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The once and future Great Lakes country : an ecological history, John L. Riley

Label
The once and future Great Lakes country : an ecological history
Title
The once and future Great Lakes country
Title remainder
an ecological history
Statement of responsibility
John L. Riley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"North America's Great Lakes country has experienced centuries of upheaval. Its landscapes are utterly changed from what they were five hundred years ago. The region's superabundant fish and wildlife and its magnificent forests and prairies astonished European newcomers who called it an earthly paradise but then ushered in an era of disease, warfare, resource depletion, and land development that transformed it forever. The Once and Future Great Lakes Country is a history of environmental change in the Great Lakes region, looking as far back as the last ice age, and also reflecting on modern trajectories of change, many of them positive. John Riley chronicles how the region serves as a continental crossroads, one that experienced massive declines in its wildlife and native plants in the centuries after European contact, and has begun to see increased nature protection and re-wilding in recent decades. Yet climate change, globalization, invasive species, and urban sprawl are today exerting new pressures on the region's ecology. Covering a vast geography encompassing two Canadian provinces and nine American states, The Once and Future Great Lakes Country provides both a detailed ecological history and a broad panorama of this vast region. It blends the voices of early visitors with the hopes of citizens now"--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
CELBN
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Riley, J. L.
Dewey number
304.2/09713
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GF512.G74
LC item number
R56 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
McGill-Queen's rural, wildland, and resource studies series
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Great Lakes Region (North America)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Great Lakes Region
Label
The once and future Great Lakes country : an ecological history, John L. Riley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the fifth line: a farm just like thousands of others -- Part one: The land and what happened to it. The land beyond memory: before 1500 -- Stone age meets iron -- and smallpox: the 1500s and 1600s -- Wilding the land with war: the 1700s -- Manufacturing the land: the 1800s -- Part two: Voices of nature past. Taking the wildlife: 1500-1900 -- Clearing the wood: 1500-1900 -- Taming the unforested: prairies, alvars, barrens, cliffs, bogs, and fens -- The true north: three centuries on -- Part three: Nature's prospect. Invasives: the unintended consequences of the uninvited -- Growing cities, changing climates: the next conversion -- Restoration: a new native landscape
Control code
865474941
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 488 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773589810
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt31kk6w
  • c676e888-7f1b-447a-8ce2-37e8018e7791
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865474941
Label
The once and future Great Lakes country : an ecological history, John L. Riley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the fifth line: a farm just like thousands of others -- Part one: The land and what happened to it. The land beyond memory: before 1500 -- Stone age meets iron -- and smallpox: the 1500s and 1600s -- Wilding the land with war: the 1700s -- Manufacturing the land: the 1800s -- Part two: Voices of nature past. Taking the wildlife: 1500-1900 -- Clearing the wood: 1500-1900 -- Taming the unforested: prairies, alvars, barrens, cliffs, bogs, and fens -- The true north: three centuries on -- Part three: Nature's prospect. Invasives: the unintended consequences of the uninvited -- Growing cities, changing climates: the next conversion -- Restoration: a new native landscape
Control code
865474941
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 488 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773589810
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt31kk6w
  • c676e888-7f1b-447a-8ce2-37e8018e7791
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865474941

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