Sable Island

Sable Island

The Wandering Sandbar

Book - 2011
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Though it was discovered almost 500 years ago, few people have visited Sable Island. Despite modern navigational tools, excessive fog and stormy weather still make travelling to Sable a challenge. Add government restrictions limiting visitors to the remote island and prohibitive travel costs, and Sable is virtually inaccessible.

But the island is part of Maritime lore--dubbed the "graveyard of the Atlantic" because of the number of ships wrecked on its shores. Sable Island also hosts wild horses, tens of thousands of seals, and enchanting "singing" sands and "wandering" dunes. With 18 species of sharks patrolling Sable Island's waters and the regular fights between bands of horses, not to mention the treacherous patches of quicksand, the island is as dangerous as it is alluring.

In this colourful book, author Wendy Kitts introduces the wonders and stark realities of this wild place. Full of photographs and sidebars, Sable Island: The Wandering Sandbar is an accessible and exciting look at this unprotected, untamed ecosystem.

Publisher: Halifax, N.S. : Nimbus Pub., c2011
ISBN: 9781551098654
Branch Call Number: J 971.699 KITT
Characteristics: 90 p. : illustrations (chiefly color), map, portrait ; 22 cm


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Apr 17, 2013

This is a very good book with all the great pictures and beautiful facts and stories about the different animals at Sable Insland

Apr 17, 2013

this is a very educational book it taught me so much about sable island

Feb 28, 2013

Cool Author Fact: WENDY KITTS loves to write by the ocean!

Feb 26, 2013

This book has all of the information about the tiny sand bar that is off the coast of Nova Scotia. It tells about the past, It tells about what it is today, And hints to its future. I think it is good for what it is.

Feb 14, 2013

This book was not very entertaining. I couldn't get interest into some island with horses on it. Rating: 4 out of 10.

Jan 25, 2013

Great book, i can't believe that there was a sandbar that was unknown for some time. Someday I'd like to visit Sable Island. Lot's of facts, so do read!

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