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The Long Island Sound: A History of Its People, Places, and Environment (Hardback)
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The Long Island Sound: A History of Its People, Places, and Environment (Hardback)

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Hardback 267 Pages / Published: 01/08/2004
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Spanning the shores of Connecticut and Long Island, New York, the Long Island Sound is one of the most picturesque places in North America. From the discovery of the Sound in 1614, to the adventures of Captain Kidd, to the sinking of the Lexington in the sound in 1840, the Long Island Sound also holds a unique place in American history.

The Long Island Sound traces the growth of fishing and shipbuilding villages along the sound to the development of major industrial ports, resort towns, and suburban communities along the sound. Marilyn Weigold discusses the subsequent overcrowding and pollution that resulted from this prosperity and expansion.

Originally published in 1974 as The American Mediterranean and long out of print, The Long Island Sound has been updated by the author with a new preface and final chapter describing the Sound in the twenty-first century. In this new edition, Weigold particularly focuses on environmental concerns, and describes more current milestones, like the Long Island Pine Barrens Society, who fought and won in 1995 to set aside 100,000 acres as NY State's first forest preserve; the continuous construction of the Long Island Expressway, with its forty-one miles of HOV lanes; the attempt made by several of Connecticut's coastal cities to reinvigorate urban redevelopment; and the Long Island Sound Study's investigation of toxic substances both natural and man-made which continue to contaminate the waterway.

Through over 40 stunning photographs and many fascinating stories, The Long Island Sound tells the history of a vastly populated, but underdiscussed, part of America.

Publisher: New York University Press
ISBN: 9780814794005
Number of pages: 267
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"More than 40 photographs and illustrations capture the feel of the Sound and render a visual history of its transformation; ultimately, the book shows that despite the over-development of much of the Sound, there are still places that remain pristine and untouched."

-Publishers Weekly

"This popular presentation will make interesting reading for those who treasure the endangered Long Island Sound."

-Choice

"For anyone who cares about where we live, this profusely illustrated book would make a swell gift."

-Greenwich Time

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