- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (March 7, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393246434
- ISBN-13: 978-0393246438
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.3 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 80 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Dan Egan’s deeply researched and sharply written The Death and Life of The Great Lakes . . . nimbly splices together history, science, reporting and personal experiences into a taut and cautiously hopeful narrative. . . . Egan’s book is bursting with life (and yes, death).”
- Robert Moor, New York Times Book Review (cover 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
Dan Egan is a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and a senior water policy fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences. He has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and he has won the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, John B. Oakes Award, AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award, and J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. A graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, he lives in Milwaukee with his wife and children.