Trees of New England

A Natural History


Author: Charles Fergus,Amelia Hansen

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: 9780762737956

Category: Nature

Page: 313

View: 8281

"Trees of New England is a natural history of the more than seventy tree species that grow in New England. The book includes detailed illustrations and range maps"--Provided by publisher.

Trees and Shrubs of New England


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 276

View: 8914

With more than 300 entries, this is an indispensable guide for field use or home reference. Listings include text descriptions; information on range, habitat, and growth habits; and Latin and common names.

Trees of New England

An Identification Guide


Author: Dan Ogrydziak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937146306

Category: Trees

Page: 55

View: 2519

The main body of Trees of New England consists of 19 ink drawings of trees common to the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire. My motivation came from the lack of leaf images with sufficient quality to do key driven tree identification. The use of leaf keys is a means to train the eye for details relevant to distinguishing species well beyond the 19 found in this book. In general, detail found in commercial field guides is limited, and the higher-quality older etchings are difficult to find and ornate in style. It might seem that this need could be fully realized through the Internet, but for learning tree identification by key, the Internet has its own limitation. Each of the 19 drawings is an attempt to produce a realistic image with a focus on identifiable features. All the images were produced from multiple samples with an eye to capturing an archetypal representation of the species. The aesthetic was to create a precise, unembellished series of drawings in which the beauty of nature’s designs would be manifest.

Handbook of the Trees of New England


Author: Henry M. (Henry Mason) Brooks

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783847230632


Page: 456

View: 9953

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Handbook of the Trees of New England, with Ranges Throughout the United States and Canada


Author: Lorin Low Dame,Henry Brooks

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 9780353036765

Category: History

Page: 374

View: 3768

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Trees of Great Britain and Ireland


Author: Henry John Elwes,Augustine Henry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108069371

Category: History

Page: 374

View: 4875

This well-illustrated seven-volume work (1906-13) covers the varieties, distribution, history and cultivation of tree species in the British Isles.

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: 9219

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.

Apples of New England: A User's Guide


Author: Russell Powell

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581576749

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 4750

A guide to more than 200 varieties of apples! This fascinating and helpful guide will offer practical advice about rare heirlooms and newly discovered varieties, chapters on the rich tradition of apple growing in New England and on the “fathers” of American apples—Massachusetts natives John Chapman (“Johnny Appleseed”) and Henry David Thoreau. Apples of New England will present the apple in all its splendor: as biological wonder, super food, work of art, and cultural icon. Apples of New England will be an indispensable resource for anyone identifying apples in New England orchards, farm stands, grocery stores—or their own backyard. Photographs of the more than 200 apples discovered, grown, or sold in New England will be accompanied by notes about flavor and texture, history, ripening time, storage quality, and best use.

Trees of New York State

Native and Naturalized


Author: Donald Joseph Leopold

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815630029

Category: Nature

Page: 322

View: 1008

A comprehensive identification guide to nearly 150 tree species of New York, the north-east and much of eastern North America. Entries include key indentification characteristics and information on leaves, flowers, fruit, winter characteristics and bark, as well as habitat, range and uses.

New England Trees and Wildflowers

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species


Author: James Kavanagh,Waterford Press

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583551745

Category: Nature

Page: 12

View: 1844

The deciduous trees that make this region famous for their fall color displays, are a few of the thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout New England. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

Best Places to Stay in New England


Author: Christina Tree,Kimberly Grant

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780395735213

Category: Hotels

Page: 800

View: 8422

Whether New England vacationers want to view the fall foliage from a bed-and-breakfast in the Berkshires; visit a Vermont country inn; enjoy the beaches and shoreline of Cape Cod, Rhode Island, or the coast of Maine; or relax at a ski resort in the White Mountains, they have a bewildering array of destination choices. This completely revised and updated guide accurately reviews 350 of the best choices for every traveler's style, budget, and interests.

Changes in the Land

Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England


Author: William Cronon

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 142992828X

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 8373

Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize Changes in the Land offers an original and persuasive interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. With the tools of both historian and ecologist, Cronon constructs an interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another, and how that complex web of relationships shaped New England's communities.

Liberty and Freedom

A Visual History of America's Founding Ideas


Author: David Hackett Fischer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199883076

Category: History

Page: 864

View: 4130

Liberty and freedom: Americans agree that these values are fundamental to our nation, but what do they mean? How have their meanings changed through time? In this new volume of cultural history, David Hackett Fischer shows how these varying ideas form an intertwined strand that runs through the core of American life. Fischer examines liberty and freedom not as philosophical or political abstractions, but as folkways and popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture. Tocqueville called them "habits of the heart." From the earliest colonies, Americans have shared ideals of liberty and freedom, but with very different meanings. Like DNA these ideas have transformed and recombined in each generation. The book arose from Fischer's discovery that the words themselves had differing origins: the Latinate "liberty" implied separation and independence. The root meaning of "freedom" (akin to "friend") connoted attachment: the rights of belonging in a community of freepeople. The tension between the two senses has been a source of conflict and creativity throughout American history. Liberty & Freedom studies the folk history of those ideas through more than 400 visions, images, and symbols. It begins with the American Revolution, and explores the meaning of New England's Liberty Tree, Pennsylvania's Liberty Bells, Carolina's Liberty Crescent, and "Don't Tread on Me" rattlesnakes. In the new republic, the search for a common American symbol gave new meaning to Yankee Doodle, Uncle Sam, Miss Liberty, and many other icons. In the Civil War, Americans divided over liberty and freedom. Afterward, new universal visions were invented by people who had formerly been excluded from a free society--African Americans, American Indians, and immigrants. The twentieth century saw liberty and freedom tested by enemies and contested at home, yet it brought the greatest outpouring of new visions, from Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms to Martin Luther King's "dream" to Janis Joplin's "nothin' left to lose." Illustrated in full color with a rich variety of images, Liberty and Freedom is, literally, an eye-opening work of history--stimulating, large-spirited, and ultimately, inspiring.