The house on Ipswich Marsh :exploring the natural history of New England /William Sargent.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-288842

Description

xv, 141 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm., "In 2003, Bill Sargent bought a big pink house in Ipswich, Massachusetts. His home sits on what is known as the Great Marsh, a fascinating patch of wetland shared by Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Sargent received a grant to study some of the rare and endangered ground-nesting birds that inhabit the public land adjacent to his property. Ipswich Marsh is about these birds, but much else as well." "Organized by the seasons of the year, The House on Ipswich Marsh features Sargent's trademark interplay of information about the natural world, ecology, and politics."--BOOK JACKET.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Natural history
Natural history.

Originator

Sargent, William, 1946-

Contents

The pink house (April 23, 2004) -- Spring -- Spring dawn: an awakening (May 4, 2003) -- Return of the bobolinks (May 4, 2003) -- Smith Island (June 9, 2003) -- Summer -- Crane's Beach (July 1, 2003) -- The Paine house (July 27, 2003) -- The matriarch: a time of rapid change (August 19, 2003) -- In suspect terrane: a billion years, in one short paddle (August 27, 2003) -- Hog Island (September 17, 2003) -- Autumn -- Crane's Beach (September 29, 2003) -- Autumn migrations (October 15, 2003) -- Man and coyotes (October 30, 2003) -- Ipswich clams (November 19, 2003) -- The deer hunt (December 5, 2003) -- Winter -- Why the New England Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins: a tale of snow, cold, and mitochondria (December 8, 2003) -- Coping with winter (January 19, 2004) -- The magnolias of Ravenswood Park (February 18, 2004) -- A new view of nature, a new view for Ipswich: the New England Biolabs campus (February 23, 2004) -- The big night (March 31, 2004) -- Local heroes (April 11, 2004).

Publication

Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England

Description

xv, 141 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
"In 2003, Bill Sargent bought a big pink house in Ipswich, Massachusetts. His home sits on what is known as the Great Marsh, a fascinating patch of wetland shared by Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Sargent received a grant to study some of the rare and endangered ground-nesting birds that inhabit the public land adjacent to his property. Ipswich Marsh is about these birds, but much else as well." "Organized by the seasons of the year, The House on Ipswich Marsh features Sargent's trademark interplay of information about the natural world, ecology, and politics."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes index.

ISBN

1584654651 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781584654650 (cloth : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks QH105.M4 S26 2005

Places

Massachusetts North Shore.
Massachusetts