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Russell, Sharman Apt

Overview
Works: 29 works in 102 publications in 6 languages and 9,116 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  History  Popular works  Terminology  Fiction  Miscellanea  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Hunting stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: E449.D75, B
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Most widely held works about Sharman Apt Russell
 
Most widely held works by Sharman Apt Russell
Hunger : an unnatural history by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the range of this primal experience, a biological process that transcends nature to shape the fabric of societies. In a survey of centuries of thought on hunger's unique power, she discovers an ability to adapt to it that is nothing short of miraculous. From the fasting saints of the early Christian church to activists like Mahatma Gandhi, generations have used hunger to make spiritual and political statements. Russell highlights these cases where hunger can inspire and even heal, but she also addresses the devastating impact of starvation on cultures around the world today.--From publisher description
Frederick Douglass by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the man who, after escaping slavery, became an orator, writer, and leader in the anti-slavery movement of the early nineteenth century
An obsession with butterflies : our long love affair with a singular insect by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientific, botanical, and mythological history of butterflies notes their symbolism in world cultures, traces their life cycle and migratory patterns, and considers the human interest with their observation and collection
Anatomy of a rose : exploring the secret life of flowers by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A botanical journey that reveals the science behind flowers--how they evolved, how they survive, and how they heal, as well as various types of flowers that regulate their own temperature, attract pollinating bats, and smell like rotting corpses
When the land was young : reflections on American archaeology by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharman Apt Russell skillfully weaves together the stories of our land - from the ancient burial site of a gentle people who lived in eastern Florida seven to eight thousand years ago, to the intricate geometric earthworks left behind by the Hopewell Indians in Ohio - with the personalities and techniques of present-day archaeology. As Russell explains, American archaeology has reached a crossroads. In a discipline that is caught between science and humanities, ancient sites can be seen as sources of data - or as nonrenewable resources that must be conserved. Moreover, many Native Americans consider excavation to be a form of desecration. Who owns the past? American Archaeology is full of such intense questions, controversies, and emotional debates - from when humans first entered North America to the angst inherent in the field - can we ever really know the past?
Kill the cowboy : a battle of mythology in the new West by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of the cowboy resonates with us all - it represents physical freedom and spiritual solitude, individualism, and a closeness to nature in all its rugged, soaring magnificence. But the cowboy's intimacy with animals rests on his domination of them. His cattle are protected so that they can be killed. Wild animals - coyotes, bears, eagles - are competition and must be destroyed. Land is being overgrazed and in some places permanently damaged. "Some would say that we need to kill the myth of the cowboy," Russell writes. "We need new images and new role models - heroines as well as heroes, Indians as well as cavalry, ecologists as well as individualists." In Kill the Cowboy she offers a new perspective on this cultural icon, urging all of us, cowboys included, to find "that inner part of us which resonates with nature and corresponds to what is wild."
The last matriarch : a novel by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over eleven thousand years ago the plains of the great Southwest were covered with sweet long-season grass and inhabited by camels, bison, mammoths, dire wolves, and the hunter gatherers we now call the Clovis people. This story of Willow, Jak, Etol, and their clan takes place in a land that we unconsciously recognize, and shows us people whose needs, hopes, and fears are our own. They live in a world where communication with animals, plants, and even stones is not only possible but essential for survival. Willow's life path echoes that of Half Ear and Red Fur, the matriarchs of the woolly mammoth herd. By joining their stories, Russell explores an archaeological puzzle: the extinction of nearly eighty percent of large land mammals at the end of the Pleistocene. The meaning of being human lies at the heart of the puzzle
Frederick Douglass : abolitionist editor by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the man who, after escaping slavery, became an orator, writer, and leader in the anti-slavery movement in the nineteenth century
The humpbacked fluteplayer by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a school field trip, May and Evan find themselves transported back in time and made slaves by one of the warring Indian tribes who lived in the Arizona desert long ago
Knocking on heaven's door by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a hotter and more volatile earth in the twenty-third century, humans like Clare and Jon live in utopia, hunting and gathering in small tribal bands, engaged in daily art and ritual, reunited with old friends like the shaggy mammoth and giant ground sloth. Even better, they still have solar- powered laptops and can communicate with each other around the world. The understanding of physics has also advanced. When scientists first cloned extinct species from the Pleistocene, they discovered that many of them were telepathicthat consciousness travels in waves. For most people, animism has become the preferred religion, a panpsychism compatible with the laws of a fractal holographic universe. As Clare tells one of her students, the return to an older, Paleolithic lifestyle is one of humanitys greatest achievements. It's too bad that utopia had to come at such a cost: a genetically enngineered super-virus that wiped out most of Earth's human population. Humanity was was shaken by that event and vowed to change. Now on the 150th anniversary of the catastrophe, a small group of men and women--as well as a smarter-than-average dire wolf and saber-toothed cat--are suddenly faced with decisions of which the stakes are higher than ever before. Will Earth repeat the cycle of unbridled hubris? Or is humankind's destiny even stranger than that?"--Jacket
Built to last : an architectural history of Silver City, New Mexico by Susan Berry( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hu die fa ze : rou ruo wu zhong zai yan hua jing sai zhong de sheng cun zhi hui by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teresa of the New World by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1528, the real-life Spanish conquistador Cabeza de Vaca shipwrecked in the New World, where he lived for eight years as a slave, trader, and shaman. In this magical novel, the adventurer takes his four-year-old daughter Teresa from their home in coastal Texas to travel with him as a companion. But once Cabeza de Vaca reaches the outposts of New Spain and prepares to return overseas, politics compel him to leave the young girl behind. Teresa resigns herself to her new circumstances as a kitchen servant, but when an outbreak of measles devastates the area, she decides to set off on her own journey
Frederick Douglass, abolitionist editor( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses interviews, period music, and photographs to document the life and contributions of Frederick Douglass, who escaped from slavery to become a distinguished spokesman and leader in the anti-slavery movement
Anatomía de una rosa : la vida secreta de las flores by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Montana winter by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fame : una storia innaturale by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Year of the Ojibwa by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Głód : historia nienaturalna by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of the fluteplayer : seasons of life in the Southwest by Sharman Apt Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the author's experiences living in rural New Mexico, including building an adobe house, giving birth at home, and using an irrigation system
 
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Hunger : an unnatural history
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Apt Russell, Sharman

Russell, Sharman

Sharman Apt Russell American writer

러셀, 샤먼 앱트 1954-

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Frederick DouglassAn obsession with butterflies : our long love affair with a singular insectAnatomy of a rose : exploring the secret life of flowersWhen the land was young : reflections on American archaeologyKill the cowboy : a battle of mythology in the new WestThe last matriarch : a novelFrederick Douglass : abolitionist editorSongs of the fluteplayer : seasons of life in the Southwest