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Becoming centaur : eighteenth-century masculinity and English horsemanship
Mattfeld, Monica, 1982- author
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2017]
William Cavendish and Hobbesian horsemanship -- Riding houses and polite equestrianism -- Astley's amphitheatre -- Henry William Bunbury and the mock manuals of horsemanship.

"Explores the history of horse-human relationships over the long eighteenth century, and how these relationships in turn influenced performances of gender. Examines the agential influence of horses in their riders' lives, horses on stage and the early circus, and the politicization of human-animal being"--
Baker Berry SF284.G7 M38 2017

John Yeon landscape : design, conservation, activism
edited by Randy Gragg; photography by Susan Seubert; essays by Bowen Blair and Kenneth I. Helphand
New York : Andrea Monfried Editions, 2017
John Yeon (1910-1994) devoted his life to designing and preserving the spectacular terrain of the Pacific Northwest. John Yeon Landscape explores his roles as planner, landscape architect, and conservation activist. The son of a lumber baron who raised the money for and oversaw the construction of one of America's first scenic highways, the Columbia River Gorge Highway, Yeon tackled conservation causes with the eye of a landscape designer. He single-handedly protected two of the most prominent features of the Oregon Coast: Neahkahnie Mountain and Chapman Point. Stemming from an intimate understanding of both landscape and the timber business, Yeon's writing and advocacy played an important role in the establishment of Olympic National Park. And in the Columbia River Gorge, he led a national committee dedicated to its conservation as well as buying 78 acres of land there, transforming it into the Shire. This private, picturesque landscape showcased the beauty of the gorge and even served as the birthplace of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Act. Exhibition: Portland Art Museum, Portland, USA (13.05. - 03.09.2017).
Sherman SB470.54.O74 J64 2017

A thousand deer : four generations of hunting and the hill country
Bass, Rick, 1958- author
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2013
My naturalist mother -- Records -- The other Fort Worth Basses -- On Willow Creek -- Deer camp -- This year's hunt -- The deer pasture -- The silent language -- A Texas childhood -- Colter's Creek buck -- Aoudads -- Mary Katherine's first deer.
Baker Berry SK17.B38 A3 2013

How to tame a fox (and build a dog) : visionary scientists and a Siberian tale of jump-started evolution
Dugatkin, Lee Alan, 1962- author
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2017]
Prologue: Why can't a fox be more like a dog? -- A bold idea -- Fire-breathing dragons no more -- Ember's tail -- Dream -- Happy family -- Delicate interactions -- The word and its meaning -- An SOS -- Clever as a fox -- The commotion in the genes.

"Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But, despite appearances, these are not dogs-they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken-imagine speeding up thousands of years of evolution into a few decades. In 1959, biologists Dmitri Belyaev and Lyudmila Trut set out to do just that, by starting with a few dozen silver foxes from fox farms in the USSR and attempting to recreate the evolution of wolves into dogs in real time in order to witness the process of domestication. This is the extraordinary, untold story of this remarkable undertaking. Most accounts of the natural evolution of wolves place it over a span of about 15,000 years, but within a decade, Belyaev and Trut’s fox breeding experiments had resulted in puppy-like foxes with floppy ears, piebald spots, and curly tails. Along with these physical changes came genetic and behavioral changes, as well. The foxes were bred using selection criteria for tameness, and with each generation, they became increasingly interested in human companionship. Trut has been there the whole time, and has been the lead scientist on this work since Belyaev's death in 1985, and with Lee Dugatkin, biologist and science writer, she tells the story of the adventure, science, politics, and love behind it all. In How to Tame a Fox, Dugatkin and Trut take us inside this path-breaking experiment in the midst of the brutal winters of Siberia to reveal how scientific history is made and continues to be made today. To date, fifty-six generations of foxes have been domesticated, and we continue to learn significant lessons from them about the genetic and behavioral evolution of domesticated animals. How to Tame a Fox offers an incredible tale of scientists at work, while also celebrating the deep attachments that have brought humans and animals together throughout time" --Inside jacket.
Baker Berry SF405.F8 D84 2017

Fisheries of the United States
U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Commercial Fisheries
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Commercial Fisheries
Library Depository SH11 .F5

Where the animals go : tracking wildlife with technology in 50 maps and graphics
Cheshire, James, author
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2017
For thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints. Now satellites, drones, camera traps, cellphone networks, and accelerometers reveal the natural world as never before. Where the Animals Go is the first book to offer a comprehensive, data-driven portrait of how creatures like ants, otters, owls, turtles, and sharks navigate the world. Based on pioneering research by scientists at the forefront of the animal-tracking revolution, James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti's stunning, four-color charts and maps tell fascinating stories of animal behavior. These astonishing infographics explain how warblers detect incoming storms using sonic vibrations, how baboons make decisions, and why storks prefer garbage dumps to wild forage; they follow pythons racing through the Everglades, a lovelorn wolf traversing the Alps, and humpback whales visiting undersea mountains. Where the Animals Go is a triumph of technology, data science, and design, bringing broad perspective and intimate detail to our understanding of the animal kingdom.--Provided by Publisher.
On Reserve at Kresge SK282 .C44 2017

Lives of the great gardeners
Anderton, Stephen, author
London : Thames & Hudson Ltd., 2016
Gardens of ideas: Wen Zhengming : nature gently re-imagined ; Hachijo Toshihito and Hachijo Toshitada : precise control of plants and people ; William Kent : creator of the painterly picturesque ; Henry Hoare : Stourhead and Claudian idyll ; Friedrich Franz of Anhalt-Dessau : Enlightenment ruler and passionate gardener ; Thomas Jefferson : president and scientific plant pioneer ; Ian Hamilton Finlay : poet, artist, and literary gardener ; Sir Roy Strong : allusion and autobiography at the Laskett ; Charles Jencks : interpreter in landforms of theories of the cosmos ; Alexander Reford : champion of the conceptual -- Gardens of straight lines: André Le Nôtre : arranger of exquisite geometric illusions ; William Nesfield : the military approach to vistas and avenues ; Sir Edwin Lutyens : 'By measure we must live' ; Lawrence Johnston : designing with vistas and enclosed spaces ; Russell Page : master of scale and composition ; Nicole de Vésian : topiary Mediterranean style ; Penelope Hobhouse : Renaissance principles in a modern idiom ; Christopher Bradley-Hole : harmony through order and pure proportions ; Fernando Caruncho : light, water, and the language of geometry -- Gardens of curves: Lancelot 'Capability' Brown : ideal landscapes on a grand scale ; Humphry Repton : scenic alterations and pictorial inclinations ; Frederick Law Olmsted : designeing for urban life and public enjoyment ; Edna Walling : an arts and crafts gardener in Australia ; Thomas Church : a modernist maker of gardens for people ; Alan Bloom : developer of island beds and popular plants ; Roberto Burle Marx : graphic forms and native flora in Brazil ; John Brookes : the room outside ; James van Sweden : modern, naturalistic gardens -- Gardens of plantsmanship: William Robinson : father of naturalistic flower gardening ; Claude Monet : painting with plants ; Gertrude Jekyll : arranging colours in a harmonious whole ; Vita Sackville-West : formality of design and informality of planting ; Mien Ruys : experimenter with new materials and plants ; Graham Stuart Thomas : conserver of old plants and gardens ; Lelia Caetani : a profusion of plants among the ruins ; Rosemary Verey : international yet domestic grandeur ; Christopher Lloyd : adventurous and innovative gardener at Great Dixter ; Beth Chatto : the right plant in the right place ; Piet Oudolf : pioneer of new perspectives in planting design ; Steve Martino : naturalistic planting in desert gardens.

Throughout history great gardeners have risen from all walks of life. What they all have in common is the ability to take an idea and develop it in a new manner relevant to their times. The book is divided into several sections. 'Gardens of Ideas' moves from the politically allusive gardens of 18th-century England made by men such as William Kent, to Charles Jencks' Scottish garden inspired by 21st-century cosmography. 'Gardens of Straight Lines' explores the lives of the great formalist gardeners, from Le Notre at Versailles to the rational English minimalism of contemporary designer Christopher Bradley-Hole. 'Gardens of Curves' begins with that great exponent of the English landscape garden, 'Capability' Brown, and leads to the extraordinary Brazilian designer Roberto Burle Marx. Finally, 'Gardens of Plantsmanship' moves from the father of naturalistic planting, William Robinson, to the sweeping prairies of New York's favourite Dutch designer, Piet Oudolf. With an outstanding text by the award-winning gardens writer Stephen Anderton, this book will appeal to garden lovers everywhere. --
Sherman SB469.9 .A53 2016