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V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016

Literature

UNM Landscape Prof at Page 1

Press Release [ Fri Apr 29 2016 10:00 AM ]

Baker H. Morrow, professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of N.M., will be at Page One Books at 3pm on Sunday, May 1, to talk about and sign his updated non-fiction effort, Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes: Keyed to Cities and Regions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas, Revised and Expanded Edition.

The book is described as such: "First published in 1995, this invaluable guide to the trees, shrubs, ground covers, and smaller plants that thrive in New Mexico's many life zones and growing areas is now available in a long-awaited new edition. Landscape architect Baker H. Morrow considers the significant factors that impact planting in New Mexico—including soil conditions, altitude, drought, urban expansion, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation—to provide the tools for successful gardens and landscapes in the state. Added photographs and sketches identify the forms and uses of plants, including many new species that have become widely available in the region since the 1990s. The latest recommendations for specific cities and towns include more photos for ease of reference, and botanical names have also been updated. With ingenuity and efficient water management, Morrow demonstrates how to create landscapes that provide shade, color, oxygen, soil protection, windscreening and outdoor enjoyment."

Morrow, Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, has been a principal of Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller, Ltd., Landscape Architects for the past 36 years. Morrow is Professor of Practice of Landscape Architecture at the University of New Mexico (since 1975), where he is the founder of the MLA program in the School of Architecture and Planning. A third-generation New Mexican, he is the author of a number of books, including Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes and A Dictionary of Landscape Architecture, and the co-editor of Canyon Gardens: The Ancient Pueblo Landscapes of the American Southwest. Morrow is an award-winning landscape architect, experienced at working with stakeholders on pressing issues in both English and Spanish. He and his firm have received over 90 design awards and citations since 1980. Practicing in New Mexico and the surrounding area, he has served as project manager and principal in charge for more than 3000 projects. Among Professor Morrow’s award winning projects are the Journal Center, the New Mexico State Fairgrounds entries, Park Square, Dietz Farm Plaza, Children’s Psychiatric Center at UNM, St. Joseph Square, the Albuquerque Academy, and Yale Boulevard in Albuquerque.

Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Morrow event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.

Literature

Former ABQ Reporter Visits Page 1

Press Release [ Wed Apr 27 2016 10:30 AM ]

Gerald Moore, former Albuquerque Tribune reporter, will be at Page One Books at 4pm on Saturday, April 30, to talk about and sign his non-fiction effort, LIFE Story: The Education of an American Journalist.

The book is described as such: "Before Americans got their news from television, they got it from LIFE, the weekly magazine that set the standard for photojournalism. In LIFE Story, Gerald Moore, a writer and editor who worked at the magazine in the last glory years before TV made it obsolete, recalls the dizzying excitement and glamour of LIFE's fast-moving, powerful approach to spreading the news. Moore covered the major stories of the late 1960s and early 1970s: LSD, assassinations, the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, the McCarthy campaign, urban riots, the My Lai massacre, and the beginnings of feminism. His story offers a wonderful look back at the good and the bad old days of journalism."

Moore joined the staff of LIFE at the age of 27. Before that, he was a philosophy student at the University of NM who became a nighttime police officer and then a reporter at The Albuquerque Tribune in the 1960s, both jobs teaching him the tools of his trade. At LIFE magazine, he was a leading reporter, bureau chief, and eventually an editor. When LIFE ended publication as a weekly magazine in December of 1972, Moore turned to freelance magazine writing. His articles appeared in People, Saturday Evening Post, Reader’s Digest, Families, Horticulture and other national magazines. Moore lives in Hudson, N.Y., and Chapel Hill, N.C.

Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Moore event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.

V.25 No.9 | 03/03/2016

Literature

Bibliophiles Unite!

Press Release [ Fri Mar 4 2016 10:31 AM ]
Search the papery wares at the Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair.
V.24 No.20 | 5/14/2015
Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics

Get Lit

Far Out and Inward-Looking

By Lisa Barrow
Santa Fe publisher Synergetic Press rereleases Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics with an intriguing talk at Collected Works Bookstore.
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V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015

Summer Guide 2015

Hacking the Earthship

Rachel Preston Prinz takes a fresh look at sustainable architecture

By Lisa Barrow
The earthship architecture movement aims for sustainable living. Author Rachel Preston Prinz discusses how the natural homes often fail to live up to the ideal, and how their designs can be updated for the better.
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V.24 No.5 | 1/29/2015

Flash in the Pan

Beefing About Beef

The grass vs. grain debate rages on

By Ari LeVaux
Ari LeVaux looks into what type of beef is better for the planet.
V.22 No.27 | 7/4/2013

Flash in the Pan

Lessons from the Desert

A new book explores sustainable agriculture in in dry climates

By Ari LeVaux
Ari LeVaux reviews a new book on sustainable agriculture in dry climates.
V.22 No.18 | 5/2/2013
The Handsome Family
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Spotlight

The Handsome Family’s Americana Gothic

Talking metaphor, Wilderness and Custer’s corpse

By Geoffrey Plant
Geoffrey Plant chats with The Handsome Family’s Brett and Rennie Sparks at their Albuquerque home.
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V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012

Gene Grant

Downtown Action

How do we make it go?

By Gene Grant
A decade ago, Albuquerque was ranked No. 1 as having potential for a creative economy. Urban density was a key component. So how’s it going?
V.20 No.30 | 7/28/2011
Graveyards   and   trees—spooky

Book Review

Shout at the Devil

A Cajun-flavored sampling of things that go bump in the night

Review by Adam Fox

Seed

When you think about it, post-Katrina Louisiana creates the perfect setting for a horror tale. Storm-ravaged bayous and flooded levees—along with an already prevalent culture of the supernatural—certainly make the environs of the Deep South ripe for an ill-intentioned bogeyman or two. So sets the scene for local author Ania Ahlborn's first novel, Seed, which takes the hot-ticket items of demonic possession and sinister children and tosses them into a musty, kudzu-covered Southern Gothic blender.

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V.18 No.41 | 10/8/2009

Rock Reads

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records, the Indie Label That Got Big and Stayed Small

Everything anyone ever wanted to know about Merge Records and more lies inside this nearly 300-page congratulatory volume. Twenty years after its creation by Superchunk's Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan, the North Carolina label celebrates its triumph over recording industry standards—and rightly so—with photos, first-person accounts and a compilation CD (which, strangely, neglects the early days).

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