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Fresh Water Seas
Saving the Great Lakes

Weller, Phil
Publisher:  Between the Lines, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1990  
Pages:  205pp   ISBN:  ISBN 0-921284-19-5
Library of Congress Number:  TD223.3.W44 1990   Dewey:  363.73'94'0977
Resource Type:  Book

Weller takes readers on a tour of the Great Lakes region, tracing its natural history from the time before human habitation. He describes how the region has been affected by uncontrolled development to the point where it now contains one of the planet's most intensive concentrations of industrial and agricultural activity.


Table of Contents

Introduction: A Region in Crisis

Part I:
1. The Evolution of an Ecosystem
2. The Europeans Move In
3. Trees, Fish, and Rock: The Resource Bonanza
4. Power, Pollution, and the Pace of Change
5. The Aches and Pains of Relentless Expansion

Part II:
6. The Public Push for Environmental Responsibility
7. The Struggle to Revive the Fishery
8. Toxic Chemicals: The Great Invasion
9. The War is Not Over
10. Fighting Back: The Movement for a Safe Environment

Part III:
11. Restoring Health to an Ailing Ecosystem
12. Building New Foundations for Great Lakes Development



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