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The Resource Discovering the Chesapeake : the history of an ecosystem, edited by Philip D. Curtin, Grace S. Brush, and George W. Fisher

Discovering the Chesapeake : the history of an ecosystem, edited by Philip D. Curtin, Grace S. Brush, and George W. Fisher

Label
Discovering the Chesapeake : the history of an ecosystem
Title
Discovering the Chesapeake
Title remainder
the history of an ecosystem
Statement of responsibility
edited by Philip D. Curtin, Grace S. Brush, and George W. Fisher
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation With its rich evolutionary record of natural systems and long history of human activity, the Chesapeake Bay provides an excellent example of how a great estuary has responded to the powerful forces of human settlement and environmental change. Discovering the Chesapeake explores all of the long-term changes the Chesapeake has undergone and uncovers the inextricable connections among land, water, and humans in this unusually delicate ecosystem. Edited by a historian, a paleobiologist, and a geologist at the Johns Hopkins University and written for general readers, the book brings together experts in various disciplines to consider the truly complex and interesting environmental history of the Chesapeake and its watershed. Chapters explore a variety of topics, including the natural systems of the watershed and their origins; the effects of human interventions ranging from Indian slash-and-burn practices to changing farming techniques; the introduction of pathogens, both human and botanical; the consequences of the oyster's depletion; the response of bird and animal life to environmental factors introduced by humans; and the influence of the land and water on the people who settled along the Bay. Discovering the Chesapeake, originating in two conferences sponsored by the National Science Foundation, achieves a broad historical and scientific appreciation of the various processes that shaped the Chesapeake region."Today's Chesapeake Bay is only some ten thousand years old. What a different world it was ... when the region was the home of the ground sloth, giant beaver, dire wolf, mastodon, and other megafauna. 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 unpredictable condition."--The Introduction
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
975.5/18
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
GF504.C54
LC item number
D47 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Curtin, Philip D
  • Brush, Grace Somers
  • Fisher, George Wescott
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Natural history
  • Nature
  • HISTORY
  • Human ecology
  • Natural history
  • Nature
  • United States
Label
Discovering the Chesapeake : the history of an ecosystem, edited by Philip D. Curtin, Grace S. Brush, and George W. Fisher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Long-term history of terrestrial birds and mammals in the Chesapeake-Susquehanna watershed
  • David W. Steadman
  • Living along the "great shellfish bay" : the relationship between prehistoric peoples and the Chesapeake
  • Henry M. Miller
  • Human biology of populations in the Chesapeake watershed
  • Douglas H. Ubelaker and Philip D. Curtin
  • Useful Arcadia : European colonists as biotic factors in Chesapeake forests
  • Timothy Silver
  • Reconstructing the colonial environment of the upper Chesapeake watershed
  • Robert D. Mitchell, Warren R. Hofstra, and Edward F. Connor
  • Chesapeake ecosystem : its geologic heritage
  • Human influences on aquatic resources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed
  • Victor S. Kennedy and Kent Mountford
  • Land use, settlement patterns, and the impact of European agriculture, 1620-1820
  • Lorena S. Walsh
  • Chesapeake gardens and botanical frontiers
  • Anne E. Yentsch and James L. Reveal
  • George W. Fisher and Jerry R. Schubel
  • Climate and climate history in the Chesapeake Bay region
  • John E. Kutzbach and Thompson Webb III
  • Forests before and after the colonial encounter
  • Grace S. Brush
  • Human influences on the physical characteristics of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Donald W. Pritchard and Jerry R. Schubel
  • William Cronon
  • Genteel erosion : the ecological consequences of agrarian reform in the Chesapeake, 1730-1840
  • Carville Earle and Ronald Hoffman
  • Farming, disease, and change in the Chesapeake ecosystem
  • G. Terry Sharrer
  • Bird populations of the Chesapeake Bay region : 350 years of change
  • James F. Lynch
  • Commentary,
  • Reading the palimpsest
Control code
51504255
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 385 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801875175
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780801864681
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51504255
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Discovering the Chesapeake : the history of an ecosystem, edited by Philip D. Curtin, Grace S. Brush, and George W. Fisher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Long-term history of terrestrial birds and mammals in the Chesapeake-Susquehanna watershed
  • David W. Steadman
  • Living along the "great shellfish bay" : the relationship between prehistoric peoples and the Chesapeake
  • Henry M. Miller
  • Human biology of populations in the Chesapeake watershed
  • Douglas H. Ubelaker and Philip D. Curtin
  • Useful Arcadia : European colonists as biotic factors in Chesapeake forests
  • Timothy Silver
  • Reconstructing the colonial environment of the upper Chesapeake watershed
  • Robert D. Mitchell, Warren R. Hofstra, and Edward F. Connor
  • Chesapeake ecosystem : its geologic heritage
  • Human influences on aquatic resources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed
  • Victor S. Kennedy and Kent Mountford
  • Land use, settlement patterns, and the impact of European agriculture, 1620-1820
  • Lorena S. Walsh
  • Chesapeake gardens and botanical frontiers
  • Anne E. Yentsch and James L. Reveal
  • George W. Fisher and Jerry R. Schubel
  • Climate and climate history in the Chesapeake Bay region
  • John E. Kutzbach and Thompson Webb III
  • Forests before and after the colonial encounter
  • Grace S. Brush
  • Human influences on the physical characteristics of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Donald W. Pritchard and Jerry R. Schubel
  • William Cronon
  • Genteel erosion : the ecological consequences of agrarian reform in the Chesapeake, 1730-1840
  • Carville Earle and Ronald Hoffman
  • Farming, disease, and change in the Chesapeake ecosystem
  • G. Terry Sharrer
  • Bird populations of the Chesapeake Bay region : 350 years of change
  • James F. Lynch
  • Commentary,
  • Reading the palimpsest
Control code
51504255
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 385 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801875175
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780801864681
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51504255
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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