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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
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it was amazing

My first 23 years were spent around, on, or in Lake Michigan, one of the "best" of the Great Lakes. How true it is that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone, as was proved to the fishing industry on this lake. One time the beaches were so polluted with dead alewives, the smell forced everyone to stay away. My dad loved fishing for trout, coho, and chinook salmon. I have been reading about the Great Lakes all my life, so winning this book in a Goodreads Giveaway was better than winning at the casino.

This book covers anything and everything we should know about these fresh water lakes. People need to be reminded that there isn't that much fresh water on the globe. Invasive species, algae, engineering, and threats to siphon off the water aren't doing the lakes any good.
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Reading Progress

October 26, 2016 – Shelved
October 26, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
January 13, 2017 – Started Reading
February 1, 2017 – Finished Reading

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