New book traces history of Wisconsin’s waters

People are always more interesting if you know their back story. The same is true of our lakes and streams. Author Scott Spoolman brings us the back stories of our state’s lakes, rivers, waterfalls and wetlands in his book, Wisconsin Waters (Wisconsin Historical Society Press). It presents a tour of the geologic, natural and human stories around these waters, from millions and even billions of years ago to more recent times. In the voice of an expert storyteller, Spoolman describes the volcanic eruptions, ancient seas, erosion, glaciers and other forces that created these bodies of water and the habitats they provided for the state’s indigenous people and its plant and animal life. Spoolman is a science writer who focuses on environmental science and natural histories of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. Visit here to find out more.