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Author Riley, J. L. (John L.), author

Title The once and future Great Lakes country : an ecological history / John L. Riley
Published Montreal [Quebec] : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 488 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : colour illustrations, colour maps
Series McGill-Queen's rural, wildland, and resource studies series ; 2
McGill-Queen's rural, wildland, and resource studies series ; 2
Contents Introduction: The Fifth Line: A Farm Just Like Thousands of Others -- Part One The Land and What Happened to It. 1 The Land beyond Memory: Before 1500 ; 2 Stone Age Meets Iron -- and Smallpox: The 1500s and 1600s ; 3 Wilding the Land with War: The 1700s ; 4 Manufacturing the Land: The 1800s
Part Three Nature's Prospect. 9 Invasives: The Unintended Consequences of the Uninvited ; 10 Growing Cities, Changing Climates: The Next Conversion ; 11 Restoration: A New Native Landscape -- Afterword: Nature Never Repeats Itself
Part Two Voices of Nature Past. 5 Taking the Wildlife: 1500-1900 ; 6 Clearing the Wood: 1500-1900 ; 7 Taming the Unforested: Prairies, Alvars, Barrens, Cliffs, Bogs, and Fens ; 8 The True North: Three Centuries On
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Human ecology -- Great Lakes Region (North America) -- History.
Great Lakes Region (North America) -- Environmental conditions -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773589813 (electronic bk.)
9780773589810 (electronic bk.)