Mackie, Norman Vardney, III. "Gravestone Procurement in St. Mary's County, 1634-1820." Maryland Historical Magazine 83 (Fall 1988): 229-40.
Annotation / Notes: Thirteen cemeteries were evaluated in this study which demonstrates the socio-economic data that can be compiled from the use and construction type of gravestones. The raw materials of the stones, their style, and the distribution of the stones can all be evaluated and the economic condition of the time deduced. For example, as more prosperous wheat growing farmers populated the area more money was spent on permanent markers. Also, as sandstone became available in the county more tombstone carvers were able to work in the area.
Olson, Sherry H.Baltimore: The Building of an American City. Revised edition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Annotation / Notes: The product of a geographer, this excellent history of Baltimore focuses on its physical growth as an urban center. Special emphasis is placed on how the city, and its inhabitants, handled the changes brought about by city growth.
Olson, Sherry H.Praising the Bridge that Brought them Over: One Hundred Years at Indian Head. Indian Head, MD: Naval Ordnance Station, 1990.
Annotation / Notes: The history of the military base, and its surrounding community, as told through photographs and excerpts with interviews from twenty-six individuals. A ten page time line charts events of importance among the Navy at Indian Head, in the town of Indian Head, and national and internationally.
Bonzek, Christopher F., and Philip W. Jones.Assembly of the Population Dynamics of Important Commercial or Recreational Fish of Chesapeake Bay, an Atlas of Commercial Fishery Statistics in Chesapeake Bay 1929-1980. Technical memorandum No. 5. Tidewater Administration: Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 1984.
Annotation / Notes: This is just one example of the wide commercial fishery literature, and graphically shows the state of decline in many Chesapeake resources.
Boward, Daniel, et. al.From the Mountains to the Sea: The State of Maryland's Fresh Water Streams. Washington, DC: United States Environmental Protection Agency, 1999.
Annotation / Notes: This report summarized the state of Maryland streams, after many years of monitoring, and points to where improvements and declines were found. Technical but well explained and readable.
Clayton, John Edmund, and Dorothy Berkeley, eds. "Another Account of Virginia." The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 76 (1687): 415-436.
Annotation / Notes: This is a convenient abstract of Clayton's Virginia descriptions, equally applicable to Maryland, discussing a wide variety of animals and plants, their uses and special characters. The Reverend Clayton wrote considerably more.
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.
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