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May 16, 2000
Susan Beasy Latto, UMD Director of Public Relations, 218 726-8830
Donald Tubesing, Publisher, Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers 218 727-0500
Ronald Morton, UMD Geology Professor 218 726-7218


Book Authored and Published By Duluthians
Wins "Best Book of 1999" Award


"Talking Rocks", a book co-authored by Ronald Morton, UMD Department of Geological Sciences professor and Carl Gawboy , retired associate professor at the College of St Scholastica, published by Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers of Duluth, was named "Best Book of 1999" by the Midwest Independent Publishers Association at the 10th Annual Midwest Book Achievement Awards.

The book also received first place in the category of Environmental Books.

Donald Tubesing, publisher of Pfeifer-Hamilton, said of the book, "This is a very innovative and risky book. It is a courageous effort that combines the scientific and Native American tradition, and explores the common ground between their different points of view".


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