Star Tribune Wingnut blog: A Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities.

By Jim Williams
Star Tribune Wingnut blog

A Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities (John J. Moriarty)Buy two copies of this book. One for yourself, the other a gift.

Wear it out. Mark pages, write notes (space provided), underline, fold back corners, stick a couple of book marks inside to save favorites. 

Here is proof that you need not go beyond the boundaries of the metro area to find new and exciting natural places to visit, and fascinating to see.

Author John J. Moriarity has divided the book into landscape sections — prairie, savannah, Big Woods, Oak woods, wetlands and marshes and swamps, fens and bogs, lakes, rivers, urban and suburban. Examples of what you can find in each are given. It’s an eclectic variety.

Keep reading.

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How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America

Making creative laborers for a precarious economy: Josef Nguyen, Carly Kocurek, and Patrick LeMieux.



Browse our Fall/Winter 2022-23 catalog for exciting forthcoming books!

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