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a. Preface
b. Arrival
c. We Stand On The Past
d. Life Comes To The Island
e. Man Comes—And Goes
f. Fire, Wind, And The Changing Forests.
g. The Herring Gull: Shorelines
h. The Red Squirrel: Spruce-Fir Forest
i. The Black-throated Blue Warbler: Maple-Birch Forest
j. The Loon: Inland Lakes
k. The Beaver: Ponds And Streams
l. The Sparrow Hawk: Open Ridges
m. The Time Of Testing
n. Wolves, Moose, And The Balance Of Nature
o. Departure
p. Appendix

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Isle Royale National Park

Natural History Series

As the Nation's princiapl conservation agency, the Department of the Interior has basic responsiblity for most of our nationally owned public lands and natural resources. This includes fostering the wisest use of our land and water resources, protecting fish and wildlife, preserving the environmental and cultural values of our nationsl parks and historical places, and providing for the enjoyment of life through outdoor recreation. The Department assesses our energy and mineral resources and works to assure that their development is in the best interests of all our people. The Departmente also has a major responsibility for America Indian reservation communities and for people who live in Island Territories under U.S. administration.

About the author
Napier Shelton, a lifelong resident of Washington, D.C., is a dedicated naturalist with a special interest in birdwatching. He holds an M.A. in plant ecology from Duke University and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Michigan.

By Betty Fraser, based on drawings by Robert Johnsson.

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