On the brink : the Great Lakes in the 21st century /

"Dave Dempsey weaves the natural character and phenomena of the Great Lakes and stories of the schemes, calamities, and unusual human residents of the Basin with the history of their environmental exploitation and recovery. Contrasting the incomparable beauty and complexity of the Lakes and the...

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Main Author: Dempsey, Dave, 1957-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, ©2004.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:"Dave Dempsey weaves the natural character and phenomena of the Great Lakes and stories of the schemes, calamities, and unusual human residents of the Basin with the history of their environmental exploitation and recovery. Contrasting the incomparable beauty and complexity of the Lakes and the poetry, folklore, and citizen action they have inspired with the disasters that short-sighted human folly has inflicted on the ecosystem, Dempsey makes this history both engaging and relevant to today's debates and decisions."--Jacket.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xi, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-299) and index.
ISBN:9781609170202
1609170202