Michigan Geography

michigan geography front cover 1984

Michigan: A Geography

Right before my library closed for the pandemic, I had started a pile of “interesting” weeds. This one was headed to the recycle bin as it was more tape than book.  I managed a quick scan and promptly forgot about it.

This is truly a geography book geared to a more academic or adult audience. It is a rather large paperback and on first glance I thought it was geared to kids. The contents are focused on basic demographic and physical description of the states. It is not for kids. It is basic descriptions and data from the late 1970s. Aside from some interesting illustrations, it is clearly out of date.

Generally, I am a bit more lax on criteria for Michigan items. When I was a youth librarian, we would experience a yearly run on all things Michigan as it was part of the 3rd or 4th grade curriculum. (I have posted about this and Michigan materials before.) In the old days, kids were required to have a print reference. No exceptions. I think it is less urgent these days as there are more options and resources that are just as good, if not better, than a print resource.

I think this one is done and we congratulate this book on serving our state since 1984.





      1. If I am not lazy or exhausted, which is sadly often, I will find nearby Art Deco structures for personal consumption. But I never travel, so it is likely a pipe dream.

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