Ducks publish on an astounding range of topics, as the following titles illustrate.
By Lidia Yuknavitch, BA ’89, PhD ’98
In a war-torn village in Eastern Europe, an American photographer captures a heart-stopping image: a young girl fleeing a fiery explosion that has engulfed her
home and family. A suicidal writer who has suffered her own devastating tragedy becomes obsessed with the photo, leading her husband and friends to try to save
her by rescuing the girl and bringing her to the United States. The novel explores the treacherous, often violent borders between war and sex, love and art.
(Timber Press, 2014)
By Roxi Thoren
Climate change, natural resource use, population shifts, and many other factors have changed the demands we place on landscape designs. Using 25 case studies from around the world, Landscapes of Change examines how these challenges inspire new design strategies and result in innovative works that are redefining the field. Thoren is an associate professor in the UO’s Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
(University of Chicago Press, 2015)
By Mark Johnson
Mixing cognitive science with pragmatist philosophy, Johnson argues that appealing to absolute principles is not only scientifically unsound, but even morally suspect. This book shows how we can use ethical naturalism to adapt our moral standards to many different situations. Johnson is a Philip H. Knight Professor and a College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the UO.
(Oxford University Press, 2015)
By Esther Jacobson-Tepfer
A professor emerita of art history analyzes stone mounds, altars, standing stones, and petroglyphs to reconstruct the prehistory of myth and belief in North Asia. Her narrative shows how images of hunters, mothers, and stags relate to a narrative of birth, death, and transformation in southern Siberia and Mongolia.