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Dr. Wyman Richardson lived the life of a busy, and distinguished, physician, practicing in Boston and teaching at the Harvard Medical School, but here is recorded his other lifethe one closest to his heart. Cape Cod, and, more specifically, his humble farmhouse on Nauset Marsh, was his refuge. First published in 1947, The House on Nauset Marsh presaged later authors who discussed such subjects as the intelligence, language, and emotions of animals. His observances of fog, time, bird language, the wind and weather touch upon the philosophical. Little could escape Wyman Richardson's gaze in his activities and at restreflecting on the shifting moods of land and sea, the denizens of salt marshes and woods, and the personalities and stories of the Cape Codders of a gentler time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780881506457
ISBN-10: 0881506451
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 137mm x 17mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Countryman Press Inc.
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Wyman Richardson

Wyman Richardson, physician and writer, was also an amateur naturalist and ornithologist. He spent many years of his life on Cape Cod, on and off from his boyhood until his death in 1953. Robert Finch has lived on Cape Cod for more than forty years, currently in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He is the author of seven collections of essays, most recently of his radio scripts for his weekly radio broadcast, "A Cape Cod Notebook," on the Cape and Islands NPR station, WCAI.