The waters of Michigan

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Michigan State University Press, Mar 1, 2008 - History - 84 pages
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This book presents Michigan's greatest resource through the lens of a camera. One cannot think of Michigan without the image of water.Water as vast as the Great Lakes, as serene as the inland lakes, and as long and lazy or sleek and fast as the numerous byways that runbetween and among them. Waters of Michigan is a tribute to this treasured resource of Michigan. Combining the vision of internationally renowned photographer David Lubbers with the stewardship focus of environmentalist Dave Dempsey, this collection presents a truly unique view and understanding of the waters of Michigan. Waters of Michigan is a call to all who know the state of Michigan to re see this wonder that is ours and to realize how precious and fragile it is.

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David Lubbers is a fine art photographer with over thirty years of experience. In 1982, Lubbers moved to Sante Fe and photographed the Southwest extensively. Photographing with a large-format camera, he captured not only evidence of time and weather, but also the soul of the people. Since then he has photographed the West Coast and Michigan, the Netherlands, France and Italy. Four portfolios and two books of his photographs have been published. Lubbers has exhibited in Mexico, Italy, and Latvia in addition to numerous shows from Boston to San Francisco in the United States.

Dave Dempsey is an environmental policy consultant and writer who has been active on conservation for more than 25 years. Dave served as environmental advisor to Michigan Governor James J. Blanchard from 1983-89. President Clinton appointed Dempsey to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission in 1994. Dempsey is the winner of the 2009 Michigan Author Award, an annual award - from the Michigan Center for the Book/Library of Michigan - honoring a Michigan writer for his or her contributions to literature based on an outstanding published body of work. He has also held numerous administrative, policy and consulting positions for nonprofit conservation and environmental organizations in Michigan and Minnesota. Dave is the author of two award-winning books on the environment: and On the Brink: The Great Lakes in the 21st Century and Ruin and Recovery: Michigan’s Rise as a Conservation Leader. Dave also authored William G. Milliken: Michigan’s Passionate Moderate.