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Findlay, John M. 1955-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 97 publications in 1 language and 8,898 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: HV6715, 306.4820973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John M Findlay
Magic lands : western cityscapes and American culture after 1940 by John M Findlay( )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The atomic West by Bruce William Hevly( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atomic frontier days : Hanford and the American West by John M Findlay( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the banks of the Pacific Northwest's greatest river lies the Hanford nuclear reservation, an industrial site that appears to be at odds with the surrounding vineyards and desert. The 586-square mile compound on the Columbia in eastern Washington is known both for its origins as part of the Manhattan Project, which made the first atomic bombs, and for the monumental effort now under way to clean up forty-five years' of waste from manufacturing plutonium for the U.S. nuclear weapons complex. Hanford routinely makes the news, as scientists, litigants, administrators, and politicians argue over its past and its future
Parallel destinies : Canadian-American relations west of the Rockies by John M Findlay( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Power and place in the North American West by Kevin Allen Leonard( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Western historians continue to seek new ways of understanding the particular mixture of physical territory, human actions, outside influences, and unique expectations that has made the North American West what it is today. This collection of twelve essays tackles the subject of power and place from several angles - Indians and non-Indians, race and gender, environment and economy - to gain insight into major forces at work during two centuries of western history."--Jacket
People of chance : gambling in American society from Jamestown to Las Vegas by John M Findlay( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1978 the Reverend Billy Graham himself consecrated Las Vegas's place in the American cultural mainstream by taking his "crusade for Christ" there. He found the resort "a nice place to visit," and pointed out that, while he did not gamble himself, the Bible said nothing definitive against the practice. This book is a social history of American gambling in a series of frontier settings ranging from seventeenth-century Jamestown to twentieth-century Nevada. The book points out the affinity between gambling and frontiers, showing how both thrived on high expectations, risk-taking, opportunism and movement, and both helped to shape a distinctive culture. The first half of the book paints a vivid picture of gambling in the colonial and early national frontiers, on the Missiissippi River, and in the California Gold Rush. Findlay describes how in the ninteenth century professional gamblers, operating in towns and riverboats along the Mississippi, popularized casino games, and then tells how these gaming practices were transported to the mining frontiers of the Far West. The second half of the book traces Las Vegas' rise as America's ultimate resort. The culmination of almost four centuries of westward migration and chance-taking by Americans, Las Vegas represents a link between America's frontier past and the contemporary values of the Sunbelt culture
Eye movement research : mechanisms, processes and applications by John M Findlay( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains selected and edited papers from the 7th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM 7) held in Durham, UK on August 31-September 3 1993. The volume is organized as follows:- Invited Lectures, Pursuit and Co-Ordination, Saccade and Fixation Control, Oculomotor Physiology, Clinical and Medical Aspects of Eye Movements, Eye Movements and Cognition, Eye Movements and Language and finally, Displays and Applications
The atomic West 1942-1992( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fast people : frontiers of gambling and society from Jamestown to Las Vegas by John M Findlay( )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the 8th Scottish Rifles, 1914-1919 by James Marshall Findlay( Book )

3 editions published between 1926 and 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White power, yellow gold : colonialism and identity in the California and British Columbia gold rushes, 1848-1871 by Christopher Herbert( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gold rushes of California (1849-1858) and British Columbia (1858-1871) were watershed moments in the history of colonialism on the Pacific Coast of North America. By reconstructing the Victorian worldview of the men who went west from the eastern United States and Britain, this dissertation offers a new interpretation of gold rush society and culture. The Victorian worldview of the miners was a variation on the Victorian worldview emerging in the East, but one that evolved first on the journey to the gold fields, then continually after the miners arrived. Race and gender were central to the how these men thought of gold rush society. In particular, they linked a constantly-changing definition of white manliness to justifications for colonial domination and judged both themselves and the people they encountered on this basis. But gold rush society was too dynamic, too variable, and definitions of white manhood too contested, to make this project easy or unanimous. As a result, Victorian gold rushers looked to structures of political and legal authority, and to cultural meanings about behavior and appearance to try and reconcile their understandings of race and gender with the world they faced. How this process occurred varied between the two gold rushes. A transnational analysis reveals the importance that the movement of people, materials, and ideas from California to British Columbia had in terms of shaping this emerging discourse. While regional factors acted to encourage different discourses about race and gender in California and British Columbia, the extensive ties between the two rushes also encouraged the emergence of a common, if constantly evolving, understanding of white manliness. Ultimately, Victorian men in California and British Columbia would come to articulate a form of white manliness that blended aspects of martial and restrained white manhood into a new synthesis, one that anticipated later developments in the East
Translational study identifies XPF and MUS81 as predictive biomarkers for oxaliplatin-based peri-operative chemotherapy in patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma by T. P MacGregor( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The promise and the price of contact : Puyallup Indian acculturation, federal Indian policy and the city of Tacoma, 1832-1909 by Kurt Kim Schaefer( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History shows that Native American contact with Euro-Americans led to many Indians' loss of land, resources, and independence. Between 1832 and 1909, numerous Puyallup Indians of the south Puget Sound suffered this fate as they dealt with newly imported Euro-American diseases and colonialism. As tragic as this era in history was to the Puyallup, it was also a time when many tribal members continued a long tradition of embracing outside influences into their lives and shaping them to fit their cultural needs. This study will show that prior to 1832, the Puyallup had a long, complex, and generally prosperous relationship with other communities in the Puget Sound region and cultural transformation was a normal part of their life. After 1832, change came more quickly and, unfortunately, was more destructive. Nevertheless, many Puyallup continued accepting change and some successfully shaped their new situation to fit their needs, just as their ancestors had done. A modest portion of the tribe employed aspects of the Medicine Creek Treaty, the nearby city of Tacoma, and assorted Euro-American legal and economic institutions to pursue numerous Puyallup customs. And, while transformation remained difficult for a majority of the tribe, I argue that their failures were the result of a restrictive government allotment policy as much as the Indians' inability or unwillingness to adapt to their new conditions
Prophylactic mesh reinforcement of stomas: a cost-effectiveness meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials by John M Findlay( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of mammalian hexosaminidase by John M Findlay( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petrology of the Booth River Intrusive Suite, District of Mackenzie, Northwest Territories. by John M Findlay( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Magic lands : western landscapes and American culture since 1940 by John M Findlay( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Meinong's theory of objects by John M Findlay( Book )

1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Visual search, eye movements and display units by Daniel J Scott( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Very low frequency electromagnetic noise in the earth's atmosphere by John M Findlay( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Magic lands : western cityscapes and American culture after 1940
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The atomic WestAtomic frontier days : Hanford and the American WestParallel destinies : Canadian-American relations west of the RockiesPower and place in the North American WestThe atomic West 1942-1992Magic lands : western landscapes and American culture since 1940
Alternative Names
Findlay, J. M.

John M. Findlay historian, professor of history

Languages
English (92)