Reading the Forested Landscape

A Natural History of New England


Author: Tom Wessels

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780881504200

Category: Nature

Page: 199

View: 4184

Chronicles the forest in New England from the Ice Age to current challenges


The Sacred Landscape of New England's Native Civilization


Author: James W. Mavor, Jr.,Byron E. Dix

Publisher: Inner Traditions

ISBN: 9780892810789

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 6084

In the summer of 1974 Byron Dix discovered in Vermont the first of many areas in New England believed to be ancient Native American ritual sites. Dix and coauthor James Mavor tell the fascinating story of the discovery and exploration of these many stone structures and standing stones, whose placement in the surrounding landscape suggests that they played an important role in celestial observation and shamanic ritual.

Stones and Bones of New England

A Guide To Unusual, Historic, and Otherwise Notable Cemeteries


Author: Lisa Rogak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493023802

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 5655

Whether it's for their solace and beauty or for the sense of history that seeps from the ground, cemeteries are fascinating places to visit, this guide shows where to find the most interesting and unusual ones in all of New England. Some have headstones that are fine art, others are associated with notorious events, and others are the final resting place of famous poets, soldiers, and statesmen. Included are large public facilities as well as the small family burying grounds hidden away behind crumbling stone walls and along once-cultivated farmland. A sampling of cemeteries profiled: *Hope Cemetery in Barre, Vermont, where lifelike sculptures of angels and Greek goddesses stand next to a stone soccer ball and Shell Oil truck gravemarker, all elaborately carved from local granite by immigrant Italian stonecutters. *Spider Gates Cemetery, in Leicester, Massachusetts, a notorious Quaker burying ground famed for its frequent ghost sightings and still in use today. *A cemetery situated on the raised median of the Interstate in Warner, New Hampshire,which was preserved in 1970 by highway planners, who constructed the roadway around it. *Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven, Vermont, final resting place of Timothy Clark Smith, whose 1893 crypt includes a window to help him escape in case he was buried alive. Driving directions are provided for each cemetery, and detailed maps show the location of the more obscure graveyards. This unique guide offers an intriguing way to learn about the history and culture of New England.

Exploring Stone Walls

A Field Guide to New England's Stone Walls


Author: Robert Thorson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802719263

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 2492

The only field guide to stone walls in the Northeast. Exploring Stone Walls is like being in Thorson's geology classroom, as he presents the many clues that allow you to determine any wall's history, age, and purpose. Thorson highlights forty-five places to see interesting and noteworthy walls, many of which are in public parks and preserves, from Acadia National Park in Maine to the South Fork of Long Island. Visit the tallest stone wall (Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island), the most famous (Robert Frost's mending wall in Derry, New Hampshire), and many more. This field guide will broaden your horizons and deepen your appreciation of New England's rural history.

Taylor's Master Guide to Landscaping


Author: Rita Buchanan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618055906

Category: Gardening

Page: 372

View: 2499

Reveals the vital components of landscape design, offering advice on choosing a site, selecting plants, creating garden accessories, and maintaining a landscape.

Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape


Author: Tom Wessels

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581578571

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 9115

Take some of the mystery out of a walk in the woods with this new field guide from the author of Reading the Forested Landscape. Thousands of readers have had their experience of being in a forest changed forever by reading Tom Wessels's Reading the Forested Landscape. Was this forest once farmland? Was it logged in the past? Was there ever a major catastrophe like a fire or a wind storm that brought trees down? Now Wessels takes that wonderful ability to discern much of the history of the forest from visual clues and boils it all down to a manageable field guide that you can take out to the woods and use to start playing forest detective yourself. Wessels has created a key—a fascinating series of either/or questions—to guide you through the process of analyzing what you see. You’ll feel like a woodland Sherlock Holmes. No walk in the woods will ever be the same.

The Guide to Walden Pond

An Exploration of the History, Nature, Landscape, and Literature of One of America's Most Iconic Places


Author: Robert M. Thorson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328489175

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 902

The first guidebook to the landscape and history of the literary shrine to Thoreau, Walden Pond.

A Field Guide to the Ants of New England


Author: Aaron M. Ellison,Nicholas J. Gotelli,Elizabeth J. Farnsworth

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300169302

Category: Nature

Page: 398

View: 6630

This book is the first user-friendly regional guide devoted to ants—the “little things that run the world.” Lavishly illustrated with more than 500 line drawings, 300-plus photographs, and regional distribution maps as composite illustrations for every species, this guide will introduce amateur and professional naturalists and biologists, teachers and students, and environmental managers and pest-control professionals to more than 140 ant species found in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. The detailed drawings and species descriptions, together with the high-magnification photographs, will allow anyone to identify and learn about ants and their diversity, ecology, life histories, and beauty. In addition, the book includes sections on collecting ants, ant ecology and evolution, natural history, and patterns of geographic distribution and diversity to help readers gain a greater understanding and appreciation of ants.

Gardening Like a Ninja

A Guide to Sneaking Delicious Edibles into Your Landscape


Author: Angela England

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 1462126154

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 6466

Create a landscape that’s both beautiful and edible. This book has everything you need to make your yard and your meals amazing! With a few simple adjustments, you can enhance your walkways, flower beds, front yards, and backyards with easy-to-care edible plants that will impress your neighbors and add to your dinner plate. Become a gardening ninja by Choosing the right vegetation for your zone to maximize successUsing the seasons to create beauty year-round in your gardenCultivating areas that seem unusableHarvesting fruits, veggies, and nuts from everywhere in your landscape Your yard will look better than ever in no time with these sneaky edibles!

The College of the Atlantic Guide to the Lakes & Ponds of Mt. Desert


Author: William V. P. Newlin,Kenneth S. Cline,Rachel Briggs,A. Addison Namnoum,Brett Ciccotelli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1583947973

Category: Nature

Page: 311

View: 6517

"Mt. Desert Island, located off the coast of Maine, is blessed with more than twenty-five lakes and forty streams, but most visitors to the island are attracted by its granite coast and never get to explore ""the lake country."" This one-of-a-kind guide is designed to give visitors the tools they need to get the most of this remarkable feature of Mt. Desert. Author and longtime island summer resident William V.P. Newlin offers tips on what lakes are best for activities like boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, and picnicking and provides readers the specific details they will need to make the ost of their visit. Just where do you launch your kayak? Where are the best picnic rocks? What fish are available? Included are beautiful photos and illustrations, detailed, full-color maps, and informative sidebars that fill the reader in on interesting bits of natural history and local lore. ARGE MARKET- The Acadia National Park administration estimates that the park received .5 million visitors in 2010, making it the ninth most visited national park in the country. RIGINAL PERSPECTIVE- Offers a new look at a favorite vacationing spot as it focuses more on the lakes and ponds than

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: 5081

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.

Integrated Landscaping

Following Nature's Lead


Author: Lauren Chase-Rowell,Mary Tebo Davis,Katherine Hartnett,Marilyn Wyzga

Publisher: University of New Hampshire

ISBN: 9781611682786

Category: Architecture

Page: 167

View: 9729

Looks at the philosophy and benefits of a holistic approach to landscape design, with information and models on a variety of plant systems, describing how to establish them and care for sustainable plant systems.

New England Gardener's Handbook

All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a New England Garden


Author: Jacqueline Heriteau,Holly Hunter Stonehill,Liz Ball,James Fizzell,Joe Lamp'l

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591865441

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 6252

New England Gardener's Handbook is written by popular gardening experts who include their collective wisdom in one complete guide for New England gardeners. In addition to the hundreds of hardy plants in eleven different plant categories, there are monthly to-do calendars assisting gardeners with the proper care and timing for everything from planting to pruning. Full-color photos for each plant and helpful illustrations and charts make this an easy-to-use resource for all New England gardeners with expert advice for home gardeners in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The Green Garden

A New England Guide to Planning, Planting and Maintaining the Planet-Friendly Habitat Garden


Author: Ellen Sousa,William Cullina

Publisher: Bunker Hill Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781593730918

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 3692

This practical, comprehensive and inspirational guidebook for New Englanders looking for low-cost, beautiful and earth-friendly ways to green their landscapes and outdoor spaces and supply habitat for a variety of declining species, including birds, native pollinators, honey bees, amphibians and turtles, includes an extensive Plant Guide, detailing the best wildlife-friendly plants suitable for the varied conditions and microclimates across New England, cultivation hints and tips, and the wildlife attracted by each plant.

Visualizing Climate Change

A Guide to Visual Communication of Climate Change and Developing Local Solutions


Author: Stephen R.J. Sheppard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136529004

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 429

Climate change may be all around us, but it is often difficult to see. Carbon dioxide is invisible, and the prevailing imagery of climate change is often remote (such as ice floes melting) or abstract and scientific (charts and global temperature maps). Nobody really knows what 2 or 4 of global warming might look like in their community. The causes of climate change that surround us are often only dimly perceived or concealed, and there are as yet few examples of effective community solutions that people can see.

New England Month-by-Month Gardening

What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont


Author: Charlie Nardozzi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591866413

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 1941

This is the perfect book for beginning to intermediate gardeners and home landscapers living in New England (including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont). New England Month-by-Month Gardening gives you the when-to and how-to for growing, caring for, and maintaining your garden and all types of plants. All of the information you need is given in a chronological, straightforward way. From January to December, each month has specific advice on what should be done in your garden. Step-by-step photographs give you the confidence to make your garden as unique as your New England home. Author Charlie Nardozzi is a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, and radio and television personality. He is your guide to the garden, with specific when-to and how-to content to give New England gardeners the tools to be successful.

Growing the Northeast Garden

Regional Ornamental Gardening


Author: Andrew Keys,Kerry Michaels

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 160469680X

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 4445

Plant selection and garden style are deeply influenced by where we are gardening. To successfully grow a range of beautiful ornamental plants, every gardener has to know the specifics of the region’s climate, soil, and geography. Gardeners in the northeast are lucky—the regular summer rain, gorgeous summer blooms, and stunning fall color make it an ideal place to garden. But there are drawbacks, like hot and humid summers, bitterly cold winters, and mosquitos. TThe practical and beautiful Growing the Northeast Garden starts with a comprehensive overview of the weather and geography of the area, along with regionally specific advice on zones, microclimates, soil, pests, and maintenance. Profiles of the best trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs offer hundreds of plant suggestions, along with complete information on growth and care.

Geography Of Nowhere

The Rise And Declineof America'S Man-Made Landscape


Author: James Howard Kunstler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671888250

Category: Architecture

Page: 303

View: 9614

Argues that much of what surrounds Americans is depressing, ugly, and unhealthy; and traces America's evolution from a land of village commons to a man-made landscape that ignores nature and human needs.

The Traveller's Guide to Sacred Scotland

A Guide to the Legends, Lore and Landscape of Scotland's Sacred Places


Author: Marianna Lines

Publisher: Gothic Image

ISBN: 9780906362761

Category: Travel

Page: 500

View: 5214

Scotland has a rich prehistory stretching from Neolithic times through the Bronze and Iron Ages. She has islands from the magnificent Orkneys and Shetlands to the Outer Hebrides and the Uists, the Isle of Skye and the Inner Hebrides. Each one is renowned for its ancient sanctity. Scotland was home to many different cultures including the Norse, Picts and Celts. She has a particularly unique and stunning landscape with her holy mountains, spectacular lochs and sacred trees. The Highlands with their Pictish settlements and carved standing stones offer yet another kind of awe-inspiring beauty. Fairy folklore, poets and bards, Arthurian and Merlin related sites, Celtic Christian foundations and their Saints are all to be found in this land. This book not only takes the reader on a magical journey into Scotland's historical, cultural, literary and spiritual past, but also offers directions to all the areas regarded by Scots themselves as of special importance, what they mean and why.