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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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GREAT LAKES. Buy these 4 items as a set for $68 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

GLK99
Dan Egan
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
384
0393246434
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
With a potent mixture of reportage and biography, this popular history features some of the best coverage of the Great Lakes recently published. Egan not only stresses the global importance of the lakes, but also puts a human face on their current challenges.
$27.95

The Long Ships Passing, The Story of the Great Lakes

GLK27
Walter Havighurst
University of Minnesota Press
2002
368
0816640149
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A vivid popular history of the Great Lakes, rich in anecdote, incident and drama. Havighurst recounts the early days of ships and shipping on the Great Lakes from the time of the early French voyageurs through the industrialization of the region at the turn of the century.
$17.95

The Living Great Lakes

GLK33
Jerry Dennis
Griffin Publishing
2004
296
0312331037
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Jerry Dennis, known for his writing on fly-fishing and canoeing, interweaves observation, anecdote and history in this tale of the lakes and his month-long voyage aboard the schooner Malabar.
$16.99

Northeast to Great Lakes Map

USE492
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866093217
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy laminated regional map includes more detailed inset maps of New York, Boston and Washington D.C.
$9.95

Eastern Great Lakes Lighthouses

GLK76
Ray Jones, Bruce Roberts (Photographer)
Globe Pequot Press
2001
87
0762709324
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With color photographs, lore, history and practical details on visiting the lighthouses of Ontario, Erie and Huron.
$19.95

Moon Handbook Michigan

USM04
Tina Lassen
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
450
1631214047
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guidebook features traveling information on the Great Lakes and the Upper Peninsula regions of Michigan.
$21.99

Lake Superior Flavors, A Field Guide to Food and Drink Along the Circle Tour

GLK79
James Norton
University of Minnesota Press
2014
240
0816675449
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
In this review of Lake Superior cuisine, the authors focus on local artisans and important dishes from the four regions they visit: Minnesota’s North Shore, Ontario, Michigan and Wisconsin.
$21.95

A Traveller's History of Canada

CND82
Robert Bothwell
Interlink Publishing Group
2010
220
1566563860
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.
$14.95

Detroit City Is the Place to Be

MDW583
Mark Binelli
Metropolitan Books
2013
336
1250039231
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Beyond the usual portrait of crime, poverty and ruin in this vivid report from the field, native son Mark Binelli sees a long shot future for a Detroit that is smaller, less segregated, greener, economically diverse and better functioning, a bold reimagining of a post-industrial city for the 21st century.
$17.00

Detroit, A Biography

USM190
Scott Martelle
Chicago Review Press
2012
156976526X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Former Detroit News reporter Martell traces the history of the once-great city from remote fur trading outpost to agricultural and industrial center through to its current beleaguered state.
$24.95

Golden Dream, A History of the St. Lawrence Seaway at Fifty

CND445
Ronald Stagg
2010
296
1550028871
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Drawing on fifty years of history, this comprehensive study looks at the politics surrounding the creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Stagg, a Canadian historian, emphasizes that policymakers’ "golden dream" of increased prosperity still has not been realized.
$35.00

Great Lakes Lighthouses Encyclopedia

GLK94
Larry Wright
Firefly Books
2011
448
1554078938
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This encyclopedia to the lighthouses of the all five Great Lakes captures their monumental beauty in full-color photographs. Each of the 650 lighthouse profiles includes information on history, construction materials, chronology of keepers and points of access.
$35.00

Inventing Niagara

CND302
Ginger Strand
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2008
352
141654657X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A witty, well-researched tale of the transformation of a natural wonder into an engineering feat, spectacle and monument.
$16.00

Mackinac Island, Inside, Up Close, and Personal

GLK90
Dennis O. Cawthorne
Aa Balkema
2014
224
1933926457
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This entertaining account of Mackinac Island is equal parts memoir and history as Cawthorne sets his experiences (as a carriage driver, chamber of commerce manager, state legislator, restaurateur and attorney) within the island’s last 50 years.
$40.00

Niagara, A History of the Falls

GLK02
Pierre Berton
SUNY
2009
480
1438429282
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Meticulously researched and entertaining, this history of Niagara Falls captures the sideshow atmosphere of the place with its honky-tonk attractions and daredevil feats. An engrossing social history.
$24.95

North American Indian Tribes of the Great Lakes

GLK69
Michael G. Johnson
Osprey Publishing
2011
48
1849084599
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Heavily illustrated, this handy primer presents the Native American tribes of the upper Midwest, their cultures, religions, leaders and roles in the colonial wars and the fur trade.
$17.95

Pandora's Locks, The Opening of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway

CND390
Jeff Alexander
Michigan State Univ Press
2011
431
0870138723
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This detailed history of the St. Lawrence Seaway, which opened in 1959, focuses on the engineering feat's often devastating environmental effects.
$19.95

Perimeter, A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan

GLK80
Kevin J. Miyazaki
Aa Balkema
2014
160
0870206761
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An insightful series from photographer Kevin Miyazaki’s 1,800-mile journey around Lake Michigan. The work gives much to peruse and ponder from faces and outfits to tools and toys, but mostly the lake itself.
$29.95

Shining Big Sea Water, The Story of Lake Superior

GLK58
Norman K. Risjord
University of Chicago Press
2008
177
0873515900
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A swift, illuminating history of Lake Superior, from its geological birth and native inhabitants to early explorers and industries, developers, cities and future challenges.
$16.95

Ships of the Great Lakes, An Inside Look at the World's Largest Inland Fleet

GLK91
Patrick D. Lapinski
2011
126
1583882804
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Taking readers inside Great Lakes ship life, this book details the complex system of machinery, manpower and navigational technique that keeps the shipping industry moving.
$39.95

Shipwrecks and Lost Treasure Great Lakes, Legends and Lore, Pirates and More!

GLK72
Michael J. Varhola
Globe Pequot Press
2007
206
0762744928
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Frederick Stonehouse provides the historical forward to these 21 riveting tales of ships that met their end in the treacherous waters of the Great Lakes, including the sinking of Civil War steamer Island Queen in 1864 and the tanker Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975.
$14.95

The Last Laker

GLK95
Frederick Stonehouse
Aa Balkema
2015
224
1938229231
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The riveting tale of the S.S. Henry B Smith, the deadly storm that sent her to the bottom of the Great Lakes and the search for the wreck.
$19.95

The Middle Ground, Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815

GLK18
Richard White
Cambridge University Press
2010
544
0521424607
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, scholarly account of relations between native peoples and Europeans in “pays d’en haut,” the region around the Great Lakes. White covers Daniel Boone, George Washington, Pontiac, Tecumseh and the crucial first encounter between Indian and white.
$51.00

The Third Coast, When Chicago Built the American Dream

USM222
Thomas Dyja
Penguin Putnam
2014
544
0143125095
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Novelist and Chicagoan Dyja focuses on the hustle and muscle of mid-century Chicago, the years between the Great Depression and 1960, in this lively history shot through with personality.
$18.00

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

GLK71
Frederick Stonehouse
Avery Color Studios
2015
288
1892384736
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Stonehouse presents the circumstances and evidence for the loss of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, which disappeared during a heavy snow storm on Lake Superior in the early evening of November 10, 1975. With no evidence and no witnesses, the captain and crew of 28 are still listed as missing.
$17.95

Toronto, Biography of a City

CND440
Allan Levine
Douglas & McIntyre
2015
464
1771000228
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
From politics to transportation, public health to sports, historian Allan Levine explores four centuries of Toronto's history, introducing the forces and faces that shaped the city's multi-faceted identity.
$36.95

Wreck Ashore, The US Life-Saving Service on the Great Lakes

GLK93
Frederick Stonehouse
Aa Balkema
2003
213
0942235584
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With great academic research, this history of the US Life-Saving Service profiles the life-savers who braved stormy shipwrecks to save Great Lakes sailors. Originally formed in the 1780s, the USLSS became the US Coast Guard in 1915. Illustrated with historic black-and-white pictures.
$19.95

Wrecks and Rescues of the Great Lakes

GLK51
James P. Barry
Thunder Bay Press
1994
117
1882376013
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This book reveals the severity of the weather around the Greak Lakes through dramatic photographs of shipwrecks, and graphic descriptions of the events surrounding them.
$18.95

Lake Country, A Series of Journeys

USM05
Kathleen Stocking
University of Michigan Press
1994
245
0472065165
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this second collection of 21 essays, Stocking writes with great affection and enthusiasm for her native Michigan. Themes of spirituality, nature and humanity permeate her reflections on Michigan's wildlife, small towns, local residents and the college town of Ann Arbor.
$19.95

Uncommon Friends, Life With Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel, & Charles Lindbergh

USM189
James D. Newton
Marine Publishing
1989
0156926202
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Newton engagingly recalls a lifetime of friendship with five giants of the 20th century. With a foreword by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
$17.95

A Signal Victory, The Lake Erie Campaign, 1812-1813

GLK92
David Curtis Skaggs
Naval Institute Press
2000
264
1557508925
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Drawing on British, Canadian and American documents, this history offers an impartial point of view on the Battle of Lake Erie, the most important naval battle of the War of 1812. The result of the battle: the Royal Navy surrenders an entire squadron and US Naval officer Perry remarks "We have met the enemy and they are ours."
$19.95

A Wilderness Station: Selected Stories, 1968-1994

CND200
Alice Munro
Random House
2015
688
1101970367
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This powerful collection of 28 works of short fiction was penned by one of Canada's best writers. The emotional, evocative tales are set throughout Canada and exhibit the depth and range of the Nobel Prize-winning author.
$16.95

The Song of Hiawatha

GLK77
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
David R. Godine
1993
192
0460872680
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This Everyman’s Library Classic of Longfellow’s epic narrative poem, set along the south shore of Lake Superior and loosely based on the legends of the Ojibwe and other Native Americans, includes an introduction and the latest scholarship on the classic.
$8.95

The Women's Great Lakes Reader

GLK89
Victoria Brehm
Aa Balkema
2001
389
0970260601
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This literary survey presents narratives from 1789 to the present, written by Great Lakes women from all walks of life: lighthouse keepers, North American Indians, fur traders, cooks on sailing vessels, missionaries and fearless travelers.
$22.95

Fishing the Great Lakes, An Environmental History, 1783-1933

GLK57
Margaret Beattie Bogue
University of Wisconsin Press
2000
464
029916764X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This sweeping, readable history examines the political squabbles, misguided public policies and commercial exploitation that destroyed the once-abundant fisheries of Great Lakes.
$27.95

Great Lakes for Sale, From Whitecaps to Bottlecaps

GLK50
Dave Dempsey
University of Michigan Press
2009
110
0472033719
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Dempsey calls for action to stop the diversion of water from the Great Lakes watershed.
$16.95

Great Lakes Water Wars

GLK49
Peter Annin
Island Press
2009
303
159726637X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Annin weaves an intriguing tale of behind the scenes compromise and conflict among the states and provinces making a grab for a portion of the water in the Great Lakes.
$30.00

A Field Guide to Wildflowers: Northeastern and North-Central North America

FG38
Roger Tory Peterson, Rosemary McKenna
Houghton Mifflin Company
1998
420
0395911729
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A best-selling guide to wildflowers in a handsome paper edition, featuring drawings, color illustrations and short descriptions. Covers 1,293 species.
$22.99

Fishes of the Great Lakes Region

GLK81
Robert G. Werner
Earth Sky & Water
2011
1935380281
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A heavy duty, laminated guide to 57 bird species commonly found in the Great Lakes and their tributaries. Includes preferred bait and edibility index for each species.
$8.95

Great Lakes Birds

GLK24
Raymond Leung (Illustrator), James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
2001
1583550925
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This fold-out reference illustrates almost 150 species in the Great Lakes region. Laminated and pocket-sized, it's a handy item to take along in the field.
$7.95

Great Lakes Trees and Wildflowers

GLK25
Raymond Leung (Illustrator), James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
2001
1583551263
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This laminated fold-out reference illustrates almost 150 plants in the Great Lakes region.
$7.95

Great Lakes Wildlife

GLK26
Raymond Leung (Illustrator), James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
2001
158355095X
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This laminated fold-out card illustrates almost 150 animals in the Great Lakes region.
$7.95

Know Your Ships

GLK12
Roger LeLievre
Marine Publishing Co.
2016
184
1891849212
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An aficionado's field guide to the ships on the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes. The freighter fleets of all the shipping companies are listed along with the vital statistics for each ship.
$18.95

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The Chippewas of Lake Superior

GLK22
Edmund Jefferson Danziger
University of Oklahoma Press
1990
288
0806122463
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This history of the Chippewa Indians brings the reader up to the 1980s, telling the story of the oft-neglected tribe, their woodland life and struggles to maintain their identity.
$21.95

A Natural History of North American Trees

NAM40
Donald Culross Peattie, Verlyn Klinkenborg (Introduction)
2013
528
1595341668
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Culross Peattie's graceful essays on America and its forests, originally published in the 1950s, with black-and-white etchings, feature the finest writing ever on the mighty oak, stately birch, magnificent beech and other native trees.
$18.95

Moon Minnesota

USP35
Tim Bewer
Avalon Travel Publishing
2013
525
1612385192
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A great resource for the independent traveler, this guidebook features a good introduction to land, history and culture, as well as practical detail on getting around, where to go and where to stay.
$19.99

Zenith City, Stories from Duluth

USM261
Michael Fedo
University of Minnesota Press
2014
216
081669110X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A graceful, poignant and often hilarious collection of stories by a native son of Duluth. Fedo’s picture of the Great Lakes port city captures the landscape of his youth. His colorful, occasionally very dark (and sometimes very famous) characters are contrasted with a rich cultural and historical backdrop.
$16.95

For Kids

Paddle-to-the-Sea

NAM25
Holling C. Holling
Houghton Mifflin Company
1980
62
0395292034
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Holling's captivating tale introduces youngsters to the geography and history of North America through the story of a young Indian boy and the toy canoe he launches on a journey from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic.
$11.95

The St. Lawrence River

USM120
Tim McNeese
Chelsea House Publishers
2005
0791082458
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
An examination of the St. Lawrence river as a corridor for exploration, cultural exchange, trade and economic development; for kids ages 12 to 17.
$45.25

The St. Lawrence, River Route to the Great Lakes

USM143
Lynn Peppas
2010
32
0778774708
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Sixth in a series of illustrated primers on riverways around the word for ages 9-12, this is also a nice introduction for the family.
$8.95

The Great Lakes, Stories from Where We Live

GLK52
Sara (EDT) St. Antoine (Editor)
Milkweed Editions
2005
264
157131654X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Geared for ages 9-12, this charming guide to the people, places, animals and ecology of the Great Lakes includes short stories, poems, essays and historical accounts.
$10.95

Mail by the Pail

GLK53
Colin Bergel
2000
32
0814328903
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Life aboard freighters in the Great Lakes comes to life for the youngest readers in this illustrated story of Mary and the birthday card she sends to her sailor father, delivered by mailboat.
$19.99

Under Michigan, The Story of Michigan's Rocks and Fossils

GLK54
Charles Ferguson Barker
2005
40
0814330886
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A colorfully-illustrated overview of the geologic formation of Michigan. With a glossary of scientific terms and a page to keep field notes.
$18.95

Danger on the Great Lakes

GLK55
Carolyn Keene
Aladdin Books
2003
160
068986146X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
On a summer cruise around the Great Lakes, the intrepid Nancy Drew and her friends help a detective search for a diamond thief.
$6.99

Samuel De Champlain, From New France to Cape Cod

USE506
Adrianna Morganelli
2005
32
0778724506
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Including a timeline, an account of the Iroquois, Algonquin and Huron peoples, and life at Ste. Croix, Port Royal, and the Quebec, this illustrated overview for ages 9-12 introduces the Renaissance explorer and his adventures.
$8.95

Battles of the War of 1812

USE507
Diane Smolinski
Heinemann
2003
32
1403431574
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
One in a series of illustrated accounts of early battles, this lively book for ages 9-12 includes maps, historical fiction and places to visit.
$8.99