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Michigan Natural Resources Magazine in 1982:

Russell McKee was editor, Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen was art editor, Richard Morscheck was managing editor, Susan Newhof Pyle was editorial assistant (from March-April), David Kenyon was photographer (from March-April), Darrell Hodge was art assistant (January-February), Donna Burt was circulation manager, Glenna Seagall was production manager, Vicki Booth & Ruth Jones, production (from March-April); additional circulation and production staff credited starting May-June issue.

The September-October issue "announced" the "Michigan Book Central" sales section in the magazine, which was a way to raise additional revenue for the magazine's publication since it had been separated from the DNR general fund. For the previous several years several books and map sets had been produced and offered by the Magazine, and "MB" expanded this to a number of publications published by outside organizations.

In the 21st century this may seem like banal minutiae, but pre-internet it was quate another story when one tried to find titles of interest! Either it required having access to one of the very few bookstores in Michigan that carried a full selection of Michigan titles or a very time-consuming and incomplete search via Books in Print - assuming a bookstore had the recent edition and would let you look through the set - then attempting 'special order', etc. The selection of books was - and remains - among the best titles relating to natural history and outdoor life of Michigan from the time. I (Robert) have over the years sought out many of these very titles based on the descriptions in these pages second-hand (now of course fast, easy, and usually cheaper even than 35 years ago) and most remain as useful and interesting now as when new.


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Index of 1982 issues: [Just covers until I get the issue content pages added later]


Front cover, Michigan Natural Resources Magazine, January-February 1982

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Front cover, Michigan Natural Resources Magazine, March-April 1982

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Front cover, Michigan Natural Resources Magazine, May-June 1982

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Front cover, Michigan Natural Resources Magazine, July-August 1982

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Front cover, Michigan Natural Resources Magazine, September-October 1982

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Front cover, Michigan Natural Resources Magazine, November-December 1982

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