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Forest Forensics

Forest Forensics Author Tom Wessels
ISBN-10 9780881509182
Release 2010-09-20
Pages 160
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This is a field guide that residents and visitors, landowners and foresters, students and hikers, and anyone who walks in the woods of the Northeast can use to discern the history of virtually any piece of land. What is the evidence: Are trees old or young? Are they standing or have they fallen? Did they snap mid-trunk or tip up with their roots? What is the human footprint on the land - stone walls, open fields - and how has it influenced the landscape? If you ever come across a place so unique, so damaged, or so lovely that it made you wonder how it arrived at that state and what it looked like a hundred years ago, you've finally go the key to deciphering that mystery in Forest Forensics.



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



Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England Author Kenn Kaufman
ISBN-10 9780618456970
Release 2012
Pages 416
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Presents an illustrated field guide to the plants, wildlife, night sky, and natural environments of New England.



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.



Forests in Time

Forests in Time Author David R. Foster
ISBN-10 0300115377
Release 2006-04-01
Pages 477
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The Eastern Hemlock, massive and majestic, has played a unique role in structuring northeastern forest environments, from Nova Scotia to Wisconsin and through the Appalachian Mountains to North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. A "foundation species” influencing all the species in the ecosystem surrounding it, this iconic North American tree has long inspired poets and artists as well as naturalists and scientists. Five thousand years ago, the hemlock collapsed as a result of abrupt global climate change. Now this iconic tree faces extinction once again because of an invasive insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid. Drawing from a century of studies at Harvard University’s Harvard Forest, one of the most well-regarded long-term ecological research programs in North America, the authors explore what hemlock’s modern decline can tell us about the challenges facing nature and society in an era of habitat changes and fragmentation, as well as global change.



Bark

Bark Author Michael Wojtech
ISBN-10 1584658525
Release 2011
Pages 264
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What kind of tree is that? From Maine to New York, you'll never be stumped again with this handy companion to the trees of the Northeast, either out in the woods or in your own backyard.



The Myth of Progress

The Myth of Progress Author Tom Wessels
ISBN-10 9781611684162
Release 2013
Pages 155
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A provocative critique of Western progress from a scientific perspective



Reading the Landscape of America

Reading the Landscape of America Author May Theilgaard Watts
ISBN-10 0912550236
Release 1999
Pages 354
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In this natural history classic, the author takes the reader on field trips to landscapes across America, both domesticated and wild. She shows how to read the stories written in the land, interpreting the clues laid down by history, culture, and natural forces. A renowned teacher, writer and conservationist in her native Midwest, Watts studied with Henry Cowles, the pioneering American ecologist. She was the first to explain his theories of plant succesion to the general public. Her graceful, witty essays, with charming illustrations by the author, are still relevant and engaging today, as she invites us to see the world around us with fresh eyes.



Common Sense Forestry

Common Sense Forestry Author Hans W. Morsbach
ISBN-10 9781931498210
Release 2002
Pages 229
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Common Sense Forestry relates thirty years' experience of an environmentally conscious woodland owner. Much of the book is devoted to starting a forest and how to maintain it. It answers such questions as: What seedlings to buy? Should your forest be monoculture or a mixed forest? What is the payback for planting and maintaining a forest? Is seeding a good way to start a forest? What kind of seeds work best? Does it pay to hire a consultant? What should he/she do for you? Does it pay to do much maintenance in your forest? How should I prune? Is timberland improvement worthwhile? How, when and whether to thin? How to herbicide and when? Can the damage done to nature by chemicals be justified by the benefits to your seedlings? What are the economics of woodland ownership? Although intended for private woodland owners, the book is used as a classroom text in universities. The book is more practical than technical, yet still imparts knowledge of basic forestry, explaining terms such as succession and shade tolerance and how to apply these concepts in practice. Even sophisticated concepts are covered in plain, non-technical terms.



Trees of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada

Trees of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada Author William M. Harlow
ISBN-10 9780486138268
Release 2012-06-19
Pages 320
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Best one-volume guide to 140 trees. Full descriptions, woodlore, range, more. Over 600 illustrations. Handy size.



Naturally Curious Day by Day

Naturally Curious Day by Day Author Mary Holland
ISBN-10 9780811765596
Release 2016-11-07
Pages 384
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This follow-up to Naturally Curious, a National Outdoor Book Award winner, is a day-by-day account of nature observations throughout the year. Daily entries include entertaining and enlightening observations about specific animal or plant activity happening in eastern North America on that date. Set up as a naturalist's journal, entries describe in detail sightings and events in the natural world and are accompanied by stunning color photographs of birds, animals, insects, plants, and more. Essays throughout describe specific events in nature happening during each month, while sidebars supply natural history facts and information pertinent to the topics of the month or the time of year.



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.



The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods

The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods Author Andrew M. Barton
ISBN-10 9781611682953
Release 2012
Pages 349
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The ecology of the ever-changing Maine forest



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.



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



Nature Guide to the Northern Forest

Nature Guide to the Northern Forest Author Peter J. Marchand
ISBN-10 1934028428
Release 2010
Pages 173
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"Part field guide, part natural history narrative, this full-color guide from the Appalachian Mountain Club will help you identify and understand the complex influences that shape the flora and fauna of northern New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine."-back cover.



Reading Rural Landscapes A Field Guide to New England s Past

Reading Rural Landscapes  A Field Guide to New England s Past Author Robert Stanford
ISBN-10 9780884483700
Release 2015-07-30
Pages 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.