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Turning the Tide: Saving the Chesapeake Bay

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In 1991, Island Press published Turning the Tide, a unique and accessible examination of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. The book took an indepth look at the Bay’s vital signs to gauge the overall health of its entire ecosystem and to assess what had been done and what remained to be done to clean up the Bay.
 
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Paperback, 424 pages
Published July 15th 2003 by Island Press (first published July 1st 1991)
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Pam
Feb 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Had to read this for a Fine Arts class called 'America the Beautiful'. Because of the subject matter, I expected it to be a rather dry, scientific analysis of the Chesapeake Bay's problems. The science is definitely there, and Horton supplies a lot of carefully researched facts and figures, but he's written a book that is actually quite readable. Maybe it's because I grew up (and still live) in the bay watershed, maybe it's because I consider myself a concerned environmentalist, but I really enj ...more
Sadie
Jun 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone in the Chesapeake Bay
I learned the history of the Chesapeake Bay, where it stood in the early 1990's, and the goals that were made and should have been made during this time. This book is an overview of the Bay and implications of land uses over time with a positive tone but realistic perspective. Turning the Tide is written from a factual, scientific point of view, but written for an average reader who is interested in the Bay. ...more
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May 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: textbooks
This book taught me a lot about the problems with the Chesapeake. It did well with explaining the science behind the problems, but I did not think it had a good handle on solutions. It was very cynical, but at the same time, had unrealistic suggestions on how to fix the Bay. Overall, it's a worthwhile introduction to the environmental issues plaguing the Bay. ...more
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