Water Library staff recently cataloged the book, "Burning Rivers: Revival of Four Urban-Industrial Rivers that Caught on Fire," by Michigan writer Dr. John Hartig. It recently won the scientific category at the Green Book Festival in San Francisco. It was also a finalist in the science/nature/environment category at the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
I am reminded of another award-winning book in the library, co-authored by Wisconsin Sea Grant's very own Kathy Kline and Fred Binkowski, with Ron Bruch of the Wisconsin DNR, with photographs by the late Bob Rashid. People of the Sturgeon tells the poignant story of an ancient fish. Wanton harvest and habitat loss took a heavy toll on these prehistoric creatures until they teetered on the brink of extinction. But in Wisconsin, lake sturgeon have flourished because of the dedicated work of Department of Natural Resources staff, university researchers, and a determined group of spearers known as Sturgeon For Tomorrow. Purchase your 'People of the Sturgeon' from the Aquatic Sciences Center Pub Store.
So many books. so little time!