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The Great Lakes
The Illustrated Natural History of Canada

Allen, Robert Thomas
Publisher:  Natural Science of Canada Limited, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1970  
Pages:  160pp  
Resource Type:  Book

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Table of Contents

Prologue: The biggest lakes in the world

THE GREAT LAKES: an album of maps

PART ONE: THE REGION
1 The aquatic domain
2 The balmy south
3 The glacial hills
4 The meeting with the Shield
PICTURE STORY: How glaciers changed the land

PART TWO: GEOLOGY
5 The forming of the rocks
6 Glaciers smother the land
7 The shaping of the Great Lakes
8 The fate of the lakes
PICTURE STORY: Where Canada begins

PART THREE: PLANT LIFE
9 The land becomes green
10 The virgin forests
11 How a forest is reborn
12 Plants that live under water
PICTURE STORY: The freshwater world

PART FOUR: ANIMAL LIFE
13 Crossing the barrier
14 The changing wildlife
15 The animal community
16 Fishes swarm into the lakes
17 The vanishing Lake Erie Walleye
PICTURE STORY: Miniature monsters

PART FIVE: A FIELD TRIP
18 The forgotten land
19 The rocks of the Bruce
20 A region of rare plants
21 Wildlife of the peninsula

PART SIX: CONSERVATION
22 Rocking the balance of nature
23 The smelt take over
24 The tragedy of the mayfly
25 The critical years to come
Geologic time scale

A short list of rocks, plants and animals

Bibliography

Index

Acknowledgements

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