General Interest Article
Michael Lannoo's reverent, musing history of the Okoboji region, and especially its wetlands and the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, is a uniquely structured, well-written and wonderfully illustrated introduction to a distinct region in Iowa, a rich natural history of wetland organisms and a relatively unexplored branch of environmental ethics. Lannoo draws upon many years of experience in this region, as a student, researcher and teacher, and the wonderful resources of the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory and the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum to produce a volume that educates the reader of the history and natural history of the Okoboji region and provokes serious thought about ethically important aspects of environmental management. Lannoo clearly is a man who has a deep love of natural systems, organisms, and education, and he invites the reader to join him on his mission to change the way in which we appreciate and manage wetlands.
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1997 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Black, Robert W.
"Book Review - Okoboji Wetlands. A Lesson in Natural History,"
The Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS: Vol. 104:
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/jias/vol104/iss2/9