Winter Papers

Author: Kevin Barry
Publisher:
ISBN: 0993302912
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Arts, Irish


History of Yiddish Studies

Author: Dov-Ber Kerler
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 3718650606
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Foreign Language Study

First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Origins of the Yiddish Language

Author: Dovid Katz
Publisher: Pergamon
ISBN: UVA:X001283995
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Foreign Language Study

For five hundred years scholars have been intrigued by the origins of Yiddish, the thousand year old language of Central and East European Jewry, and recently there has been a dramatic revival of both popular and intellectual interest. The Oxford Winter Symposium on Yiddish Language and Literature was the first academic conference devoted exclusively to the topic, and the greatest living Yiddish scholars are represented in this volume.

Clam Lake Papers

Author: Edward Lueders
Publisher:
ISBN: 0940473321
Release Date: 1996-04-01
Genre: Literary Criticism


Waterfowl in Winter

Author: Milton Webster Weller
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816615713
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Science

Waterfowl in Winter was first published in 1988. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The emphasis in research on waterfowl has traditionally focused on breeding as opposed to migrant or wintering birds. Scientists have long been interested in courtship, nest sites, laying, and brood-rearing, and they have also been concerned about losses of eggs, young, nesting hens, and breeding habitats, especially as they have affected the goal of increasing populations. But lately there has been an upsurge of interest and research on the migratory and wintering phases, and this volume offers ample evidence of the knowledge gained. The authors—105 waterfowl biologists—have contributed 47 chapters that range geographically from Alaska to northern South America, and from the Pacific Northwest to Nova Scotia and Florida. Their subjects include: distributional changes due to human influence; population trends and concerns over less common species; pairing and other behavior that occurs in the wintering areas and is vital to the success of the species; feeding ecology and body condition during winter; new habitats created by such activities as aquaculture and park development; losses of habitat due to development and drainage for alternate uses; lead poisoning and pollutants that are detrimental to waterfowl; habitat management for maintenance of successful populations now and in the future. Also presented are reports of workshop discussions outlining current issues and future research needs. Preparation of this volume was assisted by an editorial board comprising Bruce J. J. Batt, Robert H. Chabreck, Leigh H. Fredrickson, and Dennis G. Raveling.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 8 1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815

Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400840045
Release Date: 2012-01-29
Genre: Philosophy

Volume Eight of the project documenting Thomas Jefferson's last years presents 591 documents dated from 1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815. Jefferson is overjoyed by American victories late in the War of 1812 and highly interested in the treaty negotiations that ultimately end the conflict. Following Congress's decision to purchase his library, he oversees the counting, packing, and transportation of his books to Washington. Jefferson uses most of the funds from the sale to pay old debts but spends some of the proceeds on new titles. He resigns from the presidency of the American Philosophical Society, revises draft chapters of Louis H. Girardin's history of Virginia, and advises William Wirt on revolutionary-era Stamp Act resolutions. Jefferson criticizes those who discuss politics from the pulpit, and he drafts a bill to transform the Albemarle Academy into Central College. Monticello visitors Francis W. Gilmer, Francis C. Gray, and George Ticknor describe the mountaintop and its inhabitants, and Gray's visit leads to an exchange with Jefferson about how many generations of white interbreeding it takes to clear Negro blood. Finally, although death takes his nephew Peter Carr and brother Randolph Jefferson, the marriage of his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph is a continuing source of great happiness. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson 1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815

Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691153186
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Retirement Series is documenting Jefferson's written legacy between his return to private life on 4 March 1809 and his death on 4 July 1826. During this period Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and sold his extraordinary library to the nation, but his greatest legacy from these years is the astonishing depth and breadth of his correspondence with statesmen, inventors, scientists, philosophers, and ordinary citizens on topics spanning virtually every field of human endeavor.--From publisher description.

The Papers of Henry Clay

Author: Henry Clay
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813156682
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Henry Clay's career spanned a half century of a great formative period in American history. The Papers of Henry Clay span the crucial first half of the nineteenth century in American history. Few men in his time were so intimately concerned with the formation of national policy, and few influenced so profoundly the growth of American political institutions.This compilation of ten volumes includes Clay's letters, letters to Clay, his speeches, and other documents identified as his personal composition. Publication of this book was assisted by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

The Bering Paper

Author: Jack Bright
Publisher: Austin MacAuley
ISBN: 1785544683
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Genre:

In 'The Bering Papers' Jack Bright recounts an incredible story of his winter swimming experiences, and his role in a world first relay swim crossing of the Bering Strait from continent to continent. A team effort that spans many years and involved many nations, a story of true team spirit and camaraderie and all the ups and downs that this encompasses. This book brings to life the sense of adventure and achievement that many of us can only imagine - a tale of setting a goal and achieving it.