Discovering the Chesapeake

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 ...

Discovering the Chesapeake

Author: Philip D. Curtin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801864682

Page: 385

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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."—from the Introduction

Chesapeake Invader

Chesapeake Invader is the story of this cataclysm, told by the man who discovered it happened.

Chesapeake Invader

Author: C. Wylie Poag

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400887550

Page: 168

View: 564

Thirty-five million years ago, a meteorite three miles wide and moving sixty times faster than a bullet slammed into the sea bed near what is now Chesapeake Bay. The impact, more powerful than the combined explosion of every nuclear bomb on Earth, blasted out a crater fifty miles wide and one mile deep. Shock waves radiated through the Earth for thousands of miles, shaking the foundations of the Appalachians, as gigantic waves and winds of white-hot debris transformed the eastern seaboard into a lifeless wasteland. Chesapeake Invader is the story of this cataclysm, told by the man who discovered it happened. Wylie Poag, a senior scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, explains when and why the catastrophe occurred, what destruction it caused, how scientists unearthed evidence of the impact, and how the meteorite's effects are felt even today. Poag begins by reviewing how scientists in the decades after World War II uncovered a series of seemingly inexplicable geological features along the Virginia coast. As he worked to interpret one of these puzzling findings in the 1980s in his own field of paleontology, Poag began to suspect that the underlying explanation was the impact of a giant meteorite. He guides us along the path that he and dozens of colleagues subsequently followed as--in true scientific tradition--they combined seemingly outrageous hypotheses, painstaking research, and equal parts good and bad luck as they worked toward the discovery of what turned out to be the largest impact crater in the U.S. We join Poag in the lab, on deep-sea drilling ships, on the road for clues in Virginia, and in heated debates about his findings. He introduces us in clear, accessible language to the science behind meteorite impacts, to life and death on Earth thirty-five million years ago, and to the ways in which the meteorite shaped the Chesapeake Bay area by, for example, determining the Bay's very location and creating the notoriously briny groundwater underneath Virginia. This is a compelling work of geological detective work and a paean to the joys and satisfactions of a life in science. Originally published in 1999. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

In Full Glory Reflected

In Full Glory Reflected is an enchanting invitation to travel the Star- Spangled Banner National Historic Trail and discover the amazing world of our ancestors.

In Full Glory Reflected

Author: Ralph E. Eshelman

Publisher: Maryland Historical Society

ISBN: 9780984213542

Page: 256

View: 148

In Full Glory Reflected is an enchanting invitation to travel the Star- Spangled Banner National Historic Trail and discover the amazing world of our ancestors.

Discovering the Unknown Landscape

Bruce Galloway, Chesapeake Bay Program: A Work in Progress, a Retrospective
on the First Decade of the Chesapeake Bay Restoration (Annapolis: Chesapeake
Bay Program, 1993), 4–6; Tom Horton and William Eichbaum, Turning the ...

Discovering the Unknown Landscape

Author: Ann Vileisis

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1559633158

Page: 433

View: 595

The rapidly disappearing wetlands that once spread so abundantly across the American continent serve an essential and irreplaceable ecological function. Yet for centuries, Americans have viewed them with disdain. Beginning with the first European settlers, we have thought of them as sinkholes of disease and death, as landscapes that were worse than useless unless they could be drained, filled, paved or otherwise "improved." As neither dry land, which can be owned and controlled by individuals, nor bodies of water, which are considered a public resource, wetlands have in recent years been at the center of controversy over issues of environmental protection and property rights.The confusion and contention that surround wetland issues today are the products of a long and convoluted history. In Discovering the Unknown Landscape, Anne Vileisis presents a fascinating look at that history, exploring how Americans have thought about and used wetlands from Colonial times through the present day. She discusses the many factors that influence patterns of land use -- ideology, economics, law, perception, art -- and examines the complicated interactions among those factors that have resulted in our contemporary landscape. As well as chronicling the march of destruction, she considers our seemingly contradictory tradition of appreciating wetlands: artistic and literary representations, conservation during the Progressive Era, and recent legislation aimed at slowing or stopping losses.Discovering the Unknown Landscape is an intriguing synthesis of social and environmental history, and a valuable examination of how cultural attitudes shape the physical world that surrounds us. It provides important context to current debates, and clearly illustrates the stark contrast between centuries of beliefs and policies and recent attempts to turn those longstanding beliefs and policies around. Vileisis's clear and engaging prose provides a new and compelling understanding of modern-day environmental conflicts.

Fisheries Ecosystem Planning for Chesapeake Bay

A useful arcadia : European colonists as biotic factors in Chesapeake forests .
Pages 149-166 in P. D. Curtain , G. S. Brush , and G. W. Fisher , editors .
Discovering the Chesapeake : the history of an ecosystem . The Johns Hopkins
University ...

Fisheries Ecosystem Planning for Chesapeake Bay

Author: Chesapeake Fisheries Ecosystem Plan Technical Advisory Panel

Publisher: Amer Fisheries Society

ISBN:

Page: 450

View: 117

From Sea to Shining Sea for Young Readers Discovering God s Plan for America Book 2

He, too, signed aboard the Chesapeake, and so jubilant was he at his newly
acquired immunity that he mocked and derided British officers in the streets and
on the quays of Norfolk.3 The more indignant they became, the more he insulted
 ...

From Sea to Shining Sea for Young Readers  Discovering God s Plan for America Book  2

Author: Peter Marshall

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441238298

Page: 208

View: 778

From the very beginning it would seem that God had a plan for America. From its discovery by Europeans to its settlement, from the Revolution to Manifest Destiny, from the stirrings of civil unrest to civil war, America was on a path. In our pluralistic world, when textbooks are being rewritten in ways that obscure the Judeo-Christian beginnings of our country, the books in the Discovering God's Plan for America series help ground young readers in a distinctly evangelical way of understanding early American history. As young readers look at their nation's development from God's point of view, they will begin to have a clearer idea of how much we owe to a very few--and how much is still at stake. These engaging books bring history alive in a way that will inspire young people to do their important part in shaping this nation into the future.

John Smith s Chesapeake Voyages 1607 1609

Richmond : Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities . Kennedy ,
Victor S. , and Kent Mountford . 2001. “ Human Influences on Aquatic Resources
in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed . ” In Discovering the Chesapeake : The
History ...

John Smith s Chesapeake Voyages  1607 1609

Author: Helen C. Rountree

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 402

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Captain John Smith's voyages throughout the new world did not end--or, for that matter, begin--with the trip on which he was captured and brought to the great chief Powhatan. Partly in an effort to map the region, Smith covered countless leagues of the Chesapeake Bay and its many tributary rivers, and documented his experiences. In this ambitious and extensively illustrated book, scholars from multiple disciplines take the reader on Smith's exploratory voyages and reconstruct the Chesapeake environment and its people as Smith encountered them. Beginning with a description of the land and waterways as they were then, the book also provides a portrait of the native peoples who lived and worked on them--as well as the motives, and the means, the recently arrived English had at their disposal for learning about a world only they thought of as "new." Readers are then taken along on John Smith's two expeditions to map the bay, an account drawn largely from Smith's own journals and told by the coauthor, an avid sailor, with a complete reconstruction of the winds, tides, and local currents Smith would have faced. The authors then examine the region in more detail: the major river valleys, the various parts of the Eastern Shore, and the head of the Bay. Each area is mapped and described, with added sections on how the Native Americans used the specific natural resources available, how English settlements spread, and what has happened to the native people since the English arrived. The book concludes with a discussion on the changes in the region's waters and its plant and animal life since John Smith's time--some of which reflect the natural shifts over time in this dynamic ecosystem, others the result of the increased human population and the demands that come with it. Published by the University of Virginia Press in association with Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, and the U.S. National Park Service, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, and Maryland Historical Trust.

The Light and the Glory for Young Readers Discovering God s Plan for America

According to Powhatan, not long after John White had departed, the remaining
Roanoke settlers moved north, to the southern shores of Chesapeake Bay, near
the Indian village of Skicoac. The Chesapeake Indians, the only tribe in those
parts ...

The Light and the Glory for Young Readers  Discovering God s Plan for America

Author: Peter Marshall

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 144123828X

Page: 192

View: 590

From the very beginning it would seem that God had a plan for America. From its discovery by Europeans to its settlement, from the Revolution to Manifest Destiny, from the stirrings of civil unrest to civil war, America was on a path. In our pluralistic world, when textbooks are being rewritten in ways that obscure the Judeo-Christian beginnings of our country, the books in the Discovering God's Plan for America series help ground young readers in a distinctly evangelical way of understanding early American history. As young readers look at their nation's development from God's point of view, they will begin to have a clearer idea of how much we owe to a very few--and how much is still at stake. These engaging books bring history alive in a way that will inspire young people to do their important part in shaping this nation into the future.

Discovering the American Past To 1877

RHYTHMS OF COLONIAL LIFE : THE STATISTICS OF COLONIAL
CHESAPEAKE BAY AND MASSACHUSETTS BAY that affect the trends
suggested by changes ? How might those changes Source 8 ? have affected
people living in the As ...

Discovering the American Past  To 1877

Author: William Bruce Wheeler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN:

Page: 306

View: 134

"Discovering the American Past" introduces students to the analysis of historical evidence with a unique six-step process that allows students to follow a scholarly historical investigation from beginning to end. "The Problem" outlines the central question to be considered. "Background" places the problem in historical context, while "Method" discusses how to analyze primary source material relating to the problem. "Evidence" presents several primary source documents for students to analyze and thus reach conclusions about the problem. "Questions to Consider" focus on specific evidence and links between primary sources, and "Epilogue" explains the problem's historical outcome.

Discovering God Within

This book for lighthouse buffs includes colour photographs showing the lighthouses today, mixed with vintage black and white photographs that recall the days of manned operation.

Discovering God Within

Author: John Yungblut

Publisher: Vega Books/Tsai Fong Books

ISBN: 9781843336426

Page: 200

View: 537

Many of the historic lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay have remained operational since their first lighting in the 19th century. The history of lighthouse construction on North American shores began in earnest with the congress of the fledgling United States government in 1789, on the Chesapeake Bay. This book for lighthouse buffs includes colour photographs showing the lighthouses today, mixed with vintage black and white photographs that recall the days of manned operation.

House Documents

... the circumstances connected with the steamship Chesapeake , recently
brought into this harbor by United States men ... that on discovering that it was the
Chesapeake , she had been forbidden to land anything more , and had sailed on
the ...

House Documents

Author: USA House of Representatives

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 503

Discovering HTML 4

Suppose your Web server ' s computer has the following directories :
Chesapeake - rivers southern Potomac Rappahannock marinas restaurants
James In the directory called Chesapeake - rivers / southern / Rappahannock ,
you place a ...

Discovering HTML 4

Author: Bryan Pfaffenberger

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN:

Page: 419

View: 923

This book introduces beginning and intermediate Web publishers to the new future of Web publishing, HTML 4.0. Readers learn to take full advantage of the revolutionary new capabilities of HTML version 4 and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), which enable an unprecedented level of design control and Web document beauty. Without requiring any previous HTML experience or programming expertise, this book shows how to achieve layout effects such as font control, tables, frames, absolute positioning, imagemaps, JavaScript, subscriptions with channels, newspaper columns, and much more. For anyone who wants to publish with style, this book is packed with useful information, templates, tips, and strategies for creating HTML 4-savvy Web sites. The author's engaging, witty style and crystal-clear explanations make this book a hands-down winner for anyone who needs to become a proficient Web publisher. * Lucid introduction of the "HTML Version 4 Way" * Explains how to use Cascading Style Sheets to create magazine-quality layouts * Introduces the newest in Web technologies, including client-side imagemaps, Channel Definition Format (CDF) subscriptions, PIC document ratings, the use of JavaScript for creating interactive page designs and more

Discovering the World of Geography Grades 5 6

Maryland in 1632, Charles i granted a charter to lord Baltimore to establish the
colony that would become Maryland. in 1633, lord Baltimore's son and the first
group of colonists established the colony along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay
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Discovering the World of Geography  Grades 5   6

Author: Myrl Shireman

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1580377912

Page: 128

View: 744

Explore the world with students in grades 5–6 using Discovering the World of Geography. This 128-page book helps students use geographical knowledge and skills to interpret and analyze data. This text covers topics including the physical features of the United States, climates, latitude and longitude, the American Revolution, the Mexican War, the Civil War, WWI, and WWII. The book presents information through activities such as maps, charts, diagrams, and graphs that support National Geography Standards. It also includes assessments and answer keys.