The Great Lakes: The Natural History of a Changing Region Hardcover – Sep 26 2007
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The most complete and up-to-date resource about the ecology of the world's largest freshwater system. —Exploration Magazine(2007-09-30)
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A comprehensive, engaging, and timely exploration of one of the most important ecological systems on Earth, a life-sustaining continental resource that is increasingly under threat.See all Product Description
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The book's subtitle "the Natural History of A Changing Region" sets the theme. Resulting from the scouring of the Laurentide Glacier as it retreated ten thousand years ago, the Lakes exhibit individual profiles and behaviours. The final outlines of the Lakes emerged about the time Egypt began constructing the Pyramids. A view of "The Water World" explains how lake water "turns over" according to the season, and how the varying depths influence the flow and the life in and around them. Which Lake is deepest may not be a surprise, but the second deepest and shallowest may reveal misconceptions. Lake Superior holds more water than the others combined, and is the fourth largest in the world.
Delimiting the outlines is only the beginning for Grady, who takes us through the entire ecological framework of the region. We are shown the forest types around the Lakes, the wetlands of the their margins, and the river systems feeding them. The forests are divided into three zones, Boreal, Great Lakes-St Lawrence and Carolinian.Read more ›
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