Kenneth Mallory

The Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

The Boston Harbor Islands form a transition between the open ocean and the settled coast, between the world beyond Boston Harbor and the features specific to it. They are not only a physical entrance but also a gateway to a long span of history, from Native American uses through the explosive growth of the city and industry and the concerns of the current postindustrial age. Thirty-five miles of relatively undeveloped shoreline within a densely settled urban area, resources associated with thousands of years of occupation by American Indians, and the complex natural communities of the intertidal zones all illustrate the intrinsic value of Boston Harbor Islands resources.

Selected Works

nonfiction children's
Adventure Beneath the Sea: Living in an Underwater Science Station
What it's like to live and work in an underwater science station
The Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area
A beautiful and impressively informative introduction to the national park islands of Boston Harbor.
Nonfiction Children's
Swimming with Hammerhead Sharks
"May well inspire some children to turn to marine biology or photography as a lifelong interest."
--from School Library Journal, Starred
Nonfiction Science
The Last Extinction
"The Last Extinction is compelling reading. It is well written and attractively presented."
--Alexandra Dixon and Brian Bertram, Nature