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This Fine Piece of Water : An Environmental History of Long Island Sound Hardcover – May 1, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0300082500 ISBN-10: 0300082509 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300082509
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300082500
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,302,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andersen . . . writes vividly about the Sound and environs. . . . By all accounts, the region was once a paradise of abundance. -- Polly Shulman, Newsday

Andersen's history…features rich detail. . . . Compelling. . . . [A]n intense story of…an ecological crisis… -- John Waldman, National Resource Defense Council

From the Back Cover

"[Rachel] Carson sounded the clarion call against pesticides and toxins in our environment. Now Tom Andersen has called us back to the barricades to save our dying estuaries."— Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.,

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 29, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I came across this book while doing research for a segment that I was going to do for National Public Radio. Since I am only 15 I wasn't really around to witness the battle to save LIS, and I needed to know some history about the area from that time. This book helped the most out of all the materials that I read. It started by describing the time European sailors first laid their eyes on LIS to present day. He takes you on a journey through all of LIS history and presents every point of view when explaining the battle conservationists had to fight to get the government to cooperate. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in LIS. It is not a book that takes a lot of past knowledge to read, but very informative. Good work Mr. Andersen. A lot of work went into this book and it shows.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By John R. Foldeak on June 15, 2004
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What a fantastic book. As a marine biology educator on Long Island Sound, I found this book to be an essential part of my course. I am requiring it as summer reading for my course. It is full of history and information. If you use the Sound at all, this book is a must read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Regina Bowler on August 23, 2013
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I was taking a naturalist course and wanted to read about the tidal marshes. What I found in this book was so much more. It was very interesting reading about the history, the reasons for the depletion of the shellfish industry, etc. I was most impressed with Jeannette Semon, who pioneered the removal of nitrogen from sewage at plants the sound.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barbara A. Scudder on March 31, 2014
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L I Sound, a beautiful piece of water. Look east from the Throgs Neck Bridge and you'll see sailboats galore!
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