By Ariel Rubissow Okamoto
This entire primer on San Francisco Bay is a multifaceted exploration of a rare, and remarkably resilient, physique of water. Bustling with oil tankers, laced with toxins, and crowded with forty-six towns, the bay continues to be domestic to fit eelgrass beds, younger Dungeness crabs and sharks, and hundreds of thousands of waterbirds. Written in an interesting kind for a large viewers, Natural historical past of San Francisco Bay delves into an array of subject matters together with fish and flora and fauna, ocean and weather cycles, endangered and invasive species, and the trail from industrialization to environmental recovery. greater than sixty scientists, activists, and source managers proportion their perspectives and describe their work—tracing mercury during the aquatic surroundings, discovering how you can convert salt ponds again to tidal wetlands, looking forward to the repercussions of weather switch, and extra. totally illustrated and choked with tales, rates, and proof, the advisor additionally tells how San Francisco Bay sparked an environmental circulation that now reaches around the country.