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The Dynamic Great Lakes

4.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1588517319
ISBN-10: 1588517314
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Editorial Reviews

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Intriguing for adults--the straightforward presentation also lends itself to use in schools, beginning about the sixth grade and up. -- U. S. Water News Co -Published by The Freshwater Society 5-6 2002
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From the Author

I enjoyed working on the Dynamic Great Lakes, an interdisciplinary book. I consulted experts in different areas: geology, limnology, biology. Scientists and naturalists are very generous and willing to share what they know.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 113 pages
  • Publisher: Independence Books (January 11, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1588517314
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588517319
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,792,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Worked on grassroots committees to improve the environment: West Michigan Environmental Council, Michigan Pesticides Council, and The League of Women Voters.

Wrote feature articles as a correspondent for the Grand Rapids Press for seven years. Contributed feature stories and poems to many outdoor magazines, newspapers and poetry magazines.

Taught writing, literature and liberal studies at Grand Valley State University for eight years.

Developed writing courses based upon environmental studies at G.V.S.U.

Consulted experts to write a critically acclaimed non-fiction book, The Dynamic Great Lakes: These experts included geologists, naturalists, fish biologists, and environmental activists


My published books are: The Dynamic Great Lakes, a critically acclaimed non-fiction book about the Great Lakes ecosystems. This is a green book.

The Wilderness Within is a book of poetry and essays from wild places and their peoples in the world.

Sophia's Lost and Found: Poems of Above and Below is drawn from the deep wells of nature and is spiritual in content.

Promotes environmental literacy by speaking to civic groups, museums and schools.

Featured on several radio, television and podcasts.

Contributes comments to government hearings on environmental issues.

Maintains several blogs and websites:

Sophia's Lost and Found www.freewebs.com/barbaraspring This is my poetry and art website. I have a page dedicated to how to write a poem.

The Dynamic Great Lakes Blog http://bjspring.wordpress.com
Photos, maps and information

Dynamic Great Lakes http://barbara-spring.blogspot.com This one has Great Lakes videos and up to date news about the Great Lakes.

Books by Barbara Spring http://barbaraspring.yolasite.com Reviews of my books and photos.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By A Customer on February 20, 2003
Format: Paperback
I would recommend this book to anyone who lives on or near the Great Lakes or to anyone interested in preserving the environment. The author taught me as much about the havoc the modern world has strewn on the natural world as she did about Superior, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Erie.
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Written out of appreciation for a most marvelous natural ecosystem, The Dynamic Great Lakes by Barbara Spring is an excellent written, insightfully presented, and engaging guide to the true natures of Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Chapters cover how the Great Lakes were formed, their physical characteristics and the history of their changes, problems that affect them today and offered solutions, and more. An important contribution to our understanding of the Great Lakes system, The Dynamic Great Lakes is a wondrous and informative read, recommended for school and community library environmental studies reading lists and reference collections.
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Barbara Spring's The Dynamic Great Lakes is a primer on the ecology of the Great Lakes. Written simply and clearly, this relatively short work begins with an overview of Great Lakes ecology and geology. It then takes us on a tour of each lake, highlighting both the natural ecology and environmental problems of each. She concludes with an overview of the 21st century challenges the lakes face, and a challenge to us all to work for their preservation.

Like a good teacher, Barbara repeats herself patiently and expresses herself simply so everyone will understand. The charm of the book made it easy to overlook a few minor inaccuracies. And, in the end, I learned a thing or two, which is probably what Barbara hoped for.
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By A Customer on September 29, 2002
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The five great lakes are between the boundaries of Canada and USA. The book describes the lakes, one by one with lots of details. The great lakes are the most important liquid water reserve. Each lake is different. There are ecosystems like nowhere in the world. We have to protect them. The lakes are not usually well known, so with this book, you discover a fantastic area !!
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This is a wonderful book about the Great Lakes and its unique
ecosystem. It contains important new information about toxic
plutonium being stored close to the waters edge at several
nuclear power plants along the coast of Lake Michigan. Every citizen concerned about the ecological future of the Great Lakes
should read this book!
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