There are more than 1,500 properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the U. S. State of Maryland; each of the state's 23 counties and its one county-equivalent has at least 20 listings on the National Register. This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted February 28, 2020; the following are approximate tallies of current listings in Maryland on the National Register of Historic Places. These counts are based on entries in the National Register Information Database as of April 24, 2008, new weekly listings posted since on the National Register of Historic Places web site. There are frequent additions to the listings and occasional delistings, the counts here are not official; the counts in this table exclude boundary increase and decrease listings which modify the area covered by an existing property or district and which carry a separate National Register reference number. List of National Historic Landmarks in Maryland List of bridges on the National Register of Historic Places in Maryland
Figure & Spirit is an album by American jazz saxophonist Lee Konitz recorded in 1976 and released on the Progressive label. Scott Yanow on Allmusic said "although there are a few minor mistakes, the music is quite exciting and spontaneous. Brown sounds in prime form. It's worth acquiring by fans of straight-ahead jazz". All compositions by Lee Konitz except. "Figure and Spirit" - 6:50 "Dream Stepper" - 8:19 "Smog Eyes" - 7:25 "April" - 10:05 "Without You Man" - 5:22 "Dig It" - 4:46 "Feather Bed" - 7:04 Bonus track on CD reissue Lee Konitz - alto saxophone, soprano saxophone Ted Brown - tenor saxophone Albert Dailey - piano Rufus Reid - bass Joe Chambers - drums
The Sea Birds Preservation Act 1869 was an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom. It was the first Act to protect wild birds in that country. In 1868, Professor Alfred Newton addressed the British Association for the Advancement of Science on the "On the Zoological Aspect of the Game Laws". In particular, he urged for protection of birds of prey and seabirds during the breeding season; the British Association appointed a committee to propose a close season. The committee consisted of Frank Buckland, Henry Eeles Dresser, William Bernhardt Tegetmeier and Henry Baker Tristram. James Edmund Harting was co-opted onto the committee. Newton's speech cited the destruction of seabirds on the Isle of Flamborough Head. Wide publicity of his speech led to public condemnation of the residents of Bridlington. Rev. Henry Frederick Barnes-Lawrence of Bridlington Priory held a meeting of local clergy and naturalists and formed the Association for the Protection of Sea-Birds. Barnes-Lawrence's Association had the support of Francis Orpen Morris, William Thomson, Archbishop of York, local MP Christopher Sykes.
As with many animal welfare laws before 1900, the animals' safety was not the main reason for the act. Seabirds were useful to sailors to warn of land in bad weather. If a boat was in fog and the sailors could hear seabirds nearby they would know that they were near land. If the population of seabirds declined they would not have this early warning system; the act was introduced by Christopher Sykes, Mr Clay and Mr Ward Jackson on behalf of the Association for the Protection of Sea-Birds. It was designed to reduce the effects of egg collecting during the breeding season, it gave limited protection to "the different species of auk, Cornish chough, diver, eider duck, gannet, guillemot, kittiwake, marrot, murre, oyster catcher, puffin, razor bill, seamew, sea parrot, sea swallow, shelldrake, smew, solan goose, tern, willock". British Association for the Advancement of Science British Ornithologists' Union Conservation biology Henry Eeles Dresser Game Act 1831 James Edmund Harting Francis Orpen Morris Alfred Newton Christopher Sykes William Bernhardt Tegetmeier William Thomson, Archbishop of York Henry Baker Tristram Barclay-Smith, Phyllis: The British contribution to bird protection Ibis 101:pp 115–122 Greenoak, Francesca: All the Birds of the Air Andre Deutsch, London Association for the Protection of Sea-Birds Hansard: Sea Birds Preservation Bill, Leave Hansard: Sea Birds Preservation Bill, Second Reading Hansard: Sea Birds Preservation Bill, Consideration Hansard: Sea Birds Preservation Bill, Lord's Committee