The Outer Lands
A Natural History Guide to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island, and Long Island
With a Foreword by Robert Finch
Did you know that horseshoe crabs have been around for 200 million years? That mussels "spin" long anchor lines and climb steep slopes with them? Do you know what a "Beetlebung" tree is?
This is all part of Dorothy Sterling's fascinating description of The Outer Lands, and the plants and animals that inhabit this peninsula and chain of islands along our New England coast.
- June 1992
- 6.2 × 9.2 in
/ 200 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide
Endorsements & Reviews
“This book belongs in the hands of anyone who has ever been even remotely curious about the myriad forms of teeming organisms that surround us.” — The Cape
“An extraordinary achievement in natural history and science. But it's so artfully written you forget it's a scientific treatise and find yourself reading it with sheer pleasure.” — Provincetown Advocate
“This lovely volume will never leave my library shelves until I again enter the enchanted land it describes.” — Los Angeles Herald Examiner
Also by Dorothy Sterling