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Perspectives on the Chesapeake Bay, 1990

Advances in Estuarine Sciences

Author: Michael Haire

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Category: Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)

Page: 98

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The Chesapeake Bride

A Novel

Author: Mariah Stewart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Newly divorced architect Cassidy Logan plans to build a house on historic Cannonball Island in the Chesapeake Bay, where wanderer Owen Parker has decided to return home. Pursuing Cassidy will force Owen to face the reasons he avoided relationships in the past.

The Influence of Ground Water on Nitrogen Delivery to the Chesapeake Bay

Author: Scott W. Phillips

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Category: Electronic government information

Page: 6

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The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works

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Category: Chesapeake and Delaware Canal

Page: 322

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East of the Chesapeake

Author: William H. Turner

Publisher: JHU Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 245

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His own drawings illustrate the stories, and they, too, win us over with their honesty and charm."--BOOK JACKET.

Nonnative Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

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Category: Science

Page: 344

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Nonnative Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay discusses the proposed plan to offset the dramatic decline in the bay’s native oysters by introducing disease-resistant reproductive Suminoe oysters from Asia. It suggests this move should be delayed until more is known about the environmental risks, even though carefully regulated cultivation of sterile Asian oysters in contained areas could help the local industry and researchers. It is also noted that even though these oysters eat the excess algae caused by pollution, it could take decades before there are enough of them to improve water quality.

Shifting Baselines in the Chesapeake Bay

An Environmental History

Author: Victor S. Kennedy

Publisher: JHU Press

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Category: Science

Page: 168

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Such knowledge can help illustrate the Bay’s potential fertility and stimulate efforts to restore this pivotal maritime system’s ecological health and productivity.

Waterfowling on the Chesapeake, 1819-1936

Author: C. John Sullivan

Publisher: JHU Press

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Category: History

Page: 195

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Part documentary, part nostalgic history, and part informational catalogue, Waterfowling on the Chesapeake, 1819–1936 explores a century of hunting on the Chesapeake Bay and its major tributaries—from the heyday of gun clubs and market shooting to the rise of conservation law. Drawing on oral histories and period documents and artifacts, C. John Sullivan, a longtime collector of decoys and hunting paraphernalia and a frequent guest curator of exhibits, looks at the effects of technological change, the relationship between hunter and dog, the recognition of decoys as folk art, and the history of hunting. He also introduces us to famous and lesser-known carvers and others who share an enthusiasm for this feature of Chesapeake cultural history and life.

Correspondence Between the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Companies

And the Proceedings of the Former in Relation to a Compromise of the Conflicting Claims of These Companies to the Left Bank of the River Potomac, Between the Point of Rocks and Harper's Ferry Or Williamsport

Author: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company

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Category: Canals

Page: 151

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Summary of Suspended-sediment Data for Streams Draining the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Water Years 1952-2002

Author: Allen C. Gellis

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Category: Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Page: 59

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The Chesapeake Campaigns 1813–15

Middle ground of the War of 1812

Author: Scott S. Sheads

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Category: History

Page: 96

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The War of 1812 was never the most popular of conflicts on both sides of the Atlantic. Bogged down by their involvement in the Napoleonic conflict in Europe, the British largely relied on the power of the Royal Navy in the early years of the war. Part of this naval strategy was to blockade the American coastline in order to strangle American commerce and bring the new nation to its knees. Nowhere was this blockade more important than in the Chesapeake. Partly in response to the sacking of York (modern Toronto), the British decided to strike at the nation's capital, Washington, DC, and a force of Peninsular War veterans under General Robert Ross landed, defeated the Americans at the battle of Bladensburg and took Washington on August 24, 1814. Buoyed by this success, the British pressed on towards Baltimore. However, they were forced to withdraw at the battle of North Point, and a naval bombardment of Fort McHenry failed to reduce the fort and Baltimore was spared. With his intimate knowledge of the events in this theatre of war, Scott Sheads of Fort McHenry NPS brings these dramatic events of American history to life.

Proceedings of the President and Directors of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, and of the Corporations of Washington, Georgetown, & Alexandria, in Relation to the Location of the Eastern Termination of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

Printed by Order of the General Meeting of the Stockholders: Convened on the 10th September, 1828

Author: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company

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Page: 31

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Providing for the Consideration of H.R. 3039, the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act of 1999

Report (to Accompany H. Res. 470).

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Rules

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Category: Ecosystem management

Page: 2

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The Chesapeake Diaries Series 8-Book Bundle

Coming Home, Home Again, Almost Home, Hometown Girl, Home for the Summer, The Long Way Home, At the River's Edge, On Sunset Beach

Author: Mariah Stewart

Publisher: Ballantine Books

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Category: Fiction

Page: 3232

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In the tradition of Robyn Carr, Susan Mallery, and Barbara Freethy, the stories in the Chesapeake Diaries series combine captivating contemporary romance with the heartwarming power of healing and redemption. Once you settle into the charming small-town rhythms of St. Dennis, Maryland, you’ll never want to leave. And now, you won’t have to, with the first eight novels in this beloved series from New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart collected in one eBook bundle: COMING HOME HOME AGAIN ALMOST HOME HOMETOWN GIRL HOME FOR THE SUMMER THE LONG WAY HOME AT THE RIVER’S EDGE ON SUNSET BEACH Along the way, you’ll meet Steffie Wyler, the proud owner of the One Scoop or Two ice cream parlor who is still searching for her happily ever after; Brooke Madison Bowers, the local pageant star who falls to pieces when her husband is killed while serving in Iraq; Dallas MacGregor, the award-winning actress who seeks refuge in St. Dennis after her Hollywood dream turns into a tabloid nightmare; and Sophie Enright, who discovers a shuttered restaurant and makes a bold move to finally pursue her dream career. The Chesapeake Diaries series brings together these unforgettable characters, and many more, in Mariah Stewart’s enchanting tales of love, compassion, and second chances. Praise for The Chesapeake Diaries “An engrossing story with poignant, relatable themes like grief, forgiveness, friendship, and rebirth . . . a heartwarming read.”—USA Today, on Hometown Girl “Delightfully warm and touching . . . The town and townspeople of St. Dennis, Maryland, come vividly to life under Stewart’s skillful hands.”—RT Book Reviews, on Home Again “Sweet, tender, and overflowing with small-town flavor.”—Library Journal, on Almost Home “Everything you love about small-town romance in one book . . . At the River’s Edge is a beautiful, heartwarming story. Don’t miss this one.”—Barbara Freethy

Life in the Chesapeake Bay

Author: Alice Jane Lippson

Publisher: JHU Press

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Category: Nature

Page: 324

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Life in the Chesapeake Bay is the most important book ever published on America's largest estuary. 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 Disappearing Islands of the Chesapeake

Author: William B. Cronin

Publisher: JHU Press

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Category: History

Page: 182

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

The Chesapeake House

Architectural Investigation by Colonial Williamsburg

Author: Cary Carson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

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Category: Architecture

Page: 488

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For more than thirty years, the architectural research department at Colonial Williamsburg has engaged in comprehensive study of early buildings, landscapes, and social history in the Chesapeake region. Its painstaking work has transformed our understanding of building practices in the colonial and early national periods and thereby greatly enriched the experience of visiting historic sites. In this beautifully illustrated volume, a team of historians, curators, and conservators draw on their far-reaching knowledge of historic structures in Virginia and Maryland to illuminate the formation, development, and spread of one of the hallmark building traditions in American architecture. The essays describe how building design, hardware, wall coverings, furniture, and even paint colors telegraphed social signals about the status of builders and owners and choreographed social interactions among everyone who lived or worked in gentry houses, modest farmsteads, and slave quarters. The analyses of materials, finishes, and carpentry work will fascinate old-house buffs, preservationists, and historians alike. The lavish color photography is a delight to behold, and the detailed catalogues of architectural elements provide a reliable guide to the form, style, and chronology of the region's distinctive historic architecture.

Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay

Author: Edward O. Murdy

Publisher: JHU Press

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Category: Nature

Page: 345

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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.

Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars

Author: Jamie L. H. Goodall

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

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Category: History

Page: 128

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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 well as lesser-known local figures like Gus Price and Berkeley Muse, whose tales of piracy are legendary from the harbor of Baltimore to the shores of Cape Charles.

Death of the Chesapeake

A History of the Military's Role in Polluting the Bay

Author: Richard Albright

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: History

Page: 232

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In essence this book deals with an area that contributes significantly to the pollution and degradation of Chesapeake Bay, but has been completely overlooked in many of the efforts to restore the Bay, specifically, the federal military pollution sources. The book also recognizes for the first time, that efforts to restore the Bay have failed because of violation of a fundamental precept of environmental cleanup; that is, to sample the site and see what is there. The Bay itself has never been sampled. Thus this book presents a view of the environmental condition of Chesapeake Bay that is totally unique. It covers a part of the history of the Bay that is not widely known, including how the Bay was formed. It presents a mixture of science, military history, and novel solutions to the Bay's degradation. In so doing, the author examines the military use of the Bay and reveals the extent of munitions dumpsites containing nitrogen and phosphorus as well as chemical warfare material, and how this is effecting the environment. The book concludes with the author's own clean-up plan that, if implemented, would go a long way to restoring health to Bay. The book is supplemented with many photographs and maps.