The Great Lakes: The Natural History of a Changing Region

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Greystone Books, 2011 - Nature - 535 pages
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The Great Lakes have been central to the development of eastern North America. In this ?beautifully designed, comprehensive gem of a guide to the ecosystem at the heart of CanadaOCO (The Tyee), award-winning science and nature writer Wayne Grady makes scientific concepts accessible as he reveals how human impact has changed this life-giving region.
"The Great Lakes: A Natural History of a Changing Region" is the most authoritative, complete and accessible book to date about the biology and ecology of this vital, ever-changing terrain. Written by one of Canada's best-known science and nature writers, it is intended not only for those who live in the Great Lakes region, but for anyone captivated by the splendor of the natural world and sensitive to the challenges of its preservation. It is both a first-hand tribute and an essential guide to a fascinating ecosystem in eternal flux."

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User Review  - Amy Paget - Goodreads

The Great Lakes: the national history of a changing region is a gracefully written natural history. Growing up beside Lake Superior, this was a 'must read' for me. The text is very readable and the pictures are glorious. Our continent's inland seas must be protected. Read full review

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User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

The Great Lakes: The Natural History of a Changing Region, by Wayne Grady, 2007. Canadian science writer Wayne Grady has written a great book about the Great Lakes. I do not read much science, but ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Wayne Grady is a foremost popular science writer and the winner of three Science in Society awards from the Canadian Science Writers Association. His previously published books recounted such diverse adventures as hunting dinosaurs in the Gobi Desert, investigating global warming at the North Pole, and discovering the wild in an urban metropolis. In 2004 he collaborated with acclaimed geneticist and environmentalist David Suzuki on Tree: A Life Story. In addition to his acclaimed work in science and nature fields, he has received the Governor General's Award for English Translation, several National Magazine Awards, and the Brascan Award for Food Writing. He is married to the writer Merilyn Simonds and lives near Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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