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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 to settle it. His book also pulls together an accounting of how thoroughly we squandered the 'immense protein factory' praised by journalist H. L. Mencken."

"From sturgeon to shad, blue crabs to bivalves, and terrapins to waterfowl, Kennedy has pulled together a wonderful and astounding account of the abundance that once characterized the Chesapeake Bay. The book is more than a broad guide to setting new baselines for recovering the Chesapeake's natural riches. It's an entertaining and readable history of how one of the world's most productive waters worked when it was firing on all cylinders."

"What does ‘saving’ the Chesapeake Bay really mean? Despite recent improvement, we must do better than today’s still-fragile recovery. Dr. Victor Kennedy’s carefully-researched historical account of iconic Chesapeake fisheries encourages us to aim high. This national treasure deserves nothing less. It is time to make history—to have the Chesapeake Bay acclaimed as the world’s greatest natural resource success story, ever!"

Shifting Baselines in the Chesapeake Bay
An Environmental History
Publication Date: 1 Nov 2018
Status: Available
Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 7" x 10"
Page Count: 168 pages
Illustrations: 1 color illus, 57 b&w illus., 4 maps
ISBN: 9781421426549