Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman by Miriam Horn

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman by Miriam Horn

Author:Miriam Horn
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

* Motor Vessel.

† Draft is the distance from a vessel’s waterline to its bottom.

‡ The flat part the boat pushes with.

§ A chenier is a ridge built by waves and currents piling up shells; its name comes from the French word for oak, which in Louisiana are often found on these ridges.

¶ Storm surge is the huge mound of water piled at the front of a hurricane by winds. Each cubic yard of seawater weighs a ton.

# A tankerman oversees transfer of liquid cargos on and off barges.

** Trucking generates a thousand times more emissions per ton-mile than barges.

†† Houck was one of the most memorable characters in McPhee’s The Control of Nature.


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