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A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Award Midwest Booksellers Choice Award Winner "Nimbly splices together history, science, reporting and personal experiences into a taut and cautiously hopeful narrative. ... Egan's book is bursting with life (and yes, death) ." -- Robert Moor, New York Times Book ReviewThe Great Lakes -- Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior -- hold 20 percent of the world's supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is prize-winning reporter Dan Egan's compulsively readable portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come.



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Dan Egan

Dan Egan is a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and a senior water policy fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences. He has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and he has won the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, John B. Oakes Award, AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award, and J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. A graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, he lives in Milwaukee with his wife and children.



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