Our Literary Outdoorsâ€¦â€¨literature ofÂ the Sportsmanâ€™s Guide lifestyle.
Over the next month or so, I will be spotlighting excerpts from a recentÂ release from the University of Minnesota press titledÂ North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast by Chel Anderson and Adelheid Fischer. Part coffee table book, part science text, it is “a comprehensive history of Minnesota’s most beloved places”.
The book is divided into the five interconnected areas of the North Shore watershed: Headwaters, Highlands, Nearshore, Lake Superior and Islands. Â From chorus frogs to butterworts to pitcher plants to black bears and (trust me) everything in between, the book is a beautiful look at the past, present and future of the region from its glacial development to the impact of tourism.
At 632 pages, this comprehensive work took 17 years to complete. Â Click here to read the Duluth News Tribune‘s interview with the authors as well as a little more on the book. Â And check back to Guide Outdoors for entries about the section during my North Shore spotlight!