Beautiful Swimmers

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Cover of first edition, art by Consuelo Hanks

Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay (1976) is a Pulitzer Prize[1] non-fiction book by William W. Warner about the Chesapeake Bay, blue crabs and watermen. The book takes its name from the generic name of the blue crab, Callinectes, which is Greek for "beautiful swimmer." It won the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction.


  1. ^ "Pulitzer Prize Winners: General Non-Fiction" (web). Archived from the original on 24 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-28.
  • William W. Warner. Beautiful Swimmers. The Atlantic Monthly Press and Little, Brown Books. 1976. ISBN 0-316-92326-5

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