author of "This
Fine Piece of Water: An Environmental History of Long Island
Tom Andersen works
as projects director for Westchester Land Trust in Bedford
Hills, N.Y. His book, “This Fine Piece of Water: An Environmental History of Long Island Sound,” was
published in May 2002 by Yale University Press (and was released
in paperback in 2004). He blogs daily about the Sound and other
issues at www.Thissphere.blogspot.com
Newsday called “This Fine Piece of Water” “a
compelling narrative.” New York History, the
journal of the New York State Historical Society, described
it as “a superb example of environmental journalism.
Thoroughly researched and elegantly written, it recounts
a contemporary saga with nuance and high drama.”
Tom covered environmental issues as a reporter in Westchester County for 17 years. His reporting earned awards from the Hudson Riverkeeper, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, SoundWatch, Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, the Associated Press and the New York State Publishers Association. He lives in Pound Ridge, N.Y.