The Barrier Islands: A Photographic History of Life on Hog, Cobb, Smith, Cedar, Parramore, Metompkin, and Assateague | Hardcoverby Curtis J. Badger (Author), Rick Kellam (Author)
|List Price: ||$26.95 |
|Available: ||Usually ships in 24 hours|
|Publisher: ||Stackpole Books|
|Page Count: ||160 Pages|
|Publication Date: ||March 01, 1989|
|Sales Rank: ||1151114th|
- Used Book in Good Condition
An eloquent record of island life off the coast of Virginia a century ago, when hunters and watermen harvested the riches in marsh and shoal and sportsmen came to fish the sea and relax on the beaches. This handsome book captures the spirit of those days. Curtis Badger and Rich Kellam conducted exhaustive research, interviewed descendants of old islanders, and collected over 300 photographs to tell the story of the generations who lived, worked, and played on the Barrier Islands.The most complete history of life on the Barrier Islands Filled with vintage photographs
|An Island Out of Time: A Memoir of Smith Island in the Chesapeake|
by Tom Horton (Author)
"He has captured in full the life of the island."—Washington Post Book World A classic of Chesapeake Bay literature, Tom Horton's An Island Out of Time chronicles the three years Horton and his family spent on Smith Island, a marshy archipelago in the middle of Maryland's famous estuary. The result is an intimate portrait of a deeply traditional community that lived much as their ancestors did three hundred years before, attuned to the habits of blue crab, oyster, and waterfowl. In a new...
|The Disappearing Islands of the Chesapeake|
by William B. Cronin (Author)
Scientists estimate that, until 1900, the water level of the Chesapeake Bay rose at the rate of three feet every thousand years. Alarmingly enough, the bay rose by one foot in the twentieth century alone, and for evidence of this dramatic change one need only observe the effects of rising water on the islands of the Chesapeake Bay, which slowly are slipping from sight.A retired oceanographer who first conducted research on the bay in the 1950s, William B. Cronin here supplies a survey of the...
|Northampton County (Images of America Series)|
by Tom Badger (Author), Curtis Badger (Author)
Shortly after European colonists landed at Jamestown in 1607, they established a settlement in Northampton County. Settlers caught fish and shellfish in the shallow bays and creeks along the seaside and bayside and distilled salt from seawater to help preserve this bounty through the winter. Since 1608, Northampton has provided food for Virginia and the world. Fishing, crabbing, and clam aquaculture today are still an important part of the economic backbone of Northampton, but Northampton has...
|Salt Tide: Currents of Nature and Life on the Virginia Coast|
by Curtis J. Badger (Author)
A fascinating weave of science and memoir by a naturalist who draws inspiration from life among the coastal islands of Virginia. Join naturalist Curtis J. Badger as he explores the last unspoiled barrier island ecosystem in the eastern United States. Badger's own ancestral roots in the region reach back into the 1600s, a legacy that fuels his passion and appreciation for this fragile confluence of land and sea. A beaded chain of 18 islands separates the inland shore from the Atlantic, and in...
|Great Storms of the Chesapeake (Disaster)|
by David Healey (Author), Bernadette Woods (Foreword)
Even before John Smith's crew weathered its first squall, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries had been ravaged by every type of storm imaginable. A 1769 hurricane altered the course of history, demolishing the shipping channels of Charlestown and making Baltimore the dominant port. A once-in-five-hundred-years storm, Tropical Storm Agnes, left more than seventy people dead and devastated the ecology of the bay. Before the blizzards of 2009 and 2010, the snowfall record was held by the...
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program
designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com