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New book: A History of The Bahamas through Maps by Todd T. Turrell
Apr 24, 2016 - 5:51:38 PM

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A History of The Bahamas Through Maps by Todd T. Turrell was released on March 11, 2016. It tells the fascinating story of The Bahamas using beautiful antique maps as the backdrop. Maps from 1579 to 1865 are featured and discussed along with the history of the country around those time periods.

The book examines the geological history of The Bahamas as well as early explorers and settlers, the pirate era and British loyalists who populated many of the out islands after the American Revolutionary War. There is a chapter dedicated the boom the Civil War brought to the country, along with blockade running, and a chapter regarding prohibition with its significant impact to the nation's livelihood during that period.

Colorful modern maps along underwater and aerial photographs help describe the 20 major islands (Abaco, Andros, Cat Island, etc.) that make up the far reaching archipelago. Individual histories of these islands are included to complete their stories.

The author also uses various artistic exhibits and overlays to colorfully present the island country with its intimate links to England and America.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Todd Turrell is a marine consultant living in Naples, Florida. He has spent his career along the waterfront of Florida, The Bahamas and Caribbean with a keen interest in natural history and the dealings of man along the coast. In The Bahamas Todd has worked for over 30 years providing advice on maritime and environmental impact issues. His previous book, Naples Waterfront Changes in Time, won an award and is in second edition printing.


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