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The Great Lakes : an environmental atlas and resource book

Taking an ecosystem approach, the Atlas helps readers understand the Great Lakes and other natural resources in the Great Lakes region as an interdependent system across an international border. Its purpose is to demonstrate how the Great Lakes are affected by use and to increase public appreciation for the importance of these lakes as a North American and global resource
Map, English, 1995
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Great Lakes National Program Office, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Government of Canada, Chicago, Illinois, Toronto, Ontario, 1995
1 atlas (ii, 46 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 x 35 cm
9780662234418, 9780662233411, 0662234413, 0662233417
Natural processes in the Great Lakes
People and the Great Lakes
The Great Lakes today, concerns
Joint management of the Great Lakes
New directions for the Great Lakes community
Conversion table
References and suggestions for further reading
Sources for maps and photographic credits
Production. LIST OF MAPS: Relief, drainage and urban areas
Geology and mineral resources
Winter temperatures and ice conditions, frost free
Period and air masses, summer temperatures, precipitation and snowbelt areas
The Great Lakes water system
Coronelli's 1688 map of western New France
An early depiction of the Great Lakes
Land use, fisheries and erosion
Waterborne commerce
Employment and industrial structure
Roads and airports, pipelines, railroads
Electrical power lines and generating stations
Distribution of population
State of the lakes
Ecoregions, wetlands and drainage basins
LIST OF DIAGRAMS: Geologic time chart
Hydrograph of Great Lakes water levels
Wind set-up
Lake stratification and turnover
The food web
Population growth in the Great Lakes basin
Sediment resuspension
Sources and pathways of pollution
Bioaccumulation of persistent chemicals
Geographic areas of concern: impaired uses
FACTSHEET NO: Physical features and population
Land and shoreline uses
Water withdrawals
Water consumed
Relief shown by gradient tints on "Relief, drainage and urban areas" map, page 2
"EPA-905-B-95-001 [and] Cat. No. EN40-349/1995E"--Page 2 of cover
Scales differ, (W 94°--W 74°/N 51°--N 40°).