Sightseeking

Clues to the Landscape History of New England

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Author: Christopher J. Lenney

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584654636

Category: Science

Page: 359

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A startlingly original synthesis of keen observation and interpretive skill that will transform one s understanding of New England s man-made landscape"

A Landscape History of New England

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Author: Blake Harrison,Richard W. Judd

Publisher: MIT Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780262525275

Category: History

Page: 413

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This book takes a view of New England's landscapes that goes beyond picture postcard-ready vistas of white-steepled churches, open pastures, and tree-covered mountains. Its chapters describe, for example, the Native American presence in the Maine Woods; offer a history of agriculture told through stone walls, woodlands, and farm buildings; report on the fragile ecology of tourist-friendly Cape Cod beaches; and reveal the ethnic stereotypes informing Colonial Revivalism. Taken together, they offer a wide-ranging history of New England's diverse landscapes, stretching across two centuries. The book shows that all New England landscapes are the products of human agency as well as nature. The authors trace the roles that work, recreation, historic preservation, conservation, and environmentalism have played in shaping the region, and they highlight the diversity of historical actors who have transformed both its meaning and its physical form. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, including history, geography, environmental studies, literature, art history, and historic preservation, the book provides fresh perspectives on New England's many landscapes: forests, mountains, farms, coasts, industrial areas, villages, towns, and cities. Illustrated, and with many archival photographs, it offers readers a solid historical foundation for understanding the great variety of places that make up New England.

Reading the Forested Landscape

A Natural History of New England

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Author: Tom Wessels

Publisher: Nature

ISBN: 9780881504200

Category: Nature

Page: 199

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

The landscape of community

a history of communal forests in New England

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Author: Robert McCullough

Publisher: Univ Pr of New England

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 403

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A history of New England's communal forests & their economic, environmental, & cultural impact.

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.

Historical Dictionary of New England

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Author: Peter C. Holloran

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538102196

Category: History

Page: 660

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of New England contains a chronology, an introduction, appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, places, institutions, and events.

All Things Dickinson: An Encyclopedia of Emily Dickinson's World [2 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of Emily Dickinson's World

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Author: Wendy Martin Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440803323

Category: History

Page: 1016

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An exciting new reference work that illuminates the beliefs, customs, events, material culture, and institutions that made up Emily Dickinson's world, giving users a glance at both Dickinson's life and times and the social history of America in the 19th century. • Provides more than 200 alphabetically arranged entries, covering such subjects as architecture; dress; education and intellectual life; newspapers; marriage; family (including Dickinson's own); food and drink; friends; plants and animals; religious practices; philosophies; war; some of the symbols and themes found in Dickinson's poetry; and other aspects of Dickinson's era • Presents a chronology from 1801 to 1945 listing milestones in Emily Dickinson's life, her publications, as well as significant events of the 19th century • Offers listings of recommended books, online resources, and videos • Supplies illustrations and photos that add to the understanding of Dickinson's experiences and the world around her

Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the United States

Impacts, Experiences and Actions

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Author: Julie Koppel Maldonado,Benedict Colombi,Rajul Pandya

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319052667

Category: Science

Page: 174

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With a long history and deep connection to the Earth’s resources, indigenous peoples have an intimate understanding and ability to observe the impacts linked to climate change. Traditional ecological knowledge and tribal experience play a key role in developing future scientific solutions for adaptation to the impacts. The book explores climate-related issues for indigenous communities in the United States, including loss of traditional knowledge, forests and ecosystems, food security and traditional foods, as well as water, Arctic sea ice loss, permafrost thaw and relocation. The book also highlights how tribal communities and programs are responding to the changing environments. Fifty authors from tribal communities, academia, government agencies and NGOs contributed to the book. Previously published in Climatic Change, Volume 120, Issue 3, 2013.

Granite, Fire, and Fog

The Natural and Cultural History of Acadia

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Author: Tom Wessels

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 1512600458

Category: Nature

Page: 168

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Acadia National Park, on Maine's Mount Desert Island, is among the most popular national parks in the United States. From the road, visitors can experience magnificent vistas of summit and sea, but on a more intimate scale, equally compelling views abound along Acadia's hiking trails. Tom Wessels, an ecologist, naturalist, and avid hiker, attributes the park's popularity-and its unusual beauty-to the unique way in which earth, air, fire, and water-in the form of glacially scoured granite, winter winds, fire, and ocean fog-have converged to create a landscape that can be found nowhere else. In this beautifully illustrated book, Wessels invites readers to investigate the remarkable natural history of Mount Desert Island, along with the unique cultural story it gave rise to. This account of nature, terrain, and human interaction with the landscape will delight those who like to hike these bald summits, ride along the carriage roads, or explore the island's rugged shoreline. Wessels concludes with a guided tour of one of his favorite hikes, a ten-mile loop that will acquaint the reader with the diverse ecosystems described throughout his book.

A Century in Captivity

The Life and Trials of Prince Mortimer, a Connecticut Slave

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Author: Denis R. Caron

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584655404

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

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The riveting reconstruction of an eighteenth-century slave's life and imprisonment

Deep Travel

In Thoreau's Wake on the Concord and Merrimack

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Author: David K. Leff

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587298392

Category: Travel

Page: 264

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In the hot summer of 2004, David Leff floated away from the routine of daily life just as Henry David Thoreau and his brother had done in their own small boat in 1839. Fortified with Thoreau’s observations as revealed in A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Leff brought his own concept of mindful deep travel to these same New England waterways. His first-person narrative uses his ecological way of looking, of going deep rather than far, to show that our outward journeys are inseparable from our inward ones. How we see depends on where we are in our lives and with whom we travel. Leff chose his companions wisely. In consecutive journeys his neighbor and friend Alan, a veteran city planner; his son Josh, an energetic eleven-year-old; and his sweetheart Pamela, a compassionate professional caregiver, added their perspectives to Leff’s own experiences as a government official in natural resources policy. Not so much sight seeing as sight seeking, together they explored a geography of the imagination as well as the rich natural and human histories of the rivers and their communities. The heightened awareness of deep travel demands that we immerse ourselves fully in places and realize that they exist in time as well as space. Its mindfulness enriches the experience and makes the voyager worthy of the journey. Leff’s intriguing, contemplative deep travel along these historic rivers presents a methodology for exploration that will enrich any trip.

Landscape of Industry

An Industrial History of the Blackstone Valley

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Author: Worcester Historical Museum

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584657774

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

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An illustrated history of the cradle of American industrialization

The new reading the landscape

fieldwork in landscape history

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Author: Richard Muir

Publisher: Univ of Exeter Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 256

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As well as covering villages, woodlands and roads, this text explores how landscape features are human ideas made manifest - boundary walls and hedges reflect territoriality, churches reflect belief and castles reflect the need for defence.

A Landscape of Architecture, History and Fiction

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Author: Jonathan Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317528573

Category: Architecture

Page: 244

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Architecture can be analogous to a history, a fiction, and a landscape. We expect a history or a novel to be written in words, but they can also be cast in concrete or seeded in soil. The catalyst to this tradition was the simultaneous and interdependent emergence in the eighteenth century of new art forms: the picturesque landscape, the analytical history, and the English novel. Each of them instigated a creative and questioning response to empiricism’s detailed investigation of subjective experience and the natural world, and together they stimulated a design practice and lyrical environmentalism that profoundly influenced subsequent centuries. Associating the changing natural world with journeys in self-understanding, and the design process with a visual and spatial autobiography, this book describes journeys between London and the North Sea in successive centuries, analysing an enduring and evolving tradition from the picturesque and romanticism to modernism. Creative architects have often looked to the past to understand the present and imagine the future. Twenty-first-century architects need to appreciate the shock of the old as well as the shock of the new.

The Penobscot Dance of Resistance

Tradition in the History of a People

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Author: Pauleena MacDougall

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 9781584653813

Category: History

Page: 250

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An intriguing history of the survival of a Native American people.

People of the Wachusett

Greater New England in History and Memory, 1630–1860

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Author: David P. Jaffee

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501725823

Category: History

Page: 320

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Nashaway became Lancaster, Wachusett became Princeton, and all of Nipmuck County became the county of Worcester. Town by town, New England grew—Watertown, Sudbury, Turkey Hills, Fitchburg, Westminster, Walpole—and with each new community the myth of America flourished. In People of the Wachusett the history of the New England town becomes the cultural history of America's first frontier. Integral to this history are the firsthand narratives of town founders and citizens, English, French, and Native American, whose accounts of trading and warring, relocating and putting down roots proved essential to the building of these communities. Town plans, local records, broadside ballads, vernacular house forms and furniture, festivals—all come into play in this innovative book, giving a rich picture of early Americans creating towns and crafting historical memory. Beginning with the Wachusett, in northern Worcester County, Massachusetts, David Jaffee traces the founding of towns through inland New England and Nova Scotia, from the mid-seventeenth century through the Revolutionary Era. His history of New England's settlement is one in which the replication of towns across the landscape is inextricable from the creation of a regional and national culture, with stories about colonization giving shape and meaning to New England life.

The Gardiners of Massachusetts

provincial ambition and the British-American career

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Author: T. A. Milford

Publisher: Univ of New Hampshire

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

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An engaging biography of three generations of a prominent New England family.

Two Vermonts

geography and identity, 1865-1910

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Author: Paul M. Searls

Publisher: Univ of New Hampshire

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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A piercing new look at nineteenth-century Vermont politics and society, and the evolution of a people