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

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Spanning 26 million acres across New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, the Northern Forest is the largest remaining wild forest in the East. Here is a rugged landscape of thick boreal forests, blazing autumn hillsides, snowy granite peaks, and mighty river headwaters. In Northeastern Wilds: Journeys of Discovery in the Northern Forest, writer and photographer Stephen Gorman blends the regions rich history, geography, culture, and environmental change into an evocative work that retraces the steps of early travelers and explorers and gives voice to those who live, work, and recreate in the Northern Forest today. Northeastern Wilds takes the reader on a journey of discovery from the rocky shores of Acadia National Park through the wild interior of Maines unorganized territories, along native canoe trails in New Hampshire, and into New Yorks Adirondack Park. Accompanying Gormans absorbing narratives are his striking photographs, from the flowing headwaters of the St. John River and Katahdins stark summit to the arresting image of a fellerbunchera mechanical log harvesting machinetearing through a forest. Along the way, Gorman introduces a diverse cast of characters who speak to the future of the Northern Forest. These first-hand accounts from such well-known voices as E. Annie Proulx and Bill McKibben, as well as Abenaki tribespeople, paper company executives, life-long residents and others bring home the present-day challenges, choicesand opportunitiesfacing this vast region today. Northeastern Wilds is a stunning visual testament to the power of landscape in our lives.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.18" Width: 8.38" Height: 0.67"
Weight:   1.84 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2002
Publisher   Appalachian Mountain Club Books
ISBN  1929173091  
ISBN13  9781929173099  
UPC  652932173095  

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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 > Outdoors & Nature > Conservation > General
2Books > Subjects > Outdoors & Nature > Ecology
3Books > Subjects > Outdoors & Nature > Environment > Conservation
4Books > Subjects > Science > Nature & Ecology > General
5Books > Subjects > Travel > Specialty Travel > Ecotourism
6Books > Subjects > Travel > United States > Regions > Northeast > General

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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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