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Dog Years

Jeffrey Kronenfeld

What "Maus" did for the Holocaust, "Dog Years" does for mass incarceration in the US. This 32-page graphic novel follows Kurt Vilkas through a two-year prison sentence, where he faces…

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Psyche Inspired: Collection of Artworks

Subtitle
Cobalt Class

Edited by Adriana Talamante

Executive Editor Kaxandra Nessi

Layout Editor, Cover Art Alexandra Cook

Psyche Contributor Catherine Bowman

Psyche Contributor Lindy Elkins-Tanton

A collection of artistic and creative works from the ASU-led NASA Psyche Mission's 2019-20 Psyche Inspired interns. This downloadable book tells the story of Psyche (both the mission and…

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Psyche Inspired: A Collection of Artworks

Subtitle
Nickel Class

Edited by Adriana Talamante and Ninad Kulkarni

Executive Editor Kaxandra Nessi

Layout Editor, Cover Art Reydan Freitas

Layout Editor Tristan Tierce

Psyche Contributor Catherine Bowman

Psyche Contributor Lindy Elkins-Tanton

A collection of artistic and creative works from the ASU-led NASA Psyche Mission's 2020-2021 Psyche Inspired interns. This downloadable book tells the story of Psyche (both the mission…

Space inspired artwork with black background

Psyche Inspired: Collection of Artworks

Subtitle
Copper Class

Edited by Adriana Talamante, Ninad Kulkarni, Kacy Hatfield and Tyler Burnside

Executive Editor Kaxandra Nessi

Layout Editor, Cover Art Tristan Tierce

Psyche Contributor Catherine Bowman

Psyche Contributor Lindy Elkins-Tanton

A collection of artistic and creative works from the ASU-led NASA Psyche Mission's 2021-22 Psyche Inspired interns. This downloadable book tells the story of Psyche (both the mission and…

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The Future of Sustainability Education at North American Universities

Christopher Boone

This collection explores sustainability education in the North American academy. The authors advocate for a more integrated approach to teaching sustainability in order to help students…

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Compulsive Swim

Austin Davis

Our city is an ocean. Every night one of our neighbors drowns in a crack on the sidewalk. Every night we call it hope to climb our way to the moon--just to panic when we can’t find an…

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Shakespeare and Disgust

Subtitle
The History and Science of Early Modern Revulsion

Bradley J. Irish

Drawing on both historical analysis and theories from the modern affective sciences, "Shakespeare and Disgust" argues that the experience of revulsion is one of Shakespeare's central…

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Lupine

Jenny Irish

At the heart of all violence is fear: "Lupine" is a gathering of feminist prose poetry engaging themes of ecology, animality, and the human unknown. A series of interconnected dramatic…

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Would-Be Future Humans

Jenny Irish

A limited edition chapbook. Jenny Irish is from Maine and lives in Arizona. She is the author of the hybrid collections "Common Ancestor" and "Tooth Box," the short story collection "I…

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The Adventures of Lucy the Cow-Dog

Subtitle
When Storms Howl

Christine M. B. Smith

Where is home? Lucy hopes that by taking care of the farmer’s gopher problem, her new home will be with her canine companion, Sam. But plans go awry when her troublesome wiggles lead her…