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Outer Lands A Natural History Guide to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island, and Long Island

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ISBN-10: 0393064417

ISBN-13: 9780393064414

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Dorothy Sterling, Winifred Lubell, Robert Finch

List price: $17.95
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Did you know that horseshoe crabs have been around for 200 million years? That mussels "spin" long anchor lines and climb steep slopes with them? Do you know what a "Beetlebung" tree is? This is all part of Dorothy Sterling's fascinating description of The Outer Lands, and the plants and animals that inhabit this penninsula and chain of islands along our New England coast.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/17/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Author Dorothy Sterling was born on November 23, 1913 in Manhattan. She received a bachelor's degree from Barnard College in 1934. In the 1940's, she worked as a researcher for Life magazine, but left in frustration at a system under which women researchers gave material to men, who wrote the articles. Her first book, Sophie and Her Puppies, was published in 1951. She wrote more than 35 books for both children and adults throughout her lifetime including Freedom Train (1954), Captain of the Planter: The Story of Robert Smalls (1958), Black Foremothers: Three Lives (1979) and Close to My Heart (2005). She won numerous awards for her work including the 1976 Carter G. Woodson Book Award for…    

Artist Winifred Lubell's wonderful drawings have illustrated many of Dorothy Sterling's natural history books. She also lives on Cape Cod.