Life in the Chesapeake Bay

Author: Alice Jane Lippson,Robert L. Lippson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801883385

Category: Nature

Page: 324

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Life in the Chesapeake Bay is the most important book ever published on America's largest estuary. Now in its third edition, the book has been updated with a new gallery of thirty-nine color photographs and dozens of new species descriptions and illustrations.

Life in an Estuary

The Chesapeake Bay

Author: Sally M. Walker

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822521372

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 3635

Examines the physical features, processes, and many different species of plants and animals that make up the ecosystem of the largest estuary in the United States, the Chesapeake Bay.

The Chesapeake Bay in Maryland

An Atlas of Natural Resources

Author: Alice Jane Lippson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 55

View: 2508

Maps depict the distribution of wildlife, vegetation, and other natural resources and the physical properties of the bay

Nonnative Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on Nonnative Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309090520

Category: Science

Page: 344

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Nonnative Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay discusses the proposed plan to offset the dramatic decline in the bay’s native oysters by introducing disease-resistant reproductive Suminoe oysters from Asia. It suggests this move should be delayed until more is known about the environmental risks, even though carefully regulated cultivation of sterile Asian oysters in contained areas could help the local industry and researchers. It is also noted that even though these oysters eat the excess algae caused by pollution, it could take decades before there are enough of them to improve water quality.

Birds of the Chesapeake Bay

Author: John William Taylor

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801843808

Category: Nature

Page: 83

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Collects forty paintings of birds native to the Chesapeake Bay region, with descriptions of each bird's natural history and accounts of conservation efforts

Achieving Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Goals in the Chesapeake Bay

An Evaluation of Program Strategies and Implementation

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee on the Evaluation of Chesapeake Bay Program Implementation for Nutrient Reduction to Improve Water Quality

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309210828

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

View: 7779

The Chesapeake Bay is North America's largest and most biologically diverse estuary, as well as an important commercial and recreational resource. However, excessive amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment from human activities and land development have disrupted the ecosystem, causing harmful algae blooms, degraded habitats, and diminished populations of many species of fish and shellfish. In 1983, the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) was established, based on a cooperative partnership among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the state of Maryland, and the commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia, and the District of Columbia, to address the extent, complexity, and sources of pollutants entering the Bay. In 2008, the CBP launched a series of initiatives to increase the transparency of the program and heighten its accountability and in 2009 an executive order injected new energy into the restoration. In addition, as part of the effect to improve the pace of progress and increase accountability in the Bay restoration, a two-year milestone strategy was introduced aimed at reducing overall pollution in the Bay by focusing on incremental, short-term commitments from each of the Bay jurisdictions. The National Research Council (NRC) established the Committee on the Evaluation of Chesapeake Bay Program Implementation for Nutrient Reduction in Improve Water Quality in 2009 in response to a request from the EPA. The committee was charged to assess the framework used by the states and the CBP for tracking nutrient and sediment control practices that are implemented in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and to evaluate the two-year milestone strategy. The committee was also to assess existing adaptive management strategies and to recommend improvements that could help CBP to meet its nutrient and sediment reduction goals. The committee did not attempt to identify every possible strategy that could be implemented but instead focused on approaches that are not being implemented to their full potential or that may have substantial, unrealized potential in the Bay watershed. Because many of these strategies have policy or societal implications that could not be fully evaluated by the committee, the strategies are not prioritized but are offered to encourage further consideration and exploration among the CBP partners and stakeholders.


Author: Dhiman Barua

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306440779

Category: Medical

Page: 372

View: 8134

Research on cholera has contributed both to knowledge of the epidemic in particular, and to a broader understanding of the fundamental ways in which cells communicate with each other. This volume presents current knowledge in historical perspective to enable the practitioner to treat cholera in a more effective manner, and to provide a comprehensive review for the researcher.

Chesapeake Bay Blues

Science, Politics, and the Struggle to Save the Bay

Author: Howard R. Ernst

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742523517

Category: Nature

Page: 205

View: 8933

This book addresses the Chesapeake Bay as a political problem and reveals how the political process has worked against the interests of science, the public, and environmental advocates all at once. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Slavery and the Rise of the Atlantic System

Author: Barbara L. Solow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521457378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 355

View: 2824

Placing slavery in the mainstream of modern history, the essays in this survey describe its transfer from the Old World, its role in forging the interdependence of the Atlantic economies, and its impact on Africa.

The ICDP-USGS Deep Drilling Project in the Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure

Results from the Eyreville Core Holes

Author: Gregory S. Gohn

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813724589

Category: Science

Page: 975

View: 6412

"In 2005 and 2006, an international deep drilling project, conceived and organized under the auspices of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program and the U.S. Geological Survey, continuously cored three boreholes to a total depth of 1.766 km near the center of the Chesapeake Bay impact structure in Northampton County, Virginia. This volume presents the initial results of geologic, petrographic, geochemical, paleontologic, geophysical, hydrologic, and microbiologic analyses of the Eyreville cores, which constitute a step forward in our understanding of the Chesapeake Bay impact structure and marine impact structures in general. The editors have organized this extensive volume into the following sections: geologic columns; borehole geophysical studies; regional geophysical studies; crystalline rocks, impactites, and impact models; sedimentary breccias; post-impact sediments; hydrologic and geothermal studies; and microbiologic studies. The multidisciplinary approach to the study of this impact structure should provide a valuable example for future scientific drilling investigations."--Publisher's description.

Daily Life in the Colonial South

Author: John Schlotterbeck

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1573567434

Category: History

Page: 419

View: 7071

This work examines patterns of everyday life in the colonial South from European contact to 1770, documenting how they evolved over time and differences across lines of geography, nationality, ethnicity, religion, race, gender, and class.

Life and Liberty in America, Sketches of a Tour in the United States and Canada in 1857-8

Author: Charles Mackay

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 159605431X

Category: Travel

Page: 416

View: 1037

In visiting a rice plantation, my object was not so much to satisfy myself that the slave-owners of America are kind to their negroes, as to satisfy the public opinion of Charleston that English travelers are not prejudiced against Southern proprietors...-from "A Rice Plantation"Life and Liberty in America in America. The title is intentionally ironic-Charles Mackay was well aware of the paradox of studying liberty in a slave-holding nation; his biting wit and extraordinarily opinionated personality shines through in this intriguing work. Subtitled "Sketches of a Tour in the United States and Canada in 1857-8" and first published in 1860, Mackay's impressions span the continent, from New York's Broadway at night-which is far less the boulevard of vice Mackay expected, and nothing, he assures, to compare to the decadence of London or Paris-to the Mormons of Utah-McKay bitterly wonders why America's freedom of religion should extend to a faith he deems "superstitious." As a document of America just prior to the Civil War, seen through the eyes of an outsider, this is a fascinating and historically important book.Also available from Cosimo Classics: Mackay's Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.Scottish journalist CHARLES MACKAY (1814-1889) held an honorary law degree from Glasgow University, as well as a doctorate in literature. A renowned poet and songwriter, he also authored a Dictionary of Lowland Scotch.

The Cultural Life of the American Colonies

Author: Louis B. Wright

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136604

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3266

Sweeping survey of 150 years of colonial history (1607–1763) offers authoritative views on agrarian society and leadership, non-English influences, religion, education, literature, music, architecture, and much more. 33 black-and-white illustrations.

Family Life in 17th- and 18th-century America

Author: James M. Volo,Dorothy Denneen Volo

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313331992

Category: History

Page: 323

View: 8443

Describes the aspects of family life in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, looking at the roles of fathers, mothers, children, servants, and slaves, and how their relationships grew, changed, and ended.