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Matthew Hall '93 Publishes Shifting Sands

July 22, 2009

Shifting Sands Matthew Hall.jpgJuly 22, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Matthew R. Hall, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, is co-editor of Shifting Sands: Environmental and Cultural Change in Maryland's Coastal Bays. The book is published by the Integration & Application Network Press.

"Referring to both the dynamic nature of the barrier islands forming the coastal lagoons of Maryland's Atlantic Ocean coastline and also the changing cultural landscape, Shifting Sands is a richly illustrated, multi-authored introduction to Assawoman Bay, Isle of Wight Bay, St. Martin River, Sinepuxent Bay, Newport Bay, and Chincoteague Bay," notes a publisher's synopsis. "This book leads the reader on a voyage of discovery, providing a user-friendly guide to the history, setting, context, and ecology of these waterways nestled behind Assateague, Fenwick, and Chincoteague Islands. Photographs, conceptual diagrams, maps, and graphs are used to showcase the key features of and major threats to these magnificent bays, watersheds, and islands, with recommendations for how to preserve them for future generations."

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