The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan

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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is an engaging, vitally important work of science journalism. A blurb on its book jacket compares it to Silent Spring...Here's hoping, for the sake of the Great Lakes and everyone who depends on them, that Egan's new book inspires similarly tangible results.
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New York Times Bestseller

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Award



"Nimbly splices together history, science, reporting and personal experiences into a taut and cautiously hopeful narrative.… Egan’s book is bursting with life (and yes, death)." —Robert Moor, New York Times Book Review


The Great Lakes—Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior—hold 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is prize-winning reporter Dan Egan’s compulsively readable portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come.

 

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Published March 7, 2017 by W. W. Norton & Company. 381 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Robert Moor on May 23 2017

In telling what might otherwise be a grim tale, Egan, a two-time Pulitzer finalist, nimbly splices together history, science, reporting and personal experiences into a taut and cautiously hopeful narrative.

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Globe and Mail

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Reviewed by EVA HOLLAND on Aug 14 2017

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is an engaging, vitally important work of science journalism. A blurb on its book jacket compares it to Silent Spring...Here's hoping, for the sake of the Great Lakes and everyone who depends on them, that Egan's new book inspires similarly tangible results.

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