Books for animal and nature lovers!
“A skillfully written, well-informed, and accessible reverie on the nature of life on Earth, both fascinating and highly recommended.”—Susan Waggoner, Foreword Reviews
“Life comes in countless variations, yet all are based on the same biological principles. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas loves them all—from lichens to fungi and from crocodiles to primates—and puts us on a time machine to go back to the turns evolution has taken, many of them surprising, and one of them leading to us.”—Frans de Waal, author of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
“Visit Shaver’s Creek. Observe. Write. Like exquisite footprints meandering along a muddy shore, the ‘best of’ pieces in this ten-year compendium track the fascinating merging of mind and matter, words and wildness, people and place. After reading these reflections by scientists, local writers, and visiting authors, Shaver’s Creek has become meaningful—and even a little magical—to me, and I hope that this book will inspire similar long-term ecological reflections projects in other special places.”—Cheryll Glotfelty, coeditor of The Bioregional Imagination: Literature, Ecology, and Place
Books in the Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures series share a fascination not only with the importance of animals in human life, but also with how thinking about animals can give us insights into human cultures, in different temporal and geographical contexts. Series editor Nigel Rothfels talks with us about the latest book in the series, The Hidden Life of Life by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, and where the series goes from here.
What was your impetus for starting the series? Given its unique focus, did you feel it addressed a certain niche?
We thought there would be interest in a series presenting original and compelling research in Animal Studies from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. We also wanted books that focused on the results of research rather than on disciplinary debates. I think it can be a challenge for authors to write to broader audiences and for a multidisciplinary series to earn a strong reputation. In the end, I have been thrilled by both the quality of the proposals we have received and the reception of the completed books.
The End Again: Degeneration and Visual Culture in Modern Spain by Oscar E. Vázquez is the winner of the 2018 Eleanor Tufts Award from the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies
Volume 49, Number 1 of Dickens Studies Annual will feature a new redesign for the journal, which has been in circulation since the 1960s. Subscribe here.
Calls for Papers: Journal of Africana Religions; Find more information under the “submissions” tab for the journal.
The Name Command (NC) is usually interpreted as a prohibition against speaking Yhwh’s name in a particular context: false oaths, wrongful pronunciation, irreverent worship, magical practices, cursing, false teaching, and the like. However, the NC lacks the contextual specification needed to support the command as speech related. Taking seriously the narrative context at Sinai and the closest lexical parallels, a different picture emerges—one animated by concrete . . . (more)
This volume presents a selection of 216 Old Babylonian letters as a first instalment of the Schøyen Collection’s holdings of these documents. To these have been added five letters now in another private collection, making 221 in total. The letters are edited in transliteration and translation; the cuneiform is presented mostly in the form of photographs.
The letters fall into . . . (more)
CUSAS 29 (2017) contains a critical edition of 206 tablets from the Rosen Collection at Cornell University and come from the archive at Dur-Abieshuh on the Hammurabi-nuhush-nishi canal. The volume constitutes a continuation of the 89 texts published previously in CUSAS 8 (2009). The archive can now be dated to between the first years of the reign of Abieshuh and the final years of Samsuditana. While the material presented in CUSAS 8 revealed that . . . (more)