Reading the Forested Landscape

A Natural History of New England
Author: Tom Wessels
Publisher: Nature
ISBN: 9780881504200
Category: Nature
Page: 199
View: 7417
Chronicles the forest in New England from the Ice Age to current challenges

Granite, Fire, and Fog

The Natural and Cultural History of Acadia
Author: Tom Wessels
Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 1512600458
Category: Nature
Page: 168
View: 5491
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.

Die Bäume meines Waldes

Author: Bernd Heinrich
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783937872216
Page: 287
View: 3542

The Nature of Vermont

Introduction and Guide to a New England Environment
Author: Charles W. Johnson
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611681316
Category: Nature
Page: 372
View: 2330
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
Author: Tom Wessels
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611684161
Category: Science
Page: 155
View: 8846
A provocative critique of Western progress from a scientific perspective

Hikes in Southern New England

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont
Author: David Emblidge
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811748650
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 292
View: 4235
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

Author: Bernard A. Drew
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786489650
Category: History
Page: 348
View: 5905
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
Author: Lisa Tanya Brooks
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816647836
Category: Social Science
Page: 346
View: 487
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

Author: Kevin Lynch
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3035602166
Category: Architecture
Page: 215
View: 2626
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
Author: Howard Mansfield,Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture
Publisher: Univ Pr of New England
ISBN: 9781584655565
Category: History
Page: 369
View: 1957
The mountain-haunted dreams and lives of small-town New England

Der Ruf der Stille

Die Geschichte eines Mannes, der 27 Jahre in den Wäldern verschwand
Author: Michael Finkel
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641169240
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 6014
Sehnsucht nach Stille - wie Christopher Knight 27 Jahre in der Wildnis lebte. Im Sommer 1986 begibt sich Christopher Knight auf einen Roadtrip von Massachusetts nach Maine und verschwindet in den Wäldern. 27 Jahre lang bleibt er dort, abgeschieden von der Welt, ohne menschlichen Kontakt, bis er wegen Diebstahls gefasst wird: Er hatte Essen geklaut. In einem einfachen Zelt überlebte Knight die härtesten Winter, weil er klug wie ein Eichhörnchen Vorräte gebunkert und alles darauf ausgerichtet hatte, nicht zu erfrieren. In den nahegelegenen Ferienhäusern versorgte er sich mit Lebensmitteln, Kleidung und Büchern und verstörte als unheimliches Phantom die Bewohner von North Pond. Der Journalist Michael Finkel hat das außergewöhnliche Leben des Chris Knight dokumentiert. Entstanden ist eine fesselnde Story, die den fundamentalen Fragen über ein gutes Leben nachgeht und das tief bewegende Porträt eines Mannes hinterlässt, der sich seinen Traum erfüllte: ein Leben in absoluter Stille.

The Granite Landscape

A Natural History of America's Mountain Domes, from Acadia to Yosemite
Author: Tom Wessels
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780881504293
Category: Nature
Page: 203
View: 303
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

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biodiversity conservation
Page: N.A
View: 4013

Moon Vermont

Author: Michael Blanding,Alexandra Hall
Publisher: Avalon Travel Pub
ISBN: 9781598801507
Category: Travel
Page: 238
View: 6192
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.

Tourism and the Reworking of Rural Vermont, 1880s-1970s

Author: Blake A. Harrison
Publisher: N.A
Category: Country life
Page: 441
View: 346

The story of Vermont

a natural and cultural history
Author: Christopher McGrory Klyza,Stephen C. Trombulak
Publisher: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 9353

Hands-on Nature

Information and Activities for Exploring the Environment with Children
Author: Jenepher Lingelbach,Lisa Purcell
Publisher: Vermont Inst of Natural
Category: Education
Page: 329
View: 7941
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.

Vermont Life

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Vermont
Page: N.A
View: 9168

Down East

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Maine
Page: N.A
View: 2037