Dreams of Duneland: A Pictorial History of the Indiana Dunes Region (Hardcover)

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The towering sand dunes along Lake Michigan, not far from Chicago, are one of the most unexpected natural features of Indiana.

The second edition of Dreams of Duneland beautifully illustrates the dunes region, from the past to the present. Since the first edition, the Indiana Dunes area has become an official national park. With more than 400 stunning images, many of them new, Dreams of Duneland showcases the breathtaking sand dunes, as well as the rest of this newly minted park, which includes savanna, wetland, prairie, and forest and is home to a wide variety of plant and animal species. Kenneth J. Schoon reveals how the preserved area of the Indiana Dunes National Park--which sits by residential communities, businesses, and cultural attractions--has a long history of competition among farmers, fur traders, industrialists, and conservationists.

Featuring a new foreword and afterword and many updates throughout, this gorgeous new edition will have you planning a trip to the extraordinary Indiana Dunes.

About the Author

Kenneth J. Schoon is Professor Emeritus of Science Education at Indiana University Northwest and a northwest Indiana native. He is author of Calumet Beginnings: Ancient Shorelines and Settlements at the South End of Lake Michigan, Shifting Sands: The Restoration of the Calumet Area, both by IU Press, City Trees, and Swedish Settlements on the South Shore of Lake Michigan.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780253057334
ISBN-10: 0253057337
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication Date: August 17th, 2021
Pages: 314
Language: English




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