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|Ch. 1||Lake Michigan||1|
|Ch. 2||Lake Michigan||11|
|Ch. 3||Lake Michigan||25|
|Ch. 4||Lake Michigan||41|
|Ch. 5||The Straits of Mackinac||68|
|Ch. 6||Lake Superior||79|
|Ch. 7||Lake Superior||101|
|Ch. 8||Lake Huron||116|
|Ch. 9||St. Clair River/Detroit River||136|
|Ch. 10||Detroit River/Lake Erie||155|
|Ch. 11||Lake Erie||175|
|Ch. 12||Lake Michigan||191|
|Ch. 13||Lake Ontario||202|
|Ch. 14||Erie Canal/Hudson River||219|
|Ch. 15||The Atlantic||239|
|Ch. 16||Lake Michigan||255|
The Living Great Lakes is the most complete book ever written about the history, nature, and science of these remarkable lakes at the heart of North America. From the geological forces that formed them to the industrial atrocities that nearly destroyed them, to the greatest environmental success stories of our time, the lakes are portrayed in all their complexity. The book, however, is much more than just history. It is also the story of the lakes as told by biologists, fishermen, sailors, and others whom the author grew to know while traveling with them on boats and hiking with them on beaches and islands.
The book is also the story of a personal journey. It is the narrative of a six-week voyage through the lakes and beyond as a crewmember on a tallmasted schooner, and a memoir of a lifetime spent on and near the lakes. Through storms and fog, on remote shores and city waterfronts, the author explores the five Great Lakes in all seasons and moods and discovers that they and their connecting waters — including the Erie Canal, the Hudson River, and the East Coast from New York to Maine — offer a surprising and bountiful view of America. The result is a meditation on nature and our place in the world, a discussion and cautionary tale about the future of water resources, and a celebration of a place that is both fragile and robust, diverse, rich in history and wildlife, often misunderstood, and worthy of our attention.
Posted September 21, 2010
I absolutely loved reading this book. I have grown up around Lake Michigan and I never knew all the history. This is a book that I will suggest to everyone I know. :) Especially those who live around any of the Great Lakes.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 16, 2009
If you grew up near the Great Lakes, visited them, or are interested this is a book for you. This book is so well written, including lots of history and science written in a way that makes it easy to read. I was sad when it was done. I would highly recommend it to anyone.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 28, 2012
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