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Keepers of the Night: Native American Stories and Nocturnal Activities for Children
Published in Paperback by Fulcrum Pub (1994)
Authors: Michael J. Caduto, Joseph Bruchaec, David Kanietakeron Fadden, and Joseph Bruchac
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I love these books!
The entire series is excellent!!! I have all four and I highly reccomend them. They teach science, literature, native american culture, and give children a respect for the natural world at the same time. (there is even the occasional bit of math thrown in). My son loves doing the activities with me! Excellent for unit studies!

My favorite of all the excellent "Keepers" series
While all of the "Keepers" books are excellent in their presentation of Native American stories and activities to enhance learning about the natural world, this one is my hands-down favorite. There is something magical about the night, and we have strayed so far from that magic in our incandescent world. The stories and activities in this book will allow you to try and recapture some of the enchantment of the nocturnal world for your kids and maybe even for yourself.

The stories themselves are very tellable. I have had sixth graders learn and tell these tales. The activities are broken into categories, such as the night sky or nocturnal animals. This is an excellent resource for anyone working with groups such as Scouts or nature centers, wishing to incorporate enjoyable activities and stories into their night-time programming.

As humans have done for eons before us, take this guidebook with you to your next campfire, and share the magic of stories spun by fireside.

The Middle East and North Africa: A Political Primer
Published in Paperback by Longman (01 October, 2001)
Author: Joseph N. Weatherby
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Outstanding primer for novice...reference for expert
The average Westerner has far too little knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa and the author offers a superb and timely analysis of this area. His style of posing questions, both geographical and cultural/political, then answering them in detail gives the reader, both novice and expert, information rarely seen in one tome. Dr. Weatherby's description of the ancient history of the area and how it relates to the present is brought to life by his photography and the detailed maps.

It's hard to imagine a more readable and informative text on the subject.

Enthralling and Pertinent
This is the first book I have found that explains the politics, religions, and cultures of this region in language that I can understand. The writing is vivid and clear. The book uses a historical perspective, which really helps the current events make sense. I gained a new perspective on terrorism. The importance of western colonialism is well covered. Good maps are used effectively. Interesting pictures are included, most of which were taken by the author. Another noteworthy feature is a chapter containing capsules about each of the more than 20 countries covered. This is a handy reference when reading about world events. The book is a good primer for an ordinary person wanting to understand factors affecting world affairs.

Montana: High, Wide, and Handsome
Published in Paperback by Univ of Nebraska Pr (1983)
Authors: Joseph Kinsey Howard and Alfred Bertram Jr. Guthrie
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This is THE book on Montana.
If you want to know the story of Montana, this is where you start. It's written by the best journalist-writer who ever lived in the state (excluding Bud Guthrie, of course, who chose fiction instead). It must be understood that it is not a "definitive history" as Howard himself stated, but a personal narrative of what matters. In the past two decades, a cottage industry of Howard-bashing has emerged in Montana, by historians eager to establish their own reputations. Yes, some of what Howard wrote was incorrect. Other aspects of his writings now seem outmoded (the colonial economy thing). But to say modern history proves Joe Howard was wrong is like saying Lewis and Clark are disproven by Rand-McNally. Howard was the visionary who showed the way to what Montana should and could be. But 50 years later, this remains the best non-fiction book that will ever be written about Montana.

Exciting, interesting, well worth reading.
I first read this book back in the early 60's when I was stationed in Montana. I found it full of facts that you don't find in history books. The characters are real and believable; makes you wish you had a time machine to go back and witness the action. A must for history buffs.

The Native American Sweat Lodge
Published in Paperback by Crossing Press (1993)
Author: Joseph Bruchac
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Outstanding cultural study
This book is a fantastic survey of Native American cultural practices. The stories included are intriguing, enlightening, and entertaining. If you have an interest in Native American studies, you should own this book.

Excerpt reprinted from Rambles.

A Good Mix
If you don't even know what a sweat-lodge is you might not get what you are looking for reading this book. However, for those who would like to learn more about Native American spiritual practices, it's a rich supply of knowledge. The book sets forth the history of the Sweat-lodge in many cultures, and also tells some great ancient tales of the lodge--great for telling in the lodge, or around the fire.

Nonindigenous Fresh Water Organisms: Vectors, Biology, and Impacts
Published in Hardcover by Lewis Publishers, Inc. (17 September, 1999)
Authors: Renata Claudi and Joseph H. Leach
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Good Read
I gave this book a good Flip-through and really enjoyed it. It gives a good prespective on the ecological problems our fresh waters encounter. I especially enjoyed the parts dealing with the Great Lakes, because I live near them. Why not check it out?

Good Book
My Grandfather Is JH Leach (the editor of this book) , He gave me a copy of the book and I loved it. It's very good and I reccommend It. YA!

Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back: A Native American Year of Moons
Published in School & Library Binding by Philomel Books (1992)
Authors: Joseph Bruchac, Jonathan London, and Thomas Locker
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I was fortunate to hear the author speak in the early 90s in my hometown of Syracuse, NY. He is an engaging storyteller. It was then that I discovered his book. The artwork in this edition is rich and appealing. The vignettes of each moon, combined with the illustrations, make an appealing canvas for young and/or exploring minds.

Traditional View of Seasonal meanings
This book is an excellent work of Native American children's literature. Joseph Bruchac is a well-known Abenaki story-teller who profiles in this book the thirteen moons of the year, and profiles for each moon what is important about that season to different Native Nations. The artwork is a beautiful compliment to the story. If you are looking for a solid and sensitive look at inter-tribal stories for children, this is a great place to start!

The Armed Forces of North Korea
Published in Paperback by I B Tauris & Co Ltd (2001)
Author: Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.
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There is No Better Book on North Korea's Military
Joseph Bermudez is the best expert on North Korea's military and missile programs. I first saw his previous book, North Korean Special Forces(NKSF), in a classified cover on the desk of south Korean intelligence analysts.

His new book goes into even greater depth and covers the makeup, motivation, and enviroment that has created and maintained arguably the largest deployed combat force in the world.

The book is well written. The graphics are excellent, as are references to supporting documents.

This book is a must for anyone interested in knowing more about the security risks and challenges facing Japan, Korea, China, Russia and the United States.

Boston's North Shore: Being an Account of Life Among the Noteworthy, Fashionable, Wealthy, Eccentric, and Ordinary, 1823-1890
Published in Hardcover by Little Brown & Company (1978)
Author: Joseph E. Garland
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They were NOT amused - but, I was!
My goodness - don't be put off by the title. This is a swell book about swells! I have read this volume many times and have given it away as a gift too. Hundreds of humorous anecdotes about "Boston Brahmins" and the nouveau riche who invaded their watering holes. They were NOT amused - but, I was! I loved reading about the myopic brothers who founded the Myopia Hunt, the Sears heiress who used wandering tourists for target practise, the Booth Brothers (as in John Wilkes) summer haunts, and more. Very entertaining, very tongue in cheek. Great beach reading.

Boy Who Lived With Bears and Other Iroquois Stories
Published in Hardcover by Harpercollins Juvenile Books (1995)
Authors: Joseph Bruchac and Murv Jacob
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Moving, funny, vivid images - stands up to repeat listenings
Bruchac's smooth yet distinctive reading voice, his excellent "animal" character voices, a sprinkling of songs, drumming, and rattles, and vivid stories make this a favorite of an almost 4 year old AND his 40-year-old mom -- especially the title story, which is moving without being sentimental. A very minor quibble is that Bruchac's voice occasionally "catches" as if he's stopping for breath at a line break. P.S. We liked this tape much better than the Navaho one in the series

Flying With the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear
Published in Library Binding by Bt Bound (2001)
Authors: Joseph Bruchac and Murv Jacob
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Garrett, a 5th grader at Boise-Eliot says:
This is a great book with Native American stories from all over America. It has many stories and about four sections with about five stories in each section. I have some Native American blood and this book has stories from my ancestors. You should really read this book.

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