Summer 2008

Wisconsin's Water Library

Summer means travel!

Explore our natural world this summer by discovering the ­wonders of the Great Lakes. From lighthouses to dunes, the wonders of the Great Lakes are many—and Wisconsin’s Water Library has many books to help you find the jewels of the region. Whether you love a good travel narrative or good travel itself, these titles will inspire and educate.

Discovering Great Lakes Dunes /
by Elizabeth Brockwell-Tillman and others. East Lansing: Michigan Sea Grant, 1998.
The sand dunes along the Great Lakes are the most extensive freshwater dunes in the world. This book combines beautiful color photos of the dunes plus information about their ecology. 

Wisconsin Lighthouses: A Photographic & Historical Guide /
by Ken and Barb Wardius.  1st ed. Madison: Prairie Oak Press, 2000.
If you are interested in visiting or learning more about Wisconsin’s lighthouses, you will be interested in the photographs, descriptions, history, and travel tips contained in this volume.

Wild Shore: Exploring Lake Superior by Kayak /
by Greg Breining. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000.
This book is a true story of adventure that is part travel guide, part memoir, part history, and part outdoor adventure.

The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas /
by Jerry Dennis. 1st ed. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2003.
This is the most complete book ever written about the history, nature, and science of these remarkable lakes at the heart of North America. From the geological forces that formed them to the industrial pollution that nearly destroyed them, and to the greatest environmental success stories of our time—the lakes are portrayed in all their complexity.

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