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University of Minnesota Press

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  • Scandinavian Folk Belief and Legendby Reimund Kvideland; Henning K. Sehmsdorf

    University of Minnesota Press 1988; US$ 60.00

    An entertaining collection of hundreds of legends, stories, and magic. Perfect for reading or telling in front of the fire. more...

  • A World of Gangsby John M. M. Hagedorn; Mike Davis

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    ?Street gangs mirror the inhuman ambitions and greed of society?s trendsetters and deities even as they fight to the death over scraps from the table of the international drug trade.  But John Hagedorn, characteristically, also finds hope in the contradictory values of outlaw youth?selflessness, solidarity, and love amid cupidity and directionless... more...

  • Stories from Jonestownby Leigh Fondakowski

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    The saga of Jonestown didn?t end on the day in November 1978 when more than nine hundred Americans died in a mass murder-suicide in the Guyanese jungle. While only a handful of people present at the agricultural project survived that day in Jonestown, more than eighty members of Peoples Temple, led by Jim Jones, were elsewhere in Guyana on that day,... more...

  • Bamako Soundsby Ryan Thomas Skinner

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Bamako Sounds tells the story of an African city, its people, their values, and their music. Centered on the music and musicians of Bamako, Mali?s booming capital city, this book reveals a community of artists whose lives and works evince a complex world shaped by urban culture, postcolonialism, musical expression, religious identity, and intellectual... more...

  • Roots of Our Renewalby Clint Carroll

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    In Roots of Our Renewal, Clint Carroll tells how Cherokee people have developed material, spiritual, and political ties with the lands they have inhabited since removal from their homelands in the southeastern United States. Although the forced relocation of the late 1830s had devastating consequences for Cherokee society, Carroll shows that the... more...

  • Eastern Deciduous Forestby Richard H. Yahner

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 67.50

    ?A readable introduction to ecology and wildlife conservation in the eastern deciduous forest.??The Prairie NaturalistThis new edition includes the most up-to-date information on the forest and its wildlife, with special attention given to contemporary conservation issues. The result is a timely and useful tool for anyone who wants to know or hopes... more...

  • Colossus of Roadsby Karal Ann Marling; Liz Harrison; Bruce White

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 67.50

    A rich and lively examination of this curious and pervasive tradition.Karal Ann Marling visits dozens of roadside attractions, viewing them analytically, intellectually, and enthusiastically, tracing each one through folklore and literature. Heavily illustrated, this book takes the reader on the road to examine these treasures and all that they represent. more...

  • Geese Fly Highby Florence Page Jaques; Francis Lee Jaques

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 51.00

    Florence Page Jaques and her husband, Francis Lee Jaques, who illustrates this classic with beautiful black-and-white nature drawings, experience an unusually thrilling winter vacation following the waterfowl migration. Beginning with a duck-hunting trip in Minnesota, Florence writes a lively and detailed account of their trip down the Mississippi... more...

  • Scandinavian Feastsby Beatrice Ojakangas

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 57.00

    Drawing upon her rich knowledge of Scandinavian cuisine and culture, expert chef and veteran writer Beatrice Ojakangas presents a multitude of delicious yet remarkably simple recipes in this cookbook classic, available in paperback for the first time. Scandinavian Feasts features the cuisine of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, and it includes... more...

  • Northland Wildflowersby John B. Moyle; Evelyn W. Moyle; John Gregor

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 60.00

    The first edition of Northland Wildflowers has been the standard guide to wildflowers of the Upper Midwest and Canada, and has become an indispensable reference. Now, a substantial revision presents more than three hundred species of commonly found wildflowers, all stunningly captured in new full-color photographs and organized by color of bloom. This... more...