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The 399-page guidebook features 70 select lakes and 35 streams that are publicly accessible to canoeists and kayakers in the Hoosier state. This comprehensive guide to Indiana's bodies of water features black and white photos, carefully crafted access maps along with a capsule listing topographic maps, nearby communities, stream distance, number of trips, level of difficulty, hazards, portages, further information sources, gamefish species, camping and medical assistance. The introduction includes information on Indiana's natural heritage, water safety, paddling tips, river rights and paddling with children. The appendices list what gear to take, where to rent a canoe, paddling organizations, IDNR fisheries and wildlife biologists, a glossary of terms, bibliography of helpful books and a map index.



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Alan McPherson

James Alan McPherson was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American short story writer and essayist. He spent his early career writing short stories and essays, almost without exception, for The Atlantic. At the age of 35, McPherson received a Pulitzer Prize for his collection of stories, Elbow Room (1978) . He is also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (1973) and the MacArthur Foundation Award (the so-called "Genius Award"; 1981) and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1995. He is perhaps most often quoted for propounding this philosophy of American citizenship: "I believe that if one can experience diversity, touch a variety of its people, laugh at its craziness, distill wisdom from its tragedies, and attempt to synthesize all this inside oneself without going crazy, one will have earned the right to call oneself 'citizen of the United States. '"



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