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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 17 June 2005
  • ISBN : 0801874351
  • Page : 182 pages
  • Rating : 3/5 from 1 voters

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An appendix documents the many small islands that have dropped entirely from view since the seventeenth century.

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The Disappearing Islands of the Chesapeake

The Disappearing Islands of the Chesapeake
  • Author : William B. Cronin
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2005-06-17
  • ISBN : 0801874351
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An appendix documents the many small islands that have dropped entirely from view since the seventeenth century.

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021
  • ISBN : 0316316628
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Journey on the James

Journey on the James
  • Author : Earl Swift
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-19
  • ISBN : 9780813937212
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From its beginnings as a trickle of icy water in Virginia's northwest corner to its miles-wide mouth at Hampton Roads, the James River has witnessed more recorded history than any other feature of the American landscape -- as home to the continent's first successful English settlement, highway for Native Americans and early colonists, battleground in the Revolution and the Civil War, and birthplace of America's twentieth-century navy. In 1998, restless in his job as a reporter for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, Earl

Skipjack

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  • Author : Christopher White
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-10
  • ISBN : 9781429984836
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In Skipjack, Christopher White spends a pivotal year with three memorable captains as they battle man and nature to control the fate of their island villages and oyster fleet. Through these lively characters, White paints a vivid picture of life on a skip - jack, a wooden oystering sailboat as they dredge for oysters—a favorite staple of iconic American seafood cuisine for over a hundred years. But this last vestige of American sailing culture is rapidly dying. State officials

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-07-06
  • ISBN : 9780062986559
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"THRILLING. ... Up-end[s] the Apollo narrative entirely." —The Times (London) A "brilliantly observed" (Newsweek) and "endlessly fascinating" (WSJ) rediscovery of the final Apollo moon landings, revealing why these extraordinary yet overshadowed missions—distinguished by the use of the revolutionary lunar roving vehicle—deserve to be celebrated as the pinnacle of human adventure and exploration. One of The Wall Street Journal's 10 Best Books of the Month 8:36 P.M. EST, December 12, 1972: Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt braked to a stop

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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2022-06-30
  • ISBN : 9781440878084
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Climate Change in Popular Culture: A Warming World in the American Imagination is the first study that includes analyses of both fiction and popular nonfiction works devoted to climate change. In addition, the book examines a number of classic works from the perspective of the growing field of climate change literature and includes a brief history of climate change science as well basic scientific definitions, all intended for general readers. The text provides an introduction to the science, politics, and

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The Oyster Wars of Chesapeake Bay
  • Author : John Wennersten
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2007
  • ISBN : 9780615182506
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In the decades after the Civil War, Chesapeake Bay became the scene of a life and death struggle to harvest the oyster.

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  • Author : Jamie L. H. Goodall
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-02-24
  • ISBN : 9781467141161
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The story of Chesapeake pirates and patriots begins with a land dispute and ends with the untimely death of an oyster dredger at the hands of the Maryland Oyster Navy. From the golden age of piracy to Confederate privateers and oyster pirates, the maritime communities of the Chesapeake Bay are intimately tied to a fascinating history of intrigue, plunder and illicit commerce raiding. Author Jamie L.H. Goodall introduces infamous men like Edward "Blackbeard" Teach and "Black Sam" Bellamy, as

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  • Author : John Hurt Whitehead
  • Publisher : Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers
  • Release Date : 1987-01-01
  • ISBN : 0870333747
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Photographs depict the daily life of Chesapeake Bay fisherman and are accompanied by the comments and observations of the watermen

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06
  • ISBN : 9780062282675
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A brilliant blend of Shop Class as Soulcraft and The Orchid Thief, Earl Swift's wise, funny, and captivating Auto Biography follows an outlaw auto dealer as he struggles to save a rusted '57 Chevy—a car that has already passed through twelve pairs of hands before his—while financial ruin, government bureaucrats and the FBI close in on him. Slumped among hundreds of other decrepit hulks on a treeless, windswept moor in eastern North Carolina, the Chevy evokes none of

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  • Author : Lee Tobin McClain
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Release Date : 2021-04-01
  • ISBN : 9780369703491
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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

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  • Author : Carl Heywood Hobbs
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780231160544
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Waves and tides, wind and storms, sea-level rise and shore erosion: these are the forces that shape our beaches, and beach lovers of all stripes can benefit from learning more about how these coastal processes work. With animation and clarity, The Beach Book tells sunbathers why beaches widen and narrow, and helps boaters and anglers understand why tidal inlets migrate. It gives home buyers insight into erosion rates and provides natural-resource managers and interested citizens with rich information on beach

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  • Author : Eric Mills
  • Publisher : Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers
  • Release Date : 2000
  • ISBN : UOM:49015003112167
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When Prohibition was the law, Chesapeake Bay was a smuggler's paradise. Rogues of all types transported boatloads of forbidden liquor in the days when America experimented with forced, and unforeseeable, temperance. In a style reminiscent of the era it describes, Eric Mills brings to life the world of mobster and preacher, rumrunner and revenue man, moonshine and "real McCoy." It was a whiskey-soaked age that was supposed to be dry. Prohibition may have been the law of the land, but

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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : 0393331466
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1987-01-01
  • ISBN : 0300040326
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Examines the history of slavery in Maryland and discusses the conditions of life of Maryland's slaves and free Blacks.