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Arnold, Joseph L. The Baltimore Engineers and the Chesapeake Bay, 1961-1987. Baltimore: Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1988.
Ashby, Wallace L. Fossils of Calvert Cliffs. Solomons, MD: Calvert Marine Museum Press, 1979.
Bennion, V.R., D.F. Dougherty, and Robert M. Overbeck. The Water Resources of Calvert County. Bulletin 8. Baltimore: Department of Geology, Mines and Water Resources, 1951.
Bernstein, L. R. Minerals of the Washington, D.C. area. Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey, 1980.
Bernstein, L. R. Environmental Monitoring. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1990.
Annotation / Notes: A leading example in this work is environmental Monitoring of the Chesapeake.
Bonzek, Christopher F., and Philip W. Jones. Assembly of the Population Dynamics of Important Commercial or Recreational Fish of Chesapeake Bay, an Atlas of Commercial Fishery Statistics in Chesapeake Bay 1929-1980. Technical memorandum No. 5. Tidewater Administration: Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 1984.
Annotation / Notes: This is just one example of the wide commercial fishery literature, and graphically shows the state of decline in many Chesapeake resources.
Boward, Daniel, et. al. From the Mountains to the Sea: The State of Maryland's Fresh Water Streams. Washington, DC: United States Environmental Protection Agency, 1999.
Annotation / Notes: This report summarized the state of Maryland streams, after many years of monitoring, and points to where improvements and declines were found. Technical but well explained and readable.
Brooks, William K. The Oyster. 1891; reprint, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1966.
Brown, Russell, and Melvin Brown. Herbaceous Plants of Maryland. College Park: University of Maryland Bookstore, 1984.
Carter, Virginia, Patricia T. Gammon, and Nancy C. Bartow. Submersed Aquatic Plants of the Tidal Potomac River. [Reston, VA?]: United States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, 1983.
Chesapeake Research Consortium. The Effects of Tropical Storm Agnes on the Chesapeake Bay Estuarine System. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977.
Clayton, John Edmund, and Dorothy Berkeley, eds. "Another Account of Virginia." The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 76 (1687): 415-436.
Annotation / Notes: This is a convenient abstract of Clayton's Virginia descriptions, equally applicable to Maryland, discussing a wide variety of animals and plants, their uses and special characters. The Reverend Clayton wrote considerably more.
Cowles, R.P. "A Biological Study of the Offshore Waters of Chesapeake Bay." Bulletin of the United States Bureau of Fisheries 46 (1930): 277-381.
Annotation / Notes: Cowles and his predecessor Lewis Radcliffe were the first to do coordinated studies of the hydrography and biology of the Bay, from 1915 to 1922. The kinds of organisms they found suggest the Bay was not yet experiencing the chronic summer loss of deep water dissolved oxygen encountered in today's polluted estuary.
Cronin, William B. Volumetric, Areal and Tidal Statistics of the Chesapeake Bay Estuary and its Tributaries. Special Report 20, Ref.71-2.Chesapeake Bay Institute, 1971.
Eble, Albert F., Victor S. Kennedy, and Roger E.I. Newell, eds. The Eastern Oyster: Crassostrea virginica. College Park, MD: Maryland Sea Grant College, 1996.
Annotation / Notes: A comprehensive update on oyster biology, and an impressive work.
Funderburk, Steven, Joseph Mihursky, Stephen Jordan, and David Riley. Habitat Requirements for Chesapeake Bay Living Resources. Annapolis, MD: The Workgroup, 1991.
Annotation / Notes: With 47 maps.
Glaser, John D. Collecting Fossils in Maryland. Baltimore: State of Maryland, Dept. of Natural Resources, Maryland Geological Survey, 1995.
Heckscher, Christopher M. "Distribution and Habitat Associations of the Eastern Mud Salamander, Pseudotriton montanus, on the Delmarva Peninsula." Maryland Naturalist 39 (January-June 1995): 11-14.
Hench, John E., Rob Gibbs, and Jayne S. Hench. "Some Observations on Hydrilla and Wintering Waterfowl in Montgomery County, Maryland." Maryland Naturalist 38 (January/June 1994): 3-9.
Hurley, Linda M. Field Guide to the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation of Chesapeake Bay. Annapolis, MD: United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Estuary Program, [1989 or 1990].
Jacoby, Mark. Bayside Guide to Weather on the Chesapeake. College Park, MD: Sea Grant College, University of Maryland, 1984.
Johnson, Paula J. Working the Water: The Commercial Fisheries of Maryland's Patuxent River. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1988.
Annotation / Notes: Johnson's book covers many of the fishing techniques and inventions which have so strongly impacted Chesapeake Bay's natural resources.
Keiner, Christine. "W. K. Brooks and the Oyster Question: Science, Politics, and Resource Management in Maryland, 1880-1930." Journal of the History of Biology [Netherlands] 31 (Fall 1998): 383-424.
Kent, Bretton W. Fossil Sharks of the Chesapeake Bay Region. Columbia, MD: Egan, Rees and Boyer, Inc., 1994.
Annotation / Notes: An excellent manual and discussion about Maryland's most popular fossil, the shark's tooth.