Water in World Civilization
- On your own before class, watch the online video podcast below about Arctic Water and Cultural Issues
- In-class discussion about course topics
- Screen "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
Video Podcast: Arctic Water and Cultural Issues
The 24-minute lecture related to the movie The Fast Runner is provided to you as an online streaming video podcast that you have to watch on your own. Click the play button below to begin watching. It is provided in 640 x 480 (480p) format and should be viewable on a computer, iOS device, or Android device. Look for the small play button in the bottom left of the video player window to start the streaming video.
If the streaming video player below does not work for you, then you can download the video to your computer and watch it thereafter by clicking on one of the links below. Given the size of these files and depending on the speed of your internet connection, it could take a long time to download, so one good option is to download them over night if you are using a slower connection. If you can watch it streaming, then you do not have to download a video file at all.
- 640 x 480 (480p) format that balances speed and quality. (523 MB file)
- 1920 x 1280 (HD) format that provides larges size and best quality. (2.5 GB file)
Required reading from a journal article: (due for your discussion section)
- Cronon, W. 1996. The Trouble with Wilderness: Or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature. Environmental History 1:1:7-28.
- Hays, S. P. 1996. Trouble with Bill Cronon's Wilderness. Environmental History 1:1:29-32.
- Dunlap, T. R. 1996. But What Did You Go Out into the Wilderness to See? Environmental History 1:1:43-46.
- Humphries, P. and Winemiller, K. O. 2009. Historical impacts on river fauna, shifting baselines, and challenges for restoration. Bioscience 59:673-684.
Movie Log for Salmon Fishing In The Yemen: (due next Wednesday at 5:10 pm)
Related web links
- Biological Conservation
- Science of Salmonids