The Sierra Club Guide to the Ancient Forests of the Northeast

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Author: Bruce Kershner,Robert T. Leverett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781578050666

Category: Nature

Page: 276

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Showcases 134 forests across nine northeastern states, offering helpful recommendations on where to go, how to get there, and what to see of approximately 400,000 acres of ancient forests that are still thriving in the region. Original.

Tree

A New Vision of the American Forest

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Author: James Balog

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402728181

Category: Nature

Page: 181

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The format's more modest, but the visual splendor is as huge as ever. This miniature Tree offers James Balog's groundbreaking portraits in a smaller but equally beautiful format, with three gatefolds. Makes a great gift! Acclaimed photographer James Balog's groundbreaking tree portraits now come in a miniature but equally gifty format. This new edition preserves the sense of awe found in the original book, with stunning looks at North America's most superlative trees--the old, the massive, the tall--in whatever landscape they remain. Immense portraits of sequoias and redwoods as no human has ever viewed them are captured in thousands of tiny frames as the photographer rappels down a neighboring tree. We see thoughtful portrayals of trees that have survived by sheer hardiness or luck, standing poised on the edge of northern wilderness, isolated on a golf course, or pardoned by the mark of a forward-thinking logger. Three gatefolds display Balog's signature multi-image works. With accompanying essays by the photographer, this pictographic volume truly delivers a new vision of American trees. "James Balog photographed 92 superlative specimens in novel ways...But it [is] his full-length images of the big guys...that required every bit of Mr. Balog's ingenuity."--The New York Times "Here comes the sap-a-razzi! James Balog goes to dizzying heights to take stunning photos of trees."-- People magazine

Hidden in Plain Sight

A Deep Traveler Explores Connecticut

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Author: David K. Leff

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819572829

Category: Travel

Page: 264

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In the course of the mundane routines of life, we encounter a variety of landscapes and objects, either ignoring them or looking without interest at what appears to be just a tree, stone, anonymous building, or dirt road. But the “deep traveler,” according to Hartford Courant essayist David K. Leff, doesn’t make this mistake. Instead, the commonplace elements become the most important. By learning to see the magic in the mundane, we not only enrich daily life with a sense of place, we are more likely to protect and make those places better. Over his many years working at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and writing about the state’s landscape, Leff gained unparalleled intimacy while traveling its byways and back roads. In Hidden in Plain Sight, Leff’s essays and photographs take us on a point-by-point journey, revealing the rich stories behind many of Connecticut’s overlooked landmarks, from the Merritt Parkway and Cornwall’s Cathedral Pines to roadside rock art and centuries-old milestones.

Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old-Growth Forests

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Author: Andrew M. Barton,William S. Keeton

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610918908

Category: Nature

Page: 368

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The landscapes of North America, including eastern forests, have been shaped by humans for millennia, through fire, agriculture, hunting, and other means. But the arrival of Europeans on America’s eastern shores several centuries ago ushered in the rapid conversion of forests and woodlands to other land uses. By the twentieth century, it appeared that old-growth forests in the eastern United States were gone, replaced by cities, farms, transportation networks, and second-growth forests. Since that time, however, numerous remnants of eastern old growth have been discovered, meticulously mapped, and studied. Many of these ancient stands retain surprisingly robust complexity and vigor, and forest ecologists are eager to develop strategies for their restoration and for nurturing additional stands of old growth that will foster biological diversity, reduce impacts of climate change, and serve as benchmarks for how natural systems operate. Forest ecologists William Keeton and Andrew Barton bring together a volume that breaks new ground in our understanding of ecological systems and their importance for forest resilience in an age of rapid environmental change. This edited volume covers a broad geographic canvas, from eastern Canada and the Upper Great Lakes states to the deep South. It looks at a wide diversity of ecosystems, including spruce-fir, northern deciduous, southern Appalachian deciduous, southern swamp hardwoods, and longleaf pine. Chapters authored by leading old-growth experts examine topics of contemporary forest ecology including forest structure and dynamics, below-ground soil processes, biological diversity, differences between historical and modern forests, carbon and climate change mitigation, management of old growth, and more. This thoughtful treatise broadly communicates important new discoveries to scientists, land managers, and students and breathes fresh life into the hope for sensible, effective management of old-growth stands in eastern forests.

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.

Saving the World's Deciduous Forests

Ecological Perspectives from East Asia, North America, and Europe

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Author: Robert A. Askins

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300167407

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Deciduous forests have been remarkably resilient throughout their history, recovering from major shifts in climate and surviving periods of massive deforestation. But today the world’s great forests confront more ominous threats than ever before. This visionary book is the first to examine forests consisting of oaks, maples, hickories, beeches, chestnuts, birches and ecologically similar animals and plants on three continents—East Asia, Europe, and North America—to reveal their common origin back in time, the ecological patterns they share, and the approaches to conservation that have been attempted on their behalf. Although these forests face common problems, threats due to human activities vary. Different land use and agricultural practices on the three continents, as well as different attitudes about what is worth preserving, have led to strikingly different approaches to forest conservation. Robert Askins explores the strengths and weaknesses of conservation efforts across the continents and concludes that the ideal strategy for the future will blend the best ideas from each.

The Way of the Woods

Journeys Through American Forests

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Author: Linda Underhill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870715686

Category: Nature

Page: 146

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"Each of the forests Underhill visits has a story to tell, and together, these stories show how forests and woodlands inspire us with a sense of the sacred. Underhill's lyrical narratives - part natural history, part travelogue, part meditation - reveal insights about the importance of preserving old growth and wildlife habitat, the significance of urban forests, and the role of fire in the regeneration of forests. The Way of the Woods is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection for anyone intrigued by the magnificence and mystery of American forests."--BOOK JACKET.

American Reference Books Annual

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Author: Bohdan S. Wynar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference books

Page: N.A

View: 5496

1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

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.

Library Journal

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 1580

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Quill & Quire

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book industries and trade

Page: N.A

View: 7791

The Walker's Companion

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Author: Elizabeth Ferber,David Rains Wallace

Publisher: Time Life Education

ISBN: 9780783547541

Category: Science

Page: 288

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A handbook for amateur naturalists describes what to look for on nature walks and discusses the different environments found in North America

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 5307

Natural Areas Journal

A Quarterly Publication of the Natural Areas Association

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: N.A

View: 6267

Tree Planning

A Guide to Public Involvement in Forest Stewardship

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Author: Joan E. Vance,British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forest policy

Page: 148

View: 1822

Learn all the in's and out's of tree planning.

Restoration Forestry

An International Guide to Sustainable Forestry Practices

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Author: Michael Pilarski

Publisher: Kivak I Press

ISBN: 9781882308514

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 525

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A Sierra Club Naturalist's Guide to Southern New England

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Author: Neil Jorgensen

Publisher: Sierra Club Books for Children

ISBN: 9780871561831

Category: Science

Page: 417

View: 656

Identifies characteristic plants and animals in diverse ecological communities in New England, exploring the interrelationships among flora, fauna, and geology