Minnesota and the Upper Midwest

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.
Letters from Side Lake: A Chronicle of Life in the North Woods Letters from Side Lake A Chronicle of Life in the North Woods Peter M. Leschak 1992 Fall
After a brief taste of urban life, and convinced that nothing equaled the formidable challenge of life in the heart of the vast woods, Peter M. Leschak returned to northern Minnesota. Letters from Side Lake chronicles the marvelous range of adventures and reflections-described with thoughtfulness and humor-springing from his pioneer-like existence. In Leschak’s unique voice and beautifully crafted style, Letters from Side Lake captures the great pleasures and rugged feats and hardships of North Woods living. “Each entry in the delightful book is a treat. Every word rings with the sincerity of a life richly and fully lived. Anyone who has ever dreamed of forsaking the impersonality and hubbub of modern living will revel in Leschak’s stories.” --Library Journal
Red Lake Nation: Portraits of Ojibway Life Red Lake Nation Portraits of Ojibway Life Charles Brill 1992 Spring
Movingly documents, in words and pictures, the life of the Red Lake band on a ‘closed reservation’ in northern Minnesota.
The Education of a Public Man: My Life and Politics The Education of a Public Man My Life and Politics Hubert H. Humphrey Norman Sherman, Editor 1991 Fall
A candid look into the private and political life of Minnesota's native son.
Flowers for Northern Gardens Flowers for Northern Gardens Leon C. Snyder Jr 1991 Spring
This comprehensive handbook lists over 800 species of herbaceous plants and their botanical and horticultural varieties known to be hardy in northern zones.
Scandinavian Folk Belief and Legend Scandinavian Folk Belief and Legend Reimund Kvideland and Henning K. Sehmsdorf, Editors 1991 Spring
An entertaining collection of hundreds of legends, stories, and magic. Perfect for reading or telling in front of the fire.
In Their Own Words: Letters from Norwegian Immigrants In Their Own Words Letters from Norwegian Immigrants Solveig Zempel, Editor 1990 Fall
Forming an engaging, colorful mosaic of voices from the immigrant experience, this collection of letters offers a unique perspective on historical events as well as the experience of everyday life.
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.
Francis Lee Jaques: Artist-Naturalist Francis Lee Jaques Artist-Naturalist Donald T. Luce and Laura M. Andrews 1982 Fall
A biographical essay illustrated with Jaques’s drawings and paintings. Published in association with the Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis.
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.
Norway to America: A History of the Migration Norway to America A History of the Migration Ingrid Semmingsen 1980 Fall
Traces the movement of both groups and individuals from Norway to the American Midwest and Pacific coast states.
The Streams and Rivers of Minnesota The Streams and Rivers of Minnesota Thomas F. Waters 1980 Spring
Everyone who canoes, fishes, and enjoys Minnesota’s waterways will find this an indispensable guide. “Belongs in the traveling bag of every Minnesotan and every visitor.” --St. Paul Pioneer Press “Delightfully written.” --Minnesota History
Finland in the Twentieth Century: A History and an Interpretation Finland in the Twentieth Century A History and an Interpretation D.G. Kirby None None
A Guide to the Architecture of Minnesota A Guide to the Architecture of Minnesota David Gebhard and Tom Martinson 1978 Spring
Traces Minnesota’s architectural development in eight regions of the state from territorial days to the present and outlines tours of the state’s landmarks. A perfect companion for sight-seeing trips.