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E-M:/ 2 environmental works on list of Michigan Notable Books

Enviro-Mich message from "Dave Dempsey" <davedem@hotmail.com>

The Library of Michigan today announced the 2007 Michigan Notable Books (www.michigan.gov/notablebooks), 20 books highlighting Michigan people, places and events.

Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes, edited by Alison Swan (Michigan State University Press) - The lilting, poetic language of these essays brings to life the sights, smells and sounds of Michigan's best-known resource. As they reveal stories of childhood and family, of nature and history, these distinguished writers provide insight into everyday Michigan, and both the gifts and perils along Michigan's shores and in their own lives.

The Muskegon: The Majesty and Tragedy of Michigan's Rarest River, by Jeff Alexander (Michigan State University Press) - Take a journey down the Muskegon River in this well-written scholarly study that explores the waterway's environmental history and possible future. Detailing and exploring the responsibilities every Michigan citizen has for taking care of the Muskegon River watershed and the Great Lakes, readers are challenged to be better custodians of our cherished waters.


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