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Shifting baselines in the Chesapeake Bay : an environmental history

Author: Victor S Kennedy
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Such knowledge can help illustrate the Bay's potential fertility and stimulate efforts to restore this pivotal maritime system's ecological health and productivity.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kennedy, Victor S.
Shifting baselines in the Chesapeake Bay.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1062360894
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor S Kennedy
ISBN: 9781421426549 1421426544
OCLC Number: 1031049915
Description: xviii, 146 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Shifting baselines in Chesapeake Bay, the immense protein factory --
Why the Chesapeake Bay was so productive and what's changed --
The spring fishery for shad and river herring : a hectic scramble --
The world's greatest oyster fishery : an expansion, then a crash --
Diamond-backed terrapins : from pig food to gourmet delight to protected species --
Uncontrolled market hunting of waterfowl : a mass slaughter --
Sturgeon : a prehistoric high jumper fell from memory --
Blue crabs hung on --
Have diminished animal abundances remodeled the Bay's food webs?
Responsibility: Victor S. Kennedy.

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Kennedy has examined the Bay's past abundances of seafood... sifting through anecdotal evidence and early surveys to arrive at a sense of just how full of life the Chesapeake was as Europeans began Read more...

 
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