Lake Michigan

Forever Open, Clear, and Free: the Struggle for Chicago's Lakefront

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book, Wille
Date: 
1991
Edition: 
2nd
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Abstract: 
Of the thirty miles of Lake Michigan shoreline within the city limits of Chicago, twenty-four miles is public park land. The crown jewels of its park system, the lakefront parks bewitch natives and visitors alike with their brisk winds, shady trees, sandy beaches, and rolling waves. Like most good things, the protection of the lakefront parks didn't come easy, and this book chronicles the hard-fought and never-ending battles Chicago citizens have waged to keep them "forever open, clear, and free." Illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs, Wille's book tells how Chicago's lakefront has survived a century of development. The story serves as a warning to anyone who thinks the struggle for the lakefront is over, or who takes for granted the beauty of its public beaches and parks. "A thoroughly fascinating and well-documented narrative which draws the reader into the sights, smells and sounds of Chicago's story. . . . Everyone who cares about the development of land and its conservation will benefit from reading Miss Wille's book."--Daniel J. Shannon, Architectural Forum "Not only good reading, it is also a splendid example of how to equip concerned citizens for their necessary participation in the politics of planning and a more livable environment."--Library Journal
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English
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9780226898728
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Chicago: The Coloring Book

Catalog Number: 
Book, Beh, Kennedy
Date: 
2006
Edition: 
3rd printing
Abstract: 
A coloring book that highlights famous Chicago sites with accompanying poems.
Language: 
English
Notes: 
c. 1990, 1995, 2006
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ISSN/ISBN: 
096413280X

The Chicago River: A Natural and Unnatural History

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Book, Hill
Date: 
August 2000
Edition: 
1
Abstract: 
When French explorers Jolliet and Marquette used the Chicago portage to access the Mississippi River system, the Chicago River was but a humble, even sluggish, stream in the right place at the right time. That's the story of the making of Chicago. This is the other story; the story of the making and perpetual re-making of a river by everything from pre-glacial forces to the interventions of an emerging and mighty city. Author Libby Hill brings together years of original research and the contributions of dozens of experts to tell the Chicago River's epic tale from its conception in prehistoric bedrock to the glorious rejuvenation it's undergoing today, and every exciting episode in between.
Language: 
eng
Notes: 
Abstract borrowed from Lake Claremont.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
1-893121-02-X

One Hundred Lakes

Catalog Number: 
Zine One Hundred Lakes
Date: 
2004
Volume: 
1st
Abstract: 
This book compiles one hundred photographs of Lake Michigan taken by Crag Blakeman on days he went to work between the dates of 01.05.04 and 06.09.04. One photo was taken each day from the same spot, while looking the same direction, at sometime between the hours of ten and eleven in the morning.
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English
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One Hundred Lakes

Catalog Number: 
z.29.3
Date: 
2004
Volume: 
1st ed
Abstract: 
This book compiles one hundred photographs of Lake Michigan taken by Crag Blakeman on days he went to work between the dates of 01.05.04 and 06.09.04. One photo was taken each day from the same spot, while looking the same direction, at sometime between the hours of ten and eleven in the morning.
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eng
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