Environment

Radioactive Ghosts Radioactive Ghosts Gabriele Schwab 2020 Fall
A pioneering examination of nuclear trauma, the continuing and new nuclear peril, and the subjectivities they generate
Infrastructures of Apocalypse: American Literature and the Nuclear Complex Infrastructures of Apocalypse American Literature and the Nuclear Complex Jessica Hurley 2020 Fall
A new approach to the vast nuclear infrastructure and the apocalypses it produces, focusing on Black, queer, Indigenous, and Asian American literatures
Wolf Island: Discovering the Secrets of a Mythic Animal Wolf Island Discovering the Secrets of a Mythic Animal L. David Mech 2020 Fall
The world’s leading wolf expert describes the first years of a major study that transformed our understanding of one of nature’s most iconic creatures
Gaian Systems: Lynn Margulis, Neocybernetics, and the End of the Anthropocene Gaian Systems Lynn Margulis, Neocybernetics, and the End of the Anthropocene Bruce Clarke 2020 Fall
A groundbreaking look at Gaia theory’s intersections with neocybernetic systems theory
Thinking Plant Animal Human: Encounters with Communities of Difference Thinking Plant Animal Human Encounters with Communities of Difference David Wood 2020 Spring
Collected essays by a leading philosopher situating the question of the animal in the broader context of a relational ontology
Things Worth Keeping: The Value of Attachment in a Disposable World Things Worth Keeping The Value of Attachment in a Disposable World Christine Harold 2020 Spring
A timely examination of the attachments we form to objects and how they might be used to reduce waste
Minnesota’s Geologist: The Life of Newton Horace Winchell Minnesota’s Geologist The Life of Newton Horace Winchell Sue Leaf 2020 Spring
The story of the scientist who first mapped Minnesota’s geology, set against the backdrop of early scientific inquiry in the state
Birds in Minnesota: Revised and Expanded Edition Birds in Minnesota Revised and Expanded Edition Robert B. Janssen 2019 Fall
A comprehensive update of the classic from the state’s foremost expert
Bleak Joys: Aesthetics of Ecology and Impossibility Bleak Joys Aesthetics of Ecology and Impossibility Matthew Fuller and Olga Goriunova 2019 Fall
A philosophical and cultural distillation of the bleak joys in today’s ambivalent ecologies and patterns of life
An Ecotopian Lexicon An Ecotopian Lexicon Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Brent Ryan Bellamy, Editors 2019 Fall
Presents thirty novel terms that do not yet exist in English to envision ways of responding to the environmental challenges of our generation
Homesickness: Of Trauma and the Longing for Place in a Changing Environment Homesickness Of Trauma and the Longing for Place in a Changing Environment Ryan Hediger 2019 Fall
Introducing a posthumanist concept of nostalgia to analyze steadily widening themes of animality, home, travel, slavery, shopping, and war in U.S. literature after 1945
Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement Standing with Standing Rock Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement Nick Estes and Jaskiran Dhillon, Editors 2019 Spring
Dispatches of radical political engagement from people taking a stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline
How to Do Things with Sensors How to Do Things with Sensors Jennifer Gabrys 2019 Fall
An investigation of how-to guides for sensor technologies
Beyond the Meme: Development and Structure in Cultural Evolution Beyond the Meme Development and Structure in Cultural Evolution Alan C. Love and William C. Wimsatt, Editors 2019 Spring
Interdisciplinary perspectives on cultural evolution that reject meme theory in favor of a complex understanding of dynamic change over time
Break Up the Anthropocene Break Up the Anthropocene Steve Mentz 2019 Fall
Takes the singular eco-catastrophic “Age of Man” and redefines this epoch
Gunflint Burning: Fire in the Boundary Waters Gunflint Burning Fire in the Boundary Waters Cary J. Griffith 2019 Spring
The story of the Ham Lake fire, at the time the most destructive wildfire in modern Minnesota history—the blaze, the firefighters’ battle, the human toll
No Horizon Is So Far: Two Women and Their Historic Journey across Antarctica No Horizon Is So Far Two Women and Their Historic Journey across Antarctica Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft 2019 Spring
The extraordinary story of the first two women to cross Antarctica
Anthropocene Poetics: Deep Time, Sacrifice Zones, and Extinction Anthropocene Poetics Deep Time, Sacrifice Zones, and Extinction David Farrier 2019 Spring
How poetry can help us think about and live in the Anthropocene by reframing our intimate relationship with geological time
Bad Environmentalism: Irony and Irreverence in the Ecological Age Bad Environmentalism Irony and Irreverence in the Ecological Age Nicole Seymour 2018 Fall
Traces a tradition of ironic and irreverent environmentalism, asking us to rethink the movement’s reputation for gloom and doom
A Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities A Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities John J. Moriarty 2018 Fall
An illustrated guide to the natural habitats and rich diversity of wildlife in the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area