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Turning the Tide : Saving Chesapeake Bay (Rev 03 Edition)

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In 1991, Island Press published Turning the Tide, a unique and accessible examination of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. The book took an indepth look at the Bay’s vital signs to gauge the overall health of its entire ecosystem and to assess what had been done and what remained to be done to clean up the Bay.

 

This new edition of Turning the Tide addresses new developments of the past decade and examines the factors that will have the most significant effects on the health of the Bay in the coming years.With new case studies and updated maps, charts, and graphs, the book builds on the analytical power of ten years of experience to offer a new perspective, along with clear, science-based recommendations for the future.

 

For all those who want to know not only how much must be done to save the Bay but what they can do and how they can make a difference, Turning the Tide is an essential source of information.

Book News Annotation:

Horton (an environmental columnist for The Baltimore Sun) updates his 1991 work describing the ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay, into which waters from the states of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York flow, and assessing the state of its environment and efforts to clean it up. He argues that progress on pollution has been uneven and makes recommendations for programs and policies to be implemented by the federal government and the involved states. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Horton (an environmental columnist for The Baltimore Sun) updates his 1991 work describing the ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay, into which waters from the states of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York flow, and assessing the state of its environment and efforts to clean it up. He argues that progress on pollution has been uneven and makes recommendations for programs and policies to be implemented by the federal government and the involved states.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Turning the Tide", an examination of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, was first published by Island Press in 1991. This updated edition addresses new developments and examines the factors that will have the most significant effects on the health of the Bay into the 21st century.

Synopsis:

For all those who want to know not only how much must be done to save the Chesapeake Bay but what they can do and how they can make a difference, Turning the Tide is an essential source of information.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-374) and index.

About the Author

Tom Horton is an environmental columnist for The Baltimore Sun, and author of Bay Country (Johns Hopkins, 1994), Island Out of Time (Norton, 1996) and Waters Way (Johns Hopkins, 2000).

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, founded in 1967, is the largest nonprofit conservation organization working solely to save the Chesapeake Bay. Based in Annapolis, Maryland, the Foundation is supported by more than 100,000 active members.

 

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Foreword \ William C. Baker

Preface: Saving the Bay, Failing the Bay: The Last Decade and the Next

About This Book

 

PART I. The Chesapeake Ecosystem

Chapter 1. The Bay Connects Us, the Bay Reflects Us

-The Small, Skinny Bay

-The Great, Green Filter

-The Amputated Bay

-An Unruly Beast—The Estuary

-A Rare Flower—The Geologic Bay

-Slosh and Burp—The Winds Will

-The Only Constant Is Change

-Invisible Fences

-If You Harvest the Bay, Pray for Drought

-Avalanche! A Bit of River Goes a Long Way

-Productivity—The Bays True Value

-Doing More with Less

-Ordering the Bays House

-Oysters Are Much More than Hors DOeuvres

-The Chesapeake Ecosystem

-What the Animals Are Saying

-Vicious Cycles in Reverse 

 

PART II. State of the Bay  

Chapter 2. Pollution

-Agriculture

-Sewage—Real Progress, but Big Tests to Come

-Air

-Susquehanna—The River That Is the Bay

-Sediment—Dirts Long, Slow Dance

-Dredging

-Stormwater Pollution

-Toxics and Bacteria

-Dissolved Oxygen—The Bays Bottom Line

-Oil Spills

-Recreational Pollution—Boats

-If Fish Made Clean Water Rules

Chapter 3. Harvests

-Lesson of the Rockfish

-Managing Fish—The Big Picture

-Crabs—A Historic Opportunity Lost

-Oysters—Rebuilding, Restoring

-Shad—Welcome Home

-Management of Other Species

-Watermen

-Waterfowl

Chapter 4. Resilience

-Forests

-Nontidal Wetlands

-Edges of the Bay

-Bottom of the Bay

-Upstream and Down

Chapter 5. The Ultimate Issue: People

-How We Live

-How Many of Us

 

PART III. Lessons and Recommendations

-Recommendations

-What Kind of Bay Do We Want?

-Pollution

-Harvests

-Resilience

-The Ultimate Issue: People

-Toward an Environmental Ethic

 

Appendix A. CBFs State of the Bay Report

Appendix B. Chesapeake 2000

Appendix C. Chesapeake Bay Timeline

Glossary

References

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559635493
Author:
Horton, Tom
Publisher:
Island Press
Author:
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Location:
Washington, DC
Subject:
Marine Life
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Land use
Subject:
Water quality management
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - Endangered Species
Subject:
Estuarine area conservation
Subject:
Land use -- Government policy.
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
General-General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Revised
Series Volume:
Reihe B, Bd. 6, T. l
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 424 pages Island Press - English 9781559635493 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Turning the Tide", an examination of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, was first published by Island Press in 1991. This updated edition addresses new developments and examines the factors that will have the most significant effects on the health of the Bay into the 21st century.
"Synopsis" by ,
For all those who want to know not only how much must be done to save the Chesapeake Bay but what they can do and how they can make a difference, Turning the Tide is an essential source of information.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-374) and index.
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