Suggested Reading List
A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There
Author: Aldo Leopold
Description: Leopold memorably opens this much-loved, essential collection of essays on land, nature and his farm in Wisconsin, first published in 1948, with the statement: "there are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot." The book has lost none of its power or beauty over the years. The book is also available in a commemorative hard cover gift edition (NAT111, $40.00) with 85 color photographs.
It Happened in Wisconsin
Author: Michael Bie
Description: An entertaining and informative history of Wisconsin, including its "discovery" by a French explorer who was hopelessly lost, a dramatic assassination attempt on Teddy Roosevelt and the legendary shooting of a Green Bay Packer coach’s dog.
La Crosse Wisconsin
Author: La Crosse County Historical Society
Description: A volume in the illustrated Images of America series.
Moon Spotlight Wisconsin's Door County
Author: Thomas Huhti
Description: This slim guide covers Milwaukee, Madison, the Great River Road, and the Central Wisconsin Sands, as well as Door County.
Author: Thomas Huhti
Description: A no-nonsense practical guide in the Moon series, jam-packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history, flora and fauna and geology.
My Kind of County: Door County, Wisconsin
Author: John Fraser Hart
Description: Published by the Center for American this intimate guide to the cultural history, geography, landscapes and heritage of the region is by a long-time resident. With maps and photographs.
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America
Author: Jon Dunn
Description: From Alaska to Baja California, Nova Scotia and Florida, this guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Tabbed for easy access, the color range maps in this sixth edition are outstanding.
The Great Lakes
Author: Wayne Grady
Description: Wayne Grady showcases the nature and ecology of the Great Lakes, hub of industry and agriculture and home to 40 million people, in this illustrated portrait of the region, including the geological formation, conservation challenges, forests and resources. With hundreds of color photographs and illustrations by Emily Damstra.
The Long Ships Passing, The Story of the Great Lakes
Author: Walter Havighurst
Description: 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.
Author: Darr Beers (Photographer)
Description: This photographic portrait of Wisconsin captures the Badger State's unique cultural and natural history through stunning color photography, with images of lighthouses on Lake Michigan, sailboats at dawn on Lake Superior, wildflowers, monarch butterflies, historic sites and more.
Description: A useful folding travel map at a scale of 1: 824,000.
Wisconsin's Door Peninsula Map
Author: National Geographic Maps
Description: This handy map shows the popular recreation area at a scale of 1:129,660.