The Outermost House

The Outermost House Author Henry Beston
ISBN-10 0979311519
Year 2014-05-10
Pages
Language en
Publisher Owl Books (NY)
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Chronicles the four seasons on a Cape Cod beach. Includes an interview with the author's biographer, Daniel G. Payne.

The Outermost House

The Outermost House Author Henry Beston
ISBN-10 9780805073683
Year 2003-07-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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The author records his observations of nature during the year he spent in a Cape Cod beach house.

The Outermost House

The Outermost House Author Henry Beston
ISBN-10 080507368X
Year 2003-07-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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The author records his observations of nature during the year he spent in a Cape Cod beach house.

The Fo c sle

The Fo c sle Author Nan Parson Rossiter
ISBN-10 9781567924336
Year 2012
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher David R. Godine Publisher
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In 1926 on Cape Cod, writer/naturalist Henry Beston, living in a little house named the Fo'c'sle, observes native and migratory birds and other wonders of nature as the seasons change. Excerpts from Beston's nature book "The Outermost House" are interspersed throughout the story.

A Brief History of Eastham

A Brief History of Eastham Author Donald Wilding
ISBN-10 9781625859044
Year 2017-07-17
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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First known as Nauset, Eastham once reached across the eastern half of Cape Cod from Bass River to the tip of what is now Provincetown. The area was home to the Nauset tribe for thousands of years before exploration by Champlain and the Pilgrims, and it is now known as the "Gateway to the Cape Cod National Seashore." Whether it's the U.S. Life-Saving Service and its shipwreck rescues, Cape Cod's oldest windmill or tales of sea captains and rumrunners, Eastham is truly rich in history and tradition. Author Don Wilding wanders back in time through the Outer Cape's back roads, sand dunes and solitary beaches to uncover Eastham's fascinating past.

The Big House

The Big House Author George Howe Colt
ISBN-10 9781439124918
Year 2012-08-07
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Faced with the sale of the century-old family summer house on Cape Cod where he had spent forty-two summers, George Howe Colt returned for one last stay with his wife and children. This poignant tribute to the eleven-bedroom jumble of gables, bays, and dormers that watched over weddings, divorces, deaths, anniversaries, birthdays, breakdowns, and love affairs for five generations interweaves Colt's final visit with memories of a lifetime of summers. Run-down yet romantic, The Big House stands not only as a cherished reminder of summer's ephemeral pleasures but also as a powerful symbol of a vanishing way of life.

Common Ground A Naturalist s Cape Cod

Common Ground  A Naturalist s Cape Cod Author Robert Finch
ISBN-10 9780393311792
Year 1994-05-17
Pages 142
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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"In these compassionate, quietly evocative essays, Mr. Finch makes an eloquent case for dealing with nature not just as an extension of ourselves but as a world apart." -- New York Times Book Review When Common Ground was first published, Annie Dillard praised Robert Finch's essays for "their strength, subtlety, and above all their geniality." New readers will have a chance to discover that Finch's Cape Cod is indeed a wonderful place. The birds, fish, and animals that share the cape's fragile ecology on any given summer day with the human residents are described with the fresh eye of a first-rate nature writer.

Hidden History of Cape Cod

Hidden History of Cape Cod Author Theresa Mitchell Barbo
ISBN-10 9781625852441
Year 2015-06-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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The salty waves and sandy beaches of Cape Cod disguise its fascinating and nearly forgotten history. From Provincetown to Falmouth, the Cape's fifteen towns offer a plethora of hidden and enchanting tales. Learn why one of the most famous rescues in Coast Guard history spent nearly fifty years in the shadows without public notice. Discover which wild creature went from the nineteenth-century soup pot to enjoying conservation protection under state law. Historian Theresa Mitchell Barbo explores these mysteries and more, from the lost diary of a nineteenth-century schoolteacher to the reason Cape Codders call their lunch "the noontime dinner." Join Barbo as she lifts the lid on the quirky and remarkable character of Cape Cod and its forgotten happenings.

Journey to Outermost House

Journey to Outermost House Author Nan Turner Waldron
ISBN-10 0963054600
Year 1991-08-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Butterfly & Wheel Pub
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This is a lyrical record of a devoted naturalist's latter-day search for the essence and history of the hollowed Cape Cod site.

Legends Lore of Cape Cod

Legends   Lore of Cape Cod Author Robin Smith-Johnson
ISBN-10 9781625856753
Year 2016-05-23
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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Cape Cod has a rich tradition of local lore, stretching back to a time before the Pilgrims arrived. Ancient Wampanoag legends like Granny Squannit and Princess Scargo are as familiar as tales of pirates and explorers, including “Black Sam” Bellamy and Donald Baxter Macmillan. Felines often blocked “Cat’s Alley” in pursuit of food from fishermen’s boats. The remnants of Billingsgate Island can be seen at low tide, and visits from Jenny Lind and Helen Keller contrast with the mysterious stories of the “Lady of the Dunes” and New England’s Dark Day. Author Robin Smith-Johnson shares historic tales of shipwrecks, murders, hauntings and more from the Cape.

As You Think

As You Think Author James Allen
ISBN-10 1577312848
Year 2010-09-24
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher New World Library
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In 1904, a relatively unknown Englishman named James Allen wrote a little book called As a Man Thinketh. The book has become one of the world’s greatest self-help books — “self-empowerment” is a better term — for it not only reveals to us that the keys to success are within our own minds, it shows us how to use these keys to unlock the greatest fulfillment we can imagine. In this revised edition, author and publisher Marc Allen updates this classic, changing language that has become dated or obsolete, and honing the clarity of the message. He makes As You Think gender inclusive, showing how these principles are truly universal and apply to everyone, regardless of sex, age, race, beliefs, social class, or education. As You Think is a simple yet powerful reminder that “all we achieve and all that we fail to achieve is the direct result of our own thoughts.” We are the masters of our destinies.

Orion on the Dunes

Orion on the Dunes Author Daniel Payne
ISBN-10 1567925499
Year 2015-10-06
Pages 500
Language en
Publisher David R. Godine, Publisher
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Devotees of The Outermost House (and they are legion) will be profoundly grateful for Daniel Payne's superb biography of Henry Beston, a man who wrote one of the enduring classics of American nature writing, but whose life story until now has remained largely untold. Among its many virtues, Orion on the Dunes unearths the forces that shaped Beston's remarkable book, forces carefully hidden but deeply felt by anyone who has ever read it. Book jacket.

A Feathered River Across the Sky

A Feathered River Across the Sky Author Joel Greenberg
ISBN-10 9781620405352
Year 2014-01-30
Pages 302
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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The epic story of why passenger pigeons became extinct and what that says about our current relationship with the natural world. When Europeans arrived in North America, 25 to 40 percent of the continent's birds were passenger pigeons, traveling in flocks so massive as to block out the sun for hours or even days. The downbeats of their wings would chill the air beneath and create a thundering roar that would drown out all other sound. John James Audubon, impressed by their speed and agility, said a lone passenger pigeon streaking through the forest "passes like a thought.?? How prophetic-for although a billion pigeons crossed the skies 80 miles from Toronto in May of 1860, little more than fifty years later passenger pigeons were extinct. The last of the species, Martha, died in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo on September 1, 1914. As naturalist Joel Greenberg relates in gripping detail, the pigeons' propensity to nest, roost, and fly together in vast numbers made them vulnerable to unremitting market and recreational hunting. The spread of railroads and telegraph lines created national demand that allowed the birds to be pursued relentlessly. Passenger pigeons inspired awe in the likes of Audubon, Henry David Thoreau, James Fenimore Cooper, and others, but no serious effort was made to protect the species until it was too late. Greenberg's beautifully written story of the passenger pigeon paints a vivid picture of the passenger pigeon's place in literature, art, and the hearts and minds of those who witnessed this epic bird, while providing a cautionary tale of what happens when species and natural resources are not harvested sustainably.