Synopses & Reviews
The Chesapeake Bay is one of the most productive and important ecosystems on earth, and as such is a model for other estuaries facing the demands of commerce, tourism, transportation, recreation, and other uses. Turning the Tide presents a comprehensive look at two decades of efforts to save the bay, outlining which methods have worked and which have not.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-312) and index.
About the Author
William M. Eichbaum is former vice-president of the Environmental Quality Program of the World Wildlife Fund and The Conservation Foundation. Prior to joining WWF/CF, he served in a variety of governmental positions, including Undersecretary, Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Assistant Secretary for the Office of Environmental Programs, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, State of Maryland. In Maryland he was instrumental in the creation and management of the Chesapeake Bay Program, including Maryland's Critical Area Commission. He has also served on several committees of the National Research Council investigating marine matters and is a board member of the Coastal Society.
Tom Horton was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland; he grew up hunting, fishing, and consorting with watermen. As a reporter on Chesapeake Bay for the Baltimore Sun (1972-1987), he has won numerous local and national awards, including the National Wildlife Federation's Conservation Communicator of the Year, the Scripps-Howard Meeman award for best conservation series (on the Amazon jungle), and the Kenny Rogers national award for hunger reporting (on the Ethiopian famine.) His book Bay Country, a series of essays on the Chesapeake environment, won both the John Burroughs Medal for the country's best natural history book of 1988 and a similar award from the Wildlife Society.