Amphibians and Reptiles Native to Minnesota Amphibians and Reptiles Native to Minnesota Barney Oldfield and John J. Moriarty 1994 Fall
The only guide to amphibians and reptiles of the Upper Midwest-includes maps and aids to identification for the amateur.
Unstable Frontiers: Technomedicine and the Cultural Politics of “Curing” AIDS Unstable Frontiers Technomedicine and the Cultural Politics of “Curing” AIDS John Nguyet Erni 1994 Fall
John Erni gives a hopeful view of how we might challenge the way scientists, healers, and the mass media look at the task of treating AIDS.
Urban Wildlife Habitats: A Landscape Perspective Urban Wildlife Habitats A Landscape Perspective Lowell W. Adams 1994 Spring
In this first book-length study of the subject, Adams reviews the impact of urban and suburban growth on natural plant and animal communities and reveals how, with appropriate landscape planning and urban development, cities and towns can be made more accommodating for a wide diversity of species, including our own.
Freshwater Marshes: Ecology and Wildlife Management Freshwater Marshes Ecology and Wildlife Management Milton W. Weller 1994 Spring
In this updated third edition, Weller describes the components of the freshwater marsh-its annual and seasonal dynamics as affected by rainfall cycles and the plant and animal population's response to such changes. Weller discusses how such wetland areas are managed for wildlife populations and diversity, and how such processes can be used in wetland conservation and restoration. He considers the impact society has on wetlands and offers conservation goals for freshwater wetland complexes. Weller broadens the third edition to include an analysis of how prairie wetlands compare in water dynamics with swamps, tidal marshes, and other wetlands. He also expands the discussion of wetland classification, evaluation, mitigation, and restoration, and introduces a new glossary of current wetland terminology.
Global Climates since the Last Glacial Maximum Global Climates since the Last Glacial Maximum H.E. Wright Jr., John E. Kutzbach, Thompson Webb III, William F. Ruddiman, Street-Perrott F. Alayne and Patrick J. Bartlein, Editors 1993 Spring
Summarizes much of the geologic, paleoecologic, and oceanographic evidence for global environmental and climactic changes during the last 18,000 years.
Agriculture, Environment, and Health: Sustainable Development in the 21st Century Agriculture, Environment, and Health Sustainable Development in the 21st Century Vernon W. Ruttan, Editor 1993 Fall
Offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the implications of changes in institutional design and policy reform now underway at the global level. Ultimately, these changes will provide sustainable growth in agricultural production. Particular attention is given to the institutions that conduct research and implement changes in technology and practice in the fields of agriculture and health, as well as those that monitor the changes in resource endowments, the quality of the environment and the health, and productivity of the human resources employed in agricultural production.
Beyond Preservation: Restoring and Inventing Landscapes Beyond Preservation Restoring and Inventing Landscapes A. Dwight Baldwin Jr., Judith De Luce and Carl Pletsch, Editors 1993 Fall
“Bold theses promote controversy: this book is sure to find itself at the center of a philosophical firestorm. Are restoration ecologists ‘Lord Man’ reincarnate? Or are they imaginative visionaries in quest of a Leopoldian rapprochement with the land? The essays herein challenge readers to sharpen their thinking and reconsider their place in a complex ecosocial terrain.” --Max Oelschlaeger “The best book on the subject to date.” --Michael Polan, Harper’s Contributors include Gary W. Barrett, Ann Cline, David L. Gorchov, William Jordan III, G. Stanley Kane, Jack Temple Kirby, Dora G. Lodwick, Orie L. Loucks, Kimberly E. Medley, Constance Pierce, Ellen Price, Frederick Turner, John E. Wierwille, and Gene E. Willeke.
In the Nature of Things: Language, Politics, and the Environment In the Nature of Things Language, Politics, and the Environment Jane Bennett and William Chaloupka, Editors 1993 Fall
Contributors include R. McGreggor Cawley, Romand Coles, William E. Connolly, Jan E. Dizard, Valerie Hartouni, Cheri Lucas Jennings, Bruce H. Jennings, Timothy W. Luke, Shane Phelan, John Rodman, Michael J. Shapiro, and Wade Sikorski.
A Parent’s Guide to Kidney Disorders A Parent’s Guide to Kidney Disorders Glenn H. Bock M.D., Edward J. Ruley M.D. and Michael P. Moore 1993 Spring
The definitive resource guide for families coping with childhood kidney disease.
Vascular Plants of Minnesota: A Checklist and Atlas Vascular Plants of Minnesota A Checklist and Atlas Gerald B. Ownbey and Thomas Morley 1992 Fall
A definitive reference to the 2,010 vascular plant species (ferns, conifers, and flowering plants) currently found in Minnesota.
Is It Painful to Think: Conversations with Arne Naess Is It Painful to Think Conversations with Arne Naess David Rothenberg 1992 Fall
“Watching a good mind at work is a privilege. Watching a good mind at play is a joy. Is It Painful to Think? shows both sides of Arne Naess, a philosopher who is making a real difference in the planet’s course.” --Bill McKibben
Wisdom in the Open Air: The Norwegian Roots of Deep Ecology Wisdom in the Open Air The Norwegian Roots of Deep Ecology Peter Reed and David Rothenberg, Editors 1992 Fall
An introduction to Nordic deep ecological thought and its impact on the evolving worldwide environmental movement.
Patterned Peatlands of Minnesota Patterned Peatlands of Minnesota H.E. Wright Jr. and Norman E. Aaseng, Editors 1992 Spring
The first in-depth examination of the ecological and political significance of the patterned peatlands of Minnesota, one of the largest peatland complexes in the world. Research conducted during the past decade has unraveled many secrets of the intricate peatland ecosystem, unique because it has been so little altered by human action and remarkable for its display of the complex adjustment of living organisms to their environment. The book describes the flora, vegetation, and animal life of the different patterned peatlands and considers the role of surface water and ground water in the development and differentiation of fens and raised bogs. Specific chapters explore the role of mammals, birds, and amphibians and reptiles in the peatland ecosystem.
Wild Knowledge: Science, Language, and Social Life in a Fragile Environment Wild Knowledge Science, Language, and Social Life in a Fragile Environment Will Wright 1992 Spring
“A bold and timely challenge to our accepted notions of the connections between scientific knowledge, objectivity and our social and physical nature. . . . A polemical intervention into social and scientific theory that should be essential reading.” --David Frisby “In Wild Knowledge, Will Wright has once again played his strongest suit. In his examination of the scientific ethos he is savagely critical, yet the slave of no special polemic.” --Neil J. Smelser “An important book. Will Wright is an original and usefully idiosyncratic thinker.” --Evelyn Fox Keller
Knowing Nukes: The Politics and Culture of the Atom Knowing Nukes The Politics and Culture of the Atom William Chaloupka 1992 Spring
Countering critics who charge that postmodern positions on language, authority, and power cannot inform effective political responses, this compelling analysis employs these same methods to examine antinuclear politics. Star Wars (the movie and the antimissile system), the Freeze movement, Reaganism, and “lifestyle” politics all receive new treatments.
Quaternary Landscapes Quaternary Landscapes Linda C. K. Shane and Edward J. Cushing, Editors 1991 Fall
Research into the Quaternary period (the latest one million years of the earth's history) involves the study of dramatic changes in climate, flora, fauna, landforms, and cultural evolution. This book represents a synthesis of the most recent and significant research in the combined fields of archaeology, glacial geology, paleoecology, paleolimnology, geography, and climate change.
A Parent’s Guide to Cleft Lip and Palate A Parent’s Guide to Cleft Lip and Palate Karlind T. Moller, Clark D. Starr and Sylvia A. Johnson None None
Coastal Marshes: Ecology and Wildlife Management Coastal Marshes Ecology and Wildlife Management Robert H. Chabreck 1988 Fall
This book describes coastal marshes in terms of form, function, ecology, wildlife value, and management. Chabreck’s emphasis is on the marshes of the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico but he also examines marshes on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Plant and animal communities are each given a chapter, and the book concludes with considerations of future uses and needs of coastal marshes. “Salt, brackish, intermediate, and freshwater marshes are discussed in chapters on nutrient cycling, food web and biodiversity, plant and animal communities, economic value and recreational use, and managerial techniques. . . illuminating and attractive.” --Naturalist Review
Minnesota’s Endangered Flora and Fauna Minnesota’s Endangered Flora and Fauna Barbara A. Coffin and Lee Pfannmuller, Editors 1988 Fall
A Parent’s Guide to Heart Disorders A Parent’s Guide to Heart Disorders James H. Moller, William A. Neal and William Hoffman None None