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

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Author: Robert Stanford

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 0884483703

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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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

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Author: J. Ritchie Garrison

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572332065

Category: History

Page: 314

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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.

A Guide to New England Stone Structures

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

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Author: Mary E. Gage,James E. Gage

Publisher: Powwow River Books

ISBN: 0981614183

Category:

Page: 56

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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.

Wildflowers of New England

Timber Press Field Guide

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Author: Ted Elliman,New England Wild Flower Society

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697407

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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Wildflowers of New England is for hikers, naturalists, gardeners, and anyone wishing to learn more about the region’s diverse wildflowers, or just wanting to know the answer to "What’s that plant?" Ted Elliman, a plant ecologist for the New England Wild Flower Society, describes and illustrates more than 1,000 species commonly found in all six New England states, including annuals, perennials, and biennials, both native and naturalized. This helpful field guide uses a logical and convenient identification key based on flower color, petal arrangement, and leaf characteristics. One thousand color photographs help to confirm that you’ve got the right plant. The introduction includes an explanation of plant parts and information on plant names.

Insight Guides: New England

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Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 1780055765

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 1985

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

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: New England

Page: 443

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Quiet Places of Massachusetts

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Author: Michael J. Tougias

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 1588430758

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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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

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Author: William Cronon

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 142992828X

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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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.

North Dakota, a Guide to the Northern Prairie State,

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Author: Best Books on

Publisher: Best Books on

ISBN: 162376033X

Category:

Page: 371

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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.

A Guide to New England Stone Structures

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

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Author: Mary Elaine Gage,James Gage

Publisher: Powwow River Books

ISBN: 0971791031

Category: Cairns

Page: 36

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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. It covers historical structures, Native American structures, and quarries.

The Middle States

A Handbook for Travellers : a Guide to the Chief Cities and Popular Resorts of the Middle States, and to Their Scenery and Historic Attractions, with the Northern Frontier from Niagra Falls to Montreal : Also, Baltimore, Washington, and Northern Virginia

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Author: Moses Foster Sweetser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Middle Atlantic States

Page: 469

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Reader's Guide to Literature in English

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Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135314179

Category: Reference

Page: 1010

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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

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Author: Richard M. DeGraaf

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584654674

Category: Nature

Page: 111

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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

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Author: Moon Canyon Publishing Staff

Publisher: Moon Canyon Publishing

ISBN: 0976751631

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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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

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Author: Mollie Beattie,Charles Thompson,Lynn Levine

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 0874516226

Category: Nature

Page: 279

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A landowner s manual for forest management in New England"

The Penal Landscape

The Howard League Guide to Criminal Justice in England and Wales

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Author: Anita Dockley,Ian Loader

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135919925

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The Howard League for Penal Reform is committed to developing an effective penal system which ensures there are fewer victims of crime, has a diminished role for prison and creates a safer community for all. In this collection of ten papers, the charity has brought together some of the most prominent academic experts in the field to map out what is happening in a specific area of criminal justice policy, ranging from prison privatisation to policing and the role of community sentences. The Howard League guide has two main aims: first it seeks to paint a picture of the current state of the penal system, using its structures, processes and the specific groups affected by the system as the lens for analysis. However, each author also seeks to identify the challenges and gaps in understanding that should be considered to predicate a move towards a reduced role for the penal system, and prison in particular, while maintaining public confidence and safer communities. In doing so, we hope to inspire researchers and students alike to develop new research proposals that challenge the status quo and seek to create the Howard League’s vision for the criminal justice system with less crime, safer communities, fewer people in prison.

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. With Six Maps and Eleven Plans

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Author: Moses Foster Sweetser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: New England

Page: 474

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