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The Great Lakes: A Natural History of a Changing Region is the most authoritative, complete and accessible book to date about the biology and ecology of this vital, ever-changing terrain. It begins with an account of the geological formation of the lakes and an overview of the lakes' role in relatively recent human history. Grady takes readers through the lakes basin, defined and explored by its three component forest ecosystems: the Boreal, the Great Lakes/St Lawrence and the Carolinian Forests. Representative flora and fauna species are profiled, along with notable physical, climatic, and environmental features.
The Great Lakes is both a first-hand tribute and an essential guide to a fascinating ecosystem in eternal flux.
Posted April 3, 2012
I found the book interesting from cover to cover, along with some good graphics and great photos. The book (paperback) has a great feel and design. I gave two copies as presents. You will learn of the plants, animals, geographical history and the challenges that the lakes are facing. I bought my first copy in a little bookshop in Burlington, ON and I live in Rochester, NY. The book gives you the sense of the community the crosses the border of these two countries that share the beauty, the 'greatness' and the threats to these lakes.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 8, 2012
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