ARMSTRONG, Bruce. RADDALL, Thomas, foreword.
Title: Sable Island. An imaginative and exciting journey to the world's northern Galapagos, and an eloquent plea for the preservation of a unique and timeless part of Nova Scotia. New Edition, Paperback.
Publisher:  Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, 2010, ISBN:9780887809118
Seller ID: 111461
ARMSTRONG, Bruce. Sable Island. [Front cover adds: "An imaginative and exciting journey to the world's northern Galapagos, and an eloquent plea for the preservation of a unique and timeless part of Nova Scotia"]. Halifax: Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2010). Pp. (6),7-192. Illustrated in colour. Double column. Large oblong 8vo, illustrated card covers with blue and grey spine, black and brown lettering to front cover and spine. Foreword by Thomas Raddall. Cover photo by Zoe Lucas. "Sable Island is the world's mostmysterious and notorious sandbar, situated 160 kilometres off the shore of southeast Nova Scotia. The island is currently receiving much attention be cause of its new designation as a National Park. Known for centuries as 'The Graveyard of the Atlantic,' its forty-kilometre length has claimed over five hundred ships since the earliest adventurers and fishing vessels sailedto North America. Even today Sable presents serious problems to navigators . The home of the world's last herds of wild horses, the island is a fragile, shifting crescent of sand and grass whose beauty and violence has fascinated and inspired countless adventurers, writers, artists and scientists for over three hundred years. Bruce Armstrong takes the reader on a personal journey to Sable. He brings to life the early shipwrecks, lifesaving establishments and settlement attempts that have marked the island's long and varied hisory. There are ghost stories, tales of exceptional bravery and first-hand imp[ressions of the island left by men and women such as Sir HumphreyGilbert, Dorothea Dix and Alexander Graham Bell. Contemporary material abo ut Sable is based on interviews with some of the people who lived in this lonely place as lifesavers, wireless operators, conservationists and scientific observers; their experiences contribute an immediate sense of Sable's spirit and power. 'Sable Island' is an imaginative and exciting journey to the world's northern Galapagos. It is also an eloquent plea for the preservation of a unique and timeless part of Nova Scotia. 'Sable Island' was awarded the Evelyn Richardson Prize, the pre-eminent award for non-fiction in Atlantic Canada." - from the rear cover. Very good. 18.00