BAR HARBOR — Samuel Eliot and John Rivers’ life-long passion for Little Long Pond led them to create a book celebrating the pond in all seasons. They will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. to talk about that book, “Little Long Pond: A Field Guide to Four Seasons.” Eliot and Rivers will speak about the Pond, the creation of the book and some of the environmental and ethical questions about the Pond’s future.
Alongside the text, there are a wide array of photographs of the Little Long Pond taken by local photographers John Rivers, Kenn Chandler and Tom Lawrence. The book combines scientific information along with Eliot and Rivers personal observations, and there are specific chapters written by local experts including Anne Funderburk, Duane Braun, Linda Gregory and Rich MacDonald. While writing the book, the authors also learned about the natural cycles that contribute to the eutrophication, or the enrichment of a water body with nutrients, usually with an excess amount of nutrients. This process induces growth of plants and algae and may result in oxygen depletion of the water body. This led to the final chapter “The Life Cycle of a Pond” by Steve Katona.
The authors will be selling and signing copies of the book after their talk. For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.