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Chesapeake Requiem

Chesapeake Requiem
A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island

by Earl Swift

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2018-08-07
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0062661418
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A brilliant, soulful, and timely portrait of a two-hundred-year-old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction. A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Washington Post, NPR, Outside, Smithsonian, Bloomberg, Science Friday, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Review of Books, and Kirkus "BEAUTIFUL, HAUNTING AND TRUE." — Hampton Sides • “GORGEOUS. A TRULY REMARKABLE BOOK.” — Beth Macy • "GRIPPING. FANTASTIC." — Outside • "CAPTIVATING." — Washington Post • "POWERFUL." — Bill McKibben • "VIVID. HARROWING AND MOVING." — Science • "A MASTERFUL NARRATIVE." — Christian Science Monitor • "THE BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR." — Stephen L. Carter/Bloomberg Tangier Island, Virginia, is a community unique on the American landscape. Mapped by John Smith in 1608, settled during the American Revolution, the tiny sliver of mud is home to 470 hardy people who live an isolated and challenging existence, with one foot in the 21st century and another in times long passed. They are separated from their countrymen by the nation’s largest estuary, and a twelve-mile boat trip across often tempestuous water—the same water that for generations has made Tangier’s fleet of small fishing boats a chief source for the rightly prized Chesapeake Bay blue crab, and has lent the island its claim to fame as the softshell crab capital of the world. Yet for all of its long history, and despite its tenacity, Tangier is disappearing. The very water that has long sustained it is erasing the island day by day, wave by wave. It has lost two-thirds of its land since 1850, and still its shoreline retreats by fifteen feet a year—meaning this storied place will likely succumb first among U.S. towns to the effects of climate change. Experts reckon that, barring heroic intervention by the federal government, islanders could be forced to abandon their home within twenty-five years. Meanwhile, the graves of their forebears are being sprung open by encroaching tides, and the conservative and deeply religious Tangiermen ponder the end times. Chesapeake Requiem is an intimate look at the island’s past, present and tenuous future, by an acclaimed journalist who spent much of the past two years living among Tangier’s people, crabbing and oystering with its watermen, and observing its long traditions and odd ways. What emerges is the poignant tale of a world that has, quite nearly, gone by—and a leading-edge report on the coming fate of countless coastal communities.

Second Chance on the Chesapeake

Second Chance on the Chesapeake
A Book

by Lee Tobin McClain

  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Release : 2021-04-01
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0369703499
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Revisit the Chesapeake Bay…where love always finds a new beginning. When wealthy, recently divorced Gemma McWharter returns to the coastal town where she spent childhood summers, she plans to help her cousin redecorate her teenage daughter’s room and forget about men. It’ll be girl power all the way. So she’s shocked when she literally runs into the carpenter on the job—her first love, Isaac. Her stuck-up family never approved, but the sight of him still makes her pulse race. Isaac Roberts lives a solitary life providing for his mother and running the family hardware store, but he longs for romance and family. Gemma’s arrival sets his emotions on a roller-coaster ride all over again. Twenty years ago her family interfered, but he and Gemma have never forgotten each other. Could this be a second chance with the one who got away?

A Field Guide to the Mid-Atlantic Coast

A Field Guide to the Mid-Atlantic Coast
Including the Jersey Shore, Cape May, Delaware Bay, the Delmarva Peninsula, and the Outer Banks

by Patrick J. Lynch

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2021-03-23
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0300246463
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A beautifully illustrated field guide to the Mid-Atlantic region, from the Jersey Shore to Cape Hatteras The Outer Banks of North Carolina and the beaches of the Mid-Atlantic Coast are among the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. This book is a richly illustrated field guide that surveys the geology, environmental history, natural history, and human history of a region that spans the eastern seaboard from Sandy Hook in New Jersey south to Cape Hatteras on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It is organized around environments, not particular locations. Included are the geology of beaches and barrier islands, the environmental history of the region, as well as detailed looks at the natural history of beaches, dunes, maritime forests, coastal marshes, and estuaries. Also covered are issues involving human activity and climate change, which have become dominant forces shaping geophysical and biological environments. This guide will enable users to walk into a salt marsh or onto a beach and identify much of what they see.

Worlds in Shadow

Worlds in Shadow
Submerged Lands in Science, Memory and Myth

by Patrick Nunn

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2021-08-05
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1472983491
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The traces of much of human history – and that which preceded it – lie beneath the ocean surface; broken up, dispersed, often buried and always mysterious. This is fertile ground for speculation, even myth-making, but also a topic on which geologists and climatologists have increasingly focused in recent decades. We now know enough to tell the true story of some of the continents and islands that have disappeared throughout Earth's history, to explain how and why such things happened, and to unravel the effects of submergence on the rise and fall of human civilizations. In Worlds in Shadow Patrick Nunn sifts the facts from the fiction, using the most up-to-date research to work out which submerged places may have actually existed versus those that probably only exist in myth. He looks at the descriptions of recently drowned lands that have been well documented, those that are plausible, and those that almost certainly didn't exist. Going even further back, Patrick examines the presence of more ancient lands, submerged beneath the waves in a time that even the longest-reaching folk memory can't touch. Such places may have played important roles in human evolution, but can only be reconstructed through careful geological detective work. Exploring how lands become submerged, whether from sea-level changes, tectonic changes, gravity collapse, giant waves or volcanoes, helps us determine why, when and where land may disappear in the future, and what might be done to prevent it.

Home to the Harbor

Home to the Harbor
A Novel

by Lee Tobin McClain

  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Release : 2021-04-27
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0369703561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Lee Tobin McClain's books make my heart sing."—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Time bestselling author "Lee Tobin McClain dazzles with unforgettable characters, fabulous small-town settings and a big dose of heart."—Susan Mallery, #1 New York Times bestselling author Friendship, healing and love are all waiting on the Chesapeake Bay. Despite the charms of Pleasant Shores, coming home is a last resort for William Gross. The few happy memories he has here all revolve around Bisky Castleman, and she’s still every bit as kind and strong-minded as he remembered. But William is reeling from loss, and seeing Bisky with her daughter is a painful reminder of his mistakes. Between running her family’s fishing business and being a single mom, Bisky finds her days are full. Yet there’s always been room in her heart for William, her one childhood friend who never teased her about her height or her toughness. Through their shared volunteer work with local teens and rescue dogs, their feelings deepen into something much stronger. But is their growing bond strong enough to heal the past and forge a new beginning…together? The Off Season Book 1: Cottage at the Beach Book 2: Reunion at the Shore Book 3: Christmas on the Coast Book 4: Home to the Harbor

The Drowning of Money Island

The Drowning of Money Island
A Forgotten Community's Fight Against the Rising Seas Forever Changing Coastal America

by Andrew S. Lewis

  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release : 2019-10-01
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0807083585
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers a glimpse of the future of vanishing shorelines in America in the age of climate change, where the wealthy will be able to remain the longest while the poor will be forced to leave. Journalist Andrew Lewis chronicles the struggle of his New Jersey hometown to rebuild their ravaged homes in the face of the same environmental stresses and governmental neglect that are endangering coastal areas throughout the United States. Lewis grew up on the Bayshore, a 40-mile stretch of Delaware Bay beaches, marshland, and fishing hamlets at the southern end of New Jersey, whose working-class community is fighting to retain their place in a country that has left them behind. The Bayshore, like so many rural places in the US, is under immense pressure from a combination of severe economic decline, industry loss, and regulation. But it is also contending with one of the fastest rates of sea level rise on the planet and the aftereffects of one of the most destructive hurricanes in American history, Superstorm Sandy. If in the years prior to Sandy the Bayshore had already been slowly disappearing, its beaches eroding and lowland cedar woods hollowing out into saltwater-bleached ghost forests, after the hurricane, the community was decimated. Today, homes and roads and memories are crumbling into the rising bay. Cumberland, the poor, rural county where the Bayshore is located, had been left out of the bulk of the initial federal disaster relief package post-Sandy. Instead of money to rebuild, the Bayshore got the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Superstorm Sandy Blue Acres Program, which identified and purchased flood-prone neighborhoods where working-class citizens lived, then demolished them to be converted to open space. The Drowning of Money Island is an intimate yet unbiased, lyrical yet investigative portrait of a rural community ravaged by sea level rise and economic hardship, as well as the increasingly divisive politics those factors have helped spawn. It invites us to confront how climate change is already intensifying preexisting inequality.

Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay

Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay
A Book

by Edward O. Murdy,John A. Musick

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2013-05
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN : 142140768X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The only comprehensive field guide to the Chesapeake's fishes, this book is an indispensable resource for both anglers and students of the Bay. Vivid illustrations by Val Kells complement the expertise of researchers Edward O. Murdy and John A. Musick. They describe fishes that inhabit waters ranging from low-salinity estuaries to the point where the Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Key features of this field guide include • full-color illustrations of more than 200 species • text that is presented adjacent to illustrations for easy reference • detailed descriptions of physical characteristics, range, occurrence in the Bay, reproduction, diet, and statistics from fisheries research • spot illustrations that highlight critical features of certain fish • illustrations of juveniles when they look different from adults • appendices that include identification keys Formatted as a compact field guide for students, scientists, researchers, and fishermen, Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay should be a standard passenger on any boat that plies the Chesapeake's waters.

Climate Change

Climate Change
A Book

by Mike Hulme

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-07-27
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 1000413233
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written by a leading geographer of climate, this book offers a unique guide to students and general readers alike for making sense of this profound, far-reaching, and contested idea. It presents climate change as an idea with a past, a present, and a future. In ten carefully crafted chapters, Climate Change offers a synoptic and inter-disciplinary understanding of the idea of climate change from its varied historical and cultural origins; to its construction more recently through scientific endeavour; to the multiple ways in which political, social, and cultural movements in today’s world seek to make sense of and act upon it; to the possible futures of climate, however it may be governed and imagined. The central claim of the book is that the full breadth and power of the idea of climate change can only be grasped from a vantage point that embraces the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. This vantage point is what the book offers, written from the perspective of a geographer whose career work on climate change has drawn across the full range of academic disciplines. The book highlights the work of leading geographers in relation to climate change; examples, illustrations, and case study boxes are drawn from different cultures around the world, and questions are posed for use in class discussions. The book is written as a student text, suitable for disciplinary and inter-disciplinary undergraduate and graduate courses that embrace climate change from within social science and humanities disciplines. Science students studying climate change on inter-disciplinary programmes will also benefit from reading it, as too will the general reader looking for a fresh and distinctive account of climate change.

The Darkest Places

The Darkest Places
Unsolved Mysteries, True Crimes, and Harrowing Disasters in the Wild

by The Editors of Outside Magazine

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2019-05-01
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 149303989X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Longtime readers have come to understand that Outside’s true gift is in chronicling misadventure. The Darkest Places chronicles mysterious disappearances, unsolved murders, and deadly disasters, taking us to far-flung places no sane person would want to go.

Vertebrate Biology

Vertebrate Biology
Systematics, Taxonomy, Natural History, and Conservation

by Donald W. Linzey

  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release : 2020-08-04
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN : 1421437333
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Arranged logically to follow the most widely adopted course structure, this text will leave students with a full understanding of the unique structure, function, and living patterns of all vertebrates.

Equalizer: Requiem

Equalizer: Requiem
A Book

by Michael Sloan

  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Release : 2020-11-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Robert McCall's friend, Granny, a one-time covert agent for a shadowy spy organization called The Company, sends McCall a cryptic message telling him that he is being imprisoned in a North Korean prison camp. He and the other western prisoners are being tortured. The prisoners are surrounded by dense forest from which there is no escape. McCall embarks on a perilous course to rescue his friend and the other prisoners, aided by two charismatic North Korean mercenaries. It is a suicidal mission for McCall but he has no choice to attempt it. At the same time, an old enemy of McCall has been setting up a trap for him with some handpicked mercenaries. She is the lover of a spy McCall once had to kill and her revenge on him is callous and impassioned. At the same time, a beautiful NYPD rookie is being stalked by some vicious predators. She is partially deaf and her tormentors are rogue cops who attack her in a deserted warehouse. McCall hears her story from a tough-as-nails cop who wants to take the law into his own hands. McCall persuades him to give him a chance to bring these criminals to justice. The action also takes place on the Rivera where more of the Memento Mori mercenaries are plotting to infiltrate several high-profile rock concerts where they are going to denotate explosive devises. McCall and his team try to stop them before hundreds of innocent people will be killed, For McCall, it all comes to a showdown at a beautiful chateau on a lake in Russia where McCall must face his sworn enemy and rescue two people who are targeted for assassination.

A Requiem for the American Village

A Requiem for the American Village
A Book

by Paul Keith Conkin

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN : 9780847697366
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this long awaited volume, Paul K. Conkin, one of America's most distinguished intellectual historians, offers his commentary on almost every aspect of the American past. Delivered to a wide variety of audiences over more than a quarter of a century, these essays are simultaneously informal, profound, graceful, and self-revealing. A common theme shared by all the essays is the ambiguous results of our nation's transition from relatively homogeneous communities, villages, and regions to a cosmopolitan culture with a centralized, regulatory welfare state, and an increasingly mobile and pluralistic population. The village's sense of local autonomy has all but disappeared in the face of these trends. With an almost melancholy sense of what has been lost, Conkin charts the strains and tensions that have marked this incredible transition. But Conkin is also acutely aware of the necessities that have fueled these changes, as well as the many benefits of the new order, ranging from an unprecedented level of affluence to the full citizenship gained by minorities. A reluctant Southerner, Conkin has not forgotten the exclusivity, intolerance, and repression that often mark provincial communities. Conkin reflects on the historians' craft and the influence of his own past on the subjects he studies. A Requiem for the American Village is infused with Conkin's razor sharp sense of historical memory and historical consciousness. From the foundations of American government to the tensions of contemporary cultural pluralism, Paul Conkin offers powerful insights not only about the tortured history of the South, but the promises and pitfalls of the American experiment.

Poplar Island Restoration Project, Beneficial Use of Dredged Material, Chesapeake Bay, Talbot County

Poplar Island Restoration Project, Beneficial Use of Dredged Material, Chesapeake Bay, Talbot County
Environmental Impact Statement

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mid-Chesapeake Bay Island Ecosystem Restoration

Mid-Chesapeake Bay Island Ecosystem Restoration
Environmental Impact Statement

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 6
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sonnets of the Chesapeake

Sonnets of the Chesapeake
A Book

by James Walter Peirce

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2008-10-27
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781467045940
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Most people ignore poetry because most poets ignore people. The Nobility of being a poet is to influence others perception of ideas, and only through the use of poetry can anyone hope to communicate a strong and sustained awareness of the best of human nature. Poetry excites our principles and lifts imagination to heights of comprehension that only students of writing can visualize. Using poetry as a form of communication allows people from separate backgrounds to view the same words and yet visualize them in a different ways. This is why I love to write sonnets.

Tales of the Chesapeake

Tales of the Chesapeake
A Book

by Alfred Townsend

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2018-04-04
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 3732633896
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reproduction of the original: Tales of the Chesapeake by Alfred Townsend

Life in the Chesapeake Bay

Life in the Chesapeake Bay
An Illustrated Guide to the Fishes, Invertebrates, Plants, Birds, and Other Inhabitants of the Bays and Inlets from Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras

by Alice Jane Lippson,Robert L. Lippson

  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM
  • Release : 2006-06-19
  • Pages : 743
  • ISBN : 0801891981
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“The best-written and best-illustrated guide ever about a North American tidal estuary. It is the model for all future coastal nature guides.” —Whole Earth Review Life in the Chesapeake Bay is the most important book ever published on America’s largest estuary. Since publication of the first edition in 1984, tens of thousands of naturalists, boaters, fishermen, and conservationists have relied on the book’s descriptions of the Bay’s plants, animals, and diverse habitats. Superbly illustrated and clearly written, this acclaimed guide describes hundreds of plants and animals and their habitats, from diamondback terrapins to blue crabs to hornshell snails. Now in its third edition, the book has been updated with a new gallery of thirty-nine color photographs and dozens of new species descriptions and illustrations. The new edition retains the charm of an engaging classic while adding a decade of new research. This classic guide to the plants and animals of the Chesapeake Bay will appeal to a variety of readers—year-round residents and summer vacationers, professional biologists and amateur scientists, conservationists and sportsmen. “Handsome, generously illustrated . . . All of the Bay’s richness is catalogued here.” —The Washington Post Book World “A story book, a field guide and a reference work, and anyone interested in fishing, ecology, or our bay should own it.” —The Baltimore Sun “The region’s quintessential field and reference guide.” —Chesapeake Life Magazine “One of the most popular, well written, and useful guides to the Chesapeake.” —Northeastern Naturalist

A Comprehensive List of Chesapeake Bay Basin Species 1997

A Comprehensive List of Chesapeake Bay Basin Species 1997
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 91
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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England victorious, a poem upon the capture of the American frigate Chesapeake. To which is prefixed captain Broke's official letter relating the action [&c.].

England victorious, a poem upon the capture of the American frigate Chesapeake. To which is prefixed captain Broke's official letter relating the action [&c.].
A Book

by Montagu Montagu

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1814
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Check List of the Biota of Lower Chesapeake Bay

A Check List of the Biota of Lower Chesapeake Bay
With Inclusions from the Upper Bay and the Virginian Sea

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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