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Posts from the ‘Cal Poly Authors’ Category

How to make a local climate action plan

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Why write a book? There are many reasons. One very good one is when a book does not yet exist for your topic. That’s one reason why Michael Boswell, Adrienne Greve and Tammy Seale set about writing Local Climate Action Planning together. Read more

Urban trees are not cell phone towers

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Matt Ritter has visited every town in western California with a population of over 40,000 to check out their trees. That is what you do if you’re going to create a guidebook called, A Californian’s Guide to the Trees among Us as Ritter did (Heyday, 2011). Read more

Blurred boundaries, self-consciousness and other contemporary film noir themes

Doug Keesey, English professor, and Josh Machamer, associate professor in the Theatre and Dance Department, joined us for a conversation about contemporary film noir that made me want to 1) hear conversations between two thinkers in the liberal arts more often and 2) watch 40 movies in the next week.

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Michigan family farms as an example of strength and fortitude

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“A farmer who is worth his salt is not just a technician – he is a nurturer and husband of the earth.” – Hunter Francis Read more

A history of baseball in Taiwan with author Andrew Morris

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“When the Japanese took over Taiwan they were very afraid of the aborigine people and one of the things they did was to civilize them with baseball.” Andrew Morris

This podcast features professor and Department chair of the history department, Andrew Morris, discussing his book Colonial Project, National Game: A History of Baseball in Taiwan published in 2010 by the University of California Press. Two invited respondents join Professor Morris in discussing his book, Professor of Sociology John McKinstry and College of Liberal Arts Librarian Brett Bodemer.

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