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The Crown Jewel of the Jersey Shore Coming soon! Pre-order first editions online at or call 888-22-SHORE. Island Beach – A Sonnet in the Sands by Gordon Hesse Island Beach, the barrier island state park which borders the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay at the central Jersey Shore, preserves ten miles of New Jersey's coastline in its natural state before human development. Its beauty is unsurpassed, and it has been aptly called "the crown jewel of the Jersey Shore." This limited-edition, oversized volume by Gordon Hesse, author of "All Summer Long - Tales and Lore of Lifeguarding on the Atlantic," tells the story of the park from the time before Europeans arrived to present day. The text includes information about the history of the park, the plant and animal life, the sports- men's shacks, the Governor's Mansion, the park today, and more. The history includes the time be- fore recorded settlers, whaling, mysterious inlets, the Revolution and privateers, the U.S. Lifesaving Service, various owners and caretakers, historic storms, secret WWII experiments, the state's purchase, and the evolution of the park today. The book also features more than 100 exquisite photographs by some of the shore's finest photogra- phers. The stunning photographs, many of which are presented two feet wide, cover every aspect of the park in all four seasons—from the dunes and maritime forests to the beaches, to the park's historic and current buildings, and to the sports- men's shacks, past and present. Numerous historic photographs reveal the ultimate view into the park's past as well. These incredible images of the park's natural beauty, combined with the folio's oversized format and highest quality production standards, have rendered "Island Beach" one of the most beautiful books about the Jersey Shore ever published. It is a visual masterpiece that captures the beauty of the park second only to the park itself and an experience that you, your family, and friends will treasure for years to come. $48.00 Hardcover with dust jacket More than 100 photographs Actual size: 9 1/4" x 12 1/4" Sample cover. Actual cover not shown.

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