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Sarah Orne Jewett (September 3, 1849 - June 24, 1909) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet, best known for her local color works set along or near the southern seacoast of Maine. Jewett is recognized as an important practitioner of American literary regionalism Jewett's family had been residents of New England for many generations, and Sarah Orne Jewett was born in South Berwick, Maine.Her father was a doctor, and Jewett often accompanied him on his rounds, becoming acquainted with the sights and sounds of her native land and its people. As treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, a condition that developed in early childhood, Jewett was sent on frequent walks and through them also developed a love of nature. In later life, Jewett often visited Boston, where she was acquainted with many of the most influential literary figures of her day; but she always returned to South Berwick, small seaports near which were the inspiration for the towns of "Deephaven" and "Dunnet Landing" in her stories. Jewett was educated at Miss Olive Rayne's school and then at Berwick Academy, graduating in 1866.She supplemented her education through an extensive family library. Jewett was "never overtly religious," but after she joined the Episcopal church in 1871, she explored less conventional religious ideas. For example, her friendship with Harvard law professor Theophilus Parsons stimulated an interest in the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg, an eighteenth-century Swedish scientist and theologian, who believed that the Divine "was present in innumerable, joined forms - a concept underlying Jewett's belief in individual responsibility
Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall (1900-1977) was a chief U.S. Army combat historian during World War II and the Korean War. He authored some 30 books about warfare, including Pork Chop Hill: The American Fighting Man in Action, which was made into a film of the same name. Island Victory is the "story of the combat experiences of certain units of the 7th Infantry Division in the battle for the capture of Kwajalein [the southernmost and largest island in the Marshall Islands]" written from "the words of all men who fought and were not killed or badly wounded in the action."
Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket Naturalist® Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these handheld guides.
The southern flying squirrel, eastern tiger swallowtail, and wood duck are just a few of the species highlighted in this handy guide to the wildlife of Rhode Island. A map featuring prominent statewide wildlife sanctuaries is also included, making this a must-have identification resource for both visitors to the state and locals alike.
The Southern Appalachians contain the greatest concentration of federal public land and the largest remaining expanses of wilderness in the eastern United States. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fishes found in the Appalachian region spanning Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia. A map of prominent regional wildlife-viewing hotspots is also included. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.
I is for Island... One beautiful day, Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose pack up a basket and wade out to Squaw Island for a picnic. Before they can even spread their blanket, they find a hundred-dollar bill in the sand But when the kids come back the next day, the entire island has mysteriously disappeared. What is the secret of Squaw Island? Find out in this, the ninth book in this highly collectible series guaranteed to please all second- to fourth-grade sleuths.
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