Turning the Tide: Saving the Chesapeake Bay

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Island Press, Jul 15, 2003 - Nature - 386 pages
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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.

This new edition of Turning the Tide addresses new developments of the past decade and examines the factors that will have the most significant effects on the health of the Bay in the coming years.With new case studies and updated maps, charts, and graphs, the book builds on the analytical power of ten years of experience to offer a new perspective, along with clear, science-based recommendations for the future.

For all those who want to know not only how much must be done to save the Bay but what they can do and how they can make a difference, Turning the Tide is an essential source of information.

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2010-2011 Environmental Science student:
Turning the Tide by Tom Horton is an interesting novel about the suffering of the Chesapeake Bay from year of pollution. Horton writes an easy read to explain
how if we do nothing to protect the bay that the ecosystem will suffer. Horton is also able to intertwine even the smallest of things together to show the greater effect they have on our environment. By reading this book you get a whole other view of the world and who everyday events and the things we take for granted are part of the greater picture. It is our duty to protect the bay, not only as part of the environment, but also as a marketable commodity and a landmark of the southeast. This novel was a great way to inform myself of the dangers I cause to the planet in my everyday activities, and that I shouldn’t take anything for granted and treat everything preciously so that it will last forever and ever. 


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About the author (2003)

Tom Horton is an environmental columnist for The Baltimore Sun, and author of Bay Country (Johns Hopkins, 1994), Island Out of Time (Norton, 1996) and Water's Way (Johns Hopkins, 2000).
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, founded in 1967, is the largest nonprofit conservation organization working solely to save the Chesapeake Bay. Based in Annapolis, Maryland, the Foundation is supported by more than 100,000 active members.

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