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Salt Marsh Diary: A Year on the Connecticut Coast Hardcover – March 29, 2011

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About the Author

MARK SETH LENDER is a nature writer and photographer. His syndicated column, Salt Marsh Diary, reaches 100,000 Connecticut households. He is also a contributor to the nationally distributed Public Radio International program Living on Earth. He lives in Connecticut.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (March 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312656017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312656010
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,978,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mark Seth Lender on Fieldwork: "It's never enough for a writer to hear about it; you have to see for yourself. And for me an integral part of the being there is photography. But not the way you might think. The camera is my notebook. It helps me recall what i've seen, and sometimes, especially with birds whose movements are both rapid and subtle, it records things I did not notice at the time. This is true of other species besides birds, and once in a while that record is more than you bargained for. I was in Africa in the middle of a pride of lions. All my attention was geared toward the seven cubs and their parents. It was not until I'd been home for months (and on the third pass through my photos) that I saw one of the cub's "aunts," much too close, and all but invisible in the lion-colored grass. The look on her face was not the one you want to see, that furrowed brow which says, "YOU"RE the one who's too close, not me - and I can't decide if I'm going to choose discretion, and move back, or bite your face off.' Point taken. After that, even when I'm birdwatching, from time to time I turn full circle to see who's watching me..."

Mark Seth Lender is a regular contributor to Living on Earth (PRI) which appears on over 300 NPR stations (80% of the NPR market). For 9 years, his syndicated column, including his wildlife photography, reached 100,000 Connecticut households. He attended Goddard College, studied linguistics at MIT, and graduated from Brandeis University, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds a Master in Anthropology from Brandeis.

Mark Seth Lender is represented by Peter Riva, International Transactions.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Smilesg on April 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Length: 3:59 Mins
This book is a jewel from a writer who has a unique vision of a world he knows so well, the salt marshes of the northeast. Mark Seth Lender connects you to nature with passion, art, pathos and humor. Each short chapter is an intense and entertaining reflection of what he sees and experiences. He takes you right there with him, and beyond.
A great read. The author is a frequent contributor to Public Radio International's program, "Living on Earth" and a natural speaker. Check out his interview about the book on Channel 3 Eyewitness News Better CT.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By CarNut on April 14, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I got this precisely because the right-wing didactic reviewer at the WSJ didn't like it, it wasn't A.R. precise enough for her. Me? I loved the use of the words, the flowing nature of the cadence, the singing use of lyric-like words that brought be firmly into the experience of the Salt March - a place of incredible complexity yet peace. Every story in this book transported us - my wife and I - before bed, with just the right length and emotion. Bravo!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By E. HARRIS on May 22, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I love this book. It takes me to the salt marshes in all seasons. It is an evocative, sensitive and deep look at a world most of us rarely, if ever, experience.
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