Noman's Land: Isle of Romance

Wood, Annie M.

Editorial: Reynolds Printing, 1931
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Blue cloth boards have minor wear, binding sound, occasional foxing especially to the endpages. From the Text: "Noman's Land is almost unknown to the outside world, and to the casual visitor, it is only a bleak, lonely island far out on the sea. In the following chapters I have tried to show how the island appears to one who is a lover of nature and who understands and appreciates the marvels which are to be see on every hand. Of course, there are some things which are not so pleasant. We rarely see a day without some cloud in the sky. But why mention the clouds? No one cares to hear about them. Our lives are what we make them. If we train our eyes and hearts in search for the good and beautiful around us, we can always find them, for there are rainbows to be seen in the spray during the wildest gales, if we but look for them. Annie M Wood."Also from the Text: "Noman's Land is a small island situated in the Atlantic Ocean, twenty-five miles south of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and nearly three miles southwest of the island of Martha's Vineyard. It is about five miles in circumference and contains eight hundred and sixty acres. Originally, the island was much larger than it is at the present time, for the buffeting of the wind and waves is slowly wearing it away. Even in one year, a change can be noticed on the clay and sand cliffs of the south shore which receive the full force of the mighty Atlantic against their face. Of glacial origins, the island is composed almost entirely of the drift borne along by the slowly moving masses of ice. This is evidenced by the large number of stones of a widely divsersified nature collected from many localities to th enorth and northwest and depositied on the island. Some of the boulders may have been transported from fifty to one hundred miles. Noman's Land marks the extreme southern point to which the ice extended in this locality, and the inequalities of the surface show that it was formed of moraine pushed along before the glacier. Undoubtedly, at that time the island was a part of the maindland, forming a coastline which was deeply indented with bays and inlets, for we learn from geology that the crust of the earth was elevated in the regions covered by the glacier. There were many changes in the form and altitude of the earth's surface before it reached its present stable condition. How interesting it would be if its present stable condition. How interesting it would be if this little island could unfold its history for the millions of years since the beginning of time for our perusal! But we must be satisfied with the complete work and question not the origin. The powerful Atlantic washes the shores of the little islands on all sides, and, like some fabled monster, it patiently lies in wait to pounce upon some part and devour it. It takes a bit of the bank first in one place --- and then, another. Nothing can satisfy its ruthless hunger as long as any lands remains to resist its mighty strength. Far out to sea we can perceive by the line of breakers where lie the remnants of the cliffs which have been eaten back for miles. The sand and clay melt in the ravenous waves, but the boulders are harder to destroy and remain after the rest has disappeared."Contents include: A Description of Noman's Land; The Stone; The coming of the Norsemen; Gosnold's Visit; The Shellheap; Indians of Noman's Land; Indian Legends; Early Settlements; Shipwrecks; Tales of the Sea; Birds on the Island; The Seals; A Trip to the Vineyard; A Journey to Noman's Land; The Stone, A Description, Written by her Husband . N° de ref. de la librería

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Título: Noman's Land: Isle of Romance
Editorial: Reynolds Printing
Año de publicación: 1931
Encuadernación: Hardcover
Condición del libro: Used: Good

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Descripción Reynolds Printing, New Bedford, MA, 1931. Cloth. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 166 pp., lg. 8vo. Cloth. Signed by RI historian John Williams Haley. Musty odor. Some rubbing/scuffing to boards; spine sunned; edges lightly bumped. Dampstaining to half-title pg. Book shaken but binding stable. Nº de ref. de la librería 151718

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