- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (March 7, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393246434
- ISBN-13: 978-0393246438
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.3 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“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)
“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)
“Egan has written a compelling book that explores centuries of exploitation and considers strategies that could rescue this fragile ecosystem. . . . [His] narrative reflects a nuanced understanding of history and science, which is matched by his keen perceptions about public policy.” (The National Book Review)
“Highly recommended. . . . An absorbing narrative of science and human folly.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
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.
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