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The Lost Wolves Of Japan

Autor: Brett L. Walker
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295989939
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Many Japanese once revered the wolf as Oguchi no Magami, or Large-Mouthed Pure God, but as Japan began its modern transformation wolves lost their otherworldly status and became noxious animals that needed to be killed. By 1905 they had disappeared from the country. In this spirited and absorbing narrative, Brett Walker takes a deep look at the scientific, cultural, and environmental dimensions of wolf extinction in Japan and tracks changing attitudes toward nature through Japan's long history. Grain farmers once worshiped wolves at shrines and left food offerings near their dens, beseeching the elusive canine to protect their crops from the sharp hooves and voracious appetites of wild boars and deer. Talismans and charms adorned with images of wolves protected against fire, disease, and other calamities and brought fertility to agrarian communities and to couples hoping to have children. The Ainu people believed that they were born from the union of a wolflike creature and a goddess. In the eighteenth century, wolves were seen as rabid man-killers in many parts of Japan. Highly ritualized wolf hunts were instigated to cleanse the landscape of what many considered as demons. By the nineteenth century, however, the destruction of wolves had become decidedly unceremonious, as seen on the island of Hokkaido. Through poisoning, hired hunters, and a bounty system, one of the archipelago's largest carnivores was systematically erased. The story of wolf extinction exposes the underside of Japan's modernization. Certain wolf scientists still camp out in Japan to listen for any trace of the elusive canines. The quiet they experience reminds us of the profound silence that awaits all humanity when, as the Japanese priest Kenko taught almost seven centuries ago, we "look on fellow sentient creatures without feeling compassion."

The Lost Wolves Of Japan

Autor: Brett L Walker
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295984926
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Many Japanese once revered the wolf as Oguchi no Magami, or Large-Mouthed Pure God, but as Japan began its modern transformation wolves lost their otherworldly status and became noxious animals that needed to be killed. By 1905 they had disappeared from the country. In this spirited and absorbing narrative, Brett Walker takes a deep look at the scientific, cultural, and environmental dimensions of wolf extinction in Japan and tracks changing attitudes toward nature through Japan's long history.

A Concise History Of Japan

Autor: Brett L. Walker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107004187
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Comprehensive and engaging new history charting Japan's development from its origins through to the present day.

A Family History Of Illness

Autor: Brett L. Walker
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295743042
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While in the ICU with a near-fatal case of pneumonia, Brett Walker was asked, �Do you have a family history of illness?��a standard and deceptively simple question that for Walker, a professional historian, took on additional meaning and spurred him to investigate his family�s medical past. In this deeply personal narrative, he constructs a history of his body to understand his diagnosis with a serious immunological disorder, weaving together his dying grandfather�s sneaking a cigarette in a shed on the family�s Montana farm, blood fractionation experiments in Europe during World War II, and nineteenth-century cholera outbreaks that ravaged small American towns as his ancestors were making their way west. A Family History of Illness is a gritty historical memoir that examines the body�s immune system and microbial composition as well as the biological and cultural origins of memory and history, offering a startling, fresh way to view the role of history in understanding our physical selves. In his own search, Walker soon realizes that this broader scope is more valuable than a strictly medical family history. He finds that family legacies shape us both physically and symbolically, forming the root of our identity and values, and he urges us to renew our interest in the past or risk misunderstanding ourselves and the world around us.

Toxic Archipelago

Autor: Brett L. Walker
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295803010
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Every person on the planet is entangled in a web of ecological relationships that link farms and factories with human consumers. Our lives depend on these relationships -- and are imperiled by them as well. Nowhere is this truer than on the Japanese archipelago. During the nineteenth century, Japan saw the rise of Homo sapiens industrialis, a new breed of human transformed by an engineered, industrialized, and poisonous environment. Toxins moved freely from mines, factory sites, and rice paddies into human bodies. Toxic Archipelago explores how toxic pollution works its way into porous human bodies and brings unimaginable pain to some of them. Brett Walker examines startling case studies of industrial toxins that know no boundaries: deaths from insecticide contaminations; poisonings from copper, zinc, and lead mining; congenital deformities from methylmercury factory effluents; and lung diseases from sulfur dioxide and asbestos. This powerful, probing book demonstrates how the Japanese archipelago has become industrialized over the last two hundred years -- and how people and the environment have suffered as a consequence.

Japan At Nature S Edge

Autor: Ian Jared Miller
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ISBN: 9780824838768
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Papers from a conference held in the fall of 2008 near Big Sky, Montana.

Ruins Of Identity

Autor: Mark Hudson
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824821562
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Annotation In its examination of the processes of ethnogenesis -- the formation of ethnic groups -- Ruins of Identity offers an approach to ethnicity that differs fundamentally from that found in most Japanese scholarship and popular discourse.

Bringing Whales Ashore

Autor: Jakobina K. Arch
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295743301
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Today, Japan defends its controversial whaling expeditions by invoking tradition�but what was the historical reality? In examining the techniques and impacts of whaling during the Tokugawa period (1603�1868), Jakobina Arch shows that the organized, shore-based whaling that first developed during these years bore little resemblance to modern Japanese whaling. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from whaling ledgers to recipe books and gravestones for fetal whales, she traces how the images of whales and byproducts of commercial whaling were woven into the lives of people throughout Japan. Economically, Pacific Ocean resources were central in supporting the expanding Tokugawa state. In this vivid and nuanced study of how the Japanese people brought whales ashore during the Tokugawa period, Arch makes important contributions to both environmental and Japanese history by connecting Japanese whaling to marine environmental history in the Pacific, including the devastating impact of American whaling in the nineteenth century.�

Waiting For Wolves In Japan

Autor: John Knight
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199255184
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In the 1990s a Japanese conservationist group, inspired by North American examples, launched a campaign for the reintroduction of the wolf in Japan. In addition to restoring Japan's natural heritage, the main reason offered for its reintroduction is that the wolf would be the saviour of uplandareas of Japan suffering from wildlife pestilence. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork on the Kii Peninsula in western Japan, one of the areas nominated for reintroduction, this book critically examines the problem of people-wildlife conflicts in Japan from a social anthropological perspective.Focusing on wild boar, monkeys, deer, serow, and bears, it describes the relationship to these animals on the part of farmers, foresters, hunters, and tourists. This detailed case study shows that conflicts with wildlife are inextricably bound up with social conflict among people, and that wildlifepestilence must therefore be understood in terms of its symbolic, as well as material dimensions.

Shint And The State 1868 1988

Autor: Helen Hardacre
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691020525
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Explores church/state question in Japan. Focuses on the ordinary people whose lives are affected by the ongoing struggle of the Japanese to define their national character and policy.

Wolf By Wolf

Autor: Ryan Graudin
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316405108
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Her story begins on a train. The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, they host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The prize? An audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor's ball in Tokyo. Yael, a former death camp prisoner, has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost. The resistance has given Yael one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year's only female racer, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele's twin brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael's every move. But as Yael grows closer to the other competitors, can she be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and stay true to her mission? From the author of The Walled City comes a fast-paced and innovative novel that will leave you breathless.

Three Wolves

Autor: C J Sheerin
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ISBN: 9780957072404
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Shortly after the Civil War, the U.S. Army is commissioned to oversee Yellowstone Park in a bid to protect the wildlife within its bounds from trappers, miners and hunters. But some beasts will always be considered more valuable than others, and some men will do anything to acquire wealth. Within days, two rogue cavalry officers furtively enter the park and steal a white she-wolf from her den. Little do those men realize, however, that the she-wolf is also highly valued by her pack, and that they will do anything to retrieve her... Three Wolves is a fable, told not through the eyes of men, but wolves, as they engage on a very dangerous quest to return the she-wolf to her den in the Unnamed Valley. It is a tale of hope and courage, of omens, dreams and superstition, and one in which you may at last be persuaded to believe that wolves know more about nature and the earth than men.

Producing Predators

Autor: Michael D. Wise
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803290462
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In Producing Predators, Michael D. Wise argues that contestations between Native and non-Native people over hunting, labor, and the livestock industry drove the development of predator eradication programs in Montana and Alberta from the 1880s onward. The history of these anti-predator programs was significant not only for their ecological effects, but also for their enduring cultural legacies of colonialism in the Northern Rockies. By targeting wolves and other wild carnivores for extermination, cattle ranchers disavowed the predatory labor of raising domestic animals for slaughter, representing it instead as productive work. Meanwhile, federal agencies sought to purge the Blackfoot, Salish-Kootenai, and other indigenous peoples of their so-called predatory behaviors through campaigns of assimilation and citizenship that forcefully privatized tribal land and criminalized hunting and its related ritual practices. Despite these colonial pressures, Native communities resisted and negotiated the terms of their dispossession by representing their own patterns of work, food, and livelihood as productive. By exploring predation and production as fluid cultural logics for valuing labor, rather than just a set of biological processes, Producing Predators offers a new perspective on the history of the American West and the modern history of colonialism more broadly.

Ainu Spirits Singing

Autor: Sarah Mehlhop Strong
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
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Includes English translation of 13 Ainu chants.

Bad Water

Autor: Robert Stolz
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822376504
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Bad Water is a sophisticated theoretical analysis of Japanese thinkers and activists' efforts to reintegrate the natural environment into Japan's social and political thought in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth. The need to incorporate nature into politics was revealed by a series of large-scale industrial disasters in the 1890s. The Ashio Copper Mine unleashed massive amounts of copper, arsenic, mercury, and other pollutants into surrounding watersheds. Robert Stolz argues that by forcefully demonstrating the mutual penetration of humans and nature, industrial pollution biologically and politically compromised the autonomous liberal subject underlying the political philosophy of the modernizing Meiji state. In the following decades, socialism, anarchism, fascism, and Confucian benevolence and moral economy were marshaled in the search for new theories of a modern political subject and a social organization adequate to the environmental crisis. With detailed considerations of several key environmental activists, including Tanaka Shōzō, Bad Water is a nuanced account of Japan's environmental turn, a historical moment when, for the first time, Japanese thinkers and activists experienced nature as alienated from themselves and were forced to rebuild the connections.

Doctor Wolf

Autor: Jasmine White
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781499366143
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Hannah is a deliciously curvy bbw who is not loving life at the moment. She has been single for ages, hates her job and feels insecure about some recent weight gain due to comfort eating. A vicious circle... All that is about to change when the handsome Cas enters her life. A sexy doctor who moonlights as a werewolf who simply can not get enough of her curves. Is this what she needs to make her life good again? Or is there danger lurking around the corner? Follow Hannah's journey as she goes from zero to hero in more ways then one! This Paranormal Romance Box Set includes: Dating Doctor Wolf Seduced By Doctor Wolf Getting Physical With Doctor Wolf

The Wolf At The End Of The World

Autor: Douglas Smith
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ISBN: 9780991800735
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Killings in a remote Canadian town draw the attention of two rival groups: the Heroka, Native American shape-shifters, and the Tainchel, a secret government agency tasked with hunting down the Heroka. Among those investigating the killings are Gwyn Blaidd, a solitary Heroka war hero of the wolf totem, and Kate Morgan, a member of the Tainchel traveling with her visually impaired son, Zach. As the killings continue, dark supernatural forces align in an attempt to rule the world.

One Stormy Night

Autor: Yuichi Kimura
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: 9784770029706
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A goat and a wolf take refuge from a thunderstorm in a hut so dark that neither one realizes what kind of animal the other is, and as they talk they discover they have a lot in common.

Phantom Wolf

Autor: Kia Carrington-Russell
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ISBN: 9780992502829
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Sia is a Phantom Wolf. Neither dead nor alive-and rotting from the inside-she is on the edge of her curse. Once a Phantom Wolf has been created, they hunt their blood pack and slaughter all their loved ones. Except for Sia, who woke years after her death to find herself rampaging through the land on a lonely path. She continues to run from the rival pack that hunts her because she is a Phantom Wolf. Attracted to a scent, Sia finds her old best friend, who is now a grown woman. Having once saved Keeley, Sia takes the role of protector yet again, despite Keeley's involvement with the mysterious Alpha, Kiba, and his kin brother, Saith. An ambush separates the pack and the four of them blindly fight the new warriors that attack them: desperately needing to find out where the attacks are coming from, as Sia has vowed to protect Keeley. But at what cost? Now being chased, Sia finds herself conflicted by the mortal and spirit world while trying to protect her kin. Sia must confront her fears, as well as the human lover who killed her many years before. It is not only survival Sia contends with, but her own facade that must be broken so that she may find peace within herself once more.

The Hawk And The Wolf

Autor: Prudence Macleod
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781547174256
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He a young man coming into his own. He's also a werewolf whose alpha nature is rising. She an older woman coming to terms with a major life change. She knows she has to deal with him, and she knows she shouldn't, but she finds herself falling for the guy. It's never easy.