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A Note Regarding Resources: Items are listed on this page that enhance work with the topic discussed. Some older items, especially, may include dated practices and ideas that are no longer generally accepted. Resources reflecting current practices are noted whenever possible
Bannan, Jan Gumprecht. Sand Dunes. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, Inc., 1989.
Explains the formation of sand and the forces which shape it into dunes. Good illustrations and photographs.
Bender, Lionel. Glacier. London: Franklin Watts, 1988.
Excellent photographs and illustrations explain the force of glaciers in shaping the earth’s surface.
Bramwell, Martyn. Glaciers and Ice Caps. London: Franklin Watts, 1986.
Basic source of information on glacier formation and the aftermath of glaciation. Good illustrations.
May, Julian. Moving Hills of Sand. New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1969.
An excellent source about the Lake Michigan dunes.
Teale, Edwin Way. Dune Boy: The Early Years of a Naturalist. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986. Originally published in 1943.
This Indiana classic recounts Teale’s memories of growing up on his grandparents’ farm, which bordered the dunes.
Willis, Willma. Sand and Man. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1973.
Explains the variety of uses for sand.
Boomhower, Ray. “The Hoosier Slide: ‘Monument of Never Ending Sand.’ ” Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History. Vol. 5, No. 2 (Spring 1993), 12-17.
An adult’s sentimental remembrance of exploring the dunes as a child.
Brock, Kenneth J. Birds of the Indiana Dunes. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986.
Statistical look at the bird populations of the dunes region.
Cottman, George S. Indiana Dunes State Park: A History and Description. [Indianapolis]: Indiana Department of Conservation, 1930.
An interesting summary of the early history and development.
Daniel, Glenda. Dune Country: A Guide for Hikers and Naturalists. Chicago: The Swallow Press Inc., 1977.
Wonderful guide to the flora and fauna of the dunes.
Daniel, Glenda, ed. The Indiana Dunes Story: How nature and people made a park. N.p.: Shirley Heinze Environmental Fund, 1984.
Informative summary of the history of the Dunes State Park.
Engel, J. Ronald. Sacred Sands: The Struggle for Community in the Indiana Dunes. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1983.
A spiritual and philosophical approach.
Franklin, Kay, and Norma Schaeffer. Duel for the Dunes: Land Use Conflict on the Shores of Lake Michigan. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1983.
A political history of the Dunes State Park development.
Hill, John R. The Indiana Dunes—Legacy of Sand. Bloomington: Indiana Department of Natural Resources, 1974.
A Geological Survey report, which provides an excellent overview.
Lieber, Emma. Richard Lieber. N.p.: Emma Lieber, 1947.
An intimate, informative look at the life of Lieber by his widow.
Mather, Stephen T. Report on the Proposed Sand Dunes National Park Indiana. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1917.
Contains a useful compilation of testimony at the 1916 National Park Service hearing.
Moore, Powell A. The Calumet Region: Indiana’s Last Frontier. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1959; reprinted 1977.
An excellent, extremely informative history of the region.
Phillips, Clifton J. Indiana in Transition: The Emergence of an Industrial Commonwealth, 1880-1920. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau and Indiana Historical Society, 1968.
A standard source for the period covered.
Sand and Steel: The Dilemma of Cohabitation in the Calumet Region. [Gary]: Indiana University Northwest, 1987.
An interesting exhibit catalog from the Calumet Regional Archives.
Of Special Interest
The following issues of Outdoor Indiana, published by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, contain interesting articles about the dunes: June 1991, December 1988, April 1988, September 1987,
February 1986, November 1984, July/August 1984, October 1983.
Entine, Lynn. Our Great Lakes Connection: A Curriculum Guide for Grades Kindergarten Through Eight. Madison, WI: UW-Extension Environmental Resources Center, 1985.
This free curriculum guide is available from Environmental Resources Center, 1450 Linden Drive, UW—Madison, Madison, WI 53706.
Special thanks to Stephen G. McShane, archivist/curator of the Calumet Regional Archives, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, for his help with this issue.