A Meeting Of Land And Sea

Author: Director of the Harvard Forest David R Foster
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ISBN: 9780300214178
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An eminent ecologist shows how an iconic New England island has been shaped by nature and human history, and how its beloved landscape can be protected

The History Of Martha S Vineyard

Author: Arthur Railton
Publisher: Commonwealth Editions
ISBN: 9781933212715
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"Published in association with the Martha's Vineyard Historical Society, this comprehensive illustrated history of the island was written by its foremost authority."

Martha S Vineyard Basketball

Author: Bijan C. Bayne
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442238976
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Year round on Martha’s Vineyard Island off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, residents and vacationers have played basketball—almost since the game was invented. The Oak Bluffs summer league on the Island was innovative, ethnically diverse, welcomed female players, and fostered thousands of friendships. President Obama, NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving, and Family Matters sitcom star Jaleel White have all played basketball on Martha’s Vineyard, as did future college stars, authors, war heroes, and entrepreneurs. Their stories touch current events from World War I through the Civil Rights Movement—and even include the filming of the blockbuster Jaws. Martha’s Vineyard Basketball: How a Resort League Defied Notions of Race and Class follows the rich history of basketball on the Island and tells the stories of the players and coaches themselves. During the heyday of Martha’s Vineyard basketball in the 1970s and ‘80s, the courts provided a place for friendships that looked past social class and race—a unique situation given that nearby cities such as Boston were sites of violent demonstrations against integration. Original interviews with those who were there not only reveal the racial dynamics on Martha’s Vineyard, but also relate amusing anecdotes of encounters with celebrities that include Charles Lindbergh, James Cagney, Frank Sinatra, and future star James Taylor. Martha’s Vineyard Basketball reveals little-known aspects of the Island, shares the realities and triumphs of residents and vacationers alike, and demonstrates the unifying power of basketball. New Englanders, basketball fans, and those interested in race and class relations will all find this book a noteworthy account of a singular place.

Martha S Vineyard

Author: Thomas Dresser
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625849044
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Martha's Vineyard is cherished by many as a summer paradise, but few know of its rich past. Descendants of the first Native American inhabitants still reside on the Vineyard. Once a critical whaling hub, the island's success drew in newcomers from around the world. Following the Civil War, land developers set their sights on attracting tourists to the island's scenic beaches, and soon thereafter, a visit from President Grant established Martha's Vineyard as a vacation haven. From a movement to secede from Massachusetts to the making of the summer blockbuster Jaws, author Thomas Dresser weaves together the threads of the Vineyard's fascinating history. Discover how this remarkable island adapted to the times and came to be one of the most sought-out vacation destinations on the East Coast.

The Nature Principle

Author: Richard Louv
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616201509
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For many of us, thinking about the future conjures up images of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: a post-apocalyptic dystopia stripped of nature. Richard Louv, author of the landmark bestseller Last Child in the Woods, urges us to change our vision of the future, suggesting that if we reconceive environmentalism and sustainability, they will evolve into a larger movement that will touch every part of society. This New Nature Movement taps into the restorative powers of the natural world to boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds. Supported by groundbreaking research, anecdotal evidence, and compelling personal stories, Louv offers renewed optimism while challenging us to rethink the way we live.

Hidden History Of Martha S Vineyard

Author: Thomas Dresser
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 143966028X
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Behind the mansions and presidential vacations of Martha’s Vineyard hide the lost stories and forgotten events of small-town America. What was the island’s role in the Underground Railroad? Why do chickens festoon Nancy Luce’s grave? And how did the people of the Vineyard react in 1923 when the rumrunning ship John Dwight sank with the island’s supply of liquor aboard? Delve deep below the surface of history to discover the origin and meaning of local place names and the significance of beloved landmarks. Celebrated local historian Thomas Dresser unearths the little-known stories that laid the foundations for the community of Martha’s Vineyard.

Hemlock

Author: Anthony D'Amato
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300179383
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An appreciation of the beautiful, iconic, and endangered Eastern Hemlock and what it means to nature and society

Martha S Vineyard

Author: Suzan Bellincampi
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ISBN: 9780991502806
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In Martha's Vineyard: A Field Guide to Island Nature, author Suzan Bellicampi takes you both on the favorite Island trails and behind the scenes in what the natural Vineyard has to offer. The book even explains how the Vineyard was formed by glaciers moving across the land, and the clues to the past those massive ice forms left behind. The book has trail guides to six of the favorite walks on the Island, with specific directions and what you can see along the way. It also includes sketches of the flora and fauna on the Vineyard, to help you recognize all the plants and animals that call the Island home. It is fully illustrated with beautiful Island photographs and illustrations.

To The New Owners

Author: Madeleine Blais
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 0802189091
Size: 47.49 MB
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In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais’ in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha’s Vineyard for the exorbitant sum of $80,000. 2.2 miles down a poorly marked, one lane dirt road, the house was better termed a shack—it had no electricity, no modern plumbing, the roof leaked, and mice had invaded the walls. It was perfect. Sitting on Tisbury Great Pond—well-stocked with oysters and crab for foraged dinners—the house faced the ocean and the sky, and though it was eventually replaced by a sturdier structure, the ethos remained the same: no heat, no TV, and no telephone. Instead, there were countless hours at the beach, meals cooked and savored with friends, nights talking under the stars, until at last, the house was sold in 2014. To the New Owners is Madeleine Blais’ charming, evocative memoir of this house, and of the Vineyard itself—from the history of the island and its famous visitors to the ferry, the pie shops, the quirky charms and customs, and the abundant natural beauty. But more than that, this is an elegy for a special place. Many of us have one place that anchors our most powerful memories. For Blais, it was the Vineyard house—a retreat and a dependable pleasure that also measured changes in her family. As children were born and grew up, as loved ones aged and passed away, the house was a constant. And now, the house lives on in the hearts of those who cherished it.

The Vineyard We Knew

Author: Kevin Parham
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 098494852X
Size: 46.50 MB
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Do YOU remember summer vacations on Martha's Vineyard? Were you fortunate enough to bask in the warmth of the summer sun by day and drift off to sleep in comfort at night? Did thoughts of casual walks along the beach, delectable meals, recreation and entertainment by the sea, make you long to be there again? Well, beneath the hype is another story to be told. Decades ago, six young cousins spent summers with their grandmother in an old, rickety, two-bedroom cottage in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. There, discipline ruled and privilege was a pipe dream. The Vineyard We Knew is a charming and entertaining story of life seen through the eyes of a young boy named Kevin. Through these vignettes, you will: * Experience the nuances of a humble lifestyle on Martha's Vineyard * Enjoy the unpredictable and spirited personalities of Kevin and his family * Discover how adversity strengthens character, regardless of social class or economic circumstances * Remember the beautiful link between childhood experiences and adult revelations Come and take a ferry ride back through time to Martha's Vineyard in the 1960s, where the trials and triumphs of these close-knit cousins—who find themselves stranded on an island off the coast of Cape Cod—are on full display. This book will captivate you with its enchanting story about summer life on Martha's Vineyard—a story unlike any written before. Don't wait to experience it!