Estuaries of the World

Diet for a Sustainable Ecosystem

The Science for Recovering the Health of the Chesapeake Bay and its People

Editors: Cuker, Benjamin (Ed.)

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  • Brings to life a story of the Chesapeake Bay as a case study readily applicable to other ecosystems where the food system has damaged the health of the environment and its people
  • Combines historical ecology, human history, economics, ethics, climate change studies, nutrition science and aquatic science to construct a cohesive narrative for understanding the intersection of environmental sustainability and human health
  • Constructs a virtual timeline of the Chesapeake Bay and its food system that extends from the distant geological past to the challenging future of an Earth undergoing rapid climate change
  • Presents the science that enables readers to see the consequences of their dietary choices for their own health and that of the environment
  • Documents the consequences of both the Standard American Diet, and the industrialized chemical agriculture that supports it
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About this book

This book explores a specific ecosystem in depth, in order to weave a story built on place and history. It incorporates the theme of a journey to help reveal the environment-human-health-food system-problem. While drawing on a historical approach stretching back to the American colonial era, it also incorporates more contemporary scientific findings. By crafting its story around a specific place, the book makes it easier for readers to relate to the content, and to subsequently use what they learn to better understand the role of food systems at the global scale.

About the authors

Prof. Benjamin Cuker has studied arctic lakes, southern ponds and the Chesapeake Bay.  His work on diversifying the aquatic science community garnered him a Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation (1999) and awards from the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (1993, 2009).  Having been a Professor of Marine and Environmental Science at Hampton University since 1988, he also knows the Chesapeake well as a cruising and racing sailor who won the “Down The Bay” race in 2014 and 2015.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Introduction: Starting the Journey to a Sustainable Ecosystem and Healthy People

    Pages 3-16

    Cuker, Benjamin E. (et al.)

  • The Bay and Its Watershed: A Voyage Back in Time

    Pages 17-30

    Cuker, Benjamin E.

  • Scientific Concepts for Understanding the Health of the Chesapeake Bay and Its People

    Pages 31-52

    Cuker, Benjamin E.

  • The Algonquin Food System and How It Shaped the Ecosystem and Interactions with the English Colonists of the Chesapeake Bay

    Pages 55-66

    Cuker, Benjamin E. (et al.)

  • A Fishing Trip: Exploiting and Managing the Commons of the Chesapeake Bay

    Pages 67-94

    Cuker, Benjamin E. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-45481-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase and usable on all devices
  • Bulk discounts available
Hardcover $199.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diet for a Sustainable Ecosystem
Book Subtitle
The Science for Recovering the Health of the Chesapeake Bay and its People
Editors
  • Benjamin Cuker
Series Title
Estuaries of the World
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-45481-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45481-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-45480-7
Series ISSN
2214-1553
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 430
Number of Illustrations
42 b/w illustrations, 198 illustrations in colour
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