Between land and sea suffers from minor shortcomings while the subtitle promises consideration of the atlantic coast and the transformation of new england readers see very little of those regions outside narragansett bay given the depth and uniqueness with which pastore presents the bay however such extrapolations would have weakened a wonderfully rich analysis can we draw wider . It seems a safe bet that most readers of this journal own a well thumbed copy of william cronons changes in the land indians colonists and the ecology of ne. Between land and sea traces how the bays complex ecology shaped the contours of european habitation trade and resource use and how littoral settlers in turn reconfigured the physical and cultural boundaries between humans and nature narragansett bay emerges in pastores account as much more than a geological formation rather he reimagines the nexus of land and sea as a brackish borderland shaped by the tension between what english settlers saw as improvable land and the perpetual . Between land and sea the atlantic coast and the transformation of new england by christopher l pastore marsha hamilton related information university of south alabama. Italicbetween land and sea the atlantic coast and the transformation of new england italic by christopher l pastore cambridge mass harvard university press 2014 312 pp 3500
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