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5. The Explorer Becomes a Soldier

David M. Jordan Indiana University Press ePub

WARREN SPENT 1858 IN WASHINGTON, WORKING on his report and his map. He pored over his daily journal, the notes he took, his drawings, and his mathematical calculations, he reviewed the journal that Snowden had kept of his separate journey along the Niobrara, and he urged Hayden to make his contributions to the general report. His perfectionist nature drove Warren to make his report a massive and comprehensive document, even though it was titled a “preliminary report.”

Warren felt that what he had accomplished in his three years in the West was worthy of acclaim, and he was always pleased to see appropriate notice taken of it. In February he commented that Dr. Joseph Leidy, one of the country’s leading naturalists and a frequent correspondent of Hayden’s, “thinks very highly of our collection of vertebrate remains. New elephant & rhinoceros, wolves, horses, deers, etc.”1

Dr. Hayden was querulous in his comments on Warren. On November 19, he complained to his friend Engelmann, “I have to make out a brief list of plants for Lieut. Warren.” A few days later, he wrote that “Lieut. Warren gave me but a short notice to prepare a list of our collections to be published with the Message and documents.” He spoke of plants which he felt had been collected at other times, “so that they are not at Warren’s disposal at all.” The good doctor worried about other things, too: “I saw him [Warren] and as I very well knew before there is no money to pay for the examination of the plants. Indeed,” he went on, “I do not think there will be any money to keep me at work on the Geology. Lt. Warren will not promise to pay anything more.” But Hayden did not despair: “I will however do all I can hereafter as he expects to start out again next spring with a large appropriation.”2

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9 On the Postmodernity of Being Aboriginal—and Australian

Patrick M. Brantlinger Indiana University Press ePub

I am still

The black swan of trespass on alien waters.

—“ERN MALLEY”

What does it mean to be Aboriginal in today’s Australia? Most people of Aboriginal descent live in cities, often in conditions of unemployment and dire poverty, often dependent on meager government support. Those lucky enough to receive an adequate education and to move into the middle class still suffer from the effects of racial discrimination. As the 1997 report on “The Stolen Generations” revealed, moreover, perhaps as many as one-third of the Australians who are of Aboriginal descent can no longer trace their family origins.1 These are likely to be mixed-race people; either they or their parents had been “stolen”—removed from their Aboriginal families—presumably in order to be assimilated into white Australia. Yet even if they wanted to, they have never been allowed to assimilate fully. Nor can they return to what might be called a “traditional” lifestyle.

According to the 2012 Yearbook of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2008 about half of the population of Aboriginals and Torres Straits Islanders, or approximately a quarter million people, “identified with a cultural group (meaning a tribal or language group, a clan, a mission or a regional group),” but this does not indicate the degree to which any of them practiced a traditional way of life. Only about one-tenth, or fifty thousand, spoke an indigenous language as their main one. The Bureau adds,

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10 Be a Financial Improvement Specialist

Tracy, Brian Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

A single idea—the sudden flash of an
idea—maybe worth a million dollars.

— ROBERT COLLIER

In consultative selling, you position yourself as a consultant, an expert, an advisor, a helper, and a teacher in the sales situation. Above all, you position yourself as a problem solver. You ask good questions and listen attentively to the answers.

When you are selling to businesses especially, you should position yourself as a “financial improvement specialist.” This requires that you focus all your attention on showing the customer how his or her business can be financially better off as the result of using your product or service.

Customers of top salespeople describe these salespeople as consultants, “unpaid members of my own staff.” They say, “He/she really understands my situation.” This must be your aim as well.

Begin the sales process by asking questions about your prospect’s business, seeking to understand how sales and revenues are generated, how costs and expenses are incurred, and how profits are made. Put yourself in the position of the business owner or executive and try to see yourself as being personally involved in achieving the financial results for which he or she is responsible.

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Mirror Reflection or Real Image: Does Past Mirror Experience Influence a Dog’s Use of a Mirror?

Denenberg, S. CABI PDF

Mirror Reflection or Real Image:

Does Past Mirror Experience

Influence a Dog’s Use of a Mirror?

Megumi Fukuzawa* and Satomi Igarashi

Nihon University, College of Bioresource Sciences, Fujisawa-shi,

Kanagawa, Japan

Conflict of interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest

Keywords: behaviour, dogs, mirror, real image, reflection

Introduction

Our aim was to investigate two factors, namely the dog’s response to a person’s reflection in a mirror or to the real person positioned in the same apparent position as the reflection, and the time spent by the dog looking in the mirror before and after the person was present.

Material and Methods

Nine pet dogs participated and were divided into two groups: a mirror-experienced group (EG) and a no-experience group (NEG). The EG had participated in a mirror test before the study. Two types of mirrors, a whole mirror and a half mirror, were used. A familiar person was positioned on the far side of an opaque barrier when the whole mirror was presented, or behind a clear panel when the half mirror was presented. Both the time it took the dog to reach the person and the dog’s behaviours while reaching the person were recorded. The test was performed 20 times for each type of mirror for each dog, and a score of more than 17 out of 20 times was set as the criterion indicating that the dog could use the mirror.

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Tile Tango

Becky Goldsmith C&T Publishing ePub

tile tango

FINISHED QUILT: 56˝ × 56˝

Made by Becky Goldsmith.

On a visit to Santa Fe, I was struck once again by the beauty of the Mexican tiles around the city square. They are beautiful and utilitarian at the same time—in much the same way that a quilt is.

This design is traditional at heart, but it can feel either contemporary or traditional depending on the colors you use. I chose a variety of blues for the flowers and then added purples that blend into the blues. I added orange (the complement of blue) and gold as accent colors. Next came greens for the leaves.

Look at Pot of Flowers with One Blue Pot. The blue fabric (that ought to be green) in the one block really stands out, which is both exciting and quirky. In my quilt, there is one differently colored block, but it is quieter—with less color rather than more color. It asks to be noticed, rather than shouting to be seen (refer to What Do You See?).

The use of light, medium, and dark values is consistent throughout the quilt, allowing the gray shapes to hold their own visually with the clear colors. I did use some of those gray fabrics in other spots in this quilt. They don’t jump out so much because they look grayer in one context than they do in another (refer to The Changeable Nature of Color).

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