Summer 2010


Program and People News

People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin’s Love Affair with an Ancient Fish won the Ellis/Henderson Outdoor Writing Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers, which is dedicated to promoting local, state and national awareness of Wisconsin’s great literary heritage and to encouraging excellence among today’s Wisconsin writers. The book has received eight additional regional and national accolades: Outstanding Achievement Award, Wisconsin Library Association; Winner, Nature Category, ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award; Gold Award, Sports/Fitness/Recreation Book Category, PubWest Book Design Awards; Winner, Nature Category, Midwest Book Awards; Winner, Nature Category, National Indie Excellence Awards; Winner, Great Lakes – Best Regional Non-Fiction, Independent Publisher Book Awards; Winner, Science/Nature/Environment, Next Generation Indie Book Awards; Finalist, Best Overall Design, Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Science Writer Kathleen Schmitt Kline and Aquaculture Specialist Fred Binkowski authored the book along with Ron Bruch of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Tina Yao, ASC’s art director, designed its cover. It was published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. People of the Sturgeon features more than 150 color photographs by the late Bob Rashid.

Get your copy online at the UW-Madison Aquatic Sciences Center Publications Store.









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