Weekend Walks on the Delmarva Peninsula: Walks and Hikes in Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia by Jay Abercrombie, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Weekend Walks on the Delmarva Peninsula: Walks and Hikes in Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia

Weekend Walks on the Delmarva Peninsula: Walks and Hikes in Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia

by Jay Abercrombie
     
 

The curious wanderer's guide to the colorful history and the rich natural diversity of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bay area.
Follow the trails in this all-new guide, and you'll discover deep forests, secluded beaches, and unexpected wild landscapes. Jay Abercrombie deftly weaves his expertise in biology and ecology with a boundless interest in the ebb and flow

Overview

The curious wanderer's guide to the colorful history and the rich natural diversity of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bay area.
Follow the trails in this all-new guide, and you'll discover deep forests, secluded beaches, and unexpected wild landscapes. Jay Abercrombie deftly weaves his expertise in biology and ecology with a boundless interest in the ebb and flow of the human tide through the centuries.
The Delmarva Peninsula dangles close to the Baltimore-Washington-Philadelphia megalopolis, but it has always remained apart from the fast-paced urban world, maintaining a charming agrarian and maritime flavor with strong colonial roots. The walks in this book range from easy strolls to a challenging backpacking trip, and meander through old millpond areas, 18th-century villages, historic forts, and a rich diversity of natural habitats. A mild winter climate makes this region inviting for exploration all year 'round. 40 black & white photographs, 36 maps, index.

Editorial Reviews

Just a shout and a short drive from hectic Baltimore and Philadelphia, the Delmarva Peninsula offers natural charms and historical vistas that seem centuries away from those bustling metropolises. Jay Abercrombie's Weekend Walks on the Delmarva Peninsula introduces readers to the diverse pleasures of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bay area. The 2nd Edition includes walks that range from short strolls to ambitious hikes and backpacking forays, along with 36 maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881506679
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/17/2006
Series:
Weekend Walks Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
534,014
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author

Jay Abercrombie is an entomologist and field biologist and has guided natural history jaunts in North America and Europe, often over challenging terrain in search of elusive animals and plants. He lived in Maryland for 12 years. He is also the author of Walks & Rambles in Ohio's Western Reserve, and currently lives in Suffield, Ohio.

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