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E-M:/ Booksignings for Dave Dempsey's book "On the Brink: The Great Lakes in the 20th Century"

Enviro-Mich message from Michele Scarborough <mec@voyager.net>

Dave Dempsey will be signing copies of his latest book "On the Brink:
The Great Lakes in the 20th Century" on Friday, June 18 from 6:00 - 8:00
p.m. at the Horizon Bookstore in Traverse City.

He will also be singing books on Saturday, June 19 at the Book Nook and
Java Shop in Montague, MI  at 7:00 p.m.

According to a recent review published in the Traverse City Record

"Dave Dempsey's new book, "On the Brink: The Great Lakes in the 20th
Century," does for the Great Lakes what his first book did for the state
of Michigan. It provides an environmental history of the lakes. It
details public activism that goaded government and elected officials
into enacting laws and policies to rescue the lakes from neglect and
abuse. It outlines the growth of an 'ecosystem approach" over the last
several decades to environmental laws and policies.

It is this combined focus that makes Dempsey's new book as important as
his "Ruin and Recovery: Michigan's Rise as a Conservation Leader,"
published in 200l by the University of Michigan. "On the Brink", new
this year from Michigan State University Press, provides a resilient and
expansive framework on which to hang a growing environmental
consciousness - - and conscience - - about these five spectacular inland


For more information about Dave's books, please visit

Michele Scarborough
Member Services Director
Michigan Environmental Council
119 Pere Marquette Dr., Ste. 2A
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 487-9539
(517) 487-9541 fax

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