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“Up North in Michigan” is a 2022 Michigan Notable Book!

by Danielle Coty-Fattal January 10, 2022
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We are excited to share that Up North in Michigan: A Portrait of Place in Four Seasons, by Jerry Dennis, is a 2022 Michigan Notable Book! The Michigan Notable Book Up North in Michigan is a collection of essays that capture the author’s lifelong journey to better know the place he calls home by exploring it in every season, in every kind of weather, on foot, on bicycle, in canoes and cars. The essays in this book are more than an homage to a particular region, its people, and its natural wonders. They are a reflection on the Up North that can […]

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ReadMichigan eBook Collection Free-to-Read for Michigan Residents

by Danielle Coty-Fattal December 16, 2021
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We have partnered with the Library of Michigan, Michigan Humanities, Michigan State University Press, and Wayne State University Press to launch a unique collection of regional eBooks available to all residents of Michigan. The new ReadMichigan.org eBook collection contains about 300 free-to-read eBooks focused on Michigan and the Great Lakes region.  This collection includes past winners of the prestigious Michigan Notable Books award, which pays tribute to the people, places, and things that make Michigan unique. Also included are other important books published by Michigan presses and authors. Residents and visitors to the state of Michigan can access these eBooks for free […]

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Sleeping Bear Dunes Excerpt from Great Lakes Rocks

by Danielle Coty-Fattal July 8, 2019

Every year over 1,000,000 people visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, lauded by ABC’s Good Morning America as the “Most Beautiful Place in America.” Whether they are visiting to climb the massive sand dunes, to stargaze, or for the scenic drive, visitors have the opportunity to marvel at a scenic lakeshore where sand dunes seem to rise straight out of Lake Michigan. Yet the formation of the Great Lakes dunes is only one of the ways in which geology manifests in the region. With natural resources such as salt and natural gas, formations such as the Pictured Rocks National […]

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Press Author, Dennis Wild, Involved in Lawsuit Against the Fish and Wildlife Service

by Kasie Pleiness April 20, 2016

The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), along with Director Daniel Ashe, are being sued by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) over their decision to extend the Aquaculture Depredation Order of 1998 without revising it. According to court records, the Aquaculture Depredation Order “authorized the commercial freshwater aquaculture industry to ‘take’ – or, kill – any cormorant found ‘committing or about to commit depredations to aquaculture stocks,’ that is, eating commercially-raised fish, in certain states.” University of Michigan Press author Dennis Wild is among the plaintiffs representing PEER. Wild’s book, The Double-Crested Cormorant, describes the struggle of this maligned […]

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“Making Waves” is a 2016 Michigan Notable Book!

by Sam Killian January 4, 2016

The Press would like to congratulate Scott Peters, whose book “Making Waves” was one of 20 titles chosen as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book! Michigan Notable Books highlights exceptional “Michigan books” published in 2015 that bring attention to Michigan authors and topics. Each year the MNB list features 20 books, published the previous calendar year, which are about or set in Michigan or the Great Lakes region, or are written by a Michigan author. Selections include nonfiction and fiction books that appeal to a variety of audiences and cover various topics and issues close to the hearts of Michigan residents. MNB […]

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