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Books and movies related to the themes of our 2014 Whidbey Reads selection "Little Century" by Anna Keesey.

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Books and movies related to the themes of our 2014 Whidbey Reads selection "Little Century" by Anna Keesey.


How can I keep on singing? stories of women's lives on the northwest frontier DVD How can I keep on singing? stories of women's lives on the northwest frontier
Stories of European settlers in the Pacific Northwest at the end of the 19th century and the effect of their arrival on the indigenous people. Highlights some of the challenges of everyday life and how women helped their families to survive. Presented through music and poetry, re-enactment, footage of central Washington and British Columbia landscapes and historical photos.


DVD-ED 979.704 HOW9688
Little known tales from Oregon history. Volume I, A collection of 28 stories from Cascades East magazine. book Little known tales from Oregon history. Volume I, A collection of 28 stories from Cascades East magazine.



979.5041 LITTLE
Little known tales from Oregon history. Volume II, A collection of 32 stories from Cascades East magazine. book Little known tales from Oregon history. Volume II, A collection of 32 stories from Cascades East magazine.



979.5041 LITTLE
Blue gold world water wars DVD Blue gold world water wars
"Wars of the future will be fought over water, as they are today over oil, as the source of all life enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling fresh water supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Will ours too?"--Container.


DVD-ED 333.911 BLU601
Sweetgrass DVD Sweetgrass
An unsentimental elegy to the American West, Sweetgrass follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into Montana's breathtaking and often dangerous Absaroka-Beartooth mountains for summer pasture. This astonishingly beautiful film reveals a world in which nature and culture, animals and humans, and vulnerability and violence are all intimately meshed.


DVD-ED 636.0109 SWE112
The big country DVD The big country
A retired ship captain moves west to marry and start life over as a rancher. He finds himself between two families at war over cattle watering rights, unaccepted by the local people, and in a deteriorating relationship.


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Blue future : protecting water for people and the planet forever book Blue future : protecting water for people and the planet forever
Water activist and author Barlow, founder of the Blue Planet Project, lays out some terrifying unsafe-water statistics as she addresses the need for the international community to move toward a water-secure and water-just world.

Barlow, Maude.
333.9111 BARLOW
Great ranches of today's wild West : a horseman's photographic journey across the American West book Great ranches of today's wild West : a horseman's photographic journey across the American West
In this beautiful collection, veteran travel writer Mark Bedor takes readers on a journey through twenty of the great ranches of today's Wild West. With over 200 stunning full-color photographs, reading Great Ranches of Today's Wild West is almost as good as being there. Take a horseback ride through the snowy woods at Vista Verde Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, or follow in the footsteps of Butch Cassidy on the Outlaw Trail at Utah's Tavaputs Ranch#151;it's all just another part of the American ranch experience.

Bedor, Mark.
978.034 BEDOR
Water, peace, and war : confronting the global water crisis book Water, peace, and war : confronting the global water crisis
This pioneering and authoritative study considers the profound impact of the growing global water crunch on international peace and security as well as possible ways to mitigate the crisis. Although water is essential to sustaining life and livelihoods, geostrategist Brahma Chellaney argues that it remains the world's most underappreciated and undervalued resource. One sobering fact is that the retail price of bottled water is already higher than the international spot price of crude oil. But unlike oil, water has no substitute, raising the specter of water becoming the next flashpoint for conflict.Water war as a concept may not mesh with the conventional construct of warfare, especially for those who plan with tanks, combat planes, and attack submarines as weapons. Yet armies don't necessarily have to march to battle to seize or defend water resources. Water wars--in a political, diplomatic, or economic sense--are already being waged between riparian neighbors in many parts of the world, fueling cycles of bitter recrimination, exacerbating water challenges, and fostering mistrust that impedes broader regional cooperation and integration. The danger is that these water wars could escalate to armed conflict or further limit already stretched food and energy production.

Chellaney, Brahma.
333.91 CHELLAN
The Oregon companion : an historical gazetteer of the useful, the curious, and the arcane book The Oregon companion : an historical gazetteer of the useful, the curious, and the arcane
What's the connection between Ken Kesey and Nancy's Yogurt? How about the difference between a hoedad and a webfoot? What became of the Pixie Kitchen and the vanished Lambert Gardens? The Oregon Companion is an A-Z handbook of over 1000 people, places, and things. From Abernethy and beaver money to houseboats, railroads, and the Zigzag River, an intrepid public historian separates fact from fiction -- with his sense of humor intact. Entries include towns and cities, counties, rivers, lakes, and mountains; people who have left a mark on Oregon; industries, products, crops, and natural resources. Includes more than 160 historical black and white photos. This entertaining and delightfully meticulous compendium is an essential reference for anyone curious about Oregon.

Engeman, Richard H.
979.503 ENGEMAN
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