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Sippewissett: Or, Life on a Salt Marsh

3.71  ·  Rating Details  ·  34 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Tim Traver's Sippewissett is heir to a rich history of nature writing. Akin to classics like Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac and Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, the book forms an eloquent bridge between ecology and memory, science and art. Traver alternates between remembrances of the Cape Cod salt marsh where he spent his boyhood summers and the history of S ...more
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published September 15th 2006 by Chelsea Green Publishing Company
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Jan 30, 2010 Steve rated it liked it
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There are passages in Sippiwissett of clear, enveloping description that brought me fully into the scene and into the marsh the book explores. But there are also long sections of more abstract introspection and overwhelming strings of rhetorical questions -- whole paragraphs comprised of one after another -- and that made it hard to stay focused as I read. There just seemed to be too much going on here, between philosophical and theological speculations, family history, personal reflection, scie ...more
Jeri Waterloo
Feb 16, 2015 Jeri Waterloo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where are we headed

This book is not only about marsh but about nature itself it gives the reader something to think about . Excellent read
Dec 27, 2014 Merlin added it
good cape cod reader
Richard J.
Feb 04, 2013 Richard J. rated it it was amazing
Fine treatment of life on a marsh combining science, philosophy, literature and memoir. Well done.
Read it to understand how the marshes work and how they work in an ecological sense. And to enjoy the personal stories attached to the author's marsh life.
Jill Sansone
Aug 13, 2014 Jill Sansone rated it liked it
Great descriptions of the marsh and good commentary on the ecological issues present and future. AND if you are part of a multi generational summer community, his experiences are spot on!
Jun 04, 2014 Lill added it
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Interesting wander through the marsh and author's life. I thoroughly enjoyed
it's slow going so far on this one...he doesn't draw you in.
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