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Chesapeake: Bay of Light
Chesapeake: Bay of Light

Chesapeake: Bay of Light

An Exploration of the Chesapeake Bay's Wild and Forgotten Places

Photographs By Ian Plant, By Tom Horton


192 Pages, 12 x 12

Cloth, $45.00 (US $45.00) (CA $56.95)

Publication Date: May 2007

ISBN 9780977793341

Rights: WOR

Mountain Trail Press (May 2007)

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A guidebook to the timeless flora and fauna of the Chesapeake Bay

Following in the footsteps of Captain John Smith’s voyages from 400 years ago, this book, filled with breathtaking photographs, captures the wild, untamed beauty and hidden and forgotten locales of the Chesapeake Bay. Peppered with quotes from Captain Smith and with powerful essays that speak of the harrowing plight of the Bay and the recent attempts at resuscitation, this keepsake presents the abundant wildlife and waterways of one of America’s most celebrated natural treasures.


"Invigorating . . . [shows] how extraordinarily enriched and beautiful the Bay still is." â€â€The Washington Post

"This beautiful collection of photos and essays . . . describe the bay's beauty and the dangers that threaten this extraordinary natural resource." â€â€The Baltimore Sun

"I can't keep my hands off Chesapeake: Bay of Light . . . a totally beautiful effort that is worth every penny." â€â€The Washington Times

"Chesapeake: Bay of Light . . . is a beautiful testament to the estuary's glory and fragility. The book is a treat." â€â€Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Light fascinates photographer Ian Plant and catches your eye as you leaf through this gorgeous book . . . a sumptuous visual feast." â€â€Chesapeake Bay Magazine

"Photographer Ian Plant and author Tom Horton beautifully capture the Bay's changing moods." â€â€Chesapeake Life Magazine

"Ian Plant has seen the natural beauty of Chesapeake Bay like few other people ever have . . . in magnificent, full-color glory." â€â€The South Country Chronicle

"A large-format delight with stunning photographs . . . that brings back the best of the Bay." â€â€Chesapeake Paddler

Author Biography

Ian J. Plant is a professional photographer. His work has been featured in Blue Ridge Parkway Wonder and Light, Maryland Wonder and Light, Shenandoah Wonder and Light, West Virginia Wonder and Light, and Virginia Wonder and Light. He lives in Lorton, Virginia. Tom Horton is the author of Bay Country, The Great Marsh, An Island Out of Time, Turning the Tide, and Water's Way. His articles have been featured in National Geographic. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.