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Author Kennedy, Victor S., author.

Title Shifting baselines in Chesapeake Bay : an environmental history / Victor S. Kennedy.

Publication Info. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.

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Description 1 online resource (167 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Shifting baselines in Chesapeake Bay, the immense protein factory -- Why was Chesapeake Bay so productive and how has that productivity changed? -- The spring fishery for shad and river herring was a hectic scramble -- The world's greatest oyster fishery expanded, then crashed -- Diamond-backed terrapins were once pig food, then a gourmet delight, and now a protected species -- Uncontrolled market hunting of waterfowl led to mass slaughter -- Sturgeon, a prehistoric high jumper, fell from memory -- Blue crabs hung on tenaciously -- Have diminished animal abundances remodeled the bay's food webs?
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Coastal ecosystem health -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
Marine ecosystem health -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) -- Environmental conditions.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Kennedy, Victor S. Shifting baselines in Chesapeake Bay : an environmental history. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018 167 pages 9781421426549 (DLC) 2018002479
ISBN 9781421426549
9781421426556 (e-book)

 
    
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