Forest Forensics A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape

Take some of the mystery out of a walk in the woods with this new field guide from the author of Reading the Forested Landscape.

Author: Tom Wessels

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581578577

Category: Nature

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Take some of the mystery out of a walk in the woods with this new field guide from the author of Reading the Forested Landscape. Thousands of readers have had their experience of being in a forest changed forever by reading Tom Wessels's Reading the Forested Landscape. Was this forest once farmland? Was it logged in the past? Was there ever a major catastrophe like a fire or a wind storm that brought trees down? Now Wessels takes that wonderful ability to discern much of the history of the forest from visual clues and boils it all down to a manageable field guide that you can take out to the woods and use to start playing forest detective yourself. Wessels has created a key—a fascinating series of either/or questions—to guide you through the process of analyzing what you see. You’ll feel like a woodland Sherlock Holmes. No walk in the woods will ever be the same.
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Two Trees Make a Forest

'How Forest Forensics Could Prevent the Theft of Ancient Trees'. Smithsonian Magazine (6 September 2017). Central ...

Author: Jessica J. Lee

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349011035

Category: Travel

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I have learned many words for 'island': isle, atoll, eyot, islet, or skerry. They exist in archipelagos or alone, and always, by definition, I have understood them by their relation to water. But the Chinese word for island knows nothing of water. For a civilisation grown inland from the sea, the vastness of mountains was a better analogue: (dao, 'island') built from the relationship between earth and sky. Between tectonic plates and conflicting cultures, Taiwan is an island of extremes: high mountains, exposed flatlands, thick forests. After unearthing a hidden memoir of her grandfather's life, written on the cusp of his total memory loss, Jessica J Lee hunts his story, in parallel with exploring Taiwan, hoping to understand the quakes that brought her family from China, to Taiwan and Canada, and the ways in which our human stories are interlaced with geographical forces. Part-nature writing, part-biography, Two Trees Make a Forest traces the natural and human stories that shaped an island and a family.
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Integrated Forest Gardening

Forest and Thicket, John Eastman, Stackpole, 1992. Forest Ecology, Burton V. Barnes et al., John Wiley and Sons, 1980. Forest Ecosystems, David Perry, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. Forest Forensics, Tom Wessels, Countryman Press ...

Author: Wayne Weiseman

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603584975

Category: Gardening

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Permaculture is a movement that is coming into its own, and the concept of creating plant guilds in permaculture is at the forefront of every farmer's and gardener's practice. One of the essential practices of permaculture is to develop perennial agricultural systems that thrive over several decades without expensive and harmful inputs: perennial plant guilds, food forests, agroforestry, and mixed animal and woody species polycultures. The massive degradation of conventional agriculture and the environmental havoc it creates has never been as all pervasive in terms of scale, so it has become a global necessity to further the understanding of a comprehensive design and planning system such as permaculture that works with nature, not against it. The guild concept often used is one of a “functional relationship” between plants–beneficial groupings of plants that share functions in order to bring health and stability to a plant regime and create an abundant yield for our utilization. In other words, it is the integration of species that creates a balanced, healthy, and thriving ecosystem. But it goes beyond integration. A guild is a metaphor for all walks of life, most importantly a group of people working together to craft works of balance, beauty, and utility. This book is the first, and most comprehensive, guide about plant guilds ever written, and covers in detail both what guilds are and how to design and construct them, complete with extensive color photography and design illustrations. Included is information on: • What we can observe about natural plant guilds in the wild and the importance of observation; • Detailed research on the structure of plant guilds, and a portrait of an oak tree (a guild unto itself); • Animal interactions with plant guilds; • Steps to guild design, construction, and dynamics: from assessment to design to implementation; • Fifteen detailed plant guilds, five each from the three authors based on their unique perspectives; • Guild project management: budgets, implementation, management, and maintenance. Readers of any scale will benefit from this book, from permaculture designers and professional growers, to backyard growers new to the concept of permaculture. Books on permaculture cover this topic, but never in enough depth to be replicable in a serious way. Finally, it's here!
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Forensic Ecogenomics

The Application of Microbial Ecology Analyses in Forensic Contexts Theresia Komang Ralebitso-Senior ... A comparative in situ decomposition study using still born piglets and leaf litter from a deciduous forest. Forensic Science ...

Author: T. Komang Ralebitso-Senior

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128096093

Category: Law

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Forensic Ecogenomics: The Application of Microbial Ecology Analyses in Forensic Contexts provides intelligence on important topics, including environmental sample provenance, how to indicate the body decomposition timeline to support postmortem interval (PMI) and postmortem submersion interval (PMSI) estimates, and how to enhance identification of clandestine and transit grave locations. A diverse group of international experts have come together to present a clear perspective of forensic ecogenomics that encapsulates cutting-edge, topical and relevant cross-disciplinary approaches vital to the field. Considers the effects of decomposition on bacterial, fungal and mesofaunal populations in pristine ecosystems Examines the role of the microbiome, necrobiome and thanatomicrobiome in postmortem interval estimations Focuses on the application of different analytical techniques across forensics to enhance/expand the crime scene investigation toolkit Written by a wide range of international experts in their respective fields
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The Forensic Science Service

As an alternative to closure , Forest Forensic Services recommended : Maintain [ ing ] a smaller core cadre of senior scientist ( s ) to work with the Police , funded through central government allowing the FSS to coordinate R & D and ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Science and Technology Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215560329

Category: Law

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The Science and Technology Committee is not confident that an orderly transition can be achieved by the extremely challenging deadline for closure of the Forensic Science Service of March 2012. Extending the deadline by at least six months would allow the government to consult on and determine a wider strategy for forensic science. In making its decision to close the FSS, the government failed to give enough consideration to the impact on forensic science research and development, the capacity of private providers to absorb the FSS's 60% market share and the wider implications for the criminal justice system. These considerations appear to have been hastily overlooked in favour of the financial bottom line. The report also draws attention to the historical inadequacies in government decision-making that brought the FSS to its current financial situation. The FSS's dire financial position appears to have arisen from a complex combination of factors, principally the shrinking forensics market, driven by increasing police in-sourcing of forensic science services, and a forensic procurement framework that has driven down prices and does not adequately recognise the value of complex forensic services. In the transition to closure, transferring work from the FSS to a non-accredited police or private laboratory would be highly undesirable, posing significant and unacceptable risks to criminal justice. Proposals should be brought forward immediately to provide the Forensic Science Regulator with statutory powers to enforce compliance with quality standards.
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A Landowner s Guide to Managing Your Woods

defoliation, 46 deformation, 46 demonstration forests, 147 depletion allowance, 273–274 depth of planting, ... 53 Forest Forensics (Wessels), 75 Forest Industry Safety Alliance (FISTA), 155 Forest Land Enhancement Program (FLEP), 276, ...

Author: Anne Larkin Hansen

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603427302

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Whether you have a few acres of trees in the suburbs or a small commercial forest, you can encourage a healthy and sustainable ecosystem through proper woodland management. This introductory guide shows you how to identify the type, health, and quality of your trees and suggests strategies for keeping your woodland thriving.
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Deep in the Alaskan Woods

they got back to the compound, Trooper Kurtz pointed Quinn toward the murder site, so Alex assumed the forensic team was here. In a way, they had been practicing forest forensics out here today. The idea of search and rescue Quinn had ...

Author: Karen Harper

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9781488056116

Category: Fiction

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In the wilds of Alaska, someone sinister is hunting… Alexandra Collister came to her estranged cousins’ B&B in Falls Lake, Alaska, looking for a fresh start. The surrounding forest can be harsh and unforgiving—luckily, rugged wilderness tracker Quinn Mantell offers to be her guide. Still recovering from a toxic previous relationship, Alex is wary of getting too close, but when savagely deep claw marks appear outside her bedroom window, keeping her distance from Quinn is no longer an option. Then a body turns up exhibiting the same ruthless slash marks, and Alex knows it isn’t a coincidence. Something sinister is lurking in the woods around Falls Lake, turning Alex’s fresh start into a brutal game of survival. The murky veil of forest offers more threats than answers. Can Alex and Quinn find the killer before darkness falls for good?
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Library of Congress Subject Headings

-1 Forest LF BT -Lar Forest be CSE Forest be USE Ferest b SD BT Forest bic LSE LFI F fres E farest bru BI B Forensic psychologists ( May Subd Geog ) BT Forensic scientists Psychologists Forensic psychology ( May Subd Geog ) RA1148 UF ...

Author: Library of Congress


ISBN: WISC:89110490802

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The Godfathers of London

quantity but he wasn't a big man, and to carry a limp body all the way into the forest wasn't on: well, ... Whilst Jazz had been talking to Jenny regarding the autopsy, Tom had spoken to forensics who had searched the area around the ...

Author: M. C. Dutton

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781783068241

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Three different and gruesome murders in the East End of London with no link between them. Someone had to do it and someone was going to die. Again, Police Detective Sergeant Jazwinder Singh gets involved and there starts a pacey and thrilling ride.
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Life and Death New Perspectives and Applications in Forensic Science

A comparative in situdecomposition study using still born piglets and leaf litter from a deciduous forest. Forensic Sci. Int. 276, 85–92. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.04.024 Olakanye, A. O., and Ralebitso-Senior, T. K. (2018).

Author: Gulnaz T. Javan

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889714896

Category: Science


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Thirty Eight

“Forest Canopy Recovery from the 1938 Hurricane and Subsequent Salvage Damage Measured with Airborne LIDAR.” Remote Sensing of Environment 109 (2007): 142–53. Wessels, Tom. Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested ...

Author: Stephen Long

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300220889

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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The hurricane that pummeled the northeastern United States on September 21, 1938, was New England’s most damaging weather event ever. To call it “New England’s Katrina” might be to understate its power. Without warning, the storm plowed into Long Island and New England, killing hundreds of people and destroying roads, bridges, dams, and buildings that stood in its path. Not yet spent, the hurricane then raced inland, maintaining high winds into Vermont and New Hampshire and uprooting millions of acres of forest. This book is the first to investigate how the hurricane of ’38 transformed New England, bringing about social and ecological changes that can still be observed these many decades later. The hurricane’s impact was erratic—some swaths of forest were destroyed while others nearby remained unscathed; some stricken forests retain their prehurricane character, others have been transformed. Stephen Long explores these contradictions, drawing on survivors’ vivid memories of the storm and its aftermath and on his own familiarity with New England’s forests, where he discovers clues to the storm’s legacies even now. Thirty-Eight is a gripping story of a singularly destructive hurricane. It also provides important and insightful information on how best to prepare for the inevitable next great storm.
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Reading Rural Landscapes A Field Guide to New England s Past

England forests by Tom Wessels in his Reading the Forested Landscape and Forest Forensics books. In comparing potential changes in the landscape, it helps if we can tell what regular processes (stages of succession) and eventual ...

Author: Robert Stanford

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 9780884483700

Category: Nature

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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.
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Garden Revolution

Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape. Woodstock, VT: Countryman. Williams, D. 2010. The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Seed and Seedling Identification. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press.

Author: Larry Weaner

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604697490

Category: Gardening

Page: 328

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A leading landscape designer shows how an ecological approach can lead to beautiful gardens that benefit the environment—and require less time and money. According to landscape designer Larry Weaner, conventional gardening is full of counter-intuitive, time-consuming, and even harmful habits. The constant tilling, weeding, irrigating, and fertilizing create perpetual disturbance in a plot’s ecology—and waste countless hours in a dubious struggle against nature. In Gardening Revolution, Weaner offers a radically new approach based on the ways plants and wildlife behave in nature. He advocates for a more fluid style, choosing plants that are adapted to the soil and climate and then capitalizing on positive developments as they occur. This lushly photographed reference is for anyone looking for a better, smarter way to garden.
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Prayer Capsule

That address was maybe three minutes away, driving fast. “Is Maggy there?” “Yeah, it took me a while to reach Grieger and get the OK to use you on this. Forensics and Maggie are there, and Lake Forest Forensics are on their way.

Author: D. Martin Doney

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595175093

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

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Sam Shulek helps those in need by day, and feeds his own needs by night. As he moves from one conquest to another, a tormented shadow draws closer, hewing a bloody trail of destruction. Through the pain of injury, loneliness, death, and the unfulfilled promise of Communion, everyone looks somewhere to escape the pain. And cling to hope.
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Reading the Florida Landscape

3. Noss R. Florida Ecology and the Southeastern Coastal Plain University Press of Florida, 2018. Case 3 1. Tom Wessels, Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape, 2010. Case 4 1. August 20, 2018. Current Biology.

Author: Robert A. Norman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527559127

Category: Science

Page: 262

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Reading the Florida Landscape offers all levels of nature enthusiasts an opportunity to improve their skills and increase their appreciation of Florida’s wonderful outdoors. Great photographs and maps enhance the reading pleasure, and diverse and exciting narratives on Florida nature are included. Using interviews with conservation scientists and historical and current case studies, the book blends the skills and knowledge gained from the author’s experiences as a physician and an advanced Florida Master Naturalist to discuss how to identify, or perhaps diagnose, actions and events that have influenced the structure and function of Florida environments. It encourages the reader to identify evidence of land and water use that has occurred in the past to better understand how these have influenced the health and function of ecosystems in the present.
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Essential Forensic Biology

Advances in DNA metabarcoding for food and wildlife forensic species identification. Analytical and Bioanalytical ... Analytical chemical tools in wildlife forensics. ... A field experiment in a deciduous forest. Forensic Science ...

Author: Alan Gunn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119141402

Category: Law

Page: 472

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A completely revised and updated edition that teaches the essentials of forensic biology, with increased coverage of molecular biological techniques and new information on wildlife forensics, wound analysis and the potential of microbiomes as forensic indicators This fully revised and updated introduction to forensic biology carefully guides the reader through the science of biology in legal investigations. Full-colour throughout, including many new images, it offers an accessible overview to the essentials of the subject, providing balanced coverage of the range of organisms used as evidence in forensic investigations, such as invertebrates, vertebrates, plants and microbes. The book provides an accessible overview of the decay process and discusses the role of forensic indicators like human fluids and tissues, including bloodstain pattern analysis, hair, teeth, bones and wounds. It also examines the study of forensic biology in cases of suspicious death. This third edition of Essential Forensic Biology expands its coverage of molecular techniques throughout, offering additional material on bioterrorism and wildlife forensics. The new chapter titled ‘Wildlife Forensics’ looks at welfare legislation, CITES and the use of forensic techniques to investigate criminal activity such as wildlife trafficking and dog fighting. The use of DNA and RNA for the identification of individuals and their personal characteristics is now covered as well, along with a discussion of the ethical issues associated with the maintenance of DNA databases. Fully revised and updated third edition of the successful student-friendly introduction to the essentials of Forensic Biology Covers a wide variety of legal investigations such as homicide, suspicious death, neglect, real and fraudulent claims for the sale of goods unfit for purpose, the illegal trade in protected species of plants and animals and bioterrorism Discusses the use of a wide variety of biological material for forensic evidence Supported by a website that includes numerous photographs, interactive MCQs, self-assessment quizzes and a series of questions and topics for further study to enhance student understanding Includes a range of important, key case studies in which the difficulties of evaluating biological evidence are highlighted Essential Forensic Biology, Third Edition is an excellent guide for undergraduates studying forensic science and forensic biology.
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Forensic Science Handbook Volume I

M. A. T. Strauss, “Forensic Characterization of Human Hair I,” The Microscope, 31, 1983, pp. 15–29. 73. B. D. Gaudette, “Forensic Hair Comparisons,” Crime Laboratory Digest, 12, 1985, 44–59. 74. H. C. Lee, and P. R. De Forest, ...

Author: Adam B. Hall

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498720205

Category: Law

Page: 766

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Originally published in 1982 by Pearson/Prentice-Hall, the Forensic Science Handbook, Third Edition has been fully updated and revised to include the latest developments in scientific testing, analysis, and interpretation of forensic evidence. World-renowned forensic scientist, author, and educator Dr. Richard Saferstein once again brings together a contributor list that is a veritable Who’s Who of the top forensic scientists in the field. This Third Edition, he is joined by co-editor Dr. Adam Hall, a forensic scientist and Assistant Professor within the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program at Boston University School of Medicine. This two-volume series focuses on the legal, evidentiary, biological, and chemical aspects of forensic science practice. The topics covered in this new edition of Volume I include a broad range of subjects including: • Legal aspects of forensic science • Analytical instrumentation to include: microspectrophotometry, infrared Spectroscopy, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, and mass spectrometry • Trace evidence characterization of hairs, dust, paints and inks • Identification of body fluids and human DNA This is an update of a classic reference series and will serve as a must-have desk reference for forensic science practitioners. It will likewise be a welcome resource for professors teaching advanced forensic science techniques and methodologies at universities world-wide, particularly at the graduate level.
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Forensic Medicine

One of the two police officers called to the scene was familiar with the area and was immediately convinced that the skull dated back to the Second World War, when several aircraft had crashed in the forest. Forensic medical ...

Author: Reinhard B. Dettmeyer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642388187

Category: Medical

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This book presents the latest developments in the field of forensic pathology/forensic medicine, including important advances in forensic histopathology, forensic radiology, medical malpractice, understanding of child abuse, and forensic toxicology. Various forms of trauma are addressed in individual chapters, and among the other topics covered are traffic medicine, forensic alcohol toxicology, forensic DNA analysis, forensic osteology, and international regulations. The book includes a wealth of color illustrations and numerous tables presenting key facts. The authors are leading experts in general pathology, forensic radiology, and forensic toxicology. Forensic Pathology/Forensic Medicine: Fundamentals and Perspectives will be of interest not only to specialist pathologists and those working in forensic medicine, but also to coroners, forensic physicians, students, lawyers, attorneys, and policemen.
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His books Untamed Vermont, The Myth of Progress, and Forest Forensics reveal his deep connection to New England and the planet. credits “Dirt Princess” by Julene Bair. A version of this 197.

Author: Barbara Richardson

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 9781611688009

Category: Nature

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Community farms. Mud spas. Mineral paints. Nematodes. The world is waking up to the beauty and mystery of dirt. This anthology celebrates the Earth's generous crust, bringing together essays by award-winning scientists, authors, artists, and dirt lovers to tell dirt's exuberant tales. Geographically broad and topically diverse, these essays reveal life as lived by dirt fanatics - admiring the first worm of spring, taking a childhood twirl across a dusty Kansas farm, calculating how soil breathes, or baking mud pies. Essayists build a dirt house, center a marriage around dirt, sink down into marshy heaven, and learn to read dirt's own language. Scientists usher us deep underground with the worms and mycorrhizae to explore the vast and largely ignored natural processes occurring beneath our feet. Whether taking a trek to Venezuela to touch the oldest dirt in the world or reveling in the blessings of our own native soils, these muscular essays answer the important question: How do you get down with dirt? A literary homage to dirt and its significance in our lives, this book will interest hikers, gardeners, teachers, urbanites, farmers, environmentalists, ecologists, and others intrigued by our planet's alluring skin. Essayists include Vandana Shiva, Peter Heller, Janisse Ray, Bernd Heinrich, Linda Hogan, Wes Jackson, BK Loren, David Montgomery, Laura Pritchett, and Deborah Koons Garcia.
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50 Hikes in Connecticut 6th Edition Explorer s 50 Hikes

We recommend Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England by William Cronon and John Demos; Reading Rural Landscapes: A Field Guide to New England's Past by Robert Sanford; Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to ...

Author: Mary Anne Hardy

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781682682562

Category: Travel

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Hikes and walks throughout the Nutmeg State Leave the dense cities and tourist destinations of New England behind to explore the woods and hills of this beautiful state. Connecticut boasts a diversity of parks, sanctuaries, hills, woodlands, and wetlands, with hidden gems to satisfy hikers and explorers of all ilks. This sixth edition has been fully revised and updated to be the most comprehensive and thorough guide to Connecticut’s trails. The hikes range in length from 1 to 13 miles, and an overview chart makes it easy to choose a hike at a glance. Each chapter includes a detailed, easy- to- read map, information on mileage and rise, a clear trail description, and a wealth of information on natural and human history you’ll encounter along the way. Hikes include: • Sleeping Giant State Park • Bear Mountain • Wadsworth Falls • Windsor Locks Canal • Green Fall Pond
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