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Kent, Bretton W. Fossil Sharks of the Chesapeake Bay Region. Columbia, MD: Egan, Rees and Boyer, Inc., 1994.
Annotation / Notes: An excellent manual and discussion about Maryland's most popular fossil, the shark's tooth.
Kent, Bretton W. Making Dead Oysters Talk. 1988; rev. ed. Crownsville, MD: Maryland Historical Trust, Historic St. Mary's City Commission and Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 1992.
Annotation / Notes: Kent's analyses of oysters from archaeological sites, tell a cautionary tale of overharvest which went unheeded for three centuries.
Kiger, Robert W., Galvin D. R. Bridson, and Donna M. Connelly, eds. Huntia. Vol 7. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Institute of Technology. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, 1987.
Annotation / Notes: In this volume contributors James Reveal, George Frick, Melvin Brown and Rose Broome lay out a remarkable history of Maryland (and the Chesapeake's) earliest botanists, their personal stories, their observations and collections, which are still preserved at the British Museum in London. This is technical material, but salted in are the remarkable human stories and insights into a Chesapeake different from today.
Mackiernan, Gail B., ed. Dissolved Oxygen in Chesapeake Bay: Processes and Effects. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1988.
Annotation / Notes: The summer loss of dissolved oxygen in deep waters of the Bay is one indicator of the estuary's serious environmental problems. Any student of the Bay should understand this phenomenon.
Middleton, Arthur Pierce. Tobacco Coast. 1953; reprint, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.
Annotation / Notes: Middleton, subsequently a retired Episcopal Canon, for years directed work at Colonial Williamsburg. This defining volume on Chesapeake Maritime History contains valuable environmental references coupled to the region's colonial economy.
Poag, C. Wylie. Chesapeake Invader: Discovering America's Giant Meteorite Crater. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999.
Annotation / Notes: Poag's recent book discusses the massive bolide impact which set up the geology beneath Chesapeake Bay. While the impact was centered beneath what is today the Virginia Eastern Shore, parts of the bolide struck in Maryland as well, and affected the entire drainage system.
Smith, David E., Merrill Leffler, and Gail Mackiernan, eds. Oxygen Dynamics in Chesapeake Bay: A Synthesis of Recent Research. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1992.
Annotation / Notes: A follow-on to Mackiernan, 1988.
Smith, John. The General Historie of Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles. 1624; reprint, Ann Arbor: University Microfilms, 1966.
Annotation / Notes: Facsimile, also reissued by World Publishing, Cleveland, OH. This volume is as close to reading the original as most of us will get. John Smith was the first environmental observer of Bay and watershed, and his insights are sobering when one contemplates the changes we have wrought.
Vokes, Harold E. Miocene Fossils of Maryland. 1957; reprint, Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey, 1968.
Ward, Lauck W., and David S. Powars. Tertiary Stratigraphy and Paleontology, Chesapeake Bay Region, Virginia and Maryland. Washington, DC: 28th International Geological Congress, American Geophysical Union, 1989.
Annotation / Notes: A thorough discussion of how layers of this region's fossils lie in our exposed cliffs. Not a popularly written text, but this is how to find and identify many of the region's marvelous fossils.
Michener, James. Chesapeake. New York: Random House, Inc., 1978.
Annotation / Notes: Historical novel.
Guest, C. "The Boarding of the Dependent Poor in Colonial America." Social Service Review 63 (March 1989): 92-112.
Jerrard, Margot. "Love and Marriage in Colonial Maryland." Maryland 25 (December 1993): 66-67, 69.
Quinn, David B. "Why They Came." In Early Maryland in a Wider World, edited by David B. Quinn, 119-148. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1982.
Hoffer, Peter Charles, and N.E.H. Hull. "The First American Impeachments." William and Mary Quarterly 35 (1978): 653-667.
Kent, Barry C. Susquehanna's Indians. Anthropological Series, no. 6. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission, 1984.
Kinsey, W. Fred, III. "Lancaster Before History Began: Prehistoric Archaeology." Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society 99 (1998): 142-171.
Klein, Michael J., and J. Sanderson Stevens. "Ceramic Attributes and Accokeek Creek Chronology: an Analysis of Sherds from the Falcon's Landing (18PR131) and the Accotink Meander (44FX1908) Sites." North American Archaeologist 17 (1996): 113-141.
Miller, Shannon. Invested with Meaning: The Raleigh Circle in the New World. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.
Neiman, Fraser Duff. An Evolutionary Approach to Archaeological Inference: Aspects of Architectural Variation in the 17th-Century Chesapeake. Ph.D. diss., Yale University, 1990.
Neiman, Fraser Duff. Prehistoric Peoples of Maryland's Coastal Plain. [Baltimore]: Department of Natural Resources, Tidewater Administration Coastal Resources Division, 1979.
Rabb, Theodore K. Jacobean Gentleman: Sir Edwin Sandys, 1561-1629. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998.
Riley, Edward M. "The Virginia Colonial Records Project." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 51 (1963): 81-89.
Rountree, Helen C., ed. Powhatan Foreign Relations, 1500-1722. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993.
Stevens, J. Sanderson. "Examination of Shepard and Potomac Creek Wares at a Montgomery Complex Site (44LD521)." Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology 14 (1998): 95-126.