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The book is nearly ready!


You will soon have our book in hand!


After 15 years and close to 100,000 hours of work, we are close to the finish, and a massive book it will be —
8.5" x 11” and 1350+ pages, with a spine of 2.75" and weighing in at 8.5 pounds.

A tome for the ages — featuring nearly 2000 illustrations and 3200 maps, and the scholarship is off the scale! Shown here are views of the book’s laminated cover — we think you will agree it is gorgeous.


The stunning cover photo of Bluff Springs Fen is courtesy of Mike MacDonald.


The book will retail for approximately $125.
An eBook version will also be available

Coming this spring —  book signing event for contributors and special guests at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Your books will be available at the event. If you are unable to attend, we will arrange to have your books delivered.