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The Great Marsh: An Intimate Journey into a Chesapeake Wetland

Biography / Memoir

By: Harp.David W and Tom Horton

144 pages, 120 col photos

Johns Hopkins University Press

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #127735 | ISBN: 0801867770
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Harp and Horton embarked on a canoe trip exploring, documenting, and photographing the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Dorchester County, Maryland. This volume is the story of a single crossing of the Blackwater's length, east to west. Separate sidebar essays discuss how the marsh functions as a refuge for migrating butterflies, the wetlands sustain a lonely trapper, and the bogs yield archaeological treasures - remnants of American Indian hunting forays and colonial boat building - to careful investigation.

The Great Marsh, An Intimate Journey into a Chesapeake Wetland creates the kind of wonderful synergy that happens when collaborators are at the top of their game. Harp has never made better, more varied images; Horton... compliments Dave's superb photography with text as graceful as it is informative. -- Frank Van Riper Washington Post Full of stunning images and insightful prose, it's the next best thing to paddling a canoe through the wild and wonderful area that has been dubbed 'The Chesapeake's Everglades.' Baltimore Magazine Exquisitely illustrated with photographs on nearly every page. Northeastern Naturalist

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David W. Harp, former staff photographer for the Baltimore Sun Magazine, has received awards from the Maryland, Delaware, and D.C. Press Association and the National Press Photographers Association. His photography is regularly featured in national environmental and lifestyle magazines. Tom Horton reported on the Chesapeake Bay for the Baltimore Sun for fifteen years before becoming a freelancer in 1987. Horton's first book, Bay Country, won the John Burroughs Medal for our nation's best natural history book of the year.

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