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University of Iowa Press

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  • Moths in Your Pocketby Jim Durbin; Frank Olsen; Tom Jantscher

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 10.95

    This welcome addition to Iowa?s popular series of laminated guides?the twenty-seventh in the series?illustrates fifty-one species commonly found in the Upper Midwest states of Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The Saturniid, or Giant Silk moths, are well named. Their large size?up to 6.5 inches for the cecropia moth?and... more...

  • The Orange Wire Problem and Other Tales from the Doctor?s Officeby David Watts

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    Western literature has had a long tradition of physician-writers. From Mikhail Bulgakov to William Carlos Williams to Richard Selzer to Ethan Canin, exposure to human beings at their most vulnerable has inspired fine writing. In his own inimitable and unpretentious style, David Watts is also a master storyteller. Whether recounting the decline and... more...

  • The University of Iowa Guide to Campus Architectureby John Beldon Scott; Rodney P. Lehnertz

    University of Iowa Press 2006; US$ 16.00

    The University of Iowa boasts an outstanding ensemble of buildings whose stylistic diversity reflects the breadth of Iowa?s contributions to research, education, and creative activities. In this first comprehensive guide to the university?s architecture, authors John Scott and Rodney Lehnertz reveal the artistic integrity, intellectual inspiration,... more...

  • Theatre and Identity in Imperial Russiaby Catherine A. Schuler

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    What role did the theatre-both institutionally and literally-play in Russia?s modernization? How did the comparatively harmonious relationship that developed among the state, the nobility, and the theatre in the eighteenth century transform into ideological warfare between the state and the intelligentsia in the nineteenth? How were the identities... more...

  • Tied to the Great Packing Machineby Wilson J. Warren

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Ambitious in its historical scope and its broad range of topics, Tied to the Great Packing Machine tells the dramatic story of meatpacking?s enormous effects on the economics, culture, and environment of the Midwest over the past century and a half. Wilson Warren situates the history of the industry in both its urban and its rural settings, moving... more...

  • Twain, Alcott, and the Birth of the Adolescent Reform Novelby Roberta S. Trites

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Trites argues that Twain and Alcott wrote on similar topics because they were so deeply affected by the Civil War, by cataclysmic emotional and financial losses in their families, by their cultural immersion in the tenets of Protestant philosophy, and by sexual tensions that may have stimulated their interest in writing for adolescents, Trites demonstrates... more...

  • We Saw the Lightby Daniel Kane

    University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 29.95

    By the mid-1960s, New American poets and Underground filmmakers had established a vibrant community. Allen Ginsberg, John Ashbery, Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, and Frank O?Hara joined Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie, and Andy Warhol to hang out, make films, read poems, fight censorship, end racism, and shut down the Vietnam... more...

  • Wildflowers of Iowa Woodlandsby Sylvan T. Runkel; Alvin F. Bull

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    This classic of midwestern natural history is back in print with a new format and new photographs. Originally published in 1979, Wildflowers of Iowa Woodlands introduced many naturalists to the beauty and diversity of the native plants of the wooded communities that once covered more than 6 million acres of the state. Now redesigned with updated names... more...

  • Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairieby Sylvan T. Runkel; Dean M. Roosa

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    This classic of midwestern natural history is back in print with a new format and new photographs. Originally published in 1989, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie introduced many naturalists to the beauty and diversity of the native plants of the huge grasslands that once stretched from Manitoba to Texas. Now redesigned with updated names and all-new... more...

  • something has to happen nextby andrew michael roberts

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 16.00

    The poems in something has to happen next, if given the chance, might peer down inquisitively from a great height; they speak of quietness, namelessness, the reachlessness of love, the fortune of animals and their silence, apocalypse, abandonment, beginnings, and endings. more...