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Title Discovering the Chesapeake : the history of an ecosystem / edited by Philip D. Curtin, Grace S. Brush, and George W. Fisher.
Imprint Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2001.


 Main Stacks  GF504.C54 D47 2001    AVAILABLE
Description xxiii, 385 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Human ecology -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
Natural history -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
Contents Chesapeake ecosystem : its geologic heritage / 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 -- 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 -- 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.
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 / William Cronon.
Other Author Curtin, Philip D.
Brush, Grace Somers.
Fisher, George Wescott, 1937-