The Great Lakes: The Natural History of a Changing Region

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Ever since French explorer Samuel de Champlain’s first taste of what he called “la mer douce” — the freshwater sea — the Great Lakes have been admired, exploited, and renewed. This vast region is a study in contrasts: a hub of industry that’s the resting spot for billions of migrating birds. 40 million residents, immense untamed forests. 95 percent of North America’s fresh water and a dumping ground for poisonous wastes. The Great Lakes is an authoritative, accessible look at an ecosystem in eternal flux. Written by one of North America’s most acclaimed science and nature writers, the book explores the area’s geological formation and its role in human history; its diverse plant, bird, and animal species; and its significant physical, climatic, and environmental features. This captivating tribute to the Great Lakes region is also an essential guide to the challenge of preserving the natural world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781553658047
  • Publisher: Greystone Books
  • Publication date: 5/17/2011
  • Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 720,313
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    A must read for anyone who lives near these great lakes and is drawn to studying nature

    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.

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