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Chesapeake Requiem

A Year With the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island

by Earl Swift

Hardcover, 434 pages, HarperCollins, List Price: $28.99 |

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Title
Chesapeake Requiem
Subtitle
A Year With the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island
Author
Earl Swift

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Presents a portrait of Chesapeake Bay's 200-year-old Tangier Island crabbing community, describing their isolated and vanishing way of life while explaining how rising sea levels will render the island uninhabitable within 20 years.