For Love of Lakes

Book cover, leaf in water

For Love of Lakes weaves a delightful tapestry of history, science, emotion, and poetry for all who love lakes or enjoy nature writing. For Love of Lakes is an affectionate account documenting our species long relationship with lakes—their glacial origins, Thoreau and his environmental message, and the major perceptual shifts and advances in our understanding of lake ecology. This is a necessary and thoughtful book that addresses the stewardship void while providing improved understanding of our most treasured natural feature.

In the tradition of Aldo Leopold’s seminal work, A Sand County Almanac, For Love of Lakes focuses on the lakes, ponds, and waters outside your very home and the intricacies of these ecosystems.

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Michigan State University Press

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Minnesota Book Award Finalist Creative Nonfiction/Memoir Category

For Love of Lakes Featured by the Minnesota Book Awards

For Love of Lakes was a finalist for the 24th Annual Minnesota Book Awards.

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