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New Titles - 2016


Maple Syrup

Maple SyrupAn Introduction to the Science of a Forest Treasure

Maple Syrup takes the reader through the whats, hows, and whys of maple sap and its conversion to maple syrup, that all-so-appreciated product of the North American deciduous forest.

The journey begins with an introduction to trees, primarily maple trees, and especially sugar maple trees — where they occur, how they function, and particularly how they produce and deliver the sap from which the syrup is made. Due attention also is paid to the history of human collection of sap and its conversion into syrup and sugar, ranging from its harvest by Native Americans through to the modern — and still evolving — tastes and methods of harvest and production.

Written for the broad audience, Maple Syrup will be an accessible, enlightening, and enjoyable exploration of the science, history, and economy of a treasured natural resource.

Available in softcover.



New Titles - 2015


Missing Links

Evolutionary Concepts & Transitions through Time

Missing Links provides a compendium of evidence supporting Charles Darwin's grand theory of evolution and an overview of some of the most fascinating chapters in the 3.5+ billion-year history of biological diversity on planet Earth. Written in a substantive and accessible style, this revised and updated second edition of Missing Links will serve as a source of information for the general reader as well as an ancillary text for formal and in formal courses in a variety of disciplines.

Available in softcover.





New Titles - 2014


Full Wolf Moon

Full Wolf Moon: A Lunar Calendar of the AnishinabeA Lunar Calendar of the Anishinabe

Full moons were named centuries ago by the Anishinabe people who lived in what today is the southeastern part of Canada and the northeastern part of the United States, west to beyond the Great Lakes. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving each full moon of every month a distinct name. The names of each moon varied among the tribes, but overall, the names used by any given tribe celebrated, and reminded of, those parts of the annual cycle of life that were current when the full moons were manifest.

Every month of each season marked a significant event in nature. Whether it was time to pick wild strawberries, fish the great lakes and streams, or harvest corn, the Anishinabe understood that their existence hinged on the sustainability, or renewal, of Earth’s resources. Their survival hung in careful balance with nature. Behind each beautiful, full-moon name is the Anishinabe’s honor and respect for the animals, trees, weather and waters — and for all that call the same place “endaanhg.”

Here, in Full Wolf Moon, Cheryl Wilke uniquely pairs narrative prose with haiku poetry to tell the story of Native American tradition through the eyes of a child. Award-winning illustrator Ernest Gillman’s sensitive artwork brings these moments in Anishinabe culture history to life.  Full Wolf Moon invites the reader to celebrate that which we all share — Earth’s full moons.

Award-winning illustrator Ernest Gillman’s sensitive artwork brings these moments in Anishinabe culture history to life.  Full Wolf Moon invites the reader to celebrate that which we all share — Earth’s full moons.

Available in softcover.



The Old Home: Louis Sullivan's Newark BankThe Old Home

Louis Sullivan's Newark Bank

One hundred years ago a local banker and a world-renowned architect came together to build a striking new facility for The Home Building Association Company in Newark, Ohio. The Old Home celebrates the centennial of this collaboration by exploring the history of this remarkable building, and by examining the parallel lives of the banker, Emmet Baugher, and the architect, Louis Sullivan.  In addition, two chapters place the structure and its aesthetics in the context of Sullivan’s philosophy of “form follows function.”

The Old Home is the first comprehensive account of the Newark bank, one of eight small-town banks built by Louis Sullivan in his twilight years.  Dismissed by Frank Lloyd Wright as the remnants of Sullivan’s genius, these banks are now considered to be the magnificent culmination of his career.  The Old Home examines the built environment surrounding the bank in 1914 and in 2014, and it integrates newly recovered documents, including Sullivan’s original cost estimates, with other historical evidence to tell the story of Newark’s “jewel box.”


Available in softcover.