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A Marsh is Born
By Vincent J. Burke, executive editor A hawk went aloft, stealing everyone’s attention. It was a familiar scene for the speaker, a wildlife manager whose back was turned to the soaring bird. You could see the slight smile form on his face as he recognized the...
Doctors Without Borders in Action
Sociologist Renée C. Fox considers how communications from Médecins San Frontières/Doctors Without Borders keep her connected with the achievements, trials, dreams, and values of medical humanitarian action. She is the author of Doctors Without Borders...
Gifting Jane Austen
Guest post by Janine Barchas Today puts another candle on the birthday cake of novelist Jane Austen, born 16 December 1775. Conveniently, Austen’s birthday coincides with the December gift-giving season. If you are thinking about making a holiday present of a...
Wild Thing: Discovering the hybrid world of penguins
Wild Thing is an occasional series where JHU Press authors write about the flora and fauna of the natural world—from the rarest flower to the most magnificent beast. Guest post by Gerald L. Kooyman My association with penguins began with a singular encounter...
Will the real model for Pemberley please step forward?
Guest post by Janine Barchas Today marks the start of the annual gathering of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA), hosted this year in Minneapolis. This particular meeting celebrates the bicentennial of Pride and Prejudice (first published in 1813...
Wild Thing: Q&A from Geckos: The Animal Answer Guide
Wild Thing is an occasional series where JHU Press authors write about the flora and fauna of the natural world—from the rarest flower to the most magnificent beast. Today in Wild Thing, take a glimpse into the fascinating world of geckos with a Q&A from...