Illuminating New York Harbor

A review of Heartbeats in the Muck: The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor, Revised Edition . John Waldman. Fordham University Press. November. 2012. ISBN: 9780823249855. 160 Pages. 38 Black and White Illustrations New York Harbor is a murky place by nature. The mixing of fresh and salt waters, combined with a rich flow of nutrients from its watershed, makes visibility of two or three feet the norm. For a public accustomed to images sun-dappled fish and sandy bottoms, the opacity of the Harbor’s waters renders its vitality a mystery. Shining a bright light on this underwater world is Heartbeats in the Muck, John Waldman’s terrific book about the teeming life below the surface and the environmental history of this most urban estuary. Having read the original shortly after it was published in 1999, I recently picked up the Revised 2012 edition. Dr. Waldman...

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