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Northeastern Wilds: Journeys of Discovery in the Northern Forest [Paperback]

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Spanning 26 million acres across New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, the Northern Forest is the last remaining wild forest in the East. In Northeastern Wilds, writer and photographer Stephen Gorman leads readers on a stunning visual and literary journey through the Northern Forest's rich heritage, geography, culture, and ongoing environmental change. Traveling by foot, canoe, ski, and snowshoe, Gorman confidently guides readers through the complexities of this working wilderness and the many challenges facing its survival. He explores with an even hand and an open mind such difficult issues as clear-cutting, land development, endangered species reintroduction, and conservation-issues that resonate whether readers live in Maine, Colorado, or California. First-hand insights from such well-known voices as E. Annie Proulx and Bill McKibben, as well as Abenaki leaders, lifelong residents, and paper company executives, highlight the present-day choices, challenges, and opportunities facing the Northern Forest. Northeastern Wilds is a breathtaking visual testament to the importance of this Eastern wilderness and the power of landscape in our lives.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.64" Width: 7.74" Height: 0.49"
Weight:   1.43 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2003
Publisher   Appalachian Mountain Club Books
ISBN  1929173431  
ISBN13  9781929173433  

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More About Stephen Gorman

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! STEPHEN GORMAN is a writer, photographer, and wilderness traveler based in Vermont. He holds a master's degree in Environmental Studies from Yale University and is the author of four best-selling books including Northeastern Wilds and The American Wilderness.

Stephen Gorman currently resides in Exeter, in the state of New Hampshire. Stephen Gorman was born in 1941 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Putnam Investments.

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1Books > Subjects > Travel > United States > Regions > Northeast > General
2Books > Subjects > Travel > United States > Regions > Northeast > New England

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Fantastic Book  May 27, 2007
This book gives you a glimpse into a vast wilderness region that few know, even those that live in the northeast. It is a story that encompasses the land, people, history, culture, and environmental issues.
Wonderful mosiac of wild new england  Dec 20, 2004
A fantastic, well written, visually captivating reflection of the beauty of the wild places of new england...a one of a kind book and a must have.
With captivating photographs of natural beauty  Nov 14, 2003
A finalist for the 2003 Independent Publisher Award, Stephen Gorman's Northeastern Wilds: Journeys Of Discovery In The Northern Forest is a stunning tour of adventure and wonder amidst remote woodland beauty. Captivating photographs of natural beauty and unique words of wisdom, memory, and appreciation for nature's bounty distinguish this very highly recommended informative and simply beautiful pictorial "great outdoors" northeastern tour.
Beautiful journey through New England forests  Dec 12, 2002
The Northern Forest is an area of twenty-six million acres that stretches from Adirondack Park in New York through Vermont, New Hampshire, and most of Maine. "Northern Wilds: Journeys of Discovery in the Northern Forest" consists of historical information about this area as well as the author's personal experiences. The author provides detailed descriptions and commentary of the various facets of the Forest. These descriptions include what one might expect while hiking in the area in different seasons, canoeing the rivers, or camping as well as how the area is changing due to development, logging, and other ecological factors.

Filled with stunningly beautiful photographs, it made me want to visit the Northern Forest at my first opportunity. A recommended read, but worth the price just for the pleasure of enjoying the photography.


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