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Discovering the Chesapeake : the history of an ecosystem

Author: Grace Somers Brush; Philip D Curtin; George Wescott Fisher
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
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In the next few thousand years, the ice may form again and the Bay will once more be the valley of the Susquehanna, unless, of course, human-induced changes in climate create some other currently  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Grace Somers Brush; Philip D Curtin; George Wescott Fisher
ISBN: 0801864682 9780801864681
OCLC Number: 247103256
Description: xxiii, 385 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Acknowledgments List of Contributors Introduction Chapter 1 The Chesapeake Ecosystem - Its Geological Heritage George W. Fisher and Jerry R. Schubel Chapter 2 Climate and Climate History in the Chesapeake Bay Region John E. Kutzbach and Thompson Webb III Chapter 3 Forests before and after the Colonial Encounter Grace S. Brush Chapter 4 Human Influences on the Physical Characteristics of the Chesapeake Bay Donald W. Pritchard and Jerry Schubel Chapter 5 A Long-Term History of Terrestrial Birds and Mammals in the Chesapeake-Susquehanna Watershed David W. Steadman Chapter 6 Living along the "Great Shellfish Bay" - The Relationship between Prehistoric Peoples and the Chesapeake Henry M. Miller Chapter 7 Human Biology of Populations in the Chesapeake Watershed Douglas H. Ubelaker and Philip D. Curtin Chapter 8 A Useful Arcadia - European Colonists as Biotic Factors in Chesapeake Forests Timothy Silver Chapter 9 Reconstructing the Colonial Environment of the Upper Chesapeake Watershed Robert D. Mitchell, Warren R. Hofstra, and Edward F. Connor Chapter 10 Human Influences on Aquatic Resources in the Chesapeake Bay Victor S. Kennedy and Kent Mountford Chapter 11 Land Use, Settlement Patterns, and the Impact of European Agriculture, 1620-1820 Lorena S. Walsh Chapter 12 Chesapeake Gardens and Botanical Frontiers Anne E. Yentsch and James L. Reveal Chapter 13 Genteel Erosion - The Ecological Consequences of Agrarian Reform in the Chesapeake, 1730-1840 Carville Earle and Ronald Hoffman Chapter 14 Farming, Disease, and Change in the Chesapeake Ecosystem G. Terry Sharrer Chapter 15 Bird Populations of the Chesapeake Bay Region 350 Years of Change James F. Lynch Commentary - Reading the Palimpsest William Cronon Index
Responsibility: edited by Philip D. Curtin, Grace S. Brush, and George W. Fisher.
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