Lake Erie

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Learn about Lake Erie, one of the five Great Lakes of North America. Lake Erie discusses how the lake formed, its early people, important industries, pollution, and how the lake is used today.
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Overview

Learn about Lake Erie, one of the five Great Lakes of North America. Lake Erie discusses how the lake formed, its early people, important industries, pollution, and how the lake is used today.
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Children's Literature
This comprehensive nonfiction book about Lake Erie begins with an anecdotal accounting of how the United States gained control of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The young reader might be interested to know that Lake Erie is the 11th largest lake in the world. Also of interest would be the mention of the lake's early inhabitants, such as the Erie Indians, Neutral Indians, Iroquois Indians, and European explorers. The role of water highways, called canals, is discussed as is their impact on the development of industry in the neighboring states. A connection to society today is made through the section on lake pollution and its affect on people and the environment. Also included is information about landmarks such as Kelleys Island National Historic Landmark and Niagara Falls. An age-appropriate, hands-on game demonstrating how people living near the lake can help prevent pollution is featured. Text features include a glossary, related Internet sites, titles of other books on the same topic, fast facts, a table of contents, and an index. The illustrations are beautifully drawn pictures as well as color and black and white photographs. For information on the other Great Lakes, the other books in this series, "Land and Water" are great choices. This book would be a nice addition to a collection's geography section. 2004, Fact Finders/Capstone Press, Ages 7 to 10.
— Nancy T. Braverman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736822084
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: Land and Water: the Great Lakes Series
  • Edition description: Library Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Ylvisaker
Anne Ylvisaker is the author of Dear Papa, which Booklist named a Top Ten Youth First Novel, and Little Klein, a Book Sense Pick and winner of numerous awards. Formerly of Iowa and Minnesota, Anne Ylvisaker now lives in California.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Lake Erie 4
Chapter 2 Lake Beginnings 8
Chapter 3 Lake Erie's People 12
Chapter 4 Water Highways 16
Chapter 5 Pollution 20
Chapter 6 Lake Erie Today 24
Fast Facts 28
Hands On: A Problem with People 29
Glossary 30
Internet Sites 31
Read More 31
Index 32
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