The Woodtick Press

Bruce Carlson, Author

Beneath The Surface - Cover Art

Each summer millions experience the beauty of America’s lakes—the whirl of sights and sounds as boats cut through the water and birds call to each other from surrounding trees. Now biologist and ichthyologist Bruce M. Carlson takes nature lovers to the side of the lake that few will experience firsthand—a dynamic world where fish feed and spawn, loons dive deep to snap up perch, and light disappears one wavelength at a time before reaching the ink-blue bottom.

With clear-eyed and engaging prose, Beneath the Surface explores the inner workings of Ten Mile Lake in Cass County, Minnesota. And from this intimate study, complemented by elegantly detailed illustrations in pencil, ink, and watercolor, we learn how the physical characteristics of a lake affect the plants and animals within it and how the various forms of life inhabiting a lake interact.

Carlson explores how the dynamics of a lake shift from day to night and from season to season. He outlines the effects of a storm on the wildlife below and reveals what the loon’s four main types of calls communicate. He explains the impressive intricacies of a beaver’s lodge design. And through special chapters that reveal the rhythms and constraints of various species of fish, Carlson shows anglers how to hone techniques to heighten fishing success.

Book Details

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Minnesota Historical Society P; First Edition (January 1, 2007)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 250 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0873515781
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0873515788
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.62 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 1.2 x 10.1 inches

Kindle Details

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01N0YAY8Y
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Minnesota Historical Society Press; 1st edition (January 15, 2010)
Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 15, 2010
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 4169 KB
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
Print length ‏ : ‎ 680 pages

Every water enthusiast should read this!
Every water enthusiast should read this!
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This book is fascinating and educational. I had heard many great reviews before finding this book, and it took a long time to find because of all the not-so-related books with similar titles. I'm glad I finally found it and will refer back to the illustrations and definitions of lake phenomenon regularly.
Five Stars
Five Stars
Scott Hofstedt
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Great book for any serious fisherman in Northern Minnesota.