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Title The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
Author Dan Egan
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release 2017-03-07
Category Science
Total Pages 384
ISBN 0393246442
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Award "Nimbly splices together history, science, reporting and personal experiences into a taut and cautiously hopeful narrative.… Egan’s book is bursting with life (and yes, death)." —Robert Moor, New York Times Book Review The Great Lakes—Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior—hold 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is prize-winning reporter Dan Egan’s compulsively readable portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come.

Study Guide by Supersummary

Title Study Guide
Author Supersummary
Publisher
Release 2019-12-19
Category
Total Pages 88
ISBN 9781677563098
Language English, Spanish, and French
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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 86-page guide for "The Death and Life of the Great Lakes" by Dan Egan includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 10 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Balancing Competing Interests in the Great Lakes and Conquering Nature Versus Adapting to It.

Title Weather Bomb 1913 Life and Death on the Great Lakes
Author Bruce Kemp
Publisher Blurb
Release 2017-11-15
Category History
Total Pages 284
ISBN 9781389360503
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On the night of November 9, in 1913, the greatest hurricane ever to sweep the Great Lakes roared across the fresh water seas sinking 12 big ships and killing more than 260 people. For the first time, author Bruce Kemp has pulled together a compelling tale of the storm with interviews of survivors, state-of-the-art meteorological computer modelling, the opinions of 21st century Great Lakes captains and painstaking research through the newspapers of the day and government archives. Join him on his journey to find answers as to how this happened and whether it could occur again.

Great Lakes Rocks by Stephen E. Kesler

Title Great Lakes Rocks
Author Stephen E. Kesler
Publisher University of Michigan Regional
Release 2019
Category Science
Total Pages 368
ISBN 0472053809
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A much-needed exploration of Great Lakes geology

Mastering the Inland Seas by Theodore Karamanski

Title Mastering the Inland Seas
Author Theodore Karamanski
Publisher
Release 2020
Category History
Total Pages 384
ISBN 0299326306
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Theodore J. Karamanski's sweeping maritime history demonstrates the far-ranging impact that the tools and infrastructure developed for navigating the Great Lakes had on the national economies, politics, and environment of continental North America. Synthesizing popular as well as original historical scholarship, Karamanski weaves a colorful narrative illustrating how disparate private and government interests transformed these vast and dangerous waters into the largest inland water transportation system in the world. Karamanski explores both the navigational and sailing tools of First Nations peoples and the dismissive and foolhardy attitude of early European maritime sailors. He investigates the role played by commercial boats in the Underground Railroad, as well as how the federal development of crucial navigational resources exacerbated sectionalism in the antebellum United States. Ultimately Mastering the Inland Sea shows the undeniable environmental impact of technologies used by the modern commercial maritime industry. This expansive story illuminates the symbiotic relationship between infrastructure investment in the region's interconnected waterways and North America's lasting economic and political development.

Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert

Title Under a White Sky
Author Elizabeth Kolbert
Publisher Random House
Release 2021-03-04
Category Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1473560020
Language English, Spanish, and French
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**CHOSEN BY BILL GATES AND BARACK OBAMA AS A SUMMER 2021 READ** 'Important, necessary, urgent and phenomenally interesting' HELEN MACDONALD, New York Times The author of the international bestseller The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity's transformative impact on the environment, asking: can we save nature in time? Elizabeth Kolbert has become one of the most important writers on the environment. Now she investigates the immense challenges humanity faces as we scramble to reverse, in a matter of decades, the effects we've had on the atmosphere, the oceans, the world's forests and rivers - on the very topography of the globe. In Under a White Sky, she takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. Along the way, she meets biologists who are trying to preserve the world's rarest fish; engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian researchers who are trying to develop a 'super coral' that can survive on a hotter globe; and physicists who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere to cool the earth, changing the sky from blue to white. One way to look at human civilisation, says Kolbert, is as a ten-thousand-year exercise in defying nature. By turns inspiring, terrifying and darkly comic, Under a White Sky is an utterly original examination of the challenges we face. **A SUNDAY TIMES 'BOOK OF 2021'**

Title Life and Death on a Great Lake
Author Roger Kerson
Publisher
Release 2008
Category Great Lakes (North America)
Total Pages 318
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Meander by Margaret Wooster

Title Meander
Author Margaret Wooster
Publisher SUNY Press
Release 2021-08-01
Category History
Total Pages 160
ISBN 1438484690
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Draws on the author’s own experiences as a watershed planner, teacher, and activist to tell the story of the Great Lakes region’s experiment in restoring a complicated natural system of flowing water. Meander tells the story of the Great Lakes region's experiment in restoring a complicated natural system of flowing water. Drawing on her own experience as a watershed planner, teacher, and Great Lakes activist, Margaret Wooster describes the language, history, and failures of many of our water management policies. She then turns to Buffalo Creek to teach us how the Great Lakes work—from a "hill made of water" to a cut-off oxbow to a buried delta transitioning from two centuries of industrialization. Wooster explores how, on the Niagara Frontier especially, traditional ecological knowledge and Indigenous values were suppressed by colonial rules of settlement. The ecosystem value of physical integrity—or connectivity between upstream and down, surface flow to aquifer, river to land was never fully unpacked. While our management policies often sever them, these connections are key to Buffalo Creek and Great Lakes recovery and resilience. Wooster leaves us with the idea that it is up to us, the people who live along these flows and in their watersheds, to learn as much as we can about these connections and to use our local authorities to "make room for rivers" and protect our planet's circulatory system for future generations. Margaret Wooster has worked as a watershed planner for local governments and environmental groups in Western New York, was a founding member of Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, and has taught Environmental Planning at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She is the author of Living Waters: Reading the Rivers of the Lower Great Lakes, also published by SUNY Press. She lives in Buffalo, New York.

Breakpoint by Jeremy B. C. Jackson

Title Breakpoint
Author Jeremy B. C. Jackson
Publisher Yale University Press
Release 2018-04-17
Category Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 0300235038
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An insightful look at the American environmental crisis and emerging solutions from the heartland to the coasts in the era of global climate change†‹ Eminent ecologist Jeremy B. C. Jackson and award†‘winning journalist Steve Chapple traveled the length of the Mississippi River interviewing farmers, fishermen, scientists, and policymakers to better understand the mounting environmental problems ravaging the United States. Along their journey, which quickly expands to California, Florida, and New York, the pair uncovered surprising and profound connections between ecological systems and environmental crises across the country. Artfully weaving together independent research and engaging storytelling, Jackson and Chapple examine the looming threats from recent hurricanes and fires, industrial agriculture, river mismanagement, extreme weather events, drought, and rising sea levels that are pushing the country toward the breaking point of ecological and economic collapse. Yet, despite these challenges, the authors provide optimistic and practical solutions for addressing these multidimensional issues to achieve greater environmental stability, human well†‘being, and future economic prosperity. With a passionate call to action, they look hopefully toward emerging and achievable solutions to preserve the country’s future.

The Late Great Lakes by William Ashworth

Title The Late Great Lakes
Author William Ashworth
Publisher Wayne State University Press
Release 1987
Category History
Total Pages 274
ISBN 9780814318874
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Late, Great Lakes is a powerful indictment of man's carelessness, ignorance, and apathy toward the Great Lakes. With the longest continuous coastline in the United States, they hold one-fifth of the world's freshwater supply. Author William Ashworth presents a compelling history of the Great Lakes, from their formation in the Ice Age, to their "discovery" by Samuel de Champlian in 1615, and, finally, to their impending death in our time. Ashworth systematically deals with the wild life that once flourished in the region—beaver, salmon, whitefish, and trout—and describes the threatening elements which have displaced them—the predatory sea lamprey, the alewives, toxic waste, and volatile solids.

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