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The Nature of Block Island
Written by: Scott Comings
A one of a kind book written for all interested in nature, written by Block Island’s own naturalist, Scott Comings. He has thoughtfully put pen to paper and given us the ultimate natural field guide to Block Island. Many photos and drawings by Bruce Montgomery are included. They help to illustrate all the birds, fishes, plants, shells, and landscapes etc. of Block Island.
Publication date: 2005
Nature Conservancy Postcard Collection
This collection provides 21 amazing images highlighting Block Island’s landscapes, wildlife and landmarks. This collection is much too beautiful to broken into postcards. You will find yourself holding on to it as part of your Block Island Collection.
Ecology of Block Island
Written by: Natural History Survey of Rhode Island
Scientists from a variety of disciplines share information on their current and past research on Block Island. Those areas include the flora, fauna and the geology of Block Island. This book is jammed packed with readable, scientific information. A CD is included. It provides illustrated figures, maps and photographs not shown in the book.
Publication date: 2002
Block Island Geology: History and Field Excursions
Written by: Les Sirkin
Les Sirkin has written extensively on the geology of Block Island. He starts in the Proterozoic Era over a billion years ago to the present. 6000 years ago, Block Island stood as two islands separated by a glacial channel where the Great Salt Pond is today. He states that the rising sea continues to reshape the island. A great glossary is included.
Publication date: 1996
The Outerlands: A Natural History Guide to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island and Long Island
Written by: Dorothy Sterling
This book is so helpful when trudging though the marsh or beach areas of Block Island . Dorothy Sterling documents and labels everything you may see, hear, smell or touch on your beach travels. It is fully researched, but very user friendly. This book is filled with wonderful drawings and maps of habitat, birds, fish, seaweed, and shells just to name a few.
Publication date: 1978
On This Island: The Block Island Trail and Nature Guide
Written by: Keith Lang and Scott Comings
This up-dated book has great maps, trails and guides to the local flora and fauna. This is a great resource book for those who want to walk the trails of Block Island. The trails are laid out in distinct zones where you have no chance of getting lost. This book helps you appreciate why Block Island was named one of the “Last Twelve Great Places”. Also included is a brief history of each zone and thoughts about why each is significant.
Publication date: 2006
Public Access to the Rhode Island Coast
Written by: Rhode Island Sea Grant, University of Rhode Island
Great resource to all Rhode Island beaches and right-of ways throughout the state. This guide provides information, town by town. Plus, it includes all Rhode Island coastlines. Maps of how to get there and pictures of the beaches are provided. As an extra, a short history of each town listed is provided. One of a kind reference guide to the beach.
Publication date: 2004