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Chesapeake: Bay of Light: An Exploration of the Chesapeake Bay's Wild and Forgotten Places

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Following in the footsteps of Captain John Smith’s voyages from 400 years ago, this book, filled with breathtaking photographs, captures the wild, untamed beauty and hidden and forgotten locales of the Chesapeake Bay. Peppered with quotes from Captain Smith and with powerful essays that speak of the harrowing plight of the Bay and the recent attempts at resuscitation, this keepsake presents the abundant wildlife and waterways of one of America’s most celebrated natural ...

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Overview

Following in the footsteps of Captain John Smith’s voyages from 400 years ago, this book, filled with breathtaking photographs, captures the wild, untamed beauty and hidden and forgotten locales of the Chesapeake Bay. Peppered with quotes from Captain Smith and with powerful essays that speak of the harrowing plight of the Bay and the recent attempts at resuscitation, this keepsake presents the abundant wildlife and waterways of one of America’s most celebrated natural treasures.

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"Invigorating . . . [shows] how extraordinarily enriched and beautiful the Bay still is."  —The Washington Post

"This beautiful collection of photos and essays . . . describe the bay's beauty and the dangers that threaten this extraordinary natural resource."  —The Baltimore Sun

"I can't keep my hands off  Chesapeake: Bay of Light . . . a totally beautiful effort that is worth every penny."  —The Washington Times

"Chesapeake: Bay of Light . . . is a beautiful testament to the estuary's glory and fragility. The book is a treat."  —Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Light fascinates photographer Ian Plant and catches your eye as you leaf through this gorgeous book . . . a sumptuous visual feast."  —Chesapeake Bay Magazine

"Photographer Ian Plant and author Tom Horton beautifully capture the Bay's changing moods."   —Chesapeake Life Magazine

"Ian Plant has seen the natural beauty of Chesapeake Bay like few other people ever have . . . in magnificent, full-color glory."  —The South Country Chronicle

"A large-format delight with stunning photographs . . . that brings back the best of the Bay."  —Chesapeake Paddler

Dennis Drabelle
If there were such a thing as poet laureate of Chesapeake Bay, Tom Horton would get my vote. In Chesapeake: Bay of Light, the author of the award-winning Bay Country has teamed up with photographer Ian J. Plant to produce a book that is at once invigorating and disheartening. The invigorating message is how extraordinarily enriched and beautiful the Bay still is…the disheartening side is contained in a kind of litany to be found in Horton's introduction. "Morbidly obese," he calls the Bay, explaining that "from polluted air, from human wastes, from farmland fertilizers, nitrogen and phosphorous flood the estuary with several times the nutrients its natural systems ever evolved to handle."
—The Washington Post
The Washington Post
Invigorating . . . [shows] how extraordinarily enriched and beautiful the Bay still is.
The Washington Times
I can't keep my hands off 'Chesapeake: Bay of Light' . . . a totally beautiful effort that is worth every penny.
Chesapeake Paddler
A large-format delight with stunning photographs . . . that brings back the best of the Bay.
MD) The Daily Times (Salisbury
The book is filled with breathtaking photographs.
Chesapeake Bay Magazine
Light fascinates photographer Ian Plant and catches your eye as you leaf through this gorgeous book . . . a sumptuous visual feast.
Chesapeake Life Magazine
Photographer Ian Plant and author Tom Horton beautifully capture the Bay's changing moods.
The South Country Chronicle
Ian Plant has seen the natural beauty of Chesapeake Bay like few other people ever have . . . in magnificent, full-color glory.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977793341
  • Publisher: Mountain Trail Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,372,098
  • Product dimensions: 12.00 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian J. Plant is a professional photographer. His work has been featured in Blue Ridge Parkway Wonder and Light, Maryland Wonder and Light, Shenandoah Wonder and Light, West Virginia Wonder and Light, and Virginia Wonder and Light. He lives in Lorton, Virginia. Tom Horton is the author of Bay Country, The Great Marsh, An Island Out of Time, Turning the Tide, and Water's Way. His articles have been featured in National Geographic. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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