William W. Warner

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For the American motorcycle racer, see Bill Warner (motorcycle racer).
For the British military officer and politician, see William Ward Warner.

William W. Warner (April 2, 1920 – April 18, 2008)[1][2] was an American biologist and writer.

Warner was a 1943 graduate of Princeton University.[2] During World War II, Warner served in the Pacific Theater of operations as an aerial photograph analyst with a Marine air group.[2]

He was awarded the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for his first book Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay, which was based on his experiences living and working among crab fishermen on the Chesapeake.

Works[edit]

  • Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs, and the Chesapeake Bay (1976)
  • Distant Water: The Fate of the North Atlantic Fisherman (1983)
  • Into the Porcupine Cave and Other Odysseys: Adventures of an Occasional Naturalist (1999, short stories)
  • At Peace with All Their Neighbors: Catholics and Catholicism in the National Capital, 1787–1860 (1994)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary in the New York Times.
  2. ^ a b c Holley, Joe (April 30, 2008), William Warner; Wrote Classic On Chesapeake, Washington, D,C,: The Washington Post, p. Obituaries