UVic Torch -- Fall 2004
Autumn 2005,
Volume 26, Number 2

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A Concise Dictionary of the Nuuchahnulth Language of Vancouver Island

JOHN STONHAM, BA '85
Edwin Mellen Press, 2005 . 547 pages . $139.95

The culmination of work begun during his undergraduate linguistics studies, Stonham has produced the first dictionary of the 5,000-year-old Nuuchahnulth family of languages. It collects more than 7,000 headwords with English equivalents, usage examples, dialectal variation, grammar and a 7,500-entry glossary.

Dog House Blues
JACQUELINE PEARCE, BA '85
Orca, 2005 . 176 pages . $8.95

The class snob-bully doesn't like dogs, and Erika thinks she has to keep her three dogs secret to keep the friendship of a new girl in school-until an incident reminds her how much her dogs mean to her. Developed in partnership with the BC SPCA education department. For ages 8-12.

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Longitude and Empire: How Captain Cook's Voyages Changed the World
BRIAN RICHARDSON, MA '92
UBC Press, 2005 . 256 pages . $85

Offering a new understanding of Captain Cook's explorations and their impact on Europe's world view, Richardson has produced a conceptual field guide to the voyages. It's a rereading of Cook's discoveries and modern political philosophy, arguing that Cook's Pacific became a test case for a new way of knowing and relating to the world.

Penelope and the Monsters
SHERI RADFORD, BA '96 . Illustrated by CHRISTINE TRIPP
Lobster Press, 2005 . 32 pages . $21.95

In this new misadventure in the Penelope series, the feisty heroine takes on gnomes and trolls and giants with the same come flair that brought down the house in Penelope and the Humongous Burp.

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Transitions Through the Perimenopausal Years
LISSA ZALA, MEd '95, ANDREA SWAN, BSN '00, and DR. JERILYNN PRIOR
Perimenopausetransitions.com, 2005 . 235 pages . $24.95

The largest number of women in history are now in their 40s and 50s, ages of profound physical and emotional change. The authors provide suggestions on how to recognize changes, they explore the common signs and symptoms of perimenopause, and they suggest science-based therapies for consideration.

UFO: Shoot Out the Lights
MARTIN POPOFF, BA '84
Metal Blade Records, 2005 . 257 pages . $23.95

Popoff's twelfth book is a biography of British classic rock band UFO. It joins his recent books on Rush and Blue Oyster Cult that take an album by album, song by song approach, with new interviews with many members of the bands.

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