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Heartbeats in the Muck: A Dramatic Look at the History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor
Heartbeats in the Muck: A Dramatic Look at the His

 
Our Price: $25.00
By John Waldman (au)
Year: 1999
Pages: 178
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 1558217207

Product Code: 1437966217

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N.Y. Harbor is a rich aquatic wilderness which was once a pristine estuary bristling with oysters and striped bass, visited by sharks, porpoises, and seals The harbor suffered centuries of rampant environmental abuse. Waldman chronicles this history, focusing on the animals, water quality, and habitats of the harbor, with accounts of his explorations of its noteworthy parts: a shad camp near the George Wash. Bridge, the Arthur Kill (home of the resurgent heron colonies), the  Meadowlands, the darkness under a Manhattan pier, and the polluted Gowanus Canal. Environ. action and awareness has allowed the harbor to begin cleaning itself. The return of oysters, striped bass, and a host of other creatures are symbols of the rebirth of the N.Y. Harbor. Ill.

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