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The Resource Landfall along the Chesapeake : in the wake of Captain John Smith, Susan Schmidt

Landfall along the Chesapeake : in the wake of Captain John Smith, Susan Schmidt

Label
Landfall along the Chesapeake : in the wake of Captain John Smith
Title
Landfall along the Chesapeake
Title remainder
in the wake of Captain John Smith
Statement of responsibility
Susan Schmidt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 2002, Susan Schmidt retraced John Smith's 1608 voyage on the Chesapeake Bay. In Landfall along the Chesapeake, a cruising guide for Chesapeake boaters and a field log for naturalists, Schmidt compares the beauty of ancestral legacy and childhood memory to her observations on a 100-day voyage in a 22-foot boat."
  • "As Schmidt circles the Bay counterclockwise from Jamestown, she explores Smith's encounters with Native Americans and the Bay's ecological changes over the past hundred years. On each river and creek, she quotes Smith's journals on matching wits with Powhatan, meeting Pocahontas, surviving thunderstorms, ambush, and a stingray's barb. Anchored on wild creeks, Schmidt observes swans and dragonflies, lightning and sunsets; in port she interviews colorful characters and working watermen about blue crabs and oysters."
  • "Scientists explain the Bay's nitrogen overload, water-level rise, anoxia, Pfiesteria, Kepone, and the Ghost Fleet. Native American chiefs discuss their heritage then and now. Ashore, Schmidt walks on her ancestor's farm, now a military chemical dump, and climbs her grandfather's lighthouse. Despite her despair at bad air quality and diminished fisheries, and her dread of high wind and rough seas, Schmidt expresses gratitude for small-town hospitality and the navigation skills her father taught her."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schmidt, Susan
Dewey number
917.55/180444
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, John
  • Schmidt, Susan
  • Sailing
  • Natural history
  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
Label
Landfall along the Chesapeake : in the wake of Captain John Smith, Susan Schmidt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm60644712
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780801882968
Lccn
2005016598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0006486328
  • (OCoLC)60644712
Label
Landfall along the Chesapeake : in the wake of Captain John Smith, Susan Schmidt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm60644712
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780801882968
Lccn
2005016598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0006486328
  • (OCoLC)60644712

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