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 RESEARCH RESOURCES: INDIANA DUNES, CALUMET REGION, THE GREAT LAKES

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The Congress welcomes submission and presentation of your ongoing environmental theory and criticism, but we also want to encourage the concrete application of your thinking to the Dunes and Lakes. To this end, we are posting public links and research citations for  materials focused on the region. Please send suggestions and recommendations to jarthos [at] indiana [dot] edu about primary and secondary research in regional environmental history, culture, and criticism as we continue to build this resource page.

henry cowles

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Cowles Bog, Indiana: A Study in Historical Geography & the History of Ecology

“Ecological Relations of the Vegetation on the Sand Dunes of Lake Michigan.” Botanical Gazette 27 (1899): 95–117, 167–202, 281–308, 361–391. Cowles’s PhD dissertation.

 

“The Physiographic Ecology of Chicago and Vicinity: A Study of the Origin, Development, and Classification of Plant Societies.” Botanical Gazette 31 (1901): 73–108, 145–182. Published also, with an accompanying map and minor changes to the text, as The Plant Societies of Chicago andVicinity. The Geographic Society of Chicago Bulletin, no. 2. Chicago: The Geographic Society of Chicago, 1901.

 

Cittadino, Eugene. “‘A Marvelous Cosmopolitan Preserve’: The Dunes, Chicago, and the Dynamic Ecology of Henry Cowles.” Perspectives on Science 1 (1993): 320–359.

 

Engel, J. Ronald. Sacred Sands: The Struggle for Community in the Indiana Dunes. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1983. Chapter 4, “The Birthplace of Ecology.”

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