Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair Handbook (Great Lakes Books Series)

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9780814324707: Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair Handbook (Great Lakes Books Series)
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Learn about the wonders of Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair in this fascinating and readable book. The most comprehensive reference source available about the lakes, Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair Handbook is an ideal guide for anglers, boaters, swimmers, beach walkers-anyone who uses and enjoys the lakes.



The handbook explains, in simple terms, the reasons for the scenic beauty and the natural events that occur in the coastal and offshore waters of Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, including the St. Clair, Detroit, and Niagara rivers extending from Sarnia, Ontario, to Niagara-on-the-Lake, New York. Individual chapters focus on the land, air, water, and life forms that comprise the natural history and environment of the region-the shoreline topography, wind and weather patterns, water temperature cycles and water level changes, the ecology, and indigenous animal life.



Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair Handbook enhances our understanding and appreciation of the lakes and their surroundings by addressing fundamental questions about the Lake Erie region:


. how Lake Erie was formed through glacial processes


. why daily and seasonal weather patterns occur


. causes of the water currents and waves


. causes of temperature patterns in the lakes


. the location of productive reef features


. the species of fish and birds found in the area


. the importance of the wetlands


. the effect of current and past pollution on the aquatic life in the lakes

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The most comprehensive reference source available about the lakes, Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair Handbook is an ideal guide for anyone who uses and enjoys the lakes.

About the Author:

Stanley J. Bolsenga is the assistant to the director and a research hydrologist at the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan.



Charles D. Herdendorf is Professor Emeritus of limnology and oceanography at The Ohio State University.

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