Reading Rural Landscapes: A Field Guide to New England's Past


Author: Robert Stanford

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 0884483703

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 9677

William Faulkner once said, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." Nowhere can you see the truth behind his comment more plainly than in rural New England, especially Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and western Massachusetts. Everywhere we go in rural New England, the past surrounds us. In the woods and fields and along country roads, the traces are everywhere if we know what to look for and how to interpret what we see. A patch of neglected daylilies marks a long-abandoned homestead. A grown-over cellar hole with nearby stumps and remnants of stone wall and orchard shows us where a farm has been reclaimed by forest. And a piece of a stone dam and wooden sluice mark the site of a long-gone mill. Although slumping back into the landscape, these features speak to us if we can hear them and they can guide us to ancestral homesteads and famous sites. Lavishly illustrated with drawings and color photos. Provides the keys to interpret human artifacts in fields, woods, and roadsides and to reconstruct the past from surviving clues. Perfect to carry in a backpack or glove box. A unique and valuable resource for road trips, genealogical research, naturalists, and historians.

Landscape and Material Life in Franklin County, Massachusetts, 1770-1860


Author: J. Ritchie Garrison

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572332065

Category: History

Page: 314

View: 550

This innovative study draws on anthropology, archaeology, art history, folklore, and history to illuminate the rich texture of a historic landscape and the complex process by which it changed over a ninety-year period between the American Revolution and the Civil War. Focusing on Franklin County in the upper Connecticut Valley of Massachusetts, a landscape that shares many characteristics with greater New England and with the rural North, Garrison describes the region's town plans, agricultural patterns, dwellings, barns, outbuildings, fences, and transportation networks--and how they changed. He demonstrates that the transformation of this rural landscape was a dynamic process, a complex interaction between tradition and innovation, driven by people's shifting expectations about material life. Garrison's carefully researched, narrative study begins with the lives of individual inhabitants and from them generates a larger picture. Who lived in Franklin County, what they thought and wrote about, what choices they made and what principles they lived by, what buildings and crops they raised and with what tools and methods, how they organized their homes, family life, farms, and workspaces, what they did with their leisure time, how they spent their money or manifested their social status--these are the topics of his investigation. His study provides insight into the changing values that accompanied the transition from an agrarian to an industrial society and raises questions about the nature of tradition and the character of American "folklife." The Author: J. Ritchie Garrison is associate director of the Museum Studies Program and assistant professor of history at the University of Delaware.

Insight Guides Explore New England


Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1786718421

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 5351

Pocket-sized books to inspire your on-foot exploration of topinternational destinations. Now with free eBook. Experiencethe best of New England withthis indispensably practical Insight Guides Explore book. From making sure you don't miss out on must-seeattractions like Norman Rockwell Museum to discovering hidden gems, including Maine'sAcadia National Park the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking routes will helpyou plan your trip, save you time, and enhance your exploration of thisfascinating region. · Practical,pocket-sized and packed with inspirational insider information, this will makethe ideal on-the-move companion for your trip to New England · Enjoy over 16irresistible Best Routes to walk, from Boston to East Maine · Features conciseinsider information about landscape, history, food and drink, and entertainmentoptions · Invaluablemaps: each Best Route is accompanied by a detailed full-colour map, while thelarge pull-out map provides an essential overview of the area · Discover yourdestination's must-see sights and hand-picked hidden gems · Directorysection provides invaluable insight into top accommodation, restaurant andnightlife options by area, along with an overview of language, books and films · Includes an innovativeextra that's unique in the market - all Explore Guidescome with a free eBook · Inspirationalcolour photography throughout About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer offull-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishinghigh-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. Weproduce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as phrasebooks, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs.Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus onhistory and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool toinspire your next adventure.

A Guide to New England Stone Structures

Stone Cairns, Stone Walls, Standing Stones, Chambers. Foundations, Wells, Culverts, Quarries and Other Structure


Author: Mary E. Gage,James E. Gage

Publisher: Powwow River Books

ISBN: 0981614183


Page: 56

View: 7683

A Guide to New England Stone Structures is a basic field guide to identifying the many different types of stone structures found while hiking through the forest and conservation lands in New England.

Insight Guides: New England


Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 1780055765

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 2921

Insight Guide: New England will give you the best advice and inspiration for planning your perfect getaway. The beautiful full-colour photographs provide a unique visual guide to the state. Our detailed maps are cross-referenced to the text, so you'll always know what to look for, whether it's the latest spot to catch the colourful autumn leaves or the hippest nightclub in Boston. With a brand new Sports and Outdoor Activities chapter, this guide will leave you breathless as you explore the mountains of Vermont, the shores of Maine, and the islands of Massachusetts. Our independent hotel and restaurant listings selected by our local author guide you to the best the state has to offer. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers’ needs. Insight Guides’ unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. ‘Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.’ - Wanderlust Magazine

New England: a Handbook for Travellers

A Guide to the Chief Cities and Popular Resorts of New England, and to Its Scenery and Historic Attractions: with the Western and Northern Borders, from New York to Quebec


Author: Moses Foster Sweetser

Publisher: N.A


Category: New England

Page: 431

View: 2276

Quiet Places of Massachusetts


Author: Michael J. Tougias

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 1588430758

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 5300

The author takes you through old-growth forests, across bubbling brooks, into dark, narrow chasms, and in search of the best village greens. Focusing on unspoiled places, he covers the state from the northern Berkshires and towns along the Housatonic River to the trails near spectacular Quabbin Reservoir and the rocky cost of Cape Ann. Each of the 16 trips details what you will see along the way, fascinating details of local history and where to find the cosiest B&Bs.

Changes in the Land

Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England


Author: William Cronon

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 142992828X

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2591

Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize Changes in the Land offers an original and persuasive interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. With the tools of both historian and ecologist, Cronon constructs an interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another, and how that complex web of relationships shaped New England's communities.

Reader's Guide to Literature in English


Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135314179

Category: Reference

Page: 1010

View: 4358

Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.

Landowner's Guide to Wildlife Habitat

Forest Management for the New England Region


Author: Richard M. DeGraaf

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584654674

Category: Nature

Page: 111

View: 9215

An easy-to-use guide for enhancing wildlife habitat quality, timber values, and the appearance of forest lands.

U. S. National Forest Campground Guide

Eastern Region


Author: Moon Canyon Publishing Staff

Publisher: Moon Canyon Publishing

ISBN: 0976751631

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 2972

The U.S. National Forest Campground Guide - Eastern Region, describes 239 developed campgrounds in 17 National Forests located in 13 eastern states. All of the campgrounds were personally visited and researched by the authors of this Guide.There are more than 50 items of information for each campground, narrative descriptions (including authors¿ anecdotes), maps displaying the relative location of the campgrounds, and quick look-up tables to help in the selection of a campground. In addition, there are sidebars throughout the Guide containing useful information about camping, the forests, things to do, and the authors¿ experiences.

Working with Your Woodland

A Landowner's Guide


Author: Mollie Beattie,Charles Thompson,Lynn Levine

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 0874516226

Category: Nature

Page: 279

View: 1915

A landowner s manual for forest management in New England"

North Dakota, a Guide to the Northern Prairie State,


Author: Best Books on

Publisher: Best Books on

ISBN: 162376033X


Page: 371

View: 2098

written by workers of the Federal Writersþ Project of the Works progress administration for the state of North Dakota, sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Leisure and Tourism Landscapes

Social and Cultural Geographies


Author: Cara Aitchison,Nicola E. MacLeod,Nicola E Macleod,Stephen J. Shaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134688660

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 5445

Increasingly significant as mediators of spatial identity and meaning, leisure, tourism, culture and heritage are only now beginning to be located within the rapidly evolving discourses of poststructuralist geographies. Exploring the influence of leisure and tourism on the production, representation and consumption of landscape, the first half of this important book focuses on different ways of ‘seeing’ or representing landscape, whereas the second half examines different forms of productive consumption in leisure and tourism. Both symbolic and material spaces of leisure and tourism are also examined in relation to urban and rural landscapes, heritage landscapes, gendered landscapes, and landscapes of sexuality and desire. With a multidisciplinary approach and a strong theoretical content which builds on poststructuralist theories, this is undoubtedly an important addition to literature in the field.

Designs on the Landscape

Everyday Landscapes, Values, and Practice


Author: R. A. Preece

Publisher: Belhaven


Category: Architecture du paysage

Page: 283

View: 1593

This textbook explains the principles of landscape design for landscape architects and environmental managers, blending the theory of landscape aesthetics with the practice of good architectural design. It recognizes that visual and cultural aspects are intimately related to technical and functional matters and accordingly sets out to treat these as parts of the whole. It articulates a concern over insidious and incremental changes occurring in the visual environment through both development and management processes and advocates more thought about details as well as strategy.

New England

A Handbook for Travellers . A Guide to the Chief Cities and Popular Resorts of New England, and to Its Scenery and Historic Attractions : with the Western and Northern Borders, from New York to Quebec


Author: Moses Foster Sweetser

Publisher: Boston : Ticknor


Category: New England

Page: 453

View: 2045