Time and Tide in Acadia: Seasons on Mount Desert Island

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2009 - Nature - 199 pages
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Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park have been described as the climax of the coast of Maine. Millions are drawn every year to the stunning beauty of this rocky landscape of spruce-fir forest and granite islands. Some, like nature writer Christopher Camuto, never stop coming back. In Time and Tide in Acadia the author draws on years of walking Mount Desertís summits and shorelines, canoeing its marshes, kayaking its tidal waters, and visiting its outer islands. To this task Camuto brings an appetite for observing wildlife and landscape with considerable originality, a regard for history and indigenous perceptions of nature, a keen interest in exploring the psychological and philosophical appeal of nature, and a writerís love of language. As in his previous, highly praised books, Camuto fulfills his promise to give the reader innumerable vantages on the nature of a remarkable place that it takes time to get to know.

  

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Great get-away when you can't. Extensive detailed descriptions and musings on the wilderness of this island off the coast of Maine Read full review

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Contents

Lands End and the Minds Eye
1
The Edge of the Sea
11
Figure and Ground
27
Land Partly at Sea
45
The Color of the Sea
57
The Strong Presence of Things
75
Naming Names
89
Expressions of Sea Level
105
Imagining Birds
133
Mountains Walking
151
Spirit of Place
165
Mount Desert Rock
177
The Birds of Mount Desert Rock October 36 2006
189
SOURCES
193
OTHER READING
197
Copyright

Walking Out to Sea
121

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About the author (2009)

Christopher Camuto is the author of A Fly Fishermanrsquo;s Blue Ridge , Another Country: Journeying Toward the Cherokee Mountains , Hunting from Home and Time and Tide in Acadia . He teaches creative writing at Bucknell University and lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

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