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A Natural History of the Chicago Region
by Joel Greenberg
University of Chicago Press, 2002
Cloth: 978-0-226-30648-3 | Paper: 978-0-226-30649-0
Library of Congress Classification QH105.I3G74 2002
Dewey Decimal Classification 508.77311

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In A Natural History of the Chicago Region, Joel Greenberg takes readers on a journey that begins in 1673 with Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet—the first Europeans known to have visited the Chicago region—and that we're 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.

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