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Comprising approximately 730 square miles and over half a million residents, the Lehigh Valley is the third largest metropolitan area in Pennsylvania, encompassing the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. Much is known about the industrial history of the valley (home to Bethlehem Steel, Mack Trucks, and Crayola crayons). But ...
The Lehigh Valley: A Natural and Environmental History
Comprising approximately 730 square miles and over half a million residents, the Lehigh Valley is the third largest metropolitan area in Pennsylvania, encompassing the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. Much is known about the industrial history of the valley (home to Bethlehem Steel, Mack Trucks, and Crayola crayons). But few have discovered the valley's natural history: the endless Blue Mountain, the spectacular raptor migrations, the wetlands and watercourses. The Lehigh Valley explores the land and the natural forces and human history that have altered it. From boulder fields to water gaps, from sinkholes to limestone caves, the valley has long had a powerful influence on the lives of its residents-and the people have had a similarly powerful effect on the valley; the text features brief profiles of some of the people who have shaped the environmental history of the area. The authors also include directions to historical and natural sites, and the book's illustrations aid visitors and naturalists in identifying the region's abundance of flora and fauna. The Lehigh Valley is a unique combination of narrative natural history, identification handbook, and travel and hiking guide. Mountain laurel, red-tailed hawks, dusky salamanders: The Lehigh Valley not only shows us what resides in this beautiful and bountiful valley, but also explains why. This illustrated guide surveys the valley's ecology, geology, history, and agriculture-and is complemented by maps and drawings of the area's plant and animal life. The Lehigh Valley will appeal to area residents, amateur naturalists, and Pennsylvania visitors with an interest in natural history.
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49.40 USD

The Lehigh Valley: A Natural and Environmental History

by C.S. Oplinger, Robert Halma
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In August 1858, William James Stillman, a painter and founding editor of the acclaimed but short-lived art journal The Crayon, organized a camping expedition for some of America's preeminent intellectuals to Follensby Pond in the Adirondacks. Dubbed the Philosophers' Camp, the trip included the Swiss American scientist and Harvard College ...
A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philosophers' Camp in the Adirondacks
In August 1858, William James Stillman, a painter and founding editor of the acclaimed but short-lived art journal The Crayon, organized a camping expedition for some of America's preeminent intellectuals to Follensby Pond in the Adirondacks. Dubbed the Philosophers' Camp, the trip included the Swiss American scientist and Harvard College professor Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, the Republican lawyer and future U.S. attorney general Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, the Cambridge poet James Russell Lowell, and the transcendental philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, who would later pen a poem about the experience. News that these cultured men were living like Sacs and Sioux in the wilderness appeared in newspapers across the nation and helped fuel a widespread interest in exploring the Adirondacks.In this book, James Schlett recounts the story of the Philosophers' Camp, from the lives and careers of-and friendships and frictions among-the participants to the extensive preparations for the expedition and the several-day encampment to its lasting legacy. Schlett's account is a sweeping tale that provides vistas of the dramatically changing landscapes of the United States in the second half of the nineteenth century. As he relates, the scholars later formed an Adirondack Club that set out to establish a permanent encampment at nearby Ampersand Pond. Their plans, however, were dashed amid the outbreak of the Civil War and the advancement of civilization into a wilderness that Stillman described as a not too greatly changed Eden. But the Adirondacks were indeed changing.When Stillman returned to the site of the Philosophers' Camp in 1884, he found the woods around Follensby had been disfigured by tourists. Development, industrialization, and commercialization had transformed the Adirondack wilderness as they would nearly every other aspect of the American landscape. Such devastation would later inspire conservationists to establish Adirondack Park in 1892. At the close of the book, Schlett looks at the preservation of Follensby Pond, now protected by the Nature Conservancy, and the camp site's potential integration into the Adirondack Forest Preserve.
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31.450000 USD

A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philosophers' Camp in the Adirondacks

by James Schlett
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Visitors may wonder how Niagara Falls came to be the site of magnificent bridges, a famous cereal factory, and a picturesque New York state reservation, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Although many have always admired the natural splendor of the Falls, William Irwin explains that it was not until the ...
The New Niagara: Tourism, Technology, and the Landscape of Niagara Falls, 1776-1917
Visitors may wonder how Niagara Falls came to be the site of magnificent bridges, a famous cereal factory, and a picturesque New York state reservation, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Although many have always admired the natural splendor of the Falls, William Irwin explains that it was not until the mid-1800s that Niagara truly captured the American imagination. With the coming of John Roebling's railway suspension bridge in 1855 came the promise of a new Niagara, one in which nature and technology could flourish in harmony. Although some saw the transformation of Niagara Falls as a national shame, for many others it stimulated utopian visions of a great modern America. Tourists flocked to a place that showcased both the beauty of nature and the marvels of technology. Companies such as Shredded Wheat (later absorbed by Nabisco) fed on the public's expectations of novel and revolutionary progress at Niagara. The Shredded Wheat factory and the Niagara Power Company became tourist attractions in their own right. Some developers went so far as to claim that their works exceeded Niagara's natural beauty. It was not until the 1920s that failed expectations revealed the scope of the blighted landscape. By taking us back to a period when Niagara Falls was appreciated as much for its utopian promise as for its natural beauty, The New Niagara reveals America's remarkable romance with technology and its faith in human mastery of the environment.
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44.050000 USD

The New Niagara: Tourism, Technology, and the Landscape of Niagara Falls, 1776-1917

by William Irwin
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Originally published in 1915. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume.
Beliefs and Superstitions of the Pennsylvania Germans
Originally published in 1915. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume.
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32.500000 USD

Beliefs and Superstitions of the Pennsylvania Germans

by Edwin Miller Fogel
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Proverbs of the Pennsylvania Germans is a follow-up and companion volume to Edwin Miller Fogel's 1915 publication Beliefs and Superstitions of the Pennsylvania Germans. This volume focuses on the proverb in its broadest sense, including adages, aphorisms, and some appropriate idiomatic expressions. This spontaneous expression of experience, so widely used ...
Proverbs of the Pennsylvania Germans
Proverbs of the Pennsylvania Germans is a follow-up and companion volume to Edwin Miller Fogel's 1915 publication Beliefs and Superstitions of the Pennsylvania Germans. This volume focuses on the proverb in its broadest sense, including adages, aphorisms, and some appropriate idiomatic expressions. This spontaneous expression of experience, so widely used in the Germanic linguistic tradition, is in Fogel's words the very bone and sinew of the [Pennsylvania German] dialect. This collection is the result of the author's years of field research in Pennsylvania and comprises over two thousand proverbs dealing with all facets of folklife. Each entry is accompanied by an English translation and often, where applicable, a High German translation. Citations also note instances in which a parallel proverb had been documented in either a British or High German collection. The proverbs are arranged alphabetically by keyword, in the conventional style for a collection such as this one. Nearly one hundred proverbs deemed vulgar, which were originally published separately with only High German translations, have been reproduced as an appendix in this Metalmark edition.
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22.000000 USD

Proverbs of the Pennsylvania Germans

by Edwin Miller Fogel
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The maps themselves are things of beauty...a document of its time, of our time. -Sadie Stein, New York Times One is invited to fathom the many New Yorks hidden from history's eye...thoroughly terrific. -Maria Popova, Brain Pickings Nonstop Metropolis, the culminating volume in a trilogy of atlases, conveys innumerable unbound ...
Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas
The maps themselves are things of beauty...a document of its time, of our time. -Sadie Stein, New York Times One is invited to fathom the many New Yorks hidden from history's eye...thoroughly terrific. -Maria Popova, Brain Pickings Nonstop Metropolis, the culminating volume in a trilogy of atlases, conveys innumerable unbound experiences of New York City through twenty-six imaginative maps and informative essays. Bringing together the insights of dozens of experts-from linguists to music historians, ethnographers, urbanists, and environmental journalists-amplified by cartographers, artists, and photographers, it explores all five boroughs of New York City and parts of nearby New Jersey. We are invited to travel through Manhattan's playgrounds, from polyglot Queens to many-faceted Brooklyn, and from the resilient Bronx to the mystical kung fu hip-hop mecca of Staten Island. The contributors to this exquisitely designed and gorgeously illustrated volume celebrate New York City's unique vitality, its incubation of the avant-garde, and its literary history, but they also critique its racial and economic inequality, environmental impact, and erasure of its past. Nonstop Metropolis allows us to excavate New York's buried layers, to scrutinize its political heft, and to discover the unexpected in one of the most iconic cities in the world. It is both a challenge and homage to how New Yorkers think of their city, and how the world sees this capital of capitalism, culture, immigration, and more. Contributors: Sheerly Avni, Gaiutra Bahadur, Marshall Berman, Joe Boyd, Will Butler, Garnette Cadogan, Thomas J. Campanella, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Teju Cole, Joel Dinerstein, Paul La Farge, Francisco Goldman, Margo Jefferson, Lucy R. Lippard, Barry Lopez, Valeria Luiselli, Suketu Mehta, Emily Raboteau, Molly Roy, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Luc Sante, Heather Smith, Jonathan Tarleton, Astra Taylor, Alexandra T. Vazquez, Christina Zanfagna Interviews with: Valerie Capers, Peter Coyote, Grandmaster Caz, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Melle Mel, RZA
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52.450000 USD

Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas

by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, Rebecca Solnit
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Vermont's natural communities -- its northern hardwood forests, dry oak woodlands, alpine tundra, red maple swamps, bogs, and marshes -- are described in this comprehensive book. Richly illustrated with beautiful line drawings and color photographs, the guide describes each of Vermont's 80 upland and wetland natural communities. Ecological settings, including ...
Wetland, Woodland, Wildland
Vermont's natural communities -- its northern hardwood forests, dry oak woodlands, alpine tundra, red maple swamps, bogs, and marshes -- are described in this comprehensive book. Richly illustrated with beautiful line drawings and color photographs, the guide describes each of Vermont's 80 upland and wetland natural communities. Ecological settings, including geology, soils, climate, and natural disturbance processes, are described for each community, along with complete lists of characteristic plants and animals, and public lands readers may visit. Wetland, Woodland, Wildland contains detailed information on natural communities that is not available elsewhere, and practical information for naturalists, teachers, students, landowners, land managers, foresters, conservation planners, and all those with a love of the outdoors who want to learn more about their surroundings.
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26.200000 USD

Wetland, Woodland, Wildland

by Thompson
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This title features 20 dream RV vacations for all seasons. How does an apple butter festival in autumnal New England sound? Or Mardi Gras in New Orleans when you're fed up with winter? How about a dazzling summer drive through Canada's Maritime Provinces, or a long lazy jaunt along the ...
Great Eastern RV Trips: A Year-Round Guide to the Best Rving in the East
This title features 20 dream RV vacations for all seasons. How does an apple butter festival in autumnal New England sound? Or Mardi Gras in New Orleans when you're fed up with winter? How about a dazzling summer drive through Canada's Maritime Provinces, or a long lazy jaunt along the lonely leg of Florida's Gulf coast? Let experienced RVers Janet and Gordon Groene help turn your dreams into reality. Since leaving their regular jobs more than a decade ago, the Groenes have taken to America's highways and backroads in their 21-foot motor home. They've made many unforgettable journeys, sharing their experiences with the rest of us in their magazine articles, columns, and popular books.Now, with Great Eastern RV Trips , they've really outdone themselves. The book offers a delectable menu of 20 vacations from which to choose. From South Florida to Prince Edward Island, from Ohio and Illinois to Kentucky, Mississippi, and Alabama, it guides you to magnificent scenery and must-see events throughout the eastern United States and Canada. The authors have organized this guide by season, providing you with all the information you need to plan trips you've only dreamed about. They've also included maps, camping suggestions, scheduling strategies, practical RV tips, notes on offbeat attractions, references to sources of valuable information, and much more. With the help of 50 stunning photographs, the Groenes describe these and dozens of other unforgettable experiences that will appeal to RVers of every kind.
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18.900000 USD

Great Eastern RV Trips: A Year-Round Guide to the Best Rving in the East

by Gordon Groene, Janet Groene
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Gleason's Gym is the last remaining institution of New York's Golden Age of boxing. Jake LaMotta, Muhammad Ali, Hector Camacho, Mike Tyson--the alumni of Gleason's are a roster of boxing greats. Founded in the Bronx in 1937, Gleason's moved in the mid-1980s to what has since become one of New ...
Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing in Gleason's Gym
Gleason's Gym is the last remaining institution of New York's Golden Age of boxing. Jake LaMotta, Muhammad Ali, Hector Camacho, Mike Tyson--the alumni of Gleason's are a roster of boxing greats. Founded in the Bronx in 1937, Gleason's moved in the mid-1980s to what has since become one of New York's wealthiest residential areas--Brooklyn's DUMBO. Gleason's has also transformed, opening its doors to new members, particularly women and white-collar men. Come Out Swinging is Lucia Trimbur's nuanced insider's account of a place that was once the domain of poor and working-class men of color but is now shared by rich and poor, male and female, black and white, and young and old. Come Out Swinging chronicles the everyday world of the gym. Its diverse members train, fight, talk, and socialize together. We meet amateurs for whom boxing is a full-time, unpaid job. We get to know the trainers who act as their father figures and mentors. We are introduced to women who empower themselves physically and mentally. And we encounter the male urban professionals who pay handsomely to learn to box, and to access a form of masculinity missing from their office-bound lives. Ultimately, Come Out Swinging reveals how Gleason's meets the needs of a variety of people who, despite their differences, are connected through discipline and sport.
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31.450000 USD

Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing in Gleason's Gym

by Lucia Trimbur
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The maps themselves are things of beauty...a document of its time, of our time. -Sadie Stein, New York Times One is invited to fathom the many New Yorks hidden from history's eye...thoroughly terrific. -Maria Popova, Brain Pickings Nonstop Metropolis, the culminating volume in a trilogy of atlases, conveys innumerable unbound ...
Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas
The maps themselves are things of beauty...a document of its time, of our time. -Sadie Stein, New York Times One is invited to fathom the many New Yorks hidden from history's eye...thoroughly terrific. -Maria Popova, Brain Pickings Nonstop Metropolis, the culminating volume in a trilogy of atlases, conveys innumerable unbound experiences of New York City through twenty-six imaginative maps and informative essays. Bringing together the insights of dozens of experts-from linguists to music historians, ethnographers, urbanists, and environmental journalists-amplified by cartographers, artists, and photographers, it explores all five boroughs of New York City and parts of nearby New Jersey. We are invited to travel through Manhattan's playgrounds, from polyglot Queens to many-faceted Brooklyn, and from the resilient Bronx to the mystical kung fu hip-hop mecca of Staten Island. The contributors to this exquisitely designed and gorgeously illustrated volume celebrate New York City's unique vitality, its incubation of the avant-garde, and its literary history, but they also critique its racial and economic inequality, environmental impact, and erasure of its past. Nonstop Metropolis allows us to excavate New York's buried layers, to scrutinize its political heft, and to discover the unexpected in one of the most iconic cities in the world. It is both a challenge and homage to how New Yorkers think of their city, and how the world sees this capital of capitalism, culture, immigration, and more. Contributors: Sheerly Avni, Gaiutra Bahadur, Marshall Berman, Joe Boyd, Will Butler, Garnette Cadogan, Thomas J. Campanella, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Teju Cole, Joel Dinerstein, Paul La Farge, Francisco Goldman, Margo Jefferson, Lucy R. Lippard, Barry Lopez, Valeria Luiselli, Suketu Mehta, Emily Raboteau, Molly Roy, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Luc Sante, Heather Smith, Jonathan Tarleton, Astra Taylor, Alexandra T. Vazquez, Christina Zanfagna Interviews with: Valerie Capers, Peter Coyote, Grandmaster Caz, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Melle Mel, RZA
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31.450000 USD

Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas

by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, Rebecca Solnit
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In August 1858, William James Stillman, a painter and founding editor of the acclaimed but short-lived art journal The Crayon, organized a camping expedition for some of America's preeminent intellectuals to Follensby Pond in the Adirondacks. Dubbed the Philosophers' Camp, the trip included the Swiss American scientist and Harvard College ...
A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philosophers' Camp in the Adirondacks
In August 1858, William James Stillman, a painter and founding editor of the acclaimed but short-lived art journal The Crayon, organized a camping expedition for some of America's preeminent intellectuals to Follensby Pond in the Adirondacks. Dubbed the Philosophers' Camp, the trip included the Swiss American scientist and Harvard College professor Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, the Republican lawyer and future U.S. attorney general Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, the Cambridge poet James Russell Lowell, and the transcendental philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, who would later pen a poem about the experience. News that these cultured men were living like Sacs and Sioux in the wilderness appeared in newspapers across the nation and helped fuel a widespread interest in exploring the Adirondacks.In this book, James Schlett recounts the story of the Philosophers' Camp, from the lives and careers of-and friendships and frictions among-the participants to the extensive preparations for the expedition and the several-day encampment to its lasting legacy. Schlett's account is a sweeping tale that provides vistas of the dramatically changing landscapes of the United States in the second half of the nineteenth century. As he relates, the scholars later formed an Adirondack Club that set out to establish a permanent encampment at nearby Ampersand Pond. Their plans, however, were dashed amid the outbreak of the Civil War and the advancement of civilization into a wilderness that Stillman described as a not too greatly changed Eden. But the Adirondacks were indeed changing.When Stillman returned to the site of the Philosophers' Camp in 1884, he found the woods around Follensby had been disfigured by tourists. Development, industrialization, and commercialization had transformed the Adirondack wilderness as they would nearly every other aspect of the American landscape. Such devastation would later inspire conservationists to establish Adirondack Park in 1892. At the close of the book, Schlett looks at the preservation of Follensby Pond, now protected by the Nature Conservancy, and the camp site's potential integration into the Adirondack Forest Preserve.
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20.950000 USD

A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philosophers' Camp in the Adirondacks

by James Schlett
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The Handbook of Amherst
20.990000 USD

The Handbook of Amherst

by Frederick H Hitchcock
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This is a concise introduction to practical forest wildlife habitat management for private landowners, who own most of the forested habitat in New England, the eastern United States, and adjacent Canada. In non-technical terms, experts from the U.S. Forest Service provide useful information about plans that can improve forests, enhance ...
Landowner's Guide to Wildlife Habitat
This is a concise introduction to practical forest wildlife habitat management for private landowners, who own most of the forested habitat in New England, the eastern United States, and adjacent Canada. In non-technical terms, experts from the U.S. Forest Service provide useful information about plans that can improve forests, enhance production of forest products, increase the diversity of wildlife, and increase enjoyment of forest lands through sound forest management. The book discusses the history of land use and natural changes in forest environments, why species come and go, and how the scale and presence of special features can create a diversity of wildlife habitats. The authors explain management strategies that contribute to wildlife diversity, how to set goals and work with professional foresters to meet your goals, and project how managed lands will look in the future. They show how to determine what kinds of habitat will be used by various wildlife species, how to consider land capability and the mixture of habitat features necessary to attract desired species groups, and how to get started changing existing vegetative conditions through thoughtful management. Exceptional full-color illustrations, charts, and tables enhance the clear presentation of the text, geared specifically for landowners interested in getting started on improving habitat conditions on their land.
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36.79 USD
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Princeton University Second Edition updates the original 1999 Princeton Campus Guide and features $2 billion of capital building in more than forty-eight projects. Contemporary buildings by Allan Greenberg; Schwartz/Silver; Pei Cobb Freed; Tod Williams Billie Tsien; Hopkins Associates; Gehry Partners; and Rafael Vinoly complement major connective landscapes by Beyer Blinder ...
Princeton University Second Edition: An Architectural Tour
Princeton University Second Edition updates the original 1999 Princeton Campus Guide and features $2 billion of capital building in more than forty-eight projects. Contemporary buildings by Allan Greenberg; Schwartz/Silver; Pei Cobb Freed; Tod Williams Billie Tsien; Hopkins Associates; Gehry Partners; and Rafael Vinoly complement major connective landscapes by Beyer Blinder Belle; Michael Von Valkenburgh; Robert Zion, and others. This edition introduces three new Walks showcasing the Princeton University Museum of Art, with a Director's Tour of the collection; Campus Art showcasing forty-five pieces by Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, Richard Serra, and others; and the Natural Sciences Neighborhood, a major initiative over the past fifteen years. The foreword by President Shirley M. Tilghman (2001-2013) and a sweeping Introduction by University Architect Ronald McCoy sets the stage for the Princeton campus in the twenty-first century.
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36.700000 USD
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Why is it that although Vermont is relatively distant - both geographically and metaphysically - from publishing centers as well as many issues at the heart of current literature, it is also home to some of America's greatest writers? Is there something about the place that speaks to them? In ...
A State of Mind: Writing in Vermont
Why is it that although Vermont is relatively distant - both geographically and metaphysically - from publishing centers as well as many issues at the heart of current literature, it is also home to some of America's greatest writers? Is there something about the place that speaks to them? In this book, twenty-one contemporary Vermont authors are profiled along with examples of their writing. Included are: Julia Alvarez, Chris Bohjalian, David Budbill, Joseph Citro, Joan Connor, David Huddle, Jamaica Kincaid, Galway Kinnell, Sydney Lea, Jeffrey Lent, David Moats, Howard Frank Mosher, Grace Paley, Jay Parini, Verandah Porche, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Ruth Stone, Abigail Stone, Phoebe Stone, Tom Smith, and Ellen Bryant Voigt. In their conversations with Yvonne Daley, these writers open their toolboxes to share their writing approaches and techniques, their tricks of the trade. Special exercises are also included for students to make this a useful resource for the classroom. Most importantly, the book provides entry into the treasure trove that is the work of a select group of gifted Vermont writers sustaining a rich literary tradition that too many of us take for granted.
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30.49 USD
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We live with a myth about New England, write naturalists Nona Bell Estrin and Charles W. Johnson: that we have four distinct seasons here. As careful and experienced observers of the natural world, Estrin and Johnson know that nature's progressions are gradual, continuous, and interconnected. And as they demonstrate in ...
In Season
We live with a myth about New England, write naturalists Nona Bell Estrin and Charles W. Johnson: that we have four distinct seasons here. As careful and experienced observers of the natural world, Estrin and Johnson know that nature's progressions are gradual, continuous, and interconnected. And as they demonstrate in their remarkable book, the close examination of nature-even unassuming landscapes close at hand-yields rich rewards on a daily basis. In Season combines the immediacy of direct field observations with broader perspectives on natural cycles. An accomplished field artist as well as a naturalist, Nona Estrin selects extracts from her rich journals to trace the sequences of natural events over the course of a year. From Toothaker Island, Maine to Kettle Pond, Vermont to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, her precise, lively observations, along with her lovely drawings and watercolors, reveal the lives of warblers and butterflies, deer and grouse, frogs and fiddlehead ferns. Occasionally, her records of the natural world are punctuated by charming asides about the difficulty of drawing bees or the rescue of a fledgling kingbird caught in a fishing line. In alternating chapters, Charles Johnson's essays tell the stories behind her scenes, exploring such seasonal cycles as mating, migration, and winter survival. His wide-ranging knowledge of the natural world clarifies the continuity of life and the interconnections among species. Rather than focus on categorization and identification, Johnson explores the dynamics which shape the natural world in New England, not only for plants and wildlife, but for people as well. With its mix of detailed observation and overarching explanation, as well as the stunning color reproductions of Estrin's on-the-spot watercolors, In Season offers an appreciation of the natural world in New England that is rooted in the specific experience of its ceaseless alternations.
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34.71 USD

In Season

by Nona Bell Estrin, Charles W. Johnson
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This scrupulously researched, well-written and -illustrated history of Trinity School, published to coincide with the School's 300th anniversary, closely parallels the history of New York City. From its beginnings as a charity school supported by the Anglican Church (after the American Revolution by the Episcopal Church) through lean years and ...
Charity and Merit
This scrupulously researched, well-written and -illustrated history of Trinity School, published to coincide with the School's 300th anniversary, closely parallels the history of New York City. From its beginnings as a charity school supported by the Anglican Church (after the American Revolution by the Episcopal Church) through lean years and the 19th century when the school received its own endowment and established its independence, Trinity presents a dramatic story that reveals much New York City history, educational history, and the changing fortunes of American youth. Located since the 1890s on the Upper West Side, Trinity has established itself as one of the city's-indeed, the country's--top independent schools. The author highlights different approaches to leadership, changes in the school's constituencies, what it teaches, and the place of elite education in a democratic society. Alumni, students, prospective students, their families, educators, and historians, especially those with an interest in the history of New York City and of elementary and secondary education, will not want to miss this authoritative new volume.
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43.22 USD

Charity and Merit

by Timothy C. Jacobson
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In a series of entertaining essays, geoscientist Jelle Zeilinga de Boer describes how early settlers discovered and exploited Connecticut's natural resources. Their successes as well as failures form the very basis of the state's history: Chatham's gold played a role in the acquisition of its Charter, and Middletown's lead helped ...
Stories in Stone
In a series of entertaining essays, geoscientist Jelle Zeilinga de Boer describes how early settlers discovered and exploited Connecticut's natural resources. Their successes as well as failures form the very basis of the state's history: Chatham's gold played a role in the acquisition of its Charter, and Middletown's lead helped the colony gain its freedom during the Revolution. Fertile soils in the Central Valley fueled the state's development into an agricultural power house, and iron ores discovered in the western highlands helped trigger its manufacturing eminence. The Statue of Liberty, a quintessential symbol of America, rests on Connecticut's Stony Creek granite. Geology not only shaped the state's physical landscape, but also provided an economic base and played a cultural role by inspiring folklore, paintings, and poems. Illuminated by 50 illustrations and 12 color plates, Stories in Stone describes the marvel of Connecticut's geologic diversity and also recounts the impact of past climates, earthquakes, and meteorites on the lives of the people who made Connecticut their home.
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28.300000 USD

Stories in Stone

by Jelle Zeilinga De Boer
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Each state-by-state volume in this series provides at-a-glance detailed demographic and statistical data on every populated place in the state, along with easy-to-use comparative rankings. Each Demographic Profile gives the user an easy-to-read snapshot of every single place and county in the state, from the biggest metropolis to the smallest ...
Profiles of Connecticut & Rhode Island, 2007
Each state-by-state volume in this series provides at-a-glance detailed demographic and statistical data on every populated place in the state, along with easy-to-use comparative rankings. Each Demographic Profile gives the user an easy-to-read snapshot of every single place and county in the state, from the biggest metropolis to the smallest unincorporated hamlet. Each profile offers data on History, Geography, Climate, Population, Vital Statistics, Economy, Income, Taxes, Education, Housing, Health & Environment, Public Safety and more. The richness of each profile is astounding in its depth, from history to weather, all packed in an easy-to-navigate, compact format. Next, each volume provides School District Data with a snapshot profile of each district serving 1,500 or more students. Each district profile includes contact information along with grades served, the numbers of students, teachers and schools, student/teacher ratios, drop out rates, ethnicity, gender and diploma recipients by race and district expenditures per student. Plus, Hispanic, Asian & Ancestry Group Statistics along with Detailed Weather Data are included to bring even more state data into this remarkable volume. Each volume also contains a section on Comparative Ranking Charts that allow the user to quickly and easily see how the 100 largest cities compare to one another in many different categories. Each of 22 different data points has its own two-page spread with the cities listed in alpha order so researchers can easily compare and rank cities. Statistics ranked in this section include Income, Unemployment, Population Characteristics, Taxes, Cost of Living, Education, Health Care, Public Safety and more. These information-packed resources are a must for public libraries, large and small, university libraries, high school libraries and many other reference collections.
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195.560000 USD
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Rebecca A. Brown has compiled a remarkable compendium of authoritative essays on the Connecticut River, touching on everything from its physical landscape and natural environment, to the human history, and culture that has grown up around it. This indispensable volume is the product of a remarkable partnership and years of ...
Where the Great River Rises - An Atlas of the Upper Connecticut River Watershed in Vermont and New Hampshire
Rebecca A. Brown has compiled a remarkable compendium of authoritative essays on the Connecticut River, touching on everything from its physical landscape and natural environment, to the human history, and culture that has grown up around it. This indispensable volume is the product of a remarkable partnership and years of collaboration between the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, Dartmouth College, and Northern Cartographic. Dozens of scholars, scientists, and other experts-all recognized as top authorities in their respective fields-were commissioned to prepare contributions related to their areas of expertise. This atlas underscores connectivity. Just as natural communities are integrated systems, so, too, are the communities of their human counterparts. The inherent ties between these natural and human worlds cannot be underestimated. This extraordinary volume succeeds brilliantly in portraying the interconnections - characterizing and analyzing the relationships between these realms and challenging the reader to ponder what the future holds for them. An astounding feat of scholarship and organization, Where the Great River Rises speaks eloquently to the keen senses of history, place, and environmental awareness in the Upper Connecticut River Valley as it educates and entertains.
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43.22 USD
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James Acheson's detailed account of lobstering in Maine quickly dispels notions that the lobstermen is the eastern version of the cowboy, struggling alone for survival against the elements. In reality, he writes, the lobster fisherman is caught up in a thick and complex web of social relationships. Survival in the ...
The Lobster Gangs of Maine
James Acheson's detailed account of lobstering in Maine quickly dispels notions that the lobstermen is the eastern version of the cowboy, struggling alone for survival against the elements. In reality, he writes, the lobster fisherman is caught up in a thick and complex web of social relationships. Survival in the industry depends as much on the ability to manipulate social relationships as on technical skills. Acheson replaces our romantic image of the lobsterman with descriptions of the highly territorial and hierarchical harbor gangs, daily and annual cycles of lobstering, intricacies of marketing the catch, and the challenge of managing a communal resource.
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The Lobster Gangs of Maine

by James M. Acheson
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How does one read a landscape? Inspired by the classic work of Hans Kurath documenting the dialect geography sub-regions of New England, Christopher J. Lenney set out to determine whether such patterns of linguistic migration were repeated in the everyday features of our man-made landscape. Through inspired conjecture and methodical ...
Sightseeking: Clues to the Landscape History of New England
How does one read a landscape? Inspired by the classic work of Hans Kurath documenting the dialect geography sub-regions of New England, Christopher J. Lenney set out to determine whether such patterns of linguistic migration were repeated in the everyday features of our man-made landscape. Through inspired conjecture and methodical fieldwork, Lenney discovered that at least six cultural and material artifacts could be mapped into similar flows and clusters: placenames, boundaries, townplans, roads, houses, and gravestones. With infectious enthusiasm and wit, Lenney guides the reader through a historical and cultural examination of how this artificial landscape came to be. Of the many possible sources of placenames, for example, there are evident patterns of Algoquian and transplanted English; there is the obvious irony of patriot and Tory honored side by side. But what do we make of the apparent hodgepodge of placename suffixes that dot our maps-the -fields, -tons, -hams, and -burys that append themselves to our life and land? And how do we explain the Great-Big line, a dramatic yet invisible scar across the map of Maine? The other five cultural markers similarly reveal themselves in a surprising patterning of the New England countryside-in the areas where the connected farmstead dominates, where recessed balconies or twin rearwall chimneys distinguish the scene; in the migration of gravestone cutters and their motifs, which left odd undulating waves of artistic expression throughout the region. Lenney forces the reader to reconsider the shape of the village greens, to wonder why old roads go where they go, and to question where (good neighbors and Robert Frost notwithstanding) we built stone walls. By pushing us beyond mere sightseeing to sightseeking, Lenney dares to fundamentally alter the way we-old-time Yankee, newcomer, and tourist alike-experience and interpret the New England landscape.
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26.200000 USD
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At the vanguard of renewed interest in Maine's influential early modernist Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), author Donna M. Cassidy brilliantly appraises the contemporary social, political, and economic realities that shaped Hartley's landmark late art. During the late 1930s and early 1940s, Hartley strove to represent the distinctive subjects of his native ...
Marsden Hartley
At the vanguard of renewed interest in Maine's influential early modernist Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), author Donna M. Cassidy brilliantly appraises the contemporary social, political, and economic realities that shaped Hartley's landmark late art. During the late 1930s and early 1940s, Hartley strove to represent the distinctive subjects of his native region-the North Atlantic folk, the Maine coast, and Mount Katahdin-producing work that demands an interpretive approach beyond art history's customary biographical, stylistic, and thematic methodologies. Cassidy, sensitive to the psychological and gender analysis traditionally central to interpretations of Hartley, becomes the first scholar to reassess his late work in light of contemporary American perceptions of race, ethnicity, place, and history. This remarkable new book resonates not only as a seminal Hartley study and a complex art and cultural period history, but as a superb example of applied early twentieth-century American intellectual history informed by an impressive command of primary and secondary interdisciplinary literature. Numerous and rich illustrations, as well as transcriptions of several key essays by Hartley, some never before published, including This Country of Maine (1937-38), round out this insightful, nuanced, and revolutionary treatment. Donna M. Cassidy's Marsden Hartley will engage general readers as well as scholars and students.
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48.89 USD

Marsden Hartley

by Donna M. Cassidy
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In Carriages and Clocks, Corsets and Locks, the editors and contributors trace the rise and fall of New Haven, Connecticut, as an industrial city. While New Haven's story is typical of many thriving cities during the American Industrial Revolution-fascinating to preservationists, urban and landscape historians, architects, industrial archaeologists, and community ...
Carriages and Clocks, Corsets and Locks
In Carriages and Clocks, Corsets and Locks, the editors and contributors trace the rise and fall of New Haven, Connecticut, as an industrial city. While New Haven's story is typical of many thriving cities during the American Industrial Revolution-fascinating to preservationists, urban and landscape historians, architects, industrial archaeologists, and community historians-it is atypical as well. Most American industrial cities relied on the manufacture of a single product, but New Haven diversified, fabricating over one hundred assorted manufactured goods at the turn of the twentieth century. In a remarkable feat of historical continuity, Carriages and Clocks, Corsets and Locks explores the origins, preservation, reclamation, and reuse of the extant industrial sites and firmly iterates a unique sense of place for modern citizens of this post-industrial city. Five scholarly narrative essays interpret specific sites, and detailed historical profiles are included for sixteen selected industrial sites located on or near New Haven's harbor, including the Quinnipiac Brewery and the Candee Rubber Company. More than one hundred historically significant illustrations depict historical and modern views of sites, the products manufactured there, and New Haven's working people. Maps and tables illustrate the progress of the city's urban development from the seventeenth through the mid-twentieth centuries. Based on primary source material including land and fire department records, city directories, newspaper articles, maps, and personal accounts, this book is the culmination of the Industrial Heritage Project of the New Haven Preservation Trust's mission to evaluate and document the city's historic industrial sites and to produce educational and advocacy programs for preservation efforts.
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48.89 USD
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Why is it that although Vermont is relatively distant - both geographically and metaphysically - from publishing centers as well as many issues at the heart of current literature, it is also home to some of America's greatest writers? Is there something about the place that speaks to them? In ...
A State of Mind: Writing in Vermont
Why is it that although Vermont is relatively distant - both geographically and metaphysically - from publishing centers as well as many issues at the heart of current literature, it is also home to some of America's greatest writers? Is there something about the place that speaks to them? In this book, twenty-one contemporary Vermont authors are profiled along with examples of their writing. Included are: Julia Alvarez, Chris Bohjalian, David Budbill, Joseph Citro, Joan Connor, David Huddle, Jamaica Kincaid, Galway Kinnell, Sydney Lea, Jeffrey Lent, David Moats, Howard Frank Mosher, Grace Paley, Jay Parini, Verandah Porche, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Ruth Stone, Abigail Stone, Phoebe Stone, Tom Smith, and Ellen Bryant Voigt. In their conversations with Yvonne Daley, these writers open their toolboxes to share their writing approaches and techniques, their tricks of the trade. Special exercises are also included for students to make this a useful resource for the classroom. Most importantly, the book provides entry into the treasure trove that is the work of a select group of gifted Vermont writers sustaining a rich literary tradition that too many of us take for granted.
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61.68 USD
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