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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

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The Enduring Shore: A History of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

The Enduring Shore: A History of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

by Paul Schneider

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 367 PAGES

The natural and human history of Cape Cod and its surrounding islands, as written by a resident of Martha's Vineyard. (USE66, $19.99)

Cape Cod Seashore Life, An Introduction to Familiar Plants and Animals

Cape Cod Seashore Life, An Introduction to Familiar Plants and Animals

by James Kavanagh

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PLASTIC CARD

A handy foldup plastic card with color illustrations for easy identification. (USE439, $6.95)

Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket: An Explorer's Guide

Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket: An Explorer's Guide

by Kimberly Grant

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 472 PAGES

A practical guide to the popular tourist destinations of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, compiled by a local photographer and writer. (USE105, $21.95)

Cape Cod Map

Cape Cod Map

by Ltd. Compass Maps

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  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
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A map of Cape Cod, including Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Island, at a scale of 1:107,000. (USE68, $6.95)

 
Backroad Bicycling on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket

Backroad Bicycling on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket


by Susan Milton | Kevin Jeffrey | Nan Jeffrey

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

Popular destinations for the casual cyclist, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket offer a variety of trails and roads to explore. (USE260, $18.95)

Away Offshore, Nantucket Island and Its People

Away Offshore, Nantucket Island and Its People


by Nathaniel Philbrick | Diane Swartz

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 273 PAGES

A cultural history of Nantucket and, most notably, of its storied whaling industry. This book is informed and entertainingly written, with a strong slant toward telling the stories of individuals. (USE266, $17.00)

In the Heart of the Sea, The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

In the Heart of the Sea, The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex


by Nathaniel Philbrick

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 302 PAGES

A seafaring tale of fearsome whales, cannibalism and sturdy 19th-century Nantucketers. The story depicts true events which inspired Melville to write Moby Dick. A fascinating history of 19th-century society in Nantucket. (OCE47, $17.00)

Cape Cod

Cape Cod


by Henry David Thoreau | Paul Theroux

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 319 PAGES

Thoreau muses on the ocean and his surroundings, as he combs the beaches of Cape Cod in this compelling portrait of coastal Massachusetts, its human and natural history. (USE65, $16.00)

The Perfect Storm, A True Story of Men Against the Sea

The Perfect Storm, A True Story of Men Against the Sea


by Sebastian Junger

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A gripping, now-famous blow-by-blow account of a 1991 disaster at sea. Junger reconstructs the final hours of six men aboard a 72-foot swordfish boat in the North Atlantic, battling against a torrential storm. (OCE06, $15.95)

Time and Tide: A Walk Through Nantucket

Time and Tide: A Walk Through Nantucket


by Frank Conroy

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 141 PAGES

An impressionistic memoir and account of life and love on the island of Nantucket. Conroy first visited as a 19-year-old in 1955. (USE326, $16.00)

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket


by Edgar Allen Poe | Jeffrey Meyers

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

The richly imagined tale of an adventurous (and unfortunate) stowaway on a whaling ship. Inspired by a true life shipwreck, this story of an adventurous (and unfortunate) stowaway on a whaling ship famously includes poor Pym's ordeal in the Antarctic. (ANT173, $9.95)

Against the Tide, The Fate of the New England Fisherman

Against the Tide, The Fate of the New England Fisherman


by Richard Adams Carey

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 381 PAGES

A discussion on the crisis that faces the New England fishing industry from a journalist who spent a year among the fishermen of Cape Cod. (USE44, $21.95)

Cod, A Biography of a Fish That Changed the World

Cod, A Biography of a Fish That Changed the World


by Mark Kurlansky

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 294 PAGES

A sparkling extended essay on the cod, looking at the importance of the fish to cuisine and history, as well as to Scandinavian, American and Canadian commerce. (OCE10, $16.00)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England


by Brian Cassie | Peter Alden

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1998
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 448 PAGES

A compact, easy-to-use overview of 1,000 New England's trees, wildflowers, mammals, insects and other flora and fauna. It also provides an extensive overview of the area's geology, weather patterns and natural sites. (USE06, $22.00)

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