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An architectural historian traces the evolution of the Cape Cod cottage style of domestic architecture, placing this uniquely American home in its historical context, from its origins in the colonial period, through its spread throughout the northeast and its role as the ideal suburban home, to its modern-day reinterpretation. Original.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: William Morgan
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Release: 2006-05-04
File: 95 Pages
ISBN-13: 1568985754

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The history of the quintessential American home: the cape. Including floor plans, interior rooms, and exteriors. From the mid-1600s to about 1850, capes were built all across New England, homes to fishermen and farmers, to city dwellers and shipwrights. Their low-slung design meant they were economical, easy to build, and generally impervious to the bracing winds that swept in from the ocean. They could be enlarged by equally symmetrical wings, and if you couldn't afford clapboards all around, you could easily sheath the back and sides with inexpensive cedar shingles and let them weather to a stormy gray. After World War II, these straightforward practical designs were adapted to 20th-century living across the northeast. This classic book, a proud native Cape Codder, is as simple, elegant, and accessible as the houses it describes. You'll gain a new and deep appreciation for the common American house.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Doris Doane
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Release: 1970
File: 92 Pages
ISBN-13: 1567921132

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A field companion to the natural sites of Cape Cod

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Genre: History
Author: Beth Schwarzman
Publisher: UPNE
Release: 2002
File: 434 Pages
ISBN-13: 1584651075

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Wars have been fought over it, revolutions have been spurred by it, national diets have been based on it, economies have depended on it, and the settlement of North America was driven by it. Cod, it turns out, is the reason Europeans set sail across the Atlantic, and it is the only reason they could. What did the Vikings eat in icy Greenland and on the five expeditions to America recorded in the Icelandic sagas? Cod -- frozen and dried in the frosty air, then broken into pieces and eaten like hardtack. What was the staple of the medieval diet? Cod again, sold salted by the Basques, an enigmatic people with a mysterious, unlimited supply of cod. Cod is a charming tour of history with all its economic forces laid bare and a fish story embellished with great gastronomic detail. It is also a tragic tale of environmental failure, of depleted fishing stocks where once the cod's numbers were legendary. In this deceptively whimsical biography of a fish, Mark Kurlansky brings a thousand years of human civilization into captivating focus. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre: History
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Release: 2011-03-04
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307369802

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The work of Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders reflects the special qualities of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. Architecture of the Cape God Summer presents more than ten years of evocative design and well-crafted construction that is rooted in this tabled place. In an architectural world increasingly polarized between strict revivalist classicism and "avant-grade" abstraction, the work of Polhemus Savery DaSilva displays a compelling third way. The book features twenty-five projects that range from modest to elaborate. Each is an individual creation tailored to its specific location and client. Several additional projects are depicted in a chronology of the firm's major work. Drawings by the firm and more that four hundred color photography by leading architectural photographers illustrate this sixth volume of the New Classicists series.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Michael J. Crosbie
Publisher: Images Publishing
Release: 2008
File: 264 Pages
ISBN-13: 186470280X

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From the first organized game in 1865 on the fields owned by sea captain Edward Nichols along School Street in Sandwich, the game of baseball has prospered among the dunes and beaches of Cape Cod. Today, it is home to the country's premier collegiate summer league. Located in one of the most beautiful spots on the East Coast, Cape Cod has always attracted visitors in the summer, and along with sunshine and salty air, baseball has been there for more than one hundred years. The Cape Cod Baseball League is now a steppingstone to the major leagues, with some former players enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Baseball on Cape Cod chronicles through pictures the rich heritage and tradition of the game from its earliest organized beginnings to today's high-profile players. Every summer, fans from across the country flock to the Cape for some of the finest amateur baseball in the nation.

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Genre: History
Author: Dan Crowley
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release: 2004-01-01
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 0738535087

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Magnificent full-color photographs highlight a collection of the author's timeless essays based on his three walking tours of Cape Cod, documenting his observations of the natural wonders of the region and his reflections on the complex relationship between the sea and the shore.

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Genre: Travel
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2008
File: 255 Pages
ISBN-13: 0618758453

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The devastation of many of the greatest North Atlantic cod stocks, particularly those of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Grand Banks, has become an icon for the unsustainable relation between human exploitation and Nature. Here, George Rose tells the full story of that devastation, in scientific detail, for the first time - from the formation of the North Atlantic marine ecosystems to the massive stock declines in the last half of the 20th century. Politics and the fisheries are inextricably entwined. In Cod, Rose recounts the many political influences on the fisheries over several centuries and describes how neglect from the late 1800s onward led to insufficient scientific knowledge and little protection for the stocks when massive Euro-Russian fleets targeted the Grand Banks after World War II, destroying the most prolific fishery the world has known. Cod is no armchair account, but a controversial one that includes original information on the North Atlantic fisheries.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: George A. Rose
Publisher: Breakwater Books
Release: 2007
File: 591 Pages
ISBN-13: 1550812254

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Genre: Atlantic herring fisheries
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1800
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: UCAL:B3897031

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From the founding of its first fire department in Provincetown in 1836, Cape Cod has had an exciting and unique firefighting history-as told in Cape Cod Firefighting. Rare and recently discovered photographs depict some of the area's largest fires, as well as its many innovations, from Provincetown's first Hunneman hand pumper, known as the "George Washington," to the brush breakers uniquely designed to respond to the Cape's devastating forest fires. Cape Cod fire departments also developed rescue squads that eventually evolved into the first emergency medical service system in Massachusetts to use paramedics. The images in Cape Cod Firefighting offer a tribute to the people and events that have shaped Cape Cod's fire rescue service.

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Genre: History
Author: Britton W. Crosby
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release: 2003
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 073851182X

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