The Day The Great Lakes Drained Away

Author: Charles Ferguson Barker
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510712119
Size: 46.97 MB
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The Day The Great Lakes Drained Away from the Author: Charles Ferguson Barker. A fascinating—and entertaining—cautionary story about what the Great Lakes would look like without water. What’s down there (garbage, lost sunglasses). And what would happen with no water (boats would tip over and be stranded). Each Great Lake is analyzed, with humorous—yet also serious—solutions to the problem. For example, instead of driving for HOURS to get to the other side of Lake Michigan, without water, you could just drive your car across the now-dry lake. The book also serves as inspiration for readers to take care of these beautiful waters, to make sure they are clean and last forever. The book contains NOAA maps that show the underwater features of the lakes, and pages of facts about each one.

Great Lakes For Sale

Author: Dave Dempsey
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472116495
Size: 40.18 MB
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Great Lakes For Sale from the Author: Dave Dempsey. Examines the environmental benefits and issues of the Great Lakes through a look at the commercialization, recreation, and population of the businesses and people in its surrounding areas.

Under Michigan

Author: Charles Ferguson Barker
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814330883
Size: 21.84 MB
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Under Michigan from the Author: Charles Ferguson Barker. Describes the different types of rocks and fossils found underneath Michigan, and explains how they got there.

Under Ohio

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Under Ohio from the Author: . Describes the different types of rocks and fossils found underneath Ohio, and explains how they were deposited there through the succeeding ages of the state's ancient prehistory.

After The Ice Age

Author: E. C. Pielou
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226668093
Size: 27.63 MB
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After The Ice Age from the Author: E. C. Pielou. The fascinating story of how a harsh terrain that resembled modern Antarctica has been transformed gradually into the forests, grasslands, and wetlands we know today. "One of the best scientific books published in the last ten years."—Ottowa Journal "A valuable new synthesis of facts and ideas about climate, geography, and life during the past 20,000 years. More important, the book conveys an intimate appreciation of the rich variety of nature through time."—S. David Webb,Science

Mammals Of The Great Lakes Region 3rd Ed

Author: Allen Kurta
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472053450
Size: 60.90 MB
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Mammals Of The Great Lakes Region 3rd Ed from the Author: Allen Kurta. Revised and expanded edition of the classic Mammals of the Great Lakes Region

The Great Lakes

Author: Pierre Berton
Publisher: Stoddart Pub
ISBN:
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The Great Lakes from the Author: Pierre Berton.

The Death And Life Of The Great Lakes

Author: Dan Egan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393246442
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The Death And Life Of The Great Lakes from the Author: Dan Egan. A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes. 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. For thousands of years the pristine Great Lakes were separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the roaring Niagara Falls and from the Mississippi River basin by a “sub-continental divide.” Beginning in the late 1800s, these barriers were circumvented to attract oceangoing freighters from the Atlantic and to allow Chicago’s sewage to float out to the Mississippi. These were engineering marvels in their time—and the changes in Chicago arrested a deadly cycle of waterborne illnesses—but they have had horrendous unforeseen consequences. Egan provides a chilling account of how sea lamprey, zebra and quagga mussels and other invaders have made their way into the lakes, decimating native species and largely destroying the age-old ecosystem. And because the lakes are no longer isolated, the invaders now threaten water intake pipes, hydroelectric dams and other infrastructure across the country. Egan also explores why outbreaks of toxic algae stemming from the overapplication of farm fertilizer have left massive biological “dead zones” that threaten the supply of fresh water. He examines fluctuations in the levels of the lakes caused by manmade climate change and overzealous dredging of shipping channels. And he reports on the chronic threats to siphon off Great Lakes water to slake drier regions of America or to be sold abroad. In an age when dire problems like the Flint water crisis or the California drought bring ever more attention to the indispensability of safe, clean, easily available water, The Death and the Life of the Great Lakes is a powerful paean to what is arguably our most precious resource, an urgent examination of what threatens it and a convincing call to arms about the relatively simple things we need to do to protect it.