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Lake Agassiz Lake Agassiz

The Rise and Demise of the World's Greatest Lake

Author: Bill Redekop

 

Lake Agassiz may be the largest lake the world has ever known. By comparison, today’s Great Lakes are puny. Born of the melting ice that had covered North America for millennia, Lake Agassiz was a force of nature for 6,000 years. Its story is one of superlatives: inconceivable tsunamis that bored through solid rock; tributary torrents that gouged huge valleys, and colossal outpourings that created a mini-ice age in Europe,

            Yet most of us know little about it. Bill Redekop’s Lake Agassiz: The Rise and Demise of the World’s Greatest Lake will change all that. Enthralling, enlightening and often amusing, it tells the story of the huge phantom lake from its discovery in the late 19th century to its impact on our lives today.

            If you only buy one book this year, it should be Lake Agassiz.

 

 

The #1 Non-Fiction Title in Manitoba, 2017

 

 

 

 

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