a book about marshes and the sea, shooting and fishing, wildfowl and waders and men who sail in small boats
Author: James Wentworth Day
Category: Sports & Recreation
This concluding volume of the Literary Trails of North Carolina trilogy takes readers into an ancient land of pale sand, dense forests, and expansive bays, through towns older than our country and rich in cultural traditions. Here, writers reveal lives long tied to the land and regularly troubled by storms and tell tales of hardship, hard work, and freedom. Eighteen tours lead readers from Raleigh to the Dismal Swamp, the Outer Banks, and across the Sandhills as they explore the region's connections to over 250 writers of fiction, poetry, plays, and creative nonfiction. Along the way, Georgann Eubanks brings to life the state's rich literary heritage as she explores these writers' connection to place and reveals the region's vibrant local culture. Excerpts invite readers into the authors' worlds, and web links offer resources for further exploration. Featured authors include A. R. Ammons, Gerald Barrax, Charles Chesnutt, Clyde Edgerton, Philip Gerard, Kaye Gibbons, Harriet Jacobs, Jill McCorkle, Michael Parker, and Bland Simpson. Literary Trails of North Carolina is a project of the North Carolina Arts Council.
Author: Georgann Eubanks
Publisher: UNC Press Books
As Curtis Badger will tell you, "Being a good naturalist has more to do with being an enthusiastic observer than traveling to distant places. It is more a matter of curiosity than of a need for adventure, a frame of mind rather than peculiarity of place." A Naturalist’s Guide to the Virginia Coast will indeed incite an enthusiastic interest in that special place where the land meets the sea. Among Badger’s goals is to draw the observer beyond the armchair and reading lamp, the museum and classroom, and outdoors onto the beaches and tidal flats of the Virginia coast to experience its rich natural diversity firsthand. And foot-first: Feel the mud between your toes on the tidal flats at Chincoteague; walk the sandy beach at Back Bay; pedal a bike along the Cape Henry Trail at First Landing State Park. Informative as a guidebook—complete with sections on Virginia’s primary coastal wilderness areas and appendices listing where to go and what to look for— A Naturalist’s Guide also serves as a natural history primer, offering clear and concise chapters on the ecological, historical, and botanical background of the region Badger explores. For the parent adventuring with a curious child or the experienced birder in new territory, the weekend wanderer or the seasoned naturalist, Curtis Badger’s user-friendly guide provides an engaging discussion about just the sorts of wondrous things the interested observer will encounter on a visit to Virginia’s coastline. tag:A handy family guide to Virginia's diverse coastline from the Eastern Shore's favorite naturalist
Author: Curtis J. Badger
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
"Shelly Cat By the Sea: Adventures at the Beach" is the delightful story of Shelly Cat and her two "marvelous" mice friends, Marv & Louis, who live by the beach. The three friends build sand castles, collect sea shells, and have adventures at the beach seeing dolphins, sea lions and harbor seals. The inquisitive cat and mice watch pelicans plunge into the sea for dinner, snowy egrets "dance" on the beach and see cormorants with turquoise eyes and throats. Each adventure is an opportunity for education about the beach environment on the west coast of Southern California. Shelly Cat and the mice even spend time picking up trash on the beach. Shelly Cat is a very happy cat and clearly enjoys her life by the sea. She wears assorted hats and necklaces. Marv & Louis each have distinctive personalities. Marv is the serious one who likes to read books and watches out for Louis. Louis is shy and has a childlike silliness. Louis often carries paper umbrellas used for drinks that he found at the beach. One day the mice discover that they are talented at weaving baskets and hats from reeds growing in the marsh on the bay. Another day the three friends run away from the waves with the tiny Sanderling birds. Together they collect and learn about sea weeds and hermit crabs, which live in sea shells in the tide pools. Shelly Cat, Marv & Louis go grunion hunting under the full moon and collect pine nuts from Torrey Pine trees. They watch Western sea gulls raise their polka-dotted chicks. Every day is a marvelous adventure at the beach with Shelly Cat By the Sea and her two mice friends, Marv & Louis. Both adults and children will enjoy this book. "Shelly Cat By the Sea: Adventures at the Beach" has beautiful watercolor illustrations, which have been created from Nancy Lee, Artist By-the-Sea's nature photography. Nancy Lee, Artist By-the-Sea has previously published "A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells," which is a sea shell education book with her watercolor illustrations and photography of sea shells.
A Beach Adventure
Author: Nancy Lee
Publisher: Nancy Lee Artist By-The-Sea
TRAVEL RECREATION Mississippi's barrier islands claim some of the most remote and unspoiled sites along the Gulf of Mexico. The distance of East and West Ship Island, Horn Island, Cat Island, and Petit Bois Island from the mainland has sheltered them from extensive development. The inclusion of all in the roster of protected places in the Gulf Islands National Seashore Act has assured that they will remain close to their natural state long into the future. For those who love the seashore, the Mississippi Gulf Coast is an ideal place for adventure. The wilderness islands, the back bays and coastal rivers, and the Gulf of Mexico itself offer pleasure for boaters and nature lovers. This book will guide them to special places in these relatively shallow waters. Filled with detailed descriptions of many alluring settings, along with directions for navigation to secluded coves and coastal bayous, this book gives tips and pointers for a wide range of boaters, whether their preferred craft is a canoe, a sea kayak, or a luxury yacht. What are the best and safest routes? What are the weather patterns? How does one select the perfect craft? Here from an expert who has explored the coastal waters during a period of fifteen years are the answers, rich in anecdotes, along with information on charter boats, excursion boats, and other options for exploring and fishing. Scott B. Williams has been exploring Mississippi's marine waters and islands for more than fifteen years in sea kayaks and a variety of sailboats and has published numerous articles in Sea Kayaker. Williams builds wooden boats and does custom yacht and residential woodwork, dividing his time between Biloxi and Brandon, Mississippi. More information is avialable at his website at www.scottbwilliams.com."
A Guide to the Marine Waters and Islands
Author: Scott B. Williams
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Boats and boating
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Companion teacher's guide to the Mystery of Blackbeard the Pirate.
Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
Thames Estuary Cruising Yarns
Author: Nick Ardley
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
A brother and sister live practically as orphans in the small coastal town of Thunderbolt while their parents, CDC doctors, travel the world fighting dreadful diseases. When a phone call comes in that their parents are in quarantine the children are determined to get to them. Historic past events soon collide with the present foiling the children's desperate attempt to reach their parents in time Each mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more Each mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Each Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, and a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level.
Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Galloopade International
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A groundbreaking new book, Still the Same Hawk: Reflections on Nature and New York brings into conversation diverse and intriguing perspectives on the relationship between nature and America's most prominent city. The volume's title derives from a telling observation in Robert Sullivan's contribution that considers how a hawk in the city is perceived so much differently from a hawk in the countryside. Yet it's still the same hawk. How can a hawk nesting above Fifth Avenue become a citywide phenomenon? Or a sudden butterfly migration at Coney Island energize the community? Why does the presence of a community garden or an empty lot ripple so differently through the surrounding neighborhood? Is the city an oasis or a desert for biodiversity? Why does nature even matter to New Yorkers, who choose to live in the concrete jungle? Still the Same Hawk examines these questions with a rich mix of creative nonfiction that ranges from analytical to anecdotal and humorous. John Waldman's sharp, well-crafted introduction presenting dualism as the defining quality of urban nature is followed by compelling contributions from Besty McCully, Christopher Meier, Tony Hiss, Kelly McMasters, Dara Ross, William Kornblum, Phillip Lopate, David Rosane, Robert Sullivan, Anne Matthews, Devin Zuber, and Frederick Buell. Together these pieces capture a wide range of viewpoints, including the myriad and shifting ways New Yorkers experience and consider the outdoors, the historical role of nature in shaping New York's development, what natural attributes contribute to New York's regional identity, the many environmental tradeoffs made by urbanization, and even nature's dark side where "urban legends" flourish. Still the Same Hawk intermingles elements of natural history, urban ecology, and environmental politics, providing fresh insights into nature and the urban environment on one of the world's great stages for the clash of these seemingly disparate realms--New York City.
Reflections on Nature and New York
Author: John Waldman
Publisher: Fordham University Press
American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author, Bayard Taylor (1825 – 1878) led a remarkable life and left a fascinating legacy. His travel books are known for their keen details, humor, and adventure. His poetry still stands up and his translations were at one time considered some of the finest. In 1849, Taylor made a trip to California and Mexico. Throughout the journey he kept detailed accounts of adventures, mishaps, happy times, and interesting characters he met along the way. In the tradition of classic travel writers, Taylor takes you along to a fascinating world that no longer exists. Gold prospecting in California and surviving robbers in Mexico were just part of the exciting adventures Taylor encountered. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.
Author: Bayard Taylor
Publisher: BIG BYTE BOOKS
Henry Marshall Tory was one of Canada's foremost education "founders." E.A. Corbett's biography, originally published in 1954, provides an intelligent assessment of a man who began life intending to be a Methodist minister, moved into the field of science and became an administrator.
Author: E. A. Corbett
Publisher: University of Alberta
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Category: Bibliography, National
"Shelly Cat By the Sea: Adventures at the Beach" is the delightful story of Shelly Cat and her two "marvelous" mice friends, Marv & Louis, who live by the beach. Each adventure is an opportunity for education about the beach environment on the west coast.
Adventures at the Beach
Author: Nancy Lee Artist By-The-Sea
In seventeenth-century Britain, a new breed of 'curious' gardeners were pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and new plants were stealing into Europe from East and West. John Tradescant and his son were at the vanguard of this change - as gardeners, as collectors and above all as exemplars of an age that began in wonder and ended with the dawning of science. Jennifer Potter's book vividly evokes the drama of their lives and takes its readers to the edge of an expanding universe. Strange Blooms is a magnificent pleasure for gardeners and non-gardeners alike.
The Curious Lives and Adventures of the John Tradescants
Author: Jennifer Potter
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
This edition includes:A Princess of MarsThe Gods of MarsThe Warlord of Mars
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher: eStar Books
An engaging 1887 account of the cultural development of Venice through vibrant biographical sketches of key figures.
Doges, Conquerors, Painters, and Men of Letters
Author: Margaret Oliphant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press