Author: J. Sherman Bleakney
Sherman Bleakney, a Marine Biologist, examines the unusual physical and biological features of this region of the Bay of Fundy, home to the only successful pioneer culture in North America to farm below sea level. Using original photographs, diagrams, and graphs, Bleakney shows how and why the Acadians were successful. "Sods, Soil, and Spades" examines the unique and elegant engineering principles and practices used by the Acadians and looks at how their culture influenced their success in mastering this marshland region.
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