Student research. Geospatial textbook. Campus history. DIY solar power. Women’s blood and identity. Staff recipes. Anthropocentric signification. From the fate of Humboldt Bay to the fate of democracy to Dr. Samuel Oliner’s last published works on the fate of humanity itself, these are the freely available HSU Press releases of Summer and Fall 2021.
IdeaFest: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works and Research from Humboldt State University. Volume 5. Editors Aaron Laughlin & Kimberly Sisu. https://digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/ideafest
HSU’s own peer-reviewed ideaFest Journal has published its fifth volume. With 13 articles by 22 campus authors across 10 disciplines, volume 5 gives voice to a wider range of identities and a broader scope of fields. For the first time, the journal also includes articles and video submissions to the CSU Research Competition, bringing together the best in HSU student research.
What Kind of Future Will Our Children Inherit. Editors Samuel P. Oliner and Ronnie Swartz. https://digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/monographs/9
This book describes two sides to the future our children stand to inherit: the glass half full and the glass half empty of what has been the trajectory of the world, it seems, since the beginning of human history. What kind of future will our children inherit? It is a future like all futures—it contains both an evolution of our species towards a higher level of consciousness and a resistance to such change.
To Catch the Sun: Inspiring stories of communities coming together to harness their own solar energy, and how you can do it too! By Lonny Grafman & Joshua Pearce. https://tocatchthesun.com
Approximately 173,000 terawatts of solar energy strike the Earth continuously, but represent only a minuscule fraction of the world’s electricity generation. To Catch the Sun is a free, open-source collection of stories about communities coming together to harness their own solar energy. The book includes instructions, shopping lists and directions to design and build projects for work and home.
Migraciones de la sangre. Texts de escritoras latinoamericanas. Editoras Lilianet Brintrup Hertling & Gladys Ilarregui. https://digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/monographs/13 (publication pending).
Migraciones de la sangre es un libro que lee la lírica y la prosa de sus páginas a nueve voces. Nueve mujeres, hijas, nietas, madres, esposas, amantes, creadoras que incursionan en diferentes géneros literarios como poemas, prosa poética, ensayo, crónica, narración y relato autobiográfico para moldear sus textos en relación a sus herencias y vivencias, a imagen de las redes que tejen los ciclos y las migraciones de su sangre.
The International Journal of Ecopsychology. Volume 3. Editor Jorge Conesa-Sevilla.
Blindness and powerlessness to the reality of collapsing ecosystems are often presented in contrapuntal fashion while making references to ideological thinking—in politics, economics, or religion. However, the words “self” or “world” are rarely or clearly defined, and when they are, their definitions betray senses of anthropocentrism. This issue explores this anthropocentrism from multiple perspectives and how they affect our perceptions, conceptions and actions.
Humboldt Bay Shoreline, North Eureka to South Arcata: A History of Cultural Influences. By Jerry Rhode. https://digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/monographs/10
Global warming has created sea level rise, and Humboldt Bay will be the most severely affected area on the California coast. Solutions require context and an understanding of the bay’s past. Using meticulous research and archival photography and maps, this work details how the area was transformed over the course of 170 years into a web of structures and infrastructures that connect the two largest cities in Humboldt County.
Toyon: Seven Decades of Student Driven Publishing. By Erika Andrews, Asha Galindo, & Sarah Godlin. https://digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/monographs/11
This book captures the history and spirit of Toyon literary journal from its origin in 1954. Written by students, this book details the history of the publication and provides insight into the inner workings of magazine production from the perspective of the student. This work honors the voices of the student editors, contributors, and volunteers that have published this magazine year after year.
Geospatial Concepts, Second Edition. By Nicolas R. Malloy and Amy Rock. digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/textbooks/3/
The second edition of this peer-reviewed textbook is intended for use in an introductory college-level course. Each chapter starts with text related to fundamental concepts in geospatial science and its sub-disciplines. The chapters also include one or more tutorials designed to reinforce the concepts learned. Additional references, such as video content and external websites, are included throughout the text.
The History of Congressional Apportionment, second edition. By Charles Biles. https://digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/monographs/5
Employing an interdisciplinary approach of mathematical modeling and the modeling of natural resource systems, Dr. Charles M. Biles tells an evolutionary tale of how slight changes in calculating apportionment has wrought massive shifts in political power. This second edition includes an account of the reapportionment based on the 2020 census, the impact of partisanship, and an account of the precarious road ahead for the electoral college.
HSU Staff Cookbook 2020-2021. Humboldt State University Staff Council. https://digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/monographs/12
This book showcases recipes from the staff at Humboldt State University. These recipes were compiled during the 2020-2021 school year and organized by the Humboldt State University Staff Council.
Notable campus journal publications released in 2021
• Humboldt Geographic, Volume 2. https://digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/humboldtgeographic
Humboldt Geographic is the Humboldt State University Geography department’s annual journal of student research and creative projects. Run entirely by students, Humboldt Geographic showcases the work of emerging researchers, cartographers, and storytellers, along with contributions from alumni and faculty.
• Toyon, Volume 77. https://digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/toyon
Toyon is a multilingual journal of literature and art that is edited and produced by Humboldt State University students from all disciplines. While Toyon receives submissions from all over the world, it is also a journal of North Coast writing and art, and particularly welcomes new voices in many languages.