Turning the Tide: Saving the Chesapeake Bay / Edition 2 by Tom Horton, Chesapeake Bay Foundation | | 9781559635486 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Turning the Tide: Saving the Chesapeake Bay / Edition 2

Turning the Tide: Saving the Chesapeake Bay / Edition 2

by Tom Horton, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559635487

ISBN-13: 9781559635486

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Island Press

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559635486
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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 Wind’s 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 Bay’s True Value
-Doing More with Less
-Ordering the Bay’s House
-Oysters Are Much More than Hors D’Oeuvres
-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—Dirt’s Long, Slow Dance
-Dredging
-Stormwater Pollution
-Toxics and Bacteria
-Dissolved Oxygen—The Bay’s 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. CBF’s State of the Bay Report
Appendix B. Chesapeake 2000
Appendix C. Chesapeake Bay Timeline
Glossary
References
Acknowledgments
Index

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