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A Natural History of the Chicago Region (Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places) (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Joel Greenberg is a naturalist, writer, and environmental consultant. He is the author of A Natural History of the Chicago Region and coauthor of A Birder’s Guide to the Chicago Region.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780226306490
ISBN-10: 0226306496
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2004
Pages: 592
Language: English
Series: Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places
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