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A Natural History of Boston’s North Shore
Kristina Lindborg; Kristina Lindborg, illus.

2007 • 152 pp. 110 illus. (10 color.) 6 x 9"

$18.95 Paperback, 978-1-58465-578-7

“This guide delights and informs tourists and long-time residents on the natural history of Essex County.” —Abstracts of Public Administration, Development, and Environment

A beautifully illustrated guide to the flora, fauna, and geology of Boston’s North Shore for readers of all ages

This charming guide to the North Shore of Massachusetts will delight and inform tourists and longtime residents and is an introduction to the natural history of Essex Country, the region’s unique geological history, and the formation of such notable sites as the Great Marsh, Crane Beach, and Plum Island's renowned bird sanctuary. In addition, readers will learn about the Paleolithic inhabitants of Bull Brook and how a modern fisherman caught a mastodon tooth in his net.

Echoing the changing rhythms of the natural world, this book emphasizes the unique seasonal activities of various mammals, birds, fish, and plants, highlighting the intricately balanced and varied ecology of the region. Generously illustrated with the author's beautiful pen, pencil, and ink-washed drawings, this book will delight anyone interest in an accessible nature guide to the North Shore.

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“Lindborg’s book is a pleasant romp and an easy read, for the appreciation of an amazing number of natural history gems that can found at your doorstep, and at any season.”—Bernd Heinrich, Professor of Biology, University of Vermont

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KRISTINA LINDBORG is a freelance scriptwriter, journalist, and illustrator. She worked for many years as a reporter and producer and as Assistant Managing Editor for the Christian Science Monitor's Monitor Radio in Boston. She is married to science writer William Sargent.

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