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
Handbook of Mammals of the North-Central States Handbook of Mammals of the North-Central States J. Knox Jones, Jr. and Elmer C. Birney 1988 Spring
Scientific reference on the mammals of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
Essentials of Cardiovascular Physiology Essentials of Cardiovascular Physiology Harvey V. Sparks Jr. and Thom W. Rooke 1987 Spring
Quality Maintenance in Stored Grains and Seeds Quality Maintenance in Stored Grains and Seeds Clyde M. Christensen and Richard A. Meronuck 1986 Fall
Cloning: Nuclear Transplantation in Amphibia Cloning Nuclear Transplantation in Amphibia Robert Gilmore McKinnell None None
Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia: Diagnosis and Treatment Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Diagnosis and Treatment James Mitchell, Editor None None
Fixin’ Fish: A Guide to Handling, Buying, Preserving, and Preparing Fish Fixin’ Fish A Guide to Handling, Buying, Preserving, and Preparing Fish Jeffrey Gunderson 1984 Spring
Neurofilaments Neurofilaments Charles A. Marotta None None
Minnesota’s Geology Minnesota’s Geology Richard W. Ojakangas and Charles L. Matsch 2001 Fall
The classic book on the state’s unique geology, now back in print!
Fishes of the Minnesota Region Fishes of the Minnesota Region Gary L. Phillips, William D. Schmid and James C. Underhill 1982 Spring
A guide to the 149 species of fish found in Minnesota waters.
Edible Mushrooms Edible Mushrooms Clyde M. Christensen 1981 Spring