Reading the Forested Landscape

Reading the Forested Landscape Author Tom Wessels
ISBN-10 0881504203
Release 1997
Pages 199
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Chronicles the forest in New England from the Ice Age to current challenges



Reading the Forested Landscape

Reading the Forested Landscape Author Tom Wessels
ISBN-10 0881503789
Release 1997
Pages 199
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Enhanced by etchings and illustrations by Brian Cohen, this ode to the landscape of central New England by ecologist Wessels (environmental biology, Antioch New England Graduate School) sees the forest for the trees by chronicling its evolution from the Ice Age to current challenges. Appends a prime



Forest Forensics A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape

Forest Forensics  A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape Author Tom Wessels
ISBN-10 9781581578577
Release 2010-09-20
Pages 160
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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.



Trees of New England

Trees of New England Author Charles Fergus
ISBN-10 0762737956
Release 2005
Pages 313
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"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.



The Myth of Progress

The Myth of Progress Author Tom Wessels
ISBN-10 9781611684643
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 176
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A provocative critique of Western progress from a scientific perspective



Granite Fire and Fog

Granite  Fire  and Fog Author Tom Wessels
ISBN-10 9781512600452
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 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.



Stone by Stone

Stone by Stone Author Robert Thorson
ISBN-10 0802719201
Release 2009-05-26
Pages 224
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There once may have been 250,000 miles of stone walls in America's Northeast, stretching farther than the distance to the moon. They took three billion man-hours to build. And even though most are crumbling today, they contain a magnificent scientific and cultural story-about the geothermal forces that formed their stones, the tectonic movements that brought them to the surface, the glacial tide that broke them apart, the earth that held them for so long, and about the humans who built them. Stone walls layer time like Russian dolls, their smallest elements reflecting the longest spans, and Thorson urges us to study them, for each stone has its own story. Linking geological history to the early American experience, Stone by Stone presents a fascinating picture of the land the Pilgrims settled, allowing us to see and understand it with new eyes.



New England Forests Through Time

New England Forests Through Time Author David R. Foster
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050252413
Release 2000
Pages 67
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Over the past three hundred years New England's landscape has been transformed. The forests were cleared; the land was farmed intensively through the mid-nineteenth century and then was allowed to reforest naturally as agriculture shifted west. Today, in many ways the region is more natural than at any time since the American Revolution. This fascinating natural history is essential background for anyone interested in New England's ecology, wildlife, or landscape. In New England Forests through Time these historical and environmental lessons are told through the world-renowned dioramas in Harvard's Fisher Museum. These remarkable models have introduced New England's landscape to countless visitors and have appeared in many ecology, forestry, and natural history texts. This first book based on the dioramas conveys the phenomenal history of the land, the beauty of the models, and new insights into nature.



Exploring Stone Walls

Exploring Stone Walls Author Robert Thorson
ISBN-10 0802719260
Release 2009-05-26
Pages 208
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The only field guide to stone walls in the Northeast. Exploring Stone Walls is like being in Thorson's geology classroom, as he presents the many clues that allow you to determine any wall's history, age, and purpose. Thorson highlights forty-five places to see interesting and noteworthy walls, many of which are in public parks and preserves, from Acadia National Park in Maine to the South Fork of Long Island. Visit the tallest stone wall (Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island), the most famous (Robert Frost's mending wall in Derry, New Hampshire), and many more. This field guide will broaden your horizons and deepen your appreciation of New England's rural history.



Sermons in Stone

Sermons in Stone Author Susan Allport
ISBN-10 1581571658
Release 2012
Pages 205
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A history of stone wall construction traces significant eras and structures from the Ice Age to the present, assessing how stone wall building has been shaped by influences ranging from slavery and territorial disputes to immigration and suburbanization, in a chronicle complemented by evocative ink drawings. Original.



Bringing the Biosphere Home

Bringing the Biosphere Home Author Mitchell Thomashow
ISBN-10 0262264927
Release 2001-10-26
Pages 256
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This book shows how to make global environmental problems more tangible, so that they become an integral part of everyday awareness. At its core is a simple assumption: that the best way to learn to perceive the biosphere is to pay close attention to our immediate surroundings. Through local natural history observations, imagination and memory, and spiritual contemplation, we develop a place-based environmental view that can be expanded to encompass the biosphere.Interweaving global change science, personal narrative, and commentary on a wide range of scientific and literary works, the book explores both the ecological and existential aspects of urgent issues such as the loss of biodiversity and global climate change. Written in a warm, engaging style, Bringing the Biosphere Home considers the perceptual connections between the local and global, how the ecological news of the community is of interest to the world, and how the global movement of people, species, and weather systems affects the local community. It shows how global environmental change can become the province of numerous educational initiatives -- from the classroom to the Internet, from community forums to international conferences, from the backyard to the biosphere. It explains important scientific concepts in clear, nontechnical language and provides dozens of ideas for learning how to practice biospheric perception.



The Granite Landscape

The Granite Landscape Author Tom Wessels
ISBN-10 0881505285
Release 2002-09
Pages 208
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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.



A Sierra Club Naturalist s Guide to Southern New England

A Sierra Club Naturalist s Guide to Southern New England Author Neil Jorgensen
ISBN-10 WISC:89031190291
Release 1978
Pages 417
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Identifies characteristic plants and animals in diverse ecological communities in New England, exploring the interrelationships among flora, fauna, and geology



A Guide to New England s Landscape

A Guide to New England s Landscape Author Neil Jorgensen
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B809597
Release 1971
Pages 256
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A Guide to New England s Landscape has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Guide to New England s Landscape also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Guide to New England s Landscape book for free.



Ceremonial Time

Ceremonial Time Author John Hanson Mitchell
ISBN-10 9781611684933
Release 2013-08-16
Pages 256
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ÒCeremonial timeÓ occurs when past, present, and future can be perceived simultaneously. Experienced only rarely, usually during ritual dance, this escape from linear time is the vehicle for John MitchellÕs extraordinary writing. In this, his most magical book, he traces the life of a single square mile in New England, from the last ice age through years of human history, including bear shamans, colonists, witches, local farmers, and encroaching industrial Òparks.Ó



Naturally Curious

Naturally Curious Author Mary Holland
ISBN-10 1570764255
Release 2010
Pages 473
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Beginning in the month of March, presents a highly illustrated, month-by-month field guide to the plants, wildlife, and natural environments of New England.



The Changing Face of New England

The Changing Face of New England Author Betty Flanders Thomson
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4456597
Release 1958
Pages 188
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The Changing Face of New England has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Changing Face of New England also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Changing Face of New England book for free.