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Description - Lake Michigan Backroads by Robert W. Domm

Here are 19 backroads drives around Lake Michigan, showing you the grand lake as never before in this richly illustrated exploration of the Great Lakes history, culture, ecology, and natural beauty. The big blue inland sea--the only Great Lake entirely within U.S. borders--appears here in all its natural diversity. These day trips take you to the ancient forests and vast sand dunes of Michigan and Wisconsin and on beautiful backroads in Illinois and Indiana. Lake Michigan Backroads conducts readers through the lakes varied landscapes and seasons, pausing at popular and little-known destinations for a look into life on the lake then and now. Here are the shining blue waters plied by the Chippewa and Menominee, by the Jesuits and the voyageurs, and by countless immigrants seeking a new life. And here, in brilliant photographs and historical images, in anecdotes and thoughtful text, are their stories, inextricable from the story of the Great Lake itself. Lake Michigan Backroads speaks eloquently of remarkable natural resources and great promise, of immigration and trade, of devastating storms and human calamity, and of the people and their love of the lake. And their story plays out against Robert Domms exquisite images, which evoke the lakes greatness through its days of calm and of stormy fury, the play of sunlight on its surface and the sweep of its shore in both autumn finery and the restless ice of winter.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780760329801
ISBN-10: 076032980X
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Imprint: Voyageur Press Inc
Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert W. Domm

Michigan native Robert W. Domm is an outdoors writer and photographer specializing in fine art images of the Great Lakes region. He is the author and photographer of Lake Michigan Backroads and Backroads of Michigan, and his images have appeared in many publications, including Sierra, National Wildlife, and Outdoor Photographer. He lives with his wife in Rives Junction, Michigan. www.rdommphoto.com

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