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

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.

The Nature of Vermont

Introduction and Guide to a New England Environment

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Author: Charles W. Johnson

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611681316

Category: Nature

Page: 372

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An up-to-date overview of Vermont's geological, natural, and land use histories, in the context of past, present, and future human interactions with the landscape

The Myth of Progress

Toward a Sustainable Future

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Author: Tom Wessels

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611684161

Category: Science

Page: 155

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A provocative critique of Western progress from a scientific perspective

Hikes in Southern New England

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont

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Author: David Emblidge

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811748650

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 292

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A guide to 27 great day hikes and overnight backpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont Includes elevation profiles, topographic maps, itineraries, and full descriptions of the sights and landmarks along the trail Directions and information on available parking given for each hike Completely revised and updated to reflect recent trail changes

Henry Knox and the Revolutionary War Trail in Western Massachusetts

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Author: Bernard A. Drew

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786489650

Category: History

Page: 348

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During the winter of 1776, in one of the most amazing logistical feats of the Revolutionary War, Henry Knox and his teamsters transported cannons from Fort Ticonderoga through the sparsely populated Berkshires to Boston to help drive British forces from the city. This history documents Knox’s precise route—dubbed the Henry Knox Trail—and chronicles the evolution of an ordinary Indian path into a fur corridor, a settlement trail, and eventually a war road. By recounting the growth of this important but under appreciated thoroughfare, this study offers critical insight into a vital Revolutionary supply route.

The Common Pot

The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast

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Author: Lisa Tanya Brooks

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816647836

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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Literary critics frequently portray early Native American writers either as individuals caught between two worlds or as subjects who, even as they defied the colonial world, struggled to exist within it. In striking counterpoint to these analyses, Lisa Brooks demonstrates the ways in which Native leadersa including Samson Occom, Joseph Brant, Hendrick Aupaumut, and William Apessa adopted writing as a tool to reclaim rights and land in the Native networks of what is now the northeastern United States.

Das Bild der Stadt

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Author: Kevin Lynch

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602166

Category: Architecture

Page: 215

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Wie orientieren wir uns in einer Stadt? Woher rühren unsere ganz fest umrissenen visuellen Vorstellungen? Um diese Fragen beantworten zu können, studierte Kevin Lynch die Erfahrungen von Menschen und zeigt damit, wie man das Bild der Stadt wieder lebendiger und einprägsamer machen könnte.

Where the mountain stands alone

stories of place in the Monadnock Region

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Author: Howard Mansfield,Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture

Publisher: Univ Pr of New England

ISBN: 9781584655565

Category: History

Page: 369

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The mountain-haunted dreams and lives of small-town New England

The Granite Landscape

A Natural History of America's Mountain Domes, from Acadia to Yosemite

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Author: Tom Wessels

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780881504293

Category: Nature

Page: 203

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Chronicles and illustrates the natural history of North America's granite summits, introducing the origins of granite domes and mountains in Yosemite National Park, New York's Adirondack Mountains, and Maine's Acadia National Park.

Wild Earth

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biodiversity conservation

Page: N.A

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Moon Vermont

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Author: Michael Blanding,Alexandra Hall

Publisher: Avalon Travel Pub

ISBN: 9781598801507

Category: Travel

Page: 238

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Travel writers Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall provide a unique look at the Green Mountain State, from sampling artisan cheddar at the Grafton Village Cheese Company to skiing at Killington Mountain Resort. Michael and Alexandra are the perfect tour guides, providing trip ideas such as Vermont Villages and Skiing Vermont. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Vermont has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. Every Moon guidebook includes recommendations for must-see sights and many regional, area, and city-centered maps. With guidance on checking out the eccentric boutiques of Woodstock and kayaking on Lake Champlain, Moon Vermont gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. With expert writers, first-rate strategic advice, and an essential dose of humor, Moon Handbooks are the cure for the common trip.

The story of Vermont

a natural and cultural history

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Author: Christopher McGrory Klyza,Stephen C. Trombulak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Hands-on Nature

Information and Activities for Exploring the Environment with Children

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Author: Jenepher Lingelbach,Lisa Purcell

Publisher: Vermont Inst of Natural

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 329

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This long-awaited revision of a popular book provides information and activities to assist educators and parents in exploring the local environment with children. Fact-filled essays introduce each subject, followed by field-tested, experiential activities that engage students in learning about the natural world. 115 illustrations.

Down East

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Maine

Page: N.A

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