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Beautiful Swimmers William Warner Exhibits His Skill As A Naturalist And As A Writer In This Pulitzer Prize Winning Study Of The Pugnacious Atlantic Blue Crab And Of Its Chesapeake Bay Territory Penguin Nature Library.

[Download] ➻ Beautiful Swimmers  ➼ William W. Warner – Buyphenergan500.us
  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Beautiful Swimmers
  • William W. Warner
  • English
  • 06 June 2017
  • 0316923354

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  1. says:

    I had long taken the Chesapeake Bay for granted until my grandparents began talking in earnest about selling their boat On a trip down there this summer, they recommended this book as a way of coming closer to the bay As the title indicates, Beautiful Swimmers Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay sets forth a rich and nuanced view of the Chesapeake crabbing trade, from the little beasties themselves to the government policies as of 1976 that affect the trade If you ll pardon the cliche, I had long taken the Chesapeake Bay for granted until my grandparents began talking in earnest about selling their boat On a trip down there this summer, they recommended this book as a way of coming closer to the bay As the title indicates, Beautiful Swimmers Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay sets forth a rich and nuanced view of the Chesapeake crabbing trade, from the little beasties themselves to the government policies as of 1976 that affect the trade If you ll pardon the cliche, Warner provides a rare window into a world most apparent to outsiders as bobbing buoys, supermarket crab canned, lump, and fresh , and the occasional crab cracking summer feast This window is remarkably clear thanks to Warner s ability to discuss the crabbing world in a voice equally comfortable with conservation policy, the intricate details of various crabbing crafts, the thick dialect of the watermen, and the occ...


  2. says:

    Beautiful book on an unlikely subjectAs a kid in Marblehead, Mass I liked to catch crabs off the rocks When I grew up a bit, I learned to eat them too a very succulent food that I still love But, I must confess that I never thought of reading books about them until one day I ran across William Warner s BEAUTIFUL SWIMMERS in a college bookshop This wonderful work contains all you ever wanted to know about the life cycle of one particular kind of crab that lives in Chesapeake Bay t...


  3. says:

    William Warner s Beautiful Swimmers is a classic piece of narrative non fiction, and a fine introduction to the blue crabs of Chesapeake Bay and the working lives of the watermen who pursue them It bears comparison to Rachel Carson s The Edge of the Sea for its attention to natural history, and its deft integration of the latest scientific data , to Henry Beston s The Outermost House for its portrait of a beautiful, isolated coastline , and to Michael Ruhlman s Wooden Boats for its sympath William Warner s Beautiful Swimmers is a classic piece of narrative non fiction, and a fine introduction...


  4. says:

    This book of non Fiction is written with such care of the subject, and the grace of the language and discriptions of everything from the beautiful swimmers chesapeake blue crabs themselves, to the history of the Chesapeake bay, the crab pot watermen to the pickers and packers Warner truly takes the reader into the world of watermen, and branches out to the world around them with a style that kept me reading, not wanting to put the book down Every chapter completed, I thought I had learned al This book of non Fiction is written with such care of the subject, and the grace of the language and discriptions of everything from the beautiful swimmers chesapeake blue crabs themselves, to the history of the Chesapeake bay, the crab pot watermen to the pickers and packers Warner truly takes the reader into the world of watermen, and branches out to the world around them with a style that kept me reading, not wanting to put the book down E...


  5. says:

    William Warner s Beautiful Swimmers is justly regarded as a classic of Chesapeake Bay literature Writing in the year of the nation s bicentennial, Warner paid tribute to the odd and fragile beauty of the Atlantic blue crab that is or used to be found in such abundance throughout the Chesapeake Indeed, Warner draws the title of his book from the scientific name of the crab, Callinectes sapidus Callinectes translates from the G...


  6. says:

    I came across this book as I was reading Chesapeake Although it was written in the 1970s, it is still a great companion piece to that book The descriptions of semi modern life on the Bay for both the watermen and the crabs and oysters were very vivid a wonderful homage to a unique way of life I haven t been to Smith Island since the 80s It made me want to go back and see how things have changed, as I am sure they have Well worth reading for those who are familiar with the area or interest I came across this book as I was reading Chesapeake Although it was ...


  7. says:

    A lovely book maybe even a love letter to a vanishing way of life about the blue crab, its Chesapeake Bay home and the folks who separate the two Highly readable and absorbing, the only thing that would improve it would be recipes.


  8. says:

    I can t remember how I came across this but am so glad I did It s very well written and tells many great, personal stories of the history and lives of crab fisherman on the Chesapeake Anyone who likes great stories and lives near the Bay will appreciate this.


  9. says:

    Non fiction about the Chesapeake Bay and the crabbing industry by a Pulitzer winner, 1976 For Marylanders who live and love The Bay it is worthwhile.


  10. says:

    So, there you are, in 2017, reading a 1994 reprint edition of a 1977 Pulitzer Prize winning book in non fiction You ve already lost the interest of millions of potential readers who believe the only good book is a fictional one, or at least a non fictional one structured to feel just like a fictional one, with a clear plot, central characters, and the rest To be sure, this is not one of those books written how should I say it with lots of creative flair Then, to add to its problems, it So, there you are, in 2017, reading a 1994 reprint edition of a 1977 Pulitzer Prize winning book in non fiction You ve already lost the interest of millions of potential readers who believe the only good book is a fictional one, or at least a non fictional one structured to feel just like a fictional one, with a clear plot, central characters, and the rest To be sure, this is not one of those books writte...

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