This map is clearly copied directly from a larger map made in 1698 by Father Louis Hennepin. Le Beau could have chosen any number of newer and more accurate maps to illustrate his story, but he or his publisher chose this 40-year old map.
LeBeau was a bored clerk working in an office in New France. He was no mapmaker and no explorer, but rather an exile banished from France for being a “libertine.” LeBeau escaped his fate and hitched a ride back to...Continue reading "LeBeau copy of Hennepin, 1738"...
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David Pimentel, ed. Biological invasions : economic and environmental costs of alien plant, animal, and microbe species. CRC Press, 2011. Call Number: QH 353 .B57 2011 c.2
Taffa Tulu. Hydrologic data analysis and water harvesting structures. Shaker, 2008. Call Number: GB661.2 .T344 2008
Walters & Walters. Scientists must speak. CRC Press, c2011. Call Number: Q 223 . W344 2011 c.2
Maser & Pollio. Resolving environmental conflicts. CRC Press, c2012. Call Number: GE 170 .M369 2012 c.2
VerBurg and Vlasin. Pursuing what is best for the world : 150 years...Continue reading "News Books"...
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Webster. Management and welfare of farm animals : UFAW farm handbook. Universities Federation for Animal Welfare, 2011. Call Number: SF 61 .M23 2011 c.2
Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer's Introduction to Biodynamics. Floris Books, 2011. Call Number: S 605.5 .P475 2011
Ridley. Essentials of clinical laboratory science. Delmar, c2011. Call Number: RB 37 .R53 2011 c.2
Mitchell. Mathematical applications in agriculture. Delmar Cengage Learning, c2012. Call Number: S 566 .M585 2012 c.2
Kaiser and...Continue reading "New Books"...
This map wonderfully illustrates a point in time when the states made from the Northwest Territory were only partly formed and partially surveyed and subdivided. One can see how the most detailed survey work commenced along the Ohio, Mississippi and Detroit Rivers and spread up and out to the hinterlands.
Here we see Michigan beginning to take a more modern shape. As the...Continue reading "1825 Map of the American West"...
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In 1865, Michigan’s mineral resources were just beginning to make a mark on the world. The western movement of people and wartime reliance on northern transportation routes drew attention to Michigan’s newly convenient resources including iron ore, copper, and salt.
The map at first glance is typical of its day, highlighting land divisions and railroad routes. But drawn over it in light lines are the boundaries of major geologic features of Michigan, which had recently been...Continue reading "On Display This Week: Early Geology Map of Michigan"...
John Thaden, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Michigan State College, mapped the many ethnic settlements among the farming population in Michigan. The map marks out twenty-one different European ethnicities plus Canadian, Indian [Native American], Mexican, and Negro. The 3 counties comprising the southwestern tip of Michigan alone were home to a large number of small ethnic clusters...Continue reading "On Display This Week: Ethnic Clusters in Michigan, 1945"...
This map shows us that our fascination with depictions of California as an island is nothing new. This 1772 map compares five maps of California that had been drawn between 1604 through 1767. During this time span California went from being a peninsula to an island, and back to a peninsula again.
The Spanish were the primary European explorers in the area. Traveling up the west coast of America from the south, the Baja...Continue reading "Five early maps of California, 1604-1767"...