Bill Sargent presents "Plum Island 20018, 2 Steps Forward, 3 Steps Back"

Scientist and naturalist William (Bill) Sargent has been studying and reporting on the barrier islands of the East Coast, with a special emphasis on our own Plum Island.  On March 10, 2013, 6 houses were lost, 7 condemned and 24 were declared to be in imminent danger on Plum Island after a number of violent storms that winter.  Since then the whole shape of this fragile barrier beach has changed repeatedly.  Plum Island 2018 is the most up to date look at what is happening, and what to expect next. 

Bill Sargent is a NOVA consultant and author of 5 books on science and the environment. He studied plankton as a research assistant at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and was the first director of the National Aquarium in Baltimore. He has taught Science Writing at Harvard University and Marine Biology at the Briarwood Field Station in Bourne.

He has published numerous books, including:   The House on Ipswich Marsh: Exploring the Natural History of New England,    Plum Island, 4000 Years on a Barrier Beach,    Plum Island 2016,    Plum Island 2017, The Resurrection,    Just Seconds from the Ocean, Coastal Living in the Wake of Katrina,    Crab Wars, a Tale of Horseshoe Crabs, Bioterrorism, and Human Health,    Energy Wars, Notes from the front,   and  Islands in the Storm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Event date: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Jabberwocky Bookshop
at the Tannery, 50 Water St.
Newburyport, MA 01950
Plum Island 2017: The Resurrection Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780692916773
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Published: Strawberry Hill Press - July 3rd, 2017

Plum Island; 4,000 Years on a Barrier Beach Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780692573365
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Published: Strawberry Hill Press - November 5th, 2015

Plum Island 2016 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780692790274
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Published: Strawberry Hill Press - October 11th, 2016

The House on Ipswich Marsh: Exploring the Natural History of New England Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781611687712
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Published: University Press of New England - February 3rd, 2015

Crab Wars: A Tale of Horseshoe Crabs, Bioterrorism, and Human Health Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781584655312
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Published: University Press of New England - February 28th, 2006

Islands in the Storm Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781500325282
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Published: Createspace - August 4th, 2014