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Maryland Department of Agriculture. Animal Health Programs in Maryland, 1880-1986. Annapolis, MD: Maryland Department of Agriculture, 1990.
Browne, Gary L. "Urban Centers of the Past." Maryland Heritage News 2 (Fall 1984): 6-7.
Annotation / Notes: A variety of factors effect the rise and fall of urban centers -- transportation, market, environmental, and political changes, as well as the rise of other centers. Browne presents a brief discussion of the fate of approximately ten urban centers.
Buckley, Geoffrey L. "Converting Minerals into Merchandise: Landownership and Environmental Alteration in the George's Creek Valley of Western Maryland, 1789-1842." Historical Geography 26 (1998): 151-75.
Molter, Nelson J. "A New Century - 100 Years Ago." Glades Star 9 (December 1999): 149, 160.
Sagle, Lawrence. "Beautiful Hills of Garrett." Glades Star 5 (September 1977): 37, 40-41.
Strain, Paula M. The Blue Hills of Maryland: History Along the Appalachian Trail on South Mountain and the Catoctins. Vienna, VA: Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, 1993.
Annotation / Notes: Strain states that the Maryland portion of the Appalachian Trail has more history than any other part of the path. She presents this history as one would encounter it along the trail, heading north from Harpers Ferry to Pennsylvania. A great deal of this history relates to the Civil War. She also tells the history of the Trail itself.
Sween, Jane C. "An Englishwoman Visits Montgomery County in 1830." Montgomery County Story 40 (August 1997): 441-52.
Trostel, Michael F. "Mondawmin: Baltimore's Lost County Estate." Bulletin of the Southern Garden History Society 8 (Summer 1991): 3-4.
Barnes, Brooks Miles, and Barry R. Truitt. Seashore Chronicles: Three centuries of the Virginia Barrier Islands. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1997.
Annotation / Notes: Much of this book captures a mood equally applicable to Maryland's sea islands. I suspect Norwood, in 1650, landed on a Maryland Island anyhow!
Barrie, Robert, and George Barrie, Jr. Cruises Mainly in the Bay of the Chesapeake. Philadelphia: The Franklin Press, 1909.
Annotation / Notes: The Barrie Brothers provide the first sailboat cruiser's look at Chesapeake Bay, seen beginning in 1899. They record incidentally a number of environmental observations.
Bennion, V.R., D.F. Dougherty, and Robert M. Overbeck. The Water Resources of Calvert County. Bulletin 8. Baltimore: Department of Geology, Mines and Water Resources, 1951.
Brewington, M. V. Chesapeake Bay: A Pictorial Maritime History. 1953; 2d edition, New York: Bonanza Books, 1956.
Annotation / Notes: While primarily about boats on the Bay, Brewington's book has many contemporary environmental insights.
Brooks, William K. The Oyster. 1891; reprint, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1966.
Capper, John, Garrett Power, and Frank Shivers. Chesapeake Waters: Pollution, Public Health and Public Opinion, 1602-1972. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1983.
Cowles, R.P. "A Biological Study of the Offshore Waters of Chesapeake Bay." Bulletin of the United States Bureau of Fisheries 46 (1930): 277-381.
Annotation / Notes: Cowles and his predecessor Lewis Radcliffe were the first to do coordinated studies of the hydrography and biology of the Bay, from 1915 to 1922. The kinds of organisms they found suggest the Bay was not yet experiencing the chronic summer loss of deep water dissolved oxygen encountered in today's polluted estuary.
Davidson, Steven G., Jay. G. Merwin, Jr., John Capper, Garrett Power, and Frank Shivers, Jr. Chesapeake Waters: Four Centuries of Controversy, Concern and Legislation. 1983; reprint, Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1997.
Annotation / Notes: Primarily on the political process paralleling environmental change but containing many references to contemporary conditions and problems.
Eble, Albert F., Victor S. Kennedy, and Roger E.I. Newell, eds. The Eastern Oyster: Crassostrea virginica. College Park, MD: Maryland Sea Grant College, 1996.
Annotation / Notes: A comprehensive update on oyster biology, and an impressive work.
Eble, Albert F., Victor S. Kennedy, and Roger E.I. Newell, eds. Images of the Chesapeake, 1612-1984. Catonsville, MD: Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1985.
Johnson, Paula J. Working the Water: The Commercial Fisheries of Maryland's Patuxent River. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1988.
Annotation / Notes: Johnson's book covers many of the fishing techniques and inventions which have so strongly impacted Chesapeake Bay's natural resources.
Keiner, Christine. "W. K. Brooks and the Oyster Question: Science, Politics, and Resource Management in Maryland, 1880-1930." Journal of the History of Biology [Netherlands] 31 (Fall 1998): 383-424.
Kelbaugh, Jack. "Diamondback Terrapin-An Ancient Anne Arundel Delectable-Part IV: The Bay Region's Terrapin Population in the 18th and 19th Centuries." Anne Arundel County History Notes 30 (January 1999): 5-6, 14.
Leone, Mark. "William Paca's Power Garden: The Art of Illusion in Colonial Annapolis." Maryland Humanities (July/August 1994): 9-11.
Maryland Geological Survey. Calvert County. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1907.
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.