272 pages, 33 illus
Covering 12,000 years of natural, social and political history, this tells the stories of the scientists and citizens who have been working to restore and preserve Long Island Sound.
A superb example of environmental journalism. Thoroughly researched and elegantly written, it recounts a contemporary saga with nuance and high drama. Philip G. Terrie, New York History; "This is a murky story in the truest sense of the word, and Tom Andersen's reporting sheds some useful light." Bill McKibben; "Andersen has nicely wrapped 12,000 years of natural, social, and political history into this fine piece of work. I urge everyone with an interest in the natural and unnatural history of the Sound to read it." Soundkeeper Terry Backer; "Andersen writes vividly about the Sound and environs... A compelling narrative." Polly Shulman, Newsday; "Andersen turns a story of environmental degradation into a riveting saga full of hope. His scholarship is impressive; his style is clear; and the warmth with which he regards his subject is evident on every page." Mary Parker Buckles, author of Margins: A Naturalist Meets Long Island Sound"
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