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Heartbeats in the muck : the history, sea life, and environment of New York Harbor

Author: John Waldman, (Biologist)
Publisher: New York : Empire State Editions, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Rev. editionView all editions and formats
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Heartbeats in the Muck traces the incredible arc of New York Harbor's environmental history. Once a pristine estuary bristling with oysters and striped bass and visited by sharks, porpoises, and seals, the harbor has been marked by centuries of rampant industrialization and degradation of its natural environment. Garbage dumping, oil spills, sewage sludge, pesticides, heavy metals, poisonous PCBs, landfills, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Waldman, John R.
Heartbeats in the muck.
(DLC) 2012540069
(OCoLC)830204828
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Waldman, (Biologist)
ISBN: 0823249875 9780823249879
OCLC Number: 821020887
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 150 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1 The Essential Harbor""; ""2 Vita Marinae""; ""3 The Medium: Sewers, Sludge, and Other Forms of Water Torture""; ""4 The Vessel: Bank and Bottom, Bulldozers and Blasts""; ""5 How Is the Harbor Doing?""; ""Epilogue: 2000�2012""; ""Annotated Bibliography""; ""Index""
Responsibility: John Waldman.

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"Nowadays it seems as if every hipster is celebrating the revival of New York's once tortured waterfront. But it was John Waldman, a kind of cardiologist of the depths, who first plumbed the bottom Read more...

 
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