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A natural history of the Chicago Region

Author: Joel Greenberg
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2002.
Series: Center books on Chicago and environs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Interweaving historical anecdotes and modern-day scientific data, a definitive study of the natural history of Chicago describes the various forces that shaped the region's environment, from Ice Age  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Greenberg
ISBN: 0226306488 9780226306483 0226306496 9780226306490
OCLC Number: 48803715
Description: xviii, 595 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: The Great Forces --
In Quality Unexcelled: Prairie Types and Composition --
In Quality Diminished: Prairie Settlement and Conservation --
The Nearly Vanished Transitions: Shrublands and Savannas --
Witnesses to History: Forests --
Of Two Worlds: Wetlands --
The Last Wilderness: Lake Michigan --
Approaching the Way: Rivers and Small Lakes --
Casualties of a Modern World: The Marshes of the Kankakee and Calumet --
Lake Michigan's Rim: Beaches, Dunes, and Bluffs --
Many More Than We Know: Insects --
Survivors in Trouble: Reptiles and Amphibians --
Of Extinction and Resurrection: Passenger Pigeon, Prairie Chicken, Sandhill Crane, and Colonial Nesters --
For Everything There Is a Season: Birds through the Year --
Figures in Fur: Mammals --
Entering the New Century : Prospects for the Future.
Series Title: Center books on Chicago and environs.
Responsibility: Joel Greenberg.
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