13 from the Swamp

Passaic River Lore

Author: Wheeler Antabanez




Page: 108

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UFOs over Troy Meadows. An abandoned farmhouse in Livingston. Voodoo rituals in Newark. Wheeler takes us on a Passaic River journey through the urban swamps of North Jersey, revealing a side of the river most people never get to see. Traveling by canoe and speedboat, Wheeler braves epic pollution to uncover hidden mysteries of the highly contaminated Passaic River. This slim title is jam-packed with tales of forsaken industry, brazen graffiti, and yes, even a dead body or two. Fully illustrated with black and white photography, Wheeler is prepared to show you... not just tell you. Want to know what's under all those bridges you've been seeing from your car window? Read 13 FROM THE SWAMP! Praise for Wheeler Antabanez: "Wheeler Antabanez is the Passaic River's modern day Huck Finn..." -NPR "Wheeler knows this river like maybe nobody else, but he's more of a nihilist than an environmentalist..." -The Star Ledger "As a kid, he grew up reading Twain and Robert Lewis Stevenson. As a writer, the Passaic became his passion. Antabanez sees a strange kind of beauty, where others would see watery urban decay." -The Bergen Record" Antabanez writes with a wry and witty voice that dips into tones of compelling intensity." -Publisher's Weekly


Author: United States. Forest Service





View: 168

A Biological Survey of Alabama

I. Physiography and Life Zones. II. The Mammals

Author: Alfred Brazier Howell



Category: Animals

Page: 66

View: 354

Briefly discusses physiography, life zones, and mammals of Alabama. Provides an annotated species list of mammals.

Water-supply Paper

Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)



Category: Irrigation


View: 190

My Neck of the Woods

The Lewis Families of Southeastern North Carolina and Northeastern South Carolina

Author: J. D. Lewis

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com


Category: Reference

Page: 452

View: 985

The account of five different Lewis families known to have inhabited Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Horry, and Georgetown counties in South Carolina; and Brunswick, Columbus, Robeson, Cumberland, Sampson, Duplin, Pender, New Hanover, and Bladen counties in North Carolina. The five families were begun by William Lewis (1690-1731) and Mary; William Lewis (d. 1755); Charles Lewis, Jr. (1715-1770) and Martha Morrall; William Lewis (1740-1811) and Mourning Van Pelt and William Lewis and Ellender Bonham. Includes tables listing Lewis households named in U.S. federal censuses between 1790 and 1920. Other tables furnish time lines of all known Lewis men within each of the North or South Carolina counties within the scope of the work.

Pulltrouser Swamp

Ancient Maya Habitat, Agriculture, and Settlement in Northern Belize

Author: B. L. Turner, II

Publisher: University of Texas Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 616

Among Mesoamericanists, the agricultural basis of the ancient Maya civilization of the Yucatan Peninsula has been an important topic of research—and controversy. Interest in the agricultural system of the Maya greatly increased as new discoveries showed that the lowland Maya were not limited to slash-and-burn technology, as had been previously believed, but used a variety of more sophisticated agricultural techniques and practices, including terracing, raised fields, and, perhaps, irrigation. Because of the nature of the data and because this form of agricultural technology had been key to explanations of state formation elsewhere in Mesoamerica, raised-field agriculture became a particular focus of investigation. Pulltrouser Swamp conclusively demonstrates the existence of hydraulic, raised-field agriculture in the Maya lowlands between 150 B.C. and A.D. 850. It presents the findings of the University of Oklahoma's Pulltrouser SwampProject, an NSF-supported interdisciplinary study that combined the talents of archaeologists, anthropologists, geographers, paleobotanists, biologists, and zoologists to investigate the remains of the Maya agricultural system in the swampy region of northern Belize. By examining soils, fossil pollen and other plant remains, gastropods, relic settlements, ceramics, lithics, and other important evidence, the Pulltrouser Swamp team has clearly demonstrated that the features under investigation are relics of Maya-made raised and channelized fields and associated canals. Other data suggest the nature of the swamps in which the fields were constructed, the tools used for construction and cultivation, the possible crops cultivated, and at least one type of settlement near the fields, with its chronology. This verification of raised fields provides dramatic evidence of a large and probably organized workforce engaged in sophisticated and complex agricultural technology. As record of this evidence, Pulltrouser Swamp is a work of seminal importance for all students and scholars of New World prehistory.

The Great Dismal

A Carolinian's Swamp Memoir

Author: Bland Simpson

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press


Category: History

Page: 208

View: 473

Just below the Tidewater area of Virginia, straddling the North Carolina-Virginia line, lies the Great Dismal Swamp, one of America's most mysterious wilderness areas. The swamp has long drawn adventurers, runaways, and romantics, and while many have tried to conquer it, none has succeeded. In this engaging memoir, Bland Simpson, who grew up near the swamp in North Carolina, blends personal experience, travel narrative, oral history, and natural history to create an intriguing portrait of the Great Dismal Swamp and its people. For this edition, he has added an epilogue discussing developments in the region since 1990.

Dusting and DNA

Author: D. B. Beres

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 125

View: 353

Describes what fingerprint analysts and DNA specialists do and the equipment that they use, relates the history of fingerprinting and DNA analysis, and discusses the role of fingerprint and DNA evidence in six real-life cases.

Freedom's Teacher, Enhanced Ebook

The Life of Septima Clark

Author: Katherine Mellen Charron

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 327

Civil rights activist Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987) developed a citizenship education program that enabled tens of thousands of African Americans to register to vote and to link the power of the ballot to concrete strategies for individual and communal empowerment. Clark, who began her own teaching career in 1916, grounded her approach in the philosophy and practice of southern black activist educators in the decades leading up to the 1950s and 1960s, and then trained a committed cadre of grassroots black women to lead this literacy revolution in community stores, beauty shops, and churches throughout the South. In this engaging biography, Katherine Charron tells the story of Clark, from her coming of age in the South Carolina lowcountry to her activism with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the movement's heyday. The enhanced electronic version of the book draws from archives, libraries, and the author's personal collection and includes nearly 100 letters, documents, photographs, newspaper articles, and interview excerpts, embedding each in the text where it will be most meaningful. Featuring more than 60 audio clips (more than 2.5 hours total) from oral history interviews with 15 individuals, including Clark herself, the enhanced e-book redefines the idea of the "talking book." Watch the video below to see a demonstration of the enhanced ebook:


Author: Karen Diane Haywood

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 79

View: 792

This book discusses the geographic features, history, government, economy, people, and landmarks of the state of Georgia.