An Environmental Biography
Part of the problem in dealing with public perceptions about Chesapeake Bay is that people think it will last forever. This obviously is not true. As oceanographer Jerry Schubel has noted, twenty thousand years ago there was no Chesapeake Bay. Since that time, there have been other beginnings and endings of other Chesapeake Bays. As we look to the future, however, we can see that increasingly the transformation of the Chesapeake will be more a human phenomenon than a work of nature.
About the Author
John R. Wennersten is Emeritus Professor of environmental history at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. He is the author of Maryland's Eastern Shore: A Journey in Time and Place and Anacostia the Death and Birth of an American River.
"Wennersten’s careful research and obvious concern for the region show clearly in his reasoned discussions of the multitude of problems facing the area, as conservationists continue to battle with special-interest groups over how best to ‘save the Bay.’"
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