The Great Lakes: The Natural History of a Changing Region

The Great Lakes: The Natural History of a Changing Region

Wayne Grady


Ever on account that French explorer Samuel de Champlain’s first flavor of what he known as “la mer douce” — the freshwater sea — the good Lakes were well known, exploited, and renewed. This significant quarter is a examine in contrasts: a hub of that’s the resting spot for billions of migrating birds. forty million citizens, great untamed forests. ninety five percentage of North America’s clean water and a dumping floor for toxic wastes. the good Lakes is an authoritative, available examine an surroundings in everlasting flux. Written via considered one of North America’s so much acclaimed technological know-how and nature writers, the ebook explores the area’s geological formation and its function in human heritage; its various plant, chicken, and animal species; and its major actual, climatic, and environmental beneficial properties. This pleasing tribute to the nice Lakes quarter is usually an important consultant to the problem of maintaining the flora and fauna.

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