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San Francisco Bay: Portrait of an Estuary

Art / PhotobookOut of Print

By: John Hart

194 pages, Col Photos & maps

University of California Press

Hardback | Oct 2003 | #141964 | ISBN: 0520233999
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About this book

San Francisco Bay is famous worldwide - yet very little known. This book journeys back through the bay's history and introduces its native cultures, describing its ecology, and tracing its urban and industrial development. It tells the story of how the local movement to save the bay began and evolved into a grand effort to repair a damaged ecosystem.

Their book is a beautiful, thoughtful report card. . . . Indeed, while the book focuses on the various successes and failures of the 40-year effort to restore the bay, it is also a wise traveling companion, suggesting many beautiful, esoteric estuary destinations.


Foreword: For the Restoration of San Francisco Bay Acknowledgments Inside the Golden Gate Alameda 328 The Military Bay The First Saving of San Francisco Bay The Bay as Estuary The Pumps at Tracy The Hollow Lands Second-Growth Wetlands The Duck Blind Shanks Island The Estuary and the Harbor The Ferry Building The Ammonia Tanker The Herring Boat The Salt Ponds The Industrial Shore Hunters Point The Pollution Patrol The Water Trails The View from Mount Livermore Appendix A: Twenty Places to Visit Appendix B: Selected Reading Appendix C: Some Organizations Involved in Bay Affairs Index

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