swedish Society of Anthropology and Geography in 1999, and the Milankovic Medal in 2003.

John Imbrie was a member of the team that vindicated the work of Milutin Milankovic by demonstrating that changes in the geometry of the Earth-Sun system did indeed pace the glacial cycles of the Pleistocene.

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13 Nov 2007, 10:57pm
Principles Restoration Forestry
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Testimony of Dr. Wallace Covington before US Senate, July 2002

Testimony of Dr. William Wallace Covington
regarding the Wildland Firefighting and National Fire Plan
before the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Tuesday, July 16, 2002

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13 Nov 2007, 6:48pm
Principles Restoration Forestry
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Protecting Communities And Saving Forests–Solving the Wildfire Crisis Through Restoration Forestry

Bonnicksen, Thomas M., Professor Emeritus of Forest Science at Texas A&M University, Visiting Scholar at The Forest Foundation, recipient of the Bush Excellence in Public Service Award for Texas A&M University Faculty. 2007. The Forest Foundation.

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11 Nov 2007, 6:57pm
Cultural Landscapes
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America’s Ancient Forests–From the Ice Age to the Age of Discovery

Bonnicksen, Thomas M., Professor Emeritus of Forest Science at Texas A&M University, Visiting Scholar at The Forest Foundation, recipient of the Bush Excellence in Public Service Award for Texas A&M University Faculty. 2000. John Wiley and Sons.

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Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California’s Natural Resources

Anderson, M. Kat, Lecturer in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis; Associate Ecologist at the Agricultural Experimental Station at the University of California, Davis; and a faculty member in the Graduate Group in Ecology at the University of California, Davis. 2005. Univ. Calif. Press.

Tending the Wild was winner of the 2007 Mary W. Klinger Book Award from the Society for Economic Botany.

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