A Natural History of the Chicago Region



A Natural History of the Chicago Region 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. Read A Natural History of the Chicago Region author Joel Greenberg – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 592 pages
  • A Natural History of the Chicago Region
  • Joel Greenberg
  • English
  • 25 September 2017
  • 0226306496

10 thoughts on “A Natural History of the Chicago Region

  1. Lisa Gates says:

    It s weird, and depressing, to read places including Chicago, Calumet, Naperville, and Waukegan described as beautiful, wild, and teeming with wildlife Since we can t see the prairie any , we can at least read about it.

  2. Hundeschlitten says:

    Well, it looks like I m not going to finish this one, so I might as well right a review And it might seem strange to give 4 stars to a book that I didn t even finish, but it s not really that kind of a book It sof a reference guide to the landscape of Chicagoland, with an emphasis on chronicling the natural history of the land along with preserving the stories of those who, for better and worse, made it what it is today After reading this, I often stop at some seeming insignificant plac Well, it looks like I m not going to finish this one, so I might as well right a review And...

  3. Pete says:

    I am not sure how to mark books that I partially read, didn t finish, and have no intention of ever finishing Thoughts I snagglerocked this and a couple other books pertaining to Chicago s natural history because I am a complete ignoramus It is a sad feature of the modern urban condition to be alienated from the nature of the homeland Sadder still, perhaps, is choosing to read about it instead of experiencing it, but I am a man of the office, and do not have time to go frolicking and hippeyin I am not sure how to mark books that I partially read, didn t finish, and have no intention of ever finishing Thoughts I snagglerocked this and a couple other books pertaining to Chicago s natural history because I am a complete ignoramus It is a sad feature of the modern urban condition to be alienated from the nature of the homeland Sadder still, perhaps, is choosing to read about it instead of experiencing it, but I am a man of the office, and do n...

  4. Leslie says:

    If you are like me and always look out of the train window on your way to work and wonder about the birds and plants and land that you see If you wonder who lives in the rivers and how the rivers got there If you rejoice to learn the names for grasses If you notice the one white goose among the Canada Geese at the lake If you listen for peepers in the spring, and would see a pigeon sheltered on a windowsill eight stories up If you marvel at gulls If you notice the heron flying high across If you are like me and always look out of the train window on your way to work and wonder about the birds and plants and land that you see If you wonder who lives in the rivers and ...

  5. Nick Huemmer says:

    Good information and reference for Illinoisians that like nature geology, ecology, plant science etc Gets kinda boring though.

  6. Terry says:

    A wonderfully comprehensive look at the Greater Chicagoland region s flora and fauna and a must for local Naturalists 17 years in the compilation A major work A big Thumbs Up

  7. Diana says:

    Must read for conservation minded folk in the Chicago WIlderness area.prose style historical info on the area, creatures and plants that inhabited our area prior to overdelopment.

  8. Jeremy says:

    This was interesting, but dry at times Had to fight through parts to read it There was a lot of great info, but long.

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