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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
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bookshelves: americana, nature

Early into this book my mind constantly drifted to my vacation home where today I am stocking bluegill and rainbow trout into my 1+ acre pond, supplied by over 12 natural springs and 2 pristine flowing creeks.

The Great lakes contain 1/5 of the fresh water in the world, but how fresh is the water? The history and current day analysis are fully discussed in this book, which in part is a suspense filled “whodunit”. Much of the biological turbulence and natural disorder that has occurred within the Great Lakes was assisted by humans and although their thought process was well intended they did not comprehend the full ramifications of each and every change to the natural habitat and waterway boarders. The problems extend way beyond pollution as today there are close to 200 nonnative organisms living in the Great Lakes including numerous that are invasive originating in Asia and other foreign territories. Now the Great Lakes ecosystem teeters between life support and survival of the fittest.

During the 20th Century the water within the Great Lakes became rapidly globalized. My final thoughts led me to ponder beyond the Great Lakes to nature at a higher level, concerning the United Nations human globalization “COEXIST” movement so prevalent today. Diversity is good; however those striving for peace and harmony with unchecked open boarders may too find real danger lurking with severe consequences.
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Reading Progress

October 3, 2017 – Started Reading
October 3, 2017 – Shelved
October 3, 2017 – Shelved as: americana
October 3, 2017 – Shelved as: nature
October 20, 2017 – Finished Reading

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Gerry Great review Mark!

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Jill Hutchinson An insightful review, Mark.

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