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Chalfant, Randolph W. "Calvert Station: Its Structure and Significance." Maryland Historical Magazine 74 (March 1979): 11-22.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maryland Geological Survey. Calvert County. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1907.
Papenfuse, Edward C., and Joseph M. Coale III. The Hammond-Harwood House Atlas of Historical Maps of Maryland. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982.
Vokes, Harold E. Geography and Geology of Maryland. Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey, 1957.
Annotation / Notes: This little volume, long out of print, is packed with history and economic background, which though dated, gives a broad overview of the State's environment.
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.
Skotnes, A. "The Communist Party, Anti-Racism, and the Freedom Movement: Baltimore, 1930-1934." Science and Society 60 (Summer 1996): 164-94.
Davis, Timothy Mark. Mount Vernon Memorial Highway and the Evolution of the American Parkway. Ph.D. diss., University of Texas at Austin, 1997.
Garrett, Jerre. "The Automobile in Cecil County." Bulletin of the Historical Society of Cecil County 64 (April 1993): 1, 3-4.
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.
Larkin, Oliver W. Samuel F. B. Morse and American Democratic Art. Boston: Little, Brown, 1954.
Annotation / Notes: Includes a chapter on the first practical test of the telegraph, which took place in Maryland.
O'Connor, Thomas H. Baltimore Broadcasting From A to Z. Baltimore: O'Connor Communications Consultants, 1985.
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.