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Beautiful Swimmers by William W. Warner
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Jul 06, 2009

it was amazing
Read in April, 2009

You feel like you are there, on the Chesapeake. You see all the complexities of nature, how interconnected nature is with itself, how watermen depend on nature and have adapted to it. You learn about the history of how commerce developed on the Chesapeake, and how watermen adjust to the seasons. The author *really* knows his subject, and by the end you feel like you know the Chesapeake and the blue crab as well as anyone. Now I know all the local lingo. This book makes a great companion to Michener's "Chesapeake." I was especially drawn to both books since I grew up not far from the Chesapeake.

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