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By Paul G. Boultbee, David F. Raine

ISBN-10: 185109170X

ISBN-13: 9781851091706

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Map. bibliog. In this fascinating study, Millas examines contemporary documents pertaining to 308 reported hurricanes which allegedly occurred in the Caribbean and adjacent regions between 1492 and 1800. He concludes that forty-five of the reported cases lack sufficient evidence to be considered true hurricanes. 40 The geography of Bermuda. James Wreford Watson, John Oliver, Catherine H. Foggo. London: Collins, 1965. 128p. 15 maps. bibliog. This book, prepared under the guidance of the Bermuda Department of Education, was intended for use as a school textbook.

Bibliog. (Insight Guide Series, vol. 217). This excellent guide to Bermuda includes articles written by well-known Bermudian authors covering architecture, festivals, sailing, sports, visual arts, calypso, food, flora and fauna, and the Bermuda Triangle. There are also sections on Hamilton, West End and East End, Harrington Sound, and the small islands. A small section provides travel tips. The colour photographs which accompany the text are arguably the highlight of the work. 5 Tea with Tracey: the woman's survival guide to Bermuda.

Hudson 203 Amsterdam, André van Os 204 Korea, J. E. Hoare 205 Bermuda, Paul G. Boultbee and David F. Raine To Budge and Alan with love and respect PGB To my wife, artist Jill Amos Raine, whose sensitive watercolours succeed, where the written word fail DFR Page xi Contents INTRODUCTION xv THE COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE 1 GEOGRAPHY 8 GEOLOGY 11 General 11 Caves 19 Hydrogeology 20 Reefs 21 TRAVEL GUIDES 22 TRAVEL ACCOUNTS 26 TOURISM 29 FLORA AND FAUNA 30 General 30 Vegetation 32 Marine life 37 General 37 Fishes 41 Coral reefs 44 Sponges 45 Hydroids 46 Seashells 48 Marine plants and algae 48 Birds 49 Insects 52 Page xii Mammals 57 Invertebrates 57 Molluscs 58 Crustaceans 59 ARCHAEOLOGY 61 HISTORY 63 General 63 17th century 66 18th century 71 19th century 73 20th century 77 Local history 78 GENEALOGY 80 SLAVERY 82 POPULATION 84 FOLKLORE 86 RELIGION 87 SOCIAL CONDITIONS 91 HEALTH 97 POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT 99 CONSTITUTION AND LEGAL SYSTEM 104 Constitution 104 Legal system 105 ECONOMY 106 FINANCE AND BUSINESS 107 INDUSTRY, TRADE AND LABOUR 109 COMMUNICATIONS 112 TRANSPORT 113 Page xiii POSTAL SYSTEM 114 NUMISMATICS 116 ENVIRONMENT 117 STATISTICS 119 EDUCATION 120 LANGUAGE AND DIALECTS 121 LITERATURE 122 Anthologies 122 Children's literature 123 Individual authors 123 Foreign literature set in Bermuda 125 Foreign authors in Bermuda 127 THE ARTS 128 Architecture 128 Festivals 130 Furniture 130 Music 131 Painting 131 Photography 132 SPORTS 135 FOOD AND DRINK 136 NEW SPAPERS AND PERIODICALS 138 Newspapers 138 Periodicals 139 LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES 142 DIRECTORIES 144 BIBLIOGRAPHIES 146 INDEX OF AUTHORS, TITLES AND SUBJECTS 149 MAP OF BERMUDA 167 Page xv Introduction Bermuda, situated in the Atlantic Ocean about 650 miles east of North Carolina and about 775 miles southeast of New York City, enjoys a subtropical climate.

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