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Collection Close-up: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
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Summary from cloudLibrary:

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’be forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

Note: This book was purchased to support the Equity and Diversity Virtual Book Club. Please contact us about any needs for your MnDOT book club.

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Transportation Research Record

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TRB’s journal Transportation Research Record is now published in digital-only format. Full text is available to MnDOT employees. Check out new articles or sign up for an alert at Transportation Research Record.

 


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ACCIDENT PREVENTION

There are no accidents: the deadly rise of injury and disaster--who profits and who pays the price
HB1323.A2 S56 2022

AIRPORTS

Agricultural operations on airport grounds
TRB ACRP SYN 117

BRIDGES

Practices for ensuring the smoothness of concrete bridge decks
TRB NCHRP SYN 580

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

Third-year performance study of Highway 4 jointless fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC) roundabout
TE176.5 .K56 2022

CONTRACTS

Systematic approach for determining construction contract time : a guidebook
TRB NCHRP 979

DRONES

Use of unmanned aerial systems for highway construction
TRB NCHRP SYN 578

INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION

Strengthening U.S. coast guard oversight and support of recognized organizations: the case of the alternative compliance program
TRB SR 343

MOTOR VEHICLE STANDARDS

Options for improving the safety of DUKW type amphibious vessels
TRB SR 342

NATIVE AMERICANS

Braiding sweetgrass
E98.P5 K56 2013

RIGHT OF WAY

Public liabilities relating to driveway permits
TRB NCHRP LRD 85 

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New titles added to AASHTO Digital Publications

2022 Interim Revisions to the Guide Specifications for Internal Redundancy of Mechanically-Fastened Built-Up Steel Members (2018, 1st Edition, 2022 Interim Revisions)
http://ihub/library/AASHTO-digital-pubs.html

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New ebooks in the cloudLibrary platform

The Library's ebook collection requires a MnDOT Library ID to checkout and read books. Contact the library using the Ask a Librarian form to request a MnDOT Library ID or if you have forgotten yours. (MnDOT employees and city/county employees.)

Cover of Braiding SweetgrassBraiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (ebook )

 

Cover of No One at the Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the futureNo One at the Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future (ebook )

 

 

Cover of There Are No Accidents: The Deadly Rise of Injury and Disaster-Who Profits and Who Pays the PriceThere Are No Accidents:  The Deadly Rise of Injury and Disaster-Who Profits and Who Pays the Price (ebook

 

Cover of Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of CarsStreet Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars (audiobook )

 

 


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