Five immense lakes lie at the heart of North America. They
comprise the world's largest freshwater system, containing 95
percent of the continent's fresh water, and one-fifth of the
planet's total supply. The Great Lakes drainage basin is home to 40
million people and is the hub of industry and agriculture in North
America. Its rich mineral deposits and natural resources have
attracted and sustained human and wildlife populations for more
than ten thousand years.
The Great Lakes: A Natural History is
the most authoritative, complete, and accessible book to date about
the biology and ecology of this vital, ever-changing lake system.
Written by one of Canada's best-known science and nature writers,
Wayne Grady this essential resource features
superb nature photography and numerous sidebars that focus on
specific animal, plant and invertebrate species.
Co-published with the David Suzuki Foundation.