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Bedini, Silvio A. The Life of Benjamin Banneker: The First African-American Man of Science. Rev. ed. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1999.
Calderwood, Paul T. "The Keyser Ridge Creamery." Glades Star 5 (September 1977): 33-35.
Chapelle, Suzanne Ellery Greene. Baltimore, An Illustrated History. American Historical Press, 2000.
Annotation / Notes: A history of Baltimore, 1608-2000, for the general reader. A chronological history is presented which touches upon growth, politics, economics, education, cultural organizations, etc. Included at the end is a series of approximately 45 histories of leading 20th century businesses, companies, and organizations.
Erickson, Marie Anne. "Thurmont." Historical Society of Frederick County Journal [3] (Summer 1994): 5-6.
Erlick, David P. "The Peales and Gas Lights in Baltimore." Maryland Historical Magazine 80 (Spring 1985): 9-18.
Annotation / Notes: In 1816 Baltimore became the first city lite by gas lighting. What began as exhibitions at the Peale Museum became the Gas Light Company of Baltimore.
McGrain, John W. "Historical Aspects of Lake Roland." Maryland Historical Magazine 74 (September 1979): 253-73.
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.
Meyer, Eric. "Pax River, Lexington Park: The Right Place for the Right Stuff." Maryland 22 (Autumn 1989): 44-49.
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.
Smart, Jeffery K. "From Plowshare to Sword: Historical Highlights of Gunpowder Neck and Edgewood Arsenal to the End of World War I." Harford Historical Bulletin 63 (Winter 1995): 3-49.
Arnold, Joseph L. The Baltimore Engineers and the Chesapeake Bay, 1961-1987. Baltimore: Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1988.
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.
Hench, John E., Rob Gibbs, and Jayne S. Hench. "Some Observations on Hydrilla and Wintering Waterfowl in Montgomery County, Maryland." Maryland Naturalist 38 (January/June 1994): 3-9.
Hurley, Linda M. Field Guide to the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation of Chesapeake Bay. Annapolis, MD: United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Estuary Program, [1989 or 1990].
Jacoby, Mark. Bayside Guide to Weather on the Chesapeake. College Park, MD: Sea Grant College, University of Maryland, 1984.
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.
Lippson, Alice Jane, and Robert Lippson. Life in the Chesapeake Bay. (1984; 2d edition, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997).
Lippson, Alice J., ed. The Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1973.
Meyers, Erik, Timothy Henderson, Burke David, and Hazel A. Groman, eds. Wetlands of the Chesapeake. Washington, DC: Environmental Law Institute, 1985.
Norden, Arnold W., and Beth B. Norden. "Additional Atlantic Demp's Ridley Sea Turtles, Lepidochelys kempi (Garman), from the Maryland Portion of the Chesapeake Bay." Maryland Naturalist 42 (January/June 1998): 17-19.
Tate, Thad W., and David L. Ammerman. The Chesapeake in the Seventeenth Century : Essays on Anglo-American Society. New York: W. W. Norton, 1979.
Annotation / Notes: These essays, while largely anthropological, tell a lot about how the Bay region was settled, the problems with this process, and how European practices moved across the landscape.
Vogt, Peter R. "Southern Maryland in Deep Time: A Brief History of our Geology, Part I: Fathoming the Ocean of Time." Bugeye Times 22 (Fall 1997): 1, 6.