COA~BOOK TALK John Anderson, Alan Mainwaring and researchers on Great Duck Island were featured in the April, 2004 issue of IEEE Spectrum, “The Secret Life of Birds,” by Jean Jumagai. His work was also the subject of “The Ultimate on-the-fly Network,” an article by Martha Baer in the December 2003 issue of Wired Magazine.
Earl Brechlin, adjunct faculty in journalism, published Bygone Coastal Maine: A Postcard Tour from Kittery to Camden, through Down East Press of Camden, Maine in 2004.
Bill Carpenter had poems published in The Breath of Parted Lips: Voices from the Robert Frost Place, Volume II edited by Sydney Lea and published by CavanKerry Press of New Jersey, in 2004. Included in the volume was former director of public relations, Carl Little, who remains on COA’s Council of Advisors. Poems by the two were also included in The Maine Poets: An Anthology of Verse edited by Wesley McNair and published by Down East Books in 2003. Also in 2003, Carpenter’s novel, The Wooden Nickel was released in paperback by Little, Brown & Co. of Boston and New York. Finally, a German translation of his poems was published in the anthology, Nach Wörteralgen Taucht der Dichter: Lyrik aus vier Jahrzehnten, edited by Astrid Wintersberger and Günther Eisenhuber and published in 2004 by Residenz Verlag of Salzburg, Austria.
In 2004, Dorn Publishing of Medfield, Massachusetts published John Cooper’s “Variations on a Noble Theme,” “Silver Rain,” “Burn Ma Soul,” and “Objectivist’s Dance” for saxophone quartet. It also published “Eluengations” and “Sonata No. 2" for alto saxophone and piano, “The Seventh Tangent” for wind ensemble and two psalms for sacred choir. In 2003, Dorn published “The Third Temperament,” “Lullaby and Lexicon Dance” and “Acadia Rag” for saxophone quartet and “Caprice” for tenor saxophone and piano.
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Dave Feldman’s “Synchronizing to Periodicity: The Transient Information and Synchronization Time of Periodic Sequences,” co-authored with J.P. Crutchfield, is to be published in early 2005 in Advances in Complex Systems, a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published by World Scientific.
Trustee David Hackett Fischer published two books with Oxford University Press of Great Britain in 2004, Washington’s Crossing in February and Liberty & Freedom: A Visual History of America’s Founding Ideals in November.
In December 2004, COA editor Donna Gold issued the first in a series of ten chapbooks based on oral histories of Camden: To Me That’s the Smell of Money: Alice Alley and the Knox Mill, through her Northern Light Press of Stockton Springs, Maine.
Amy Goodman’s Exception to the Rulers was released in April 2004 by Hyperion Press of New York to national acclaim and an extended book tour that included a standing-room only visit to COA on May 15. Goodman was a visiting student at COA in 1979 and 1980.
Tora Johnson, M.Phil. ’03, who has been teaching Geographic Information Systems at the college since 1998, will be publishing Entanglements: The Intertwined Fates of Whales and Fishermen, through the University Press of Florida in March 2005. The book is a human ecological assessment of North American plans to reduce large whale entanglements in fishing gear.
President Steven Katona provided the introduction for Nan Lincoln’s memoir about caring for an orphaned seal, The Summer of Cecily, published in May 2004 by Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc. of Charlestown, Massachusetts.