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 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

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

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.

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.

Forest Leaves

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forest management

Page: N.A

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Die Welt ohne uns

Reise über eine unbevölkerte Erde

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Author: Alan Weisman

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492959938

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Was wäre, wenn wir Menschen von einem Tag auf den anderen verschwinden würden? Zum Beispiel morgen. Ein ungeheures Gedankenexperiment! Alan Weisman entwirft das Szenario einer unbevölkerten Erde – gestützt auf das Wissen von Biologen, Geologen, Physikern, Architekten und Ingenieuren und mit atemberaubender Phantasie. Schritt für Schritt vollzieht Weisman nach, wie die Natur unseren Planeten zurückerobert, und führt dem Leser dabei zweierlei vor Augen: was der Mensch in Jahrtausenden zu schaffen vermochte und über welch unerhörte Macht die Natur verfügt.

Thoreau's Country

Journey through a Transformed Landscape

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Author: David R. Foster,Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674037151

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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In 1977 David Foster took to the woods of New England to build a cabin with his own hands. Along with a few tools he brought a copy of the journals of Henry David Thoreau. Foster was struck by how different the forested landscape around him was from the one Thoreau described more than a century earlier. The sights and sounds that Thoreau experienced on his daily walks through nineteenth-century Concord were those of rolling farmland, small woodlands, and farmers endlessly working the land. As Foster explored the New England landscape, he discovered ancient ruins of cellar holes, stone walls, and abandoned cartways--all remnants of this earlier land now largely covered by forest. How had Thoreau's open countryside, shaped by ax and plough, divided by fences and laneways, become a forested landscape? Part ecological and historical puzzle, this book brings a vanished countryside to life in all its dimensions, human and natural, offering a rich record of human imprint upon the land. Extensive excerpts from the journals show us, through the vividly recorded details of daily life, a Thoreau intimately acquainted with the ways in which he and his neighbors were changing and remaking the New England landscape. Foster adds the perspective of a modern forest ecologist and landscape historian, using the journals to trace themes of historical and social change. Thoreau's journals evoke not a wilderness retreat but the emotions and natural history that come from an old and humanized landscape. It is with a new understanding of the human role in shaping that landscape, Foster argues, that we can best prepare ourselves to appreciate and conserve it today. From the journal: "I have collected and split up now quite a pile of driftwood--rails and riders and stems and stumps of trees--perhaps half or three quarters of a tree...Each stick I deal with has a history, and I read it as I am handling it, and, last of all, I remember my adventures in getting it, while it is burning in the winter evening. That is the most interesting part of its history. It has made part of a fence or a bridge, perchance, or has been rooted out of a clearing and bears the marks of fire on it...Thus one half of the value of my wood is enjoyed before it is housed, and the other half is equal to the whole value of an equal quantity of the wood which I buy." --October 20, 1855

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

Inkognito

Die geheimen Eigenleben unseres Gehirns

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Author: David Eagleman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570552230

Category:

Page: 329

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Das Mädchen mit dem Edelweiß

Roman

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Author: Jillian Cantor

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641219361

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Ein fast vergessener Brief, der Mut zweier Menschen und eine grenzenlose Liebe Schon als Kind war Katie mit ihrem Vater auf Flohmärkten, um nach Briefmarken zu suchen. Immer hoffte er, eines Tages einen ganz besonderen Schatz unter ihnen zu finden. Doch daran erinnert er sich schon lange nicht mehr. Um ihrem an Alzheimer erkrankten Vater eine Freude zu bereiten, bringt Katie seine Sammlung zu dem Philatelist Benjamin. Er soll herausfinden, ob sich unter den vielen Marken eine ganz besondere befindet. Und tatsächlich entdeckt Benjamin einen ungeöffneten Brief, der mit einer seltenen Briefmarke aus den Dreißigerjahren versehen ist. Darauf zu sehen: der Stephansdom, in den ein Edelweiß eingelassen ist. Katie und Benjamin beschließen, dem Geheimnis des Briefs auf die Spur zu gehen und dessen Adressaten zu finden. Doch was sie nicht ahnen: Ihre Suche wird sie ins Österreich des Jahres 1938 führen. An den Ort, wo ein junges Paar sich einst begegnete und sich ewige Liebe versprach. »Jillian Cantor hat mich von der ersten bis zu letzten Seite in ihren Bann gezogen.« - Jerusalem Post

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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Ruinenblüten

Roman

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Author: Patrick Modiano

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518739824

Category: Fiction

Page: 122

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Eine Nacht im April 1933. Aus unerklärter Ursache begehen zwei junge Eheleute in ihrer Pariser Wohnung Selbstmord. Zuvor waren sie tanzen gegangen, hatten zwei Frauen und zwei Männer kennengelernt und waren in einem Haus mit rotem Aufzug gestrandet. Drei Jahrzehnte später sitzt an einem schwülheißen Augusttag ein Mann in einem Pariser Café und denkt über diese Geschichte nach, an der – so scheint es – auch Weggefährten seines eigenen Lebens beteiligt waren. Er begibt sich auf die Spur jener Menschen, stößt auf unvermutete Zusammenhänge und vertauschte Realitäten. Auf seinen Streifzügen durch Paris nimmt der Erzähler Silhouetten wahr, Begegnungen, Namen. Er ist auf der Suche nach Beweisen und Indizien, mit denen er sich selbst von der Existenz dieser vergangenen Bekanntschaften und Schauplätze zu überzeugen sucht.

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.