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A Natural History of the Chicago Region (Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places)
A Natural History of the Chicago Region (Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places) Joel Greenberg 0226306488 9780226306483 InA Natural History of the Chicago Region, Joel Greenberg takes readers on a journey that begins in 1673 wi
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A Natural History of the Chicago Region (Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places) by Joel Greenberg

InA Natural History of the Chicago Region, Joel Greenberg takes readers on a journey that begins in 1673 with Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolietthe first Europeans known to have visited the Chicago regionand that were still on today. This is a fascinating story, told with humor and passion, of forests battling prairies for dominance; of grasslands plowed, wetlands drained, and species driven to extinction in the settlement of the Midwest; and of caring conservationists fighting to preserve and restore the native plants and animals. Intermingling historical anecdotes and episodes straight from the words of early settlers and naturalists with current scientific information, Greenberg places the natural history of the region in a human context, showing how it affects our everyday existence in even the most urbanized landscape of Chicago.

Author: Joel Greenberg

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 592

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Publication Date: 2002-07-01

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Joel Greenberg (Edition: 1) Hardcover