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Product details

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press (1 Jun. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801874351
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801874352
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.7 x 27.9 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,509,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A formidable research effort, Disappearing Islands of the Chesapeake makes for hours of escapist perusal by armchair mariners.

(Delmarva Quarterly)

I guarantee you will not lose interest as he isle-hops... touching more than 40 in all—and all disappearing.

(Bill Burton Bay Weekly)

Cronin tells an engaging story that's richly underscored by an abundance of vintage maps and archival photographs.

(Baltimore Magazine)

This is very probably the definitive book about the Chesapeake Bay Islands, especially those that are gone with the erosion.

(John Goodspeed Easton Star Democrat)

Time, tide, storms and resulting erosion are the enemies... making Cronin's book a valuable resource for future generations.

(Jackie Nickel The Mariner)

An island-by-island chronicle of the bay that documents the islands' earliest native and non-native American settlers.. and their current fate.

(Catherine Pierre Johns Hopkins Magazine)

About the Author

William B. Cronin spent his career with the Johns Hopkins Chesapeake Bay Institute, over the years contributing many articles to Chesapeake Bay Magazine.

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Since Capt. John Smith explored the bay in 1608, men and women of power, wealth, and individual enterprise have linked islands in the Chesapeake with events that shaped the history of the region, the nation, and the world. Read the first page
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A book to keep or a book to give 9 Aug. 2007
By Nancy R. Webster - Published on Amazon.com
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I was so delighted with this book, which was a purchase for my library's collection, that I bought another copy for myself! Living on the Chesapeake Bay myself, I am always on the hunt for great books for my personal library. When folks come for a visit, it's nice to have books for them to peruse. This book is a remarkable and timeless work of art as well as a wealth of knowledge! There are, sadly, too many places on the Bay that are gone forever, and many that are almost gone, due to time, tide and weather. This book gives the reader a wonderful history of each island, as well as magnificent photographs, and even GPS locations for each. If you're a Chesapeake Bay boater, you've gotta have this! If you know someone who is, or just someone who enjoys stories of our wonderful treasure of the Chesapeake, this makes a wonderful gift!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding Read... 8 Dec. 2010
By 3nksp87 - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent book. My wife and I are originally from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and I still have family that lives in Hoopersville. It was great reading about the other islands and their current plight.
For lay scientists and the public in general 13 Aug. 2013
By Ronald Bynum - Published on Amazon.com
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An interesting look at the history of the islands in the Chesapeake, those
still with us, and those underwater, and the theories that go with each.
Poignant, with captivating photos from the past.
Wow, this was a winner 10 Aug. 2013
By A. Cheney - Published on Amazon.com
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This was so clear and concise about the various islands in the Chesapeake and how erosion and high water levels are altering the landscape. Since some of my family lived on one of the islands affected, it made the narrative even more interesting.
Well researched 18 July 2013
By Betsy Davis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Purchased this as a gift for my son. Good history of the Chesapeake Bay area. Very informative and quite attractive.
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