The Windward Road
|Genre||Non-fiction; Nature Writing; Science Writing|
1956, by Knopf (US)|
1957, by Robert Hale (UK)
The Windward Road: Adventures of a Naturalist on Remote Caribbean Shores, was written by Archie Carr and originally published in 1956. It is an account of Dr. Carr's travels around the Caribbean to study sea turtles and their migratory and behavior patterns, especially Kemp's ridley, a species about which little was known at the time. This book led to the formation of The Brotherhood of the Green Turtle, which later became the Caribbean Conservation Corporation, and is now known as the Sea Turtle Conservancy. It was awarded the 1957 John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, which is awarded annually by the American Museum of Natural History. The chapter entitled "The Black Beach", originally published in Mademoiselle, won a 1956 O. Henry Award.
- The University of Florida Press, http://www.upf.com/book.asp?id=CARRXS79
- This Goodly Land Author Information for Archie Fairly Carr, Jr.
- Marine Turtle Newsletter, Book Review, http://www.seaturtle.org/mtn/archives/mtn15/mtn15p10.shtml
- The Sea Turtle Conservancy: Archie Carr Tribute, http://www.conserveturtles.org/about.php?page=carr
- John Burroughs Medal Award List, http://research.amnh.org/burroughs/medal_award_list.html
- Random House Winners List: 1919-2000, http://www.randomhouse.com/boldtype/ohenry/0900/winners1919.html