WorldCat Identities

Turkel, William J. (William Joseph) 1967-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 31 publications in 1 language and 2,317 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QL639.1, 597
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William J Turkel
Spark from the deep : how shocking experiments with strongly electric fish powered scientific discovery by William J Turkel( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spark from the Deep tells the story of how human beings came to understand and use electricity by studying the evolved mechanisms of strongly electric fish. These animals have the ability to shock potential prey or would-be predators with high-powered electrical discharges. William J. Turkel asks completely fresh questions about the evolutionary, environmental, and historical aspects of people's interest in electric fish. Stimulated by painful encounters with electric catfish, torpedos, and electric eels, people learned to harness the power of electric shock for medical therapies and eventually developed technologies to store, transmit, and control electricity. Now we look to these fish as an inspiration for engineering new sensors, computer interfaces, autonomous undersea robots, and energy-efficient batteries."--Jacket
The archive of place : unearthing the pasts of the Chilcotin Plateau by William J Turkel( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Archive of Place weaves together a series of narratives about environmental history in a particular location - British Columbia's Chilcotin Plateau. In the mid-1990s, the Chilcotin was at the centre of three territorial conflicts. Opposing groups, in their struggle to control the fate of the region and its resources, invoked different understandings of its past - and different types of evidence - to justify their actions. These controversies serve as case studies, as William Turkel examines how people interpret material traces to reconstruct past events, the conditions under which such interpretation takes place, and the role that this interpretation plays in historical consciousness and social memory. It is a wide-ranging and original study that extends the span of conventional historical research."--Jacket
Method and meaning in Canadian environmental history( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking inventories in the digital age the case of the Old Bailey by Anne L Helmreich( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Archive of Place: Unearthing the Pasts of the Chilcotin Plateau (Nature, History, Society) by William J Turkel( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On triggered learning by William J Turkel( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The archive of place : environment and the contested past of a North American plateau by William J Turkel( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is a study of the role that the interpretation of material evidence plays in historical consciousness and social memory. It consists of three case studies from the Chilcotin Plateau in the west-central part of present-day British Columbia. In each, a conflict in the mid-1990s over the nature of the past and its relevance for the present allowed underlying stories to emerge. As different groups struggled to control the fate of the region and its resources, they invoked very different understandings of its past, understandings based in part on the material traces that they found there. Taken together, the case studies illustrate the fact that there is an extensive division of interpretive labor when it comes to the material evidence of the past. Like other kinds of labor, this interpretation takes part in a political economy. Studies of material evidence are done to further the interests of individuals or groups, are valued and exchanged with one another, and are important in the delineation of property rights, the enforcement of laws and the justification of ideologies. What emerges is not an authoritative or univocal environmental history of a place, but rather a contest to find a past which will be usable in the present and future. The constant interpretation of material evidence allows people to situate themselves with respect to place, time and other people
Spark From the Deep: How Shocking Experiments with Strongly Electric Fish Powered Scientific Discovery (Animals, History, Culture) by William J Turkel( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Resettling the Range by William J Turkel( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Anthropomorphic bias in naming by William J Turkel( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The archive of place : unearthing the pasts of the Chilcotin Plateau
Covers
Method and meaning in Canadian environmental history
Alternative Names
Turkel, William Joseph 1967-

Languages
English (31)