Lakes by Jeanne K. Hanson
  

Synopsis

Lakes by Jeanne K. Hanson

Both a scientific tour and a journey through time, this intriguing new book profiles 10 of the world's most exciting lakes. From the Caspian Sea, a giant salt water lake, to Lake Eyre, the lake that vanishes, to the sub-Arctic Great Slave Lake, the story of each lake unfolds with a look at its origins, how it has changed over time, and why. Featured lakes are found in the Middle East, the United States, Russia, South America, Europe, Australia, and Canada. Additional lakes, described in boxed sidebars, include two explosive killer lakes in Africa and a California lake that has become an arsenictainted dustbowl. An eye-catching, full-color photographic insert, plus additional dramatic black-and-white images and illustrations, complement lively text.

About the Author

Jeanne K. Hanson is a Minneapolis-based science journalist with degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University. The author of several books on natural history, Hanson speaks regularly about the subject on Minnesota Public Radio.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
160 pages

Author

Jeanne K. Hanson
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Publisher

Facts On File Inc

Publication date

15th December 2006

ISBN

9780816059140


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