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PostPosted: October 29th, 2018, 7:25 am 
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A coffee table book published last year, now available in the library system... I have not read it yet. On hold with about a half-dozen other copies also available with no other readers reserving so no wait times. Besides the photos, the text promises to provide some good reading, being awarded the 2018 prize for Ontario history by the Champlain Society's jury, the first time an edited book of this kind has received recognition.



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Published by Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Georgian Bay: Discovering a Unique North American Ecosystem tells the
story of the clash between water and rocks and the myriad ways that flora and fauna have adapted and flourished
along the Bay’s windswept shores and its many thousands of offshore islands. Individual chapters focus on life on
the land, in the air above, and in the waters of the wide-mouthed bay

...

Georgian Bay: Discovering a Unique North American
Ecosystem takes the reader on a two billion year journey through geological time to
reveal the complex and singular ecosystem that is often called the Sixth Great
Lake. The maps, charts, stunning photographs old and new, complement
the clear-eyed prose. And then there are the stories of the peoples of the Bay
with their varying histories, triumphs, and failures. First Nations, traders, and
settlers all receive appropriate attention. Special regard is given to the colourful
history of Collingwood, and the art of Georgian Bay before and after the
Group of Seven’s iconic work. In short, the book enriches our appreciation
of the constantly interacting aquatic and terrestrial spaces that characterize
this massive and monumental region of Ontario. Congratulations to the
Georgian Bay Land Trust, who sponsored it, and to editor Nick Eyles and all the
contributors for a book that will delight scholars, general readers, and visitors as
well as all those fortunate enough to live along the shores of the Bay.

....

CONTENTS

Georgian Bay rocks : two billion years in the making / Nick Eyles

The ice ages come to Georgian Bay / Nick Eyles

The unique freshwater ecosystems of Georgian Bay / Karl Schiefer

The ups and downs of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay / Nick Eyles

Large mammals of Georgian Bay / Susan Hannon

Georgian Bay birds / Bob Whittam

The peopling of Georgian Bay during the last ice age / Peter Storck

Farmers, fishers, hunters and traders - indigenous communities on Georgian Bay / Ron Williamson and Martin Cooper

Where rocks rule - the settler experience in Georgian Bay / Nick Eyles

The evolving Georgian Bay forests / Jamie Hunter

Collingwood and the Blue Mountain - portrait of a changing Georgian Bay community / Andrew Miall

Art of Georgian Bay / Christine Boyanoski

Conserving the unique ecosystems of Georgian Bay / Bill Lougheed.




https://www.amazon.ca/Georgian-Bay-Disc ... 1554553814

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