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GLIN==> New Great Lakes book: Reading the Rivers of the Lower Great Lakes by Margaret Wooster



Excelsior Editions

An imprint of State University of New York Press

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

SUNY PRESS BOOK HELPS LAUNCH THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY WATERS TREATY

 

(Albany, NY) Jan. 29, 2009 — Just in time for the 100th anniversary celebrations of the International Boundary Waters Treaty between the US and Canada, SUNY Press publishes Living Waters: Reading the Rivers of the Lower Great Lakes by Margaret Wooster.

 

In Living Waters, Wooster relays the natural and cultural histories of the rivers, creeks, ponds and springs of New York and Canada that largely determine the health of the lower Great Lakes.

 

Wading and paddling her way into these boggy, beautiful waterways, Wooster discovers ancient names and bubbly sources; calls much-needed attention to the destruction created by heavy industry, persistent toxins, land mismanagement, and ignorance; and in doing so, restores to a region its invisible history.


To order:  http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61739

 

About Margaret Wooster

Margaret Wooster is a watershed planner with Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and author of Somewhere to Go on Sunday: A Guide to Natural Treasures in Western New York. She lives in Buffalo, New York.

 

Praise from Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Living Waters explores tributaries and rivers that feed and drain to Great Lakes across New York State and down the St. Lawrence with an appreciation for their rich natural and cultural histories, and an awareness of their impact on the largest freshwater ecosystem in the world. Aldo Leopold, a guiding voice throughout, once said that the best way to nurture an environmental ethic in society is to help people see, feel, love and have faith in actual places. These river stories cultivate that intimacy.”

 

Book Facts

Pub. Date: January 29, 2009

192 pages

Illustrated: 18 b/w photos, 19 maps, 4 figures

$14.95 paperback ISBN 978-0-7914-7704-5

$45.00 hardcover ISBN 978-0-7914-7703-8

 








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