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The Great Lakes: The Natural History of a Changing Region By Wayne Grady 2011 | 320 Pages | ISBN: 1553651979 , 1553658043 | EPUB | 19 MB Ever since French explorer Samuel de ChamplainΓÇÖs first taste of what he called ΓÇ£la mer douceΓÇ¥ ΓÇö the freshwater sea ΓÇö the Great Lakes have been admired, exploited, and renewed. This vast region is a study in contrasts: a hub of industry thatΓÇÖs the resting spot for billions of migrating birds. 40 million residents, immense untamed forests. 95 percent of North AmericaΓÇÖs fresh water and a dumping ground for poisonous wastes. The Great Lakes is an authoritative, accessible look at an ecosystem in eternal flux. Written by one of North AmericaΓÇÖs most acclaimed science and nature writers, the book explores the areaΓÇÖs geological formation and its role in human history; its diverse plant, bird, and animal species; and its significant physical, climatic, and environmental features. This captivating tribute to the Great Lakes region is also an essential guide to the challenge of preserving the natural world.