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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes Hardcover – March 7, 2017
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― Robert Moor, New York Times Book Review
"Engaging…[and] impeccably researched…Told like a great story rather than an academic lecture."
― Anna M. Michalak, Nature
"Living up to . . . early acclaim, [The Death and Life of the Great Lakes] is easy to read, offering well-paced, intellectually stimulating arguments, bolstered by well-researched and captivating narratives."
― Lekelia Danielle Jenkins, Science
"Fascinating and brilliant."
― Vicky Albritton and Fredrik Albritton Jonsson, Los Angeles Review of Books
"This book feels urgent to policymakers and laypersons alike."
― Kerri Arsenault, Literary Hub
"An accessible, even gripping narrative about the massive, unforeseen costs of our interventions in the natural world. . . . The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is an engaging, vitally important work of science journalism."
― Eva Holland, The Globe and Mail
"The Death and Life of the Great Lakes reads like a mystery. . . . Egan knows how to pare a story to its most interesting elements. Having finished the book, I immediately started over."
― Louise Erdrich
"Dan Egan has done more than any other journalist in America to chronicle the decline of this once-great ecosystem, to alert the public to new threats, and to force governments to take remedial action."
― Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment, Special Merit citation
About the Author
- Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (March 7, 2017)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0393246434
- ISBN-13 : 978-0393246438
- Item Weight : 1.25 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.5 x 1.4 x 9.6 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #480,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The last third of the book looks to the future and addresses the concern of resource extraction, exploitation, and degradation. I would have loved to seen more of this topic, but the author finished on a positive note with restoration and rehabilitation being the rallying cry of anyone hoping to pass this regional treasure onto future generations (for better or for worse).
This should be purchased and passed around the Great Lakes communities so that the 40-50 million locals can appreciate what they have before it is lost. Politicians only care about their reputation while in office, and profiteering capitalists only see this land as an opportunity for personal gain. Authors like Dan Egan provide us with the knowledge necessary to protect and defend these fragile and finite resources. This is an important work of journalism and deserves the respect and appreciation of anyone and everyone living in the Great Lakes Watershed.