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A Laboratory and Field Manual of Ecology (with Margaret T. McCann), 1982, Saunders College Publishing, 269 pp.
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The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Michigan (with Raymond J. Adams, Jr., and Gail A. McPeek), 1991, Michigan State University Press, 594 pp.
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Conservancy: The Land Trust Movement in America, 2003, Dartmouth College/University Press of New England, 348 pp. (Paperback edition, 2004)