Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Once and Future Great Lakes Country

John Riley’s new book The Once and Future Great Lakes Country is available for pre-order, with a 20% discount.  For those of you that don’t know about it, John has exhaustively researched the earliest accounts and descriptions of Great Lakes landscapes, many from the 1600’s. These very early accounts paint a picture of very open landscapes, rich with nut trees, vines, plums, abundant game etc. These descriptions differ from later accounts from the mid-1700’s and 1800’s. With the aboriginal population crash brought on by disease, the land reverted to much more of a forested condition.  Then “Preorder”,  then “Checkout”, and then “Promo Code” and enter “RILEYJ13.  Some relief from new book pricing.”