The Windward Road

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The Windward Road: Adventures of a Naturalist on Remote Caribbean Shores
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Author Archie Carr
Country United States
Genre Non-fiction; Nature Writing; Science Writing
Publication date
1956, by Knopf (US)
1957, by Robert Hale (UK)
Pages 277
ISBN 978-0-8130-0639-0

The Windward Road: Adventures of a Naturalist on Remote Caribbean Shores, was written by Archie Carr and originally published in 1956.[1] It is an account of Dr. Carr's travels around the Caribbean to study sea turtles and their migratory and behavior patterns,[2] especially Kemp's ridley, a species about which little was known at the time.[3] 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.[3][4] It was awarded the 1957 John Burroughs Medal[5] 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.[4][6]

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