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Synopsis: If fresh water is to be treasured, the Great Lakes are the mother lode. No bodies of water can compare to them. One of them, Superior, is the largest lake on earth, and the five lakes together contain a fifth of the world's supply of standing fresh water. Their ten thousand miles of shoreline bound eight states and a Canadian province and are longer than the entire Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States. Their surface area of 95,000 square miles is greater than New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island combined. People who have never visited them -- who have never seen a squall roar across Superior or the horizon stretch unbroken across Michigan or Huron -- have no idea how big they are. They are so vast that they dominate much of the geography, climate, and history of North America. In one way or another, they affect the lives of tens of millions of people.
The Living Great Lakes is the most complete book ever written about the history, nature, and science of these remarkable lakes at the heart of North America. From the geological forces that formed them to the industrial atrocities that nearly destroyed them, to the greatest environmental success stories of our time, the lakes are portrayed in all their complexity. The book, however, is much more than just history. It is also the story of the lakes as told by biologists, fishermen, sailors, and others whom the author grew to know while traveling with them on boats and hiking with them on beaches and islands.
The book is also the story of a personal journey. It is the narrative of a six-week voyage through the lakes and beyond as a crewmember on a tallmasted schooner, and a memoir of a lifetime spent on and near the lakes. Through storms and fog, on remote shores and city waterfronts, the author explores the five Great Lakes in all seasons and moods and discovers that they and their connecting waters -- including the Erie Canal, the Hudson River, and the East Coast from New York to Maine -- offer a surprising and bountiful view of America. The result is a meditation on nature and our place in the world, a discussion and cautionary tale about the future of water resources, and a celebration of a place that is both fragile and robust, diverse, rich in history and wildlife, often misunderstood, and worthy of our attention.
About the Author: Jerry Dennis writes about nature and the outdoors for such publications as Sports Afield, Gray's Sporting Journal, and The New York Times. His previous books have been widely praised and have been translated into five languages. He lives in Traverse City, Michigan.
Title: The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the ...
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Thomas Dunne Books, 2003. Book Condition: Good. Hardcover. Dust jacket has been mylar covered. Ex Library books contains library markings. Has some light shelf wear. Text clean and bright. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 7541
Book Description St. Martin's Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Bookseller Inventory # G0312251939I3N00
Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. The item is very worn but continues to work perfectly. Signs of wear can include aesthetic issues such as scratches, dents and worn corners. All pages and the cover are intact, but the dust cover may be missing. Pages may include moderate to heavy amount of notes and highlighting,but the text is not obscured or unreadable. May NOT include discs, access code or other supplemental materials. Bookseller Inventory # 31UF1U000RLB
Book Description Thomas Dunne Books, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 208345
Book Description Thomas Dunne Books, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed. NOT an ex library book. Clean interior pages. Dust jacket has no chips or tears, price is not clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 127358
Book Description Thomas Dunne Books, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0312251939
Book Description Thomas Dunne Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0312251939 Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN6.0134769
Book Description Thomas Dunne Books, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020312251939
Book Description U.S.A.: Thomas Dunne Books, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Hardbound: cloth & dustjacket. First edition. Fine -- new in fine dj. SIGNED on title page by the author, with "Signed Copy" sticker on front. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 54050
Book Description Thomas Dunne Books, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P010312251939