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The Resource Pandora's locks : the opening of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway, Jeff Alexander

Pandora's locks : the opening of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway, Jeff Alexander

Label
Pandora's locks : the opening of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway
Title
Pandora's locks
Title remainder
the opening of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Alexander
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The St. Lawrence Seaway was considered one of the world's greatest engineering achievements when it opened in 1959. The $1 billion project-a series of locks, canals, and dams that tamed the ferocious St. Lawrence River-opened the Great Lakes to the global shipping industry. Linking ports on lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario to shipping hubs on the world's seven seas increased global trade in the Great Lakes region. But it came at an extraordinarily high price. Foreign species that immigrated into the lakes unleashed a biological shift that reconfigured the world's largest freshwater ecosystems. "Pandora's Locks" is the story of politicians and engineers who, driven by hubris and handicapped by ignorance, demanded that the Seaway be built at any cost. It is the tragic tale of government agencies that could have prevented ocean freighters from laying waste to the Great Lakes ecosystems, but failed to act until it was too late. Blending science with compelling personal accounts, this book is the first comprehensive account of how inviting transoceanic freighters into North America's freshwater seas transformed these wondrous lakes."--Dust jacket p.1
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Jeff
Dewey number
577.63/2720977
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH353
LC item number
.A44 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biological invasions
  • Nonindigenous aquatic pests
  • Discharge of ballast water
  • Discharge of ballast water
  • Nonindigenous aquatic pests
  • Inland navigation
  • Aquatisches Ökosystem
  • Ballasttank
  • Invasion <Biologie>
  • Umweltkatastrophe
  • Große Seen
Label
Pandora's locks : the opening of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway, Jeff Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PROLOGUE: Death of an icon -- DOMINION: Conquering nature -- Vampires of the deep -- Salt in the wound -- Alewife invasion -- A king is born -- PLAGUE: Fatal error -- Dangerous cargo -- Reckoning -- Ruffe seas -- Smoke and mirrors -- Meltdown -- DREISSENA EFFECT: Something amuck -- Blue, green, and deadly -- Cruel hoax -- Caspian Sea diet -- Whitefish and green slime -- Paradox -- Fear this -- BETRAYAL: Dirty secrets -- Who's in charge? -- Mission impossible -- Seaway heretics -- Westward Ho! -- Saving paradise -- EPILOGUE: Hope amid the ruins
Control code
ocn276406151
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 431 pages
Isbn
9780870138577
Lccn
2008048261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o276406151
  • (OCoLC)276406151
Label
Pandora's locks : the opening of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway, Jeff Alexander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PROLOGUE: Death of an icon -- DOMINION: Conquering nature -- Vampires of the deep -- Salt in the wound -- Alewife invasion -- A king is born -- PLAGUE: Fatal error -- Dangerous cargo -- Reckoning -- Ruffe seas -- Smoke and mirrors -- Meltdown -- DREISSENA EFFECT: Something amuck -- Blue, green, and deadly -- Cruel hoax -- Caspian Sea diet -- Whitefish and green slime -- Paradox -- Fear this -- BETRAYAL: Dirty secrets -- Who's in charge? -- Mission impossible -- Seaway heretics -- Westward Ho! -- Saving paradise -- EPILOGUE: Hope amid the ruins
Control code
ocn276406151
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 431 pages
Isbn
9780870138577
Lccn
2008048261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o276406151
  • (OCoLC)276406151

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