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Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay

Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay

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The classic Pulitzer Prize-winning study of the Atlantic blue crab and the people of the Chesapeake Bay who have depended on it for generations. For decades, William Warner's exploration of the Atlantic blue crab and the Chesapeake Bay has delighted thousands of readers and become a modern American classic. Nature enthusiasts and fans of fine literature alike will find Beautiful Swimmers a timeless and enchanting study in the tradition of Rachel Carson and Annie Dillard. 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. "This is a book of rare grace and meditation, one that ranges from adventure to zoology, with no small measure of mystery and history." --Miami Herald "Beautiful Swimmers is wonderful to read and a distinguished addition to our literature." --Larry McMurtry

Author: William W. Warner
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Published: 03/21/1994
Pages: 352
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.40w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780316923354

About the Author
William W. Warner (1920-2008) won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1977 for Beautiful Swimmers. He was a longtime administrator for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and his writing appeared in the Atlantic Naturalist and the New York Times.

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