The Great Beach

The Great Beach[Read] ➯ The Great Beach ➸ John Hay – Heartforum.co.uk Cape Cod s vast outer coast, named The Great Beach by Henry David Thoreau, is little changed since the Pilgrim s first landfall almost years ago Today a plane can skim its fifty miles in a matter of Cape Cod s vast outer coast, named The Great Beach by Henry David Thoreau, is little changed since the Pilgrim s first landfall almostyears ago Today a plane can skim its fifty miles in a matter of The Great PDF/EPUB or seconds, and in the summer bathing areas are so crowded with cars and people they take on a continental flavor But the long, desolate, windswept stretches can still be found, and the National Park Service has been taking steps to preserve the original character of the beach and its rolling dunes back from the water, designating it a National Seashore.

John Hay August , , Ipswich, Massachusetts February , , Bremen, Maine was an American author, naturalist, and conservation activist Hay co founded the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, Massachusetts and served as its The Great PDF/EPUB or president from to He composed books from his writing shack on Dry Hill at his home in Brewster, Massachusetts, including two autobiographies, A beginner s faith in things unseen and Mind the Gap The Education of a Nature Writer tps enpedia wiki JohnHa.

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  • Paperback
  • 156 pages
  • The Great Beach
  • John Hay
  • English
  • 20 August 2019
  • 0393009831

10 thoughts on “The Great Beach

  1. Leah says:

    Naturalist John Hay writes eloquently about Cape Cod in this book with such vivid descriptions I could almost see the wind swept beach and swelling waves of the sea Here are a few quotes to give you an idea of his writing style The sea sparkles, and explodes with light where the sun strikes it directly The spilling waves make small white accents along the shore Clouds like heaps of spun silk float up across the sky He gives a very detailed account even down to the tiniest grains of sand Naturalist John Hay writes eloquently about Cape Cod in this book with such vivid descriptions I could almost see the wind swept beach and swelling waves of the sea Here are a few quotes to give you an idea of his writing style The sea sparkles, and explodes with light where the sun strikes it directly The spilling waves make small white accents along the shore Clouds like heaps of spun silk float up across the sky He gives a very detailed account even down to the tiniest grains of sand on the beach and the diatoms in the sea Also, birders would probably really enjoy this book as there are many mentions of birds sprinkled throughout the book and a whole chapter dedicated to them

  2. Mary says:

    I just love John Hay s writing, especially his work from the early 1960s at the start of the modern environmental movement Hay s concerns about modernity and the over development of Cape Cod are increasingly relevant with each passing year While much of the Cape has changed in the fifty years since this publication, thankfully the National Seashore allows one to explore many of the wild places Hay wrote about.

  3. Mark Mortensen says:

    Author John Hay Harvard 38 was a naturalist writer and as a Cape Cod resident he served for a period of time as president of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History His book The Great Beach published in 1963 complements the Cape Cod writings of Thoreau and Beston Years ago I had the pleasure of meeting the books illustrator David Grose, who kindly autographed my copy.Cape Cod, formed over 21,000 years ago continues to evolve with time Much of the Great Beach is depicted through the Nation Author John Hay Harvard 38 was a naturalist writer and as a Cape Cod resident he served for a period of time as president of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History His book The Great Beach published in 1963 complements the Cape Cod writings of Thoreau and Beston Years ago I had the pleasure of meeting the books illustrator David Grose, who kindly autographed my copy.Cape Cod, formed over 21,000 years ago continues to evolve with time Much of the Great Beach is depicted through the National Seashore Park around Nauset, Coast Guard and Monomoy Beaches From the early 1950 s until the early 1980 s I spent a least two weeks a year on the Cape and even lived there year round for a couple of consecutive years Hay s descriptive words allow me to escape today s fast paced electric culture by drifting back and reminiscing with the peninsula s natural surroundings Forget the souvenir, fudge and antique shops The only bars mentioned in the book are the irregular flat sandy slits protruding offshore Mentioned rather are isolated thickets bayberry, beach plumbs and wild roses, dispersed among beach grass on the 60 170 foot cliffs overlooking the vast ocean as far as one can see into the horizon Depending upon the time of year and weather conditions, down at the waters edge one might experience crashing surf with salt spray or stillness accompanied by rhythmic gentle lapping waves Moving inland Hay observes different animal and bird species from the mud flats and brackish marshes to the crystal fresh water ponds He notes the abundant common scrub pines that are clustered throughout the inland areas The tree is considered worthless as the wood is not good for furniture and certainly no resident today would intentionally pant such a relatively unattractive tree in their yard, yet the dwarf pine tree leaves its mark as a nesting location for nature and serves as a visual backdrop throughout the Cape Hay s nature book allows one to reflect upon the Cape without physically traveling

  4. Judy says:

    Written in 1963, John Hay describes the sea, the beach, the plant life and the animals on Cape Cod in rather wondrous ways This is a classic I found in several bibliographies of current books on natural history I m glad I found it online and took the time to read it.

  5. Bender says:

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