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Lobster Chronicles, Life on a Very Small Island

Lobster Chronicles, Life on a Very Small Island

by Linda Greenlaw

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 238 PAGES

A former swordboat captain, and a fine writer to boot, Greenlaw returns to the small Maine island where she grew up and takes up the lobstering life. A wonderful depiction of coastal Maine, the lobster industry and a tiny community bound to the sea and each other. (USE352, $13.99)

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)

Fodor's New England

Fodor's New England

by Inc. Fodor's Travel Publications

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

A practical guide in the popular series, filled with valuable information on accommodation, shopping, sights, and dining. (USE442, $23.99)

New England Map

New England Map

by Mad Maps

  • 2007
  • MAP

A road map of all of New England, at a scale of 1:600,000. (USE270, $10.95)

 
Acadia National Park Map

Acadia National Park Map


by Trails Illustrated

  • MAP

A hiker's detailed topographic map of Acadia National Park, shown at a scale of 1:50,000, printed on tear-resistant, waterproof paper. (USE154, $11.95)

Lonely Planet Pocket Boston

Lonely Planet Pocket Boston


by Lonely Planet

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2015
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES
  • COMING IN JANUARY

A practical guide to the city of Boston that fits in your pocket, with the top sites, the best walks, food, art, shopping, views, nightlife and more. Includes pull-out city map. (BOS39, $14.99)

The American Revolution, A Historical Guidebook

The American Revolution, A Historical Guidebook


by Frances H. Kennedy

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 432 PAGES

A chronological guide to more than 150 historical scenes of the American Revolution livened with maps, primary sources and context from leading historians. (USE611, $39.95)

1776

1776


by David McCullough

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 755 PAGES

This lively bestseller tells the early history of the Revolutionary War, bringing to life an extraordinary period and a vast array of characters on both sides of the conflict. (USA189, $18.00)

Coastal Maine, A Maritime History

Coastal Maine, A Maritime History


by Roger Duncan

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

A four hundred year history of Maine, focusing on maritime traditions and seafaring, as well as coastal settlement and development. (USE247, $24.95)

Founding Brothers, The Revolutionary Generation

Founding Brothers, The Revolutionary Generation


by Joseph J. Ellis

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A riveting tale of Washington, Madison, Hamilton and especially of Jefferson and Adams. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, it's a fascinating glimpse into the early days of our country. (USE244, $15.95)

Lexington and Concord, The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution

Lexington and Concord, The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution


by Arthur Bernon Tourtellot

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

A popular history of the opening shots of the American Revolution. (BOS16, $18.95)

The Americans, the Colonial Experience

The Americans, the Colonial Experience


by Daniel Boorstin

  • HISTORY
  • 1964
  • PAPER
  • 434 PAGES

Winner of the Bancroft Prize, this wide-ranging portrait of colonial America looks to the origins of the American character and its institutions. (USA05, $17.95)

The Most Beautiful Villages of New England

The Most Beautiful Villages of New England


by Tom Shachtman

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

New England's most picturesque towns and villages are presented through 240 full-color photographs. Accompanying descriptions fill in details about each town's history and architecture. (USE42, $40.00)

Edward Hopper's Maine

Edward Hopper's Maine


by Kevin Salatino

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 176 PAGES

An overview of the works the great American painter made during summer vacations to Maine from 1914 to 1929. Included in this collection of over 100 plates are numerous recreations of the Maine landscape, including his famous lighthouses and 32 oils the artist made plein-air on Monhegan Island. (USE556, $49.95)

Maine Moderns

Maine Moderns


by Susan Danly | Libby Bischof

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 171 PAGES

A lushly illustrated exploration of the modernist artists who gathered on the coast of Maine between 1900 and 1940, in the region then known as Seguinland. Includes work by Paul Strand, Marsden Hartley, Gaston Lachaise and others. (USE542, $50.00)

Norman Rockwell, A Life

Norman Rockwell, A Life


by Laura Claridge

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 592 PAGES

A provocative biography of the iconic American illustrator, detailing his life and work. (USE348, $16.95)

One Man's Meat

One Man's Meat


by E.B. White

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 279 PAGES

By the author of "Charlotte's Web," a collection of observant and often humorous essays about daily life on a Maine saltwater farm. A wonderful portrait of coastal small-town life, originally published in 1938. (USE43, $16.95)

The House by the Sea, A Journal

The House by the Sea, A Journal


by May Sarton

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

One of many journals by May Sarton, who moved from New Hampshire to live alone in a house on the seacoast of Maine. She writes beautifully on the topics of aging, solitude, nature, gardening, food, relationships and, of course, ife in coastal Maine. (USE61, $21.00)

Empire Falls

Empire Falls


by Richard Russo

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel lovingly set in a fictitious Maine mill town. Russo has composed an entertaining and poignant portrait of what lies beneath the facade of small-town New England life. (USE220, $15.95)

Rabble in Arms

Rabble in Arms


by Kenneth Lewis Roberts

  • LITERATURE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 586 PAGES

The second of Roberts's epic novels of the American Revolution, originally published in 1933, which has as its center the military campaigns of Benedict Arnold. (USE574, $18.95)

Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England


by William Cronon

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 242 PAGES

In this ecological -- and social -- history of New England, Cronon documents the ecological changes and impact of European colonization. (USE347, $15.00)

Colors of Fall, A Celebration of New England's Foliage Season

Colors of Fall, A Celebration of New England's Foliage Season


by Jerry Monkman

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER

Capturing the spectacular fall display from the Berkshires of Massachusetts, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and the wilds of northern Maine in 75 color photos. (NYS92, $19.95)

New England Autumn

New England Autumn


by Ferenc Mate | Candace Mate

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 160 PAGES

Magnificent photographs of farmsteads, pastures, forests, wharves and villages from Maine to Connecticut are paired with the poetry and literature of Dickinson, Thoreau and Waldo Emerson in this pictorial celebration of season. With a 14-page section of maps and practical travel information. (USE337, $25.00)

Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England

Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England


by Tom Wessels | Brian Cohen | Ann Zwinger

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 200 PAGES

In this entertaining, informative book, the history of the New England forest unfolds like a mystery novel. Wessels examines the character of the central New England forest through the clues left behind by fires, logging, storms and economic fads. (USE07, $21.95)

The Secret Life of Lobsters, How Fishermen and Scientists are Unraveling the Mysteries of our Favorite Crustacean

The Secret Life of Lobsters, How Fishermen and Scientists are Unraveling the Mysteries of our Favorite Crustacean


by Trevor Corson

  • SCIENCE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 299 PAGES

Corson unravels the behavior of lobster and lobstermen on Little Cranberry Island in the Gulf of Maine. Besides dealing with the lobstermen-scientist row over quotas, the book offers an in depth look into the social behavior of these strange (and strangely abundant) crustaceans. (USE340, $13.99)

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America


by Jon Dunn

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages. (FG09, $27.95)

New England Wildlife

New England Wildlife


by Raymond Leung | James Kavanaugh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PLASTIC CARD

This laminated, fold-out, pocket-size guide features illustrations of almost 150 species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. (USE234, $6.95)

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