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Great Lakes Ecosystems: Invasions, Food Web Dynamics, and the Challenge of Ecological Restoration

James F. Kitchell and Greg G. Sass

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on major changes in the food web dynamics of Lakes Superior and Michigan that arose due to fisheries management programs and nonnative species invasions. It emphasizes both ... More


The Lake Front Steal

Joseph D. Kearney and Thomas W. Merrill

in Lakefront: Public Trust and Private Rights in Chicago

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754654
eISBN:
9781501754661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754654.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyses how the emergence of uncertainty about property rights can lead to great political and legal struggle. The chapter begins by narrating the construction of the Illinois Central ... More


Reversing the Chicago River

Joseph D. Kearney and Thomas W. Merrill

in Lakefront: Public Trust and Private Rights in Chicago

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754654
eISBN:
9781501754661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754654.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the Chicago River and its effect on the lakefront. The chapter investigates how efforts to combat pollution in the river had the effect of cleaning up the water along the ... More


North Lake Shore Drive

Joseph D. Kearney and Thomas W. Merrill

in Lakefront: Public Trust and Private Rights in Chicago

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754654
eISBN:
9781501754661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754654.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the growing conception of the lakefront as an environmental amenity and the completion of Lake Shore Drive and associated parks. The chapter traces the construction north from ... More


The Wabash Emerges East of the Mississippi River

H. Roger Grant

in Follow the Flag: A History of the Wabash Railroad Company

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747779
eISBN:
9781501747793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747779.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter talks about the first railroad to serve Chicago and the earliest component of the vast Chicago & North Western Railway System known as the Wabash Railroad. The Pioneer pulled a short ... More


Plant Communities of Great Lakes Islands

Emmet J. Judziewicz

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter explores how the isolated plant communities of two archipelagos in the Great Lakes are changing. Both the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior and the Grand Traverse Islands in Lake Michigan ... More


Proceed with Caution, then Sue the Bastards in Michigan

Charles F. Wurster

in DDT Wars: Rescuing Our National Bird, Preventing Cancer, and Creating EDF

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190219413
eISBN:
9780197559512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190219413.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

At that first meeting on October 6, 1967, the new trustees of EDF had voted to “proceed with caution,” given the precarious position of this essentially nonorganization with no assets. It was an ... More


Smelling Civic Peril: The Chicago Styx

Adam Mack

in Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039188
eISBN:
9780252097225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039188.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the public debate over the pollution of the Chicago River between the Civil War and the 1871 effort to “reverse” its flow. The Chicago River, which served as the fountainhead ... More


Where Chicagoans Found Nature: An Expedition with Leonard Dubkin, Urban Ranger

Colin Fisher

in Urban Green: Nature, Recreation, and the Working Class in Industrial Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619958
eISBN:
9781469619972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619958.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter explores some of the well-known urban and peri-urban landscapes that can be found in and around Chicago with the help of naturalist Leonard Dubkin. It examines six major ... More


Ignorance and Surprise: Science, Society, and Ecological Design

Matthias Gross

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013482
eISBN:
9780262265911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013482.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Ignorance and surprise belong together: Surprises can make people aware of their own ignorance. And yet, perhaps paradoxically, a surprising event in scientific research—one that defies prediction or ... More


Conclusion

Joseph D. Kearney and Thomas W. Merrill

in Lakefront: Public Trust and Private Rights in Chicago

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754654
eISBN:
9781501754661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754654.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter returns to the beginning of the book by seeking to explain how Chicago came to have the glorious lakefront we see today, with its parks, its Lake Shore Drive, its clean shoreline free of ... More


The Microbe Solution

Sharon Levy

in The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190246402
eISBN:
9780197559550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190246402.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

In the hot, dry summer of 1858, the Thames was a stew of sewage that festered in the sun, giving off an unbearable stench. “We believe this to be the uncleanest, foulest river in the known world,” ... More


Boom, Bust, and Recovery in Early Chicago, 1835–1850

Robert G. Spinney

in City of Big Shoulders: A History of Chicago

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749599
eISBN:
9781501748356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749599.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter looks at the start of construction on the long-anticipated portage canal that would link Chicago with the westward-flowing Des Plaines River in 1836. It mentions Judge Theophilus Smith ... More


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