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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Egan, Dan. Book - 2017 577.63 Eg, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Conservation / Egan, Dan None on shelf 20 requests on 6 copies Community Rating: 4.4 out of 5

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The front door. The dream of a fourth seacoast : dreams of a seaway ; Three fish : the story of lake trout, sea lampreys; and alewives ; The world&#x;s great fishing hole : the introduction of coho and chinook salmon ; Noxious cargo : the invasion of zebra and quagga mussels -- Back door. Continental undivide : Asian carp and Chicago's backwards river ; Conquering a continent : the mussel infestation of the West ; North America's dead sea : toxic algae and the threat to Toledo&#x;s water supply -- The future. Plugging the drain : the never-ending threat to siphon away Great Lakes water ; A shaky balancing act : climate change and the fall and rise of the lakes ; A Great Lake revival : charting a course toward integrity, stability, and balance.

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Fantastic Review of Current Environmental Issues in the Great Lakes submitted by chknight on June 28, 2019, 2:29pm As someone who actually works in Great Lakes research, I found this book to be accurate and well-written. Even if you don't work in the field, the author discusses the various issues (e.g. invasive mussels, harmful algal blooms, asian carp) in a way that is riveting and easily understood. I can't recommend this enough for anyone trying to learn a little more about all the issues in the Great Lakes.

great submitted by kevinhe on July 26, 2019, 1:46pm a great book on environment issues of great lakes.

Not what I was expecting submitted by Xris on February 9, 2020, 3:25pm I thought this would be more about the freshwater and how we're poisoning it. Educational to find out about the invasive species and science behind controlling it, and the reason they're here, but just wasn't what I thought it was going to be about.

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PUBLISHED
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Year Published: 2017
Description: xix, 364 pages : illustations, map ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780393246438
0393246434

SUBJECTS
Lake ecology -- Great Lakes (North America).
Introduced organisms -- Great Lakes (North America).
Nonindigenous aquatic pests -- Great Lakes (North America).
Water quality -- Great Lakes (North America).
Great Lakes (North America) -- Environmental conditions.