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Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay


by William W. Warner
(William Warner joined the Smithsonian Institute in 1964...His writings have appeared in 'Atlantic Naturalist' and the 'New York Times'. A recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Exceptional Service Award...)

With an Introduction by John Barth and a new afterword by the Author
Drawings by Consuelo Hanks

Back Bay Books - 1994
(first Back Bay edition)

304 pages

p/b approx 21cm x 14cm - no inscriptions - b/w illustrations


from back cover:

For almost two decades, William Warner's Pulitzer Prize-winning exploration of the Atlantic blue crab and the Chesapeake Bay has delighted thousands of readers and become a modern American classic. Now, in an updated paperback edition, the author provides a new afterword that offers current information on the status of the Chesapeake today - its imperiled but resilient ecosystem and increasingly scarce resources. Nature enthusiasts and fans of fine literature alike will find BEAUTIFUL SWIMMERS a timeless and enchanting study...
In these pages we are immersed not only in the world of the Chesapeake's most intriguing crustaceans, but in the winds and tides of the Bay itself and the struggles of the watermen who make their living in pursuit of the succulent, pugnacious blue crab.


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