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.
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.
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.
Leatherman, Stephen P., Ruth Chalfont, Edward C. Pendleton, Tamara McCandless, and Steve Funderburk.Vanishing Lands. College Park: University of Maryland and United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 1995.
Lippson, A. J., Michael Haire, A. Fred Holland, Fred Jacobs, Jogen Jensen, Lynn Moran-Johnson, Tibor Polgar, and William Richkus.Maryland Power Plant Siting Program. Annapolis, MD: Department of Natural Resources, 1979.
Annotation / Notes: A product of rare quality and thoroughness, done long before modern GIS computer assistance was available.
Williams, John Page.Chesapeake Bay Almanac: Following the Bay through the seasons. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1993.
Annotation / Notes: John Page Williams is Senior Naturalist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and possesses a grand store of natural history and fishing knowledge. Alice Jane Lippson's illustrations are always scientifically correct and a visual delight.
Kirby, Richard Shelton, and Phillip Gustave Laurson.The Early Years of Modern Civil Engineering. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1932.
Annotation / Notes: Because it concentrates on the history and techniques of highway, canal, and railroad-building rather than on the individual engineers, this is a good companion to Charles B. Stuart's Lives and Works of Civil and Military Engineers of America, 1871.
Stuart, Charles B.Lives and Works of Civil and Military Engineers of America. New York: Van Nostrand, 1871.
Annotation / Notes: Because of the National Road, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Maryland was a training ground for the nation's 19th century civil engineers and bridge designers. Stuart's book, though dated, has chapters on several nationally-important individuals who learned their trade on one of more of these state public works.
Taylor, George Rogers.The Transportation Revolution, 1815-1860. New York: Rinehart, 1951.
Annotation / Notes: A classic in the field, Taylor's book outlines the revolution in trade and daily life brought about by the advent of faster land and sea travel. Baltimore's and Maryland's turnpikes, sailing ships, and railroads are frequently cited.
White, John H., Jr. The American Railroad Passenger Car. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978.
Annotation / Notes: The author, former curator of transportation at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C., offers a very solid treatment of the subject in large format and with beautiful illustrations of the railroads' moving structures from the lowly day coach to Pullman's palaces on wheels. Again, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is often cited and pictured.
Yewell, Therese C.Women of Achievement in Prince George's County History. Upper Marlboro, MD: Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George's County Planning Board, 1994.
Annotation / Notes: This is a model of how to present biographical portraits. The biographies of these Prince George's County women are arranged in chronological order. Each chapter begins with an historical narrative that places the biographies in context.
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