Coloradan Magazine

University of Colorado Boulder

5 Senses/Los 5 sentidos

The 5 Senses/Los 5 sentidos introduces children to reading in Spanish and in English. This book contains a bilingual collection of nonfiction mini books on the human five senses and animal senses.

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The Dinosaur Four

A ticking sound fills the air as Tim MacGregor enters The Daily Edition Café, hoping to meet his new girlfriend for coffee. Moments later, a chunk of the building is transported 67 million years back in time, along with everyone inside.

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Two Girls and A Mouse Tale

Elly and Caroline Collins aren’t just sisters; they’re best friends, too. When Elly suggested that they join the Disney College Program together, Caroline went right along. They left their family and boyfriends in Colorado for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live, work, and play with Mickey Mouse.

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Obsidian Reflections

Departing from the political economy perspective taken by the vast majority of volumes devoted to Mesoamerican obsidian, Obsidian Reflections is an examination of obsidian’s sociocultural dimensions — particularly in regard to Mesoamerican world view, religion and belief systems.

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Less Pain Fewer Pills

Chronic pain is a common medical problem shared by roughly 100 million Americans-close to one third of the U.S. population. In the past few decades there has been an alarming trend of using prescription opioids to treat chronic pain. But these opioids-the main prescribed analgesic-come with hidden costs, and this book reveals the ramifications of their use and provides a low or no-risk alternative.

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Box Girl

When 22-year-old Lilibet Snellings (Jour’04) moved to Los Angeles on a whim, she unintentionally became a “slash” to keep her head above water — a writer/waitress/actress/Box Girl.

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The Widow Wave

Francis Dowd, his son and three other men left San Francisco Bay on Dowd’s 34-foot boat for a day of salmon fishing out on the Pacific Ocean. The boat vanished under mysterious circumstances. There were no survivors or witnesses.

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Norma Bassett Hall: Catalogue Raisonné of the Block Prints and Serigraphs

Enamored by the work of artist Norma Bassett Hall (1888-1957), author Joby Patterson set out to research the printmaker. This book is the first comprehensive publication of Hall’s works and reproduces more than 110 of her illustrations. Patterson charts the travels and development of the artist with chapters dedicated to the various locations where she lived and worked.

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Action Science: Relevant Teaching and Active Learning

Author William Robertson draws from his more than 35 years as a skateboarder in his book Action Science: Relevant Teaching and Active Learning, which aims to motivate middle school students to learn physical science concepts in areas such as forces, motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion by using activities that they enjoy doing such as riding bikes and skateboards as examples.

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Between Urban and Wild: Reflections from Colorado

In “Between Urban and Wild,” Colorado-native Andrea M. Jones tells the detailed story of life in two distinct places in her beloved home state, Fourmile Canyon in the Foothills and Cap Rock Ridge. She advances the craft of nature writing, at the same time pointing out the effects of sprawl on landscape.

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A Life in the Air

Did you know that ballooning is an actual sport? Well, it is. And there is probably no one who knows more about it than Bruce Comstock. He takes you on his adventures in thin air.

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In Cheeseman Park

In Cheesman Park by Steve Hallock (Jour’72) details life in the late 1960s and early ‘70s in near east Denver, focusing on the free-love, drug and social culture in the Cheesman Park neighborhood of the Capitol Hill district. The book culminates with an early-morning, brutal rape by one of Hallock’s close friends.

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CU Students Share Memories from Traveling to Tanzania

CU-Boulder’s Global Seminars — short-term programs abroad led by CU-Boulder faculty members during the summer or winter break — give students the opportunity to travel in a small group while immersing themselves in a foreign culture. In May 2013 11 students traveled to Tanzania, Africa, for two weeks with anthropology professor Laura DeLuca. Below, they share

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The Accidental Bachelor

Finn McCallister has serious doubts about his career. The receptionist in his coastal California real estate office wears her wet suit to work, and his eccentric boss lectures in Pidgin. As the last of his friends to find a customer for his surname, hungover from one singles-bar karaoke of “Heat of the Moment” too many, Finn senses his personal life, too, is circling the drain.

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Right as Rain

When Molly Carter finally gets hired at a small school on the plains of Colorado, she couldn’t be more thrilled to declare her independence. Now that she’s hours away from friends, family, and the amenities of the big city, she embarks on an emotional roller coaster as she realizes that not everyone in the close-knit town is ready to welcome her with open arms.

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The Zxap Jacket

When gumshoe New York City detective Joe Zinski hunts his partner’s killers, he finds his 2047 acid rain world has more dangers than even a top of the line, rain neutralizing Mark IV Zxap Jacket can fend off. As gangs gather in the Toxic Box across the Hudson, Zinski follows his one piece of evidence, an orange Mark IV decorated in ODDS gang graffiti.

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Crossing Purgatory

In spring of 1858 Thompson Grey, a young farmer, travels to his father’s estate seeking funds to expand his holdings. Far overstaying his visit, he returns home to find that his absence has contributed to a devastating family tragedy. Haunted by remorse, Thompson abandons his farm and begins a westward exile in the attempt to outpace his grief.

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Slave Camp Nightclub

Slave Camp Nightclub is a humorous novel about three college students hired off the streets of Boulder, Colorado in the summer of 1976 to work at a rock quarry. Once on the job, they encounter a variety of interesting characters that live and work there during the week and attend the quarry nightclub each night.

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System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed

This is the first comprehensive Operations Manager 2012 technical resource for every IT implementer and administrator. Building on the author’s bestselling OpsMgr 2007 book, three Microsoft System Center Cloud and Data Center Management MVPs thoroughly illuminate major improvements in Microsoft’s newest version–including new enhancements just added in Service Pack 1.

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Coin: The Irreverent Yet Practical Guide to Money Management for Recent College Graduates

Coin: The Irreverent yet Practical Guide to Money Management for Recent College Graduates is a hilarious yet practical guidebook geared toward those entering the real world that need the skills and information to handle finances. Author Judy McNary (Econ, Geog’81, MBA’91) walks students through all they need to know to build a solid financial foundation in two hours or less — and have fun doing it.

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Taking CU Pride to the Slopes

From the fluffy, glistening snow to magnificent mountain views, few skiers can deny the awe-inspiring aspects of the sport. But Don McLean (Bus’77) has found a way to make the sport even better for college enthusiasts. Inspired to raise money for the CU-Boulder athletic department and the university’s ski team, McLean started a company in

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Brian Cabral’s Coaching Career End Will Leave a Big Gap

By Jim Martin The news resounded throughout the Colorado football world recently: assistant coach Brian Cabral (Rec’79) will not be on the sideline for the 2013 football season — a place he has been since 1989, a career extending more than 23 years. The 1990 National Championship team has finally ended. This is something like John Elway or

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The Worlds of Russian Village Women: Tradition, Transgression, Compromise

By Laura J. Olson (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013; 382 pages) ISBN: 978-0-299-29034-4 Buy The Worlds of Russian Village Women The values, desires and motivations of Russian village women are depicted in The Worlds of Russian Rural Women, co-authored by Laura J. Olson, an associate professor in CU’s Germanic and Slavic languages and literature department. Based on nearly three

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College Cooks

Taylor Stephan (Bus’12) uses his experience of living with five other young men while at CU to compile their experiences with food and cooking meals in College Cooks. The book explains how the six college cooks and roommates were able to shop, prep and cook for themselves while at school.

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May This Be the Best Year of Your Life

Based on a private journal, memories and a blog that chronicled her adventure to India, Sandra Bornstein (MEdu’05) wrote May This Be the Best Year of Your Life to serve as a resource and guide to help others overcome the challenges of living outside of their comfort zone. When her husband accepted a job that required extensive international travel, Sandra was living her version of the American dream in Colorado, never imagining she would be faced with several dilemmas that left her feeling uncertain.

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