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  • Author:
    Mr. Tom Horton
  • ISBN:
    0801835259
  • ISBN13:
    978-0801835254
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  • Publisher:
    The Johns Hopkins University Press (September 1, 1987)
  • Pages:
    223 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Americas
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Horton - a Baltimore journalist who has developed a devoted but hitherto local following - ventures into a small.

Horton - a Baltimore journalist who has developed a devoted but hitherto local following - ventures into a small.

Originally published in hardback, this book about the Chesapeake is now.

Must reading in a city that reinvented itself by seeking itsharbor roots. Must reading in a city that reinvented itself by seeking itsharbor roots. - Baltimore Magazine. Mr. Horton - a Baltimore journalist who has developed a devoted but hitherto local following - ventures into a small, distinguished circle of nature writers. Fans of Aldo Leopold, John McPhee and Sigurd Olson won't be disappointed.

Thomas "Tom" Horton is a fictional character and patriarch of the Horton family on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives. He was played by Macdonald Carey from 1965 until his death in 1994

Thomas "Tom" Horton is a fictional character and patriarch of the Horton family on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives. He was played by Macdonald Carey from 1965 until his death in 1994. Tom Horton was born in 1910, married his wife Alice Grayson on March 7, 1930. Tom was a prominent doctor at Salem University Hospital and fathered five children, Tommy, Addie, Mickey, Bill, and Marie. As Smith Islanders might say, it's a 'right smart' book. Maryland Paperback Bookshelf.

by. Horton, Tom, 1945-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

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"Must reading in a city that reinvented itself by seeking itsharbor roots."--Baltimore Magazine.

"Mr. Horton--a Baltimore journalist who has developed a devoted but hitherto local following--ventures into a small, distinguished circle of nature writers. Fans of Aldo Leopold, John McPhee and Sigurd Olson won't be disappointed. This is not merely a book for those who already know the Chesapeake, although they will be enchanted by Tom Horton's vast knowledge, narrative skills and eye for detail. Like the true bay native he is, Mr. Horton uses the Chesapeake as a limitless resource from which to harvest a great bounty of observations about politics, nature, and human beings."--New York Times Book Review.

"Sailing down the Chesapeake in this book is bracing, for Horton is knowledgeable, thoughtful, full of wonder about the natural world and outspoken... As Smith Islanders might say, it's a `right smart' book."--Washington Post.

Maryland Paperback Bookshelf.


Anasius
Although this book was written 25 years ago, it still contains a lot of information that is relevant today. I've always wanted to know and learn more about the bay and its surrounding areas. And this is as close to a "definitive" book about the Chesapeake Bay as you can get today (albeit a little dated).

The book blends nature, human history and environmental science in one accessible volume and it is no surprise that it deservedly won the John Burroughs award. Sadly, judging from the number of Amazon reviews, it probably has been mostly neglected by the public. That is too bad -- too many people only pay lip service to "saving the bay", but never bothered to learn its ecology, history and culture. How can you save a place if you are ignorant about it? How can you save a place if you do have have any passion for it?

I only wish the author would bring out an updated version, or "sequel", to revisit the many issues raised in the book, and I am sure many things have changed in the last quarter century (and most probably not for the better). It would be interesting to see what changes have occurred, and what we can do to improve the health of the bay going forward.
Landarn
If you are not a fan of Chesapeake Bay you will be after you enjoy this wonderful book.
LivingCross
Reading Tom Horton is always a reliably engrossing experience. His style is fresh, and it compels me to look at Chesapeake Country in ever-richer ways.
Velellan
As enjoyable to read as it is informative.
Kulabandis
mr. hortons' penchant for big words left me scratching my head at times. no doubt, it's a good read if you want to learn about the chesapeake bay. but have a thesaurus nearby. sometimes you can guess what he's saying, but this book should have been more enjoyable. it did get me reading about the bay and the watermen that ply its' waters, i just found his writing style too extravagant for a book of this nature.
Kagaramar
"Bay Country" does justice to the many legitimate claims on the Chesapeake Bay. Horton loves the bay, its grasses, oysters, crabs, and rockfish; the watermen who live off it and exploit it, and the ways of life and physical artifacts -- bridges, old roads, cabins -- people have built around it. He also knows its lovers, including him, are killing it. He portrays the bay and its life, its tributaries(including a wonderful essey on how hard it is to wring every last pollutant from sewer water) the watermen, their traditional (and tight) communities, and the hard life they make from its resources. He has chapters on wind and energy use by people and animals. Horton poetically evokes the bay's charms, in a book that is part nature writing, part sociology, part ecological economy, and part a gloss on Pogo's famous remark, "We have met the enemy and he is us." Not a particularly hopeful book, but a very realistic one, fair to all sides and to the glorious bay itself.