Misery Bay, Alpena County

Misery Bay, Alpena County

Ron Leonetti

At the top of our summer book list is Michigan: Our Land, Our Water, Our Heritage, a beautiful collection of essays and photographs by some of Michigan’s most notable writers and photographers.

The hardcover book, edited by John Knott, was published in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy of Michigan. The essays and photos within the book are meant to illustrate the ecosystems that the Conservancy seeks to protect. Author proceeds from the book will help support conservation projects in Michigan and across the Great Lakes.

From Michigan: Our Land, Our Water, Our Heritage:

"Michigan was once covered with vast, unbroken forests of pine and hemlock mixed with birch and poplar, and oak savannahs marched as far as the eye could see … but in the process of settling the state and exploiting its natural resources, we have drained wetlands, dammed rivers, and cut all but a few remnants of the virgin forests, leaving that untouched Michigan hard to imagine now."

On Friday, July 25th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., authors Stephanie Mills, Jerry Dennis and John Knott, who all contributed to Michigan, will be at Horizon Books in Traverse City for a book signing. For more information, call Horizon Books at 231-946-7290 or visit horizonbooks.com.

Photo(s) by Ron Leonetti