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The Resource The Adirondacks : a history of America's first wilderness, Paul Schneider

The Adirondacks : a history of America's first wilderness, Paul Schneider

Label
The Adirondacks : a history of America's first wilderness
Title
The Adirondacks
Title remainder
a history of America's first wilderness
Statement of responsibility
Paul Schneider
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"To sharpen his eye for the land's wild treasures, Paul Schneider traveled with naturalists, foresters, trappers, anglers, and climbers. His vivid stories are about human and natural history, with especial attention given to the Adirondacks' forested slopes, high peaks, and thirty thousand miles of rivers and lakes. At the book's center is the heartening saga of replenishment. Since the "forever wild" amendment to the New York Constitution was enacted in 1894, a park of public and private holdings - larger than either Massachusetts or New Jersey - was created to protect what remained of a land decimated by loggers. Within a hundred years almost every species of wildlife has returned to inhabit millions of acres of replenished forests and freshwaters. And as we turn into the twenty-first century, we come to realize why many Americans will be traveling east, not west, to experience nature in the wild."--Jacket
Cataloging source
CGP
Dewey number
333.78
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F127.A2
LC item number
S35 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Adirondacks : a history of America's first wilderness, Paul Schneider
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A John Macrae/Owl book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The trapline -- Mohawks and missionaries -- Dances of war -- The price of otter in China -- The end of an era -- Squaries and speculators -- Love and sweat -- Death of a zealot -- A farewell to farms -- In the township of industry -- The state of science -- The mother lode -- The trap dike -- The romantics' arrival -- At play in the great longhouse -- Nowhere like this -- Feller-Buncher --Logs! -- Forever wild -- Death and taxes -- Birth of a great camp -- Haute rustic -- The collector -- A Home in the Woods -- The long good fight -- Wild bureaucrats -- The global park -- Wild trout
Control code
39795623
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Owl Books edition.
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780805059908
Lccn
96039844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (Special Collect): Purchased. Signed by author. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)39795623
Label
The Adirondacks : a history of America's first wilderness, Paul Schneider
Publication
Note
"A John Macrae/Owl book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The trapline -- Mohawks and missionaries -- Dances of war -- The price of otter in China -- The end of an era -- Squaries and speculators -- Love and sweat -- Death of a zealot -- A farewell to farms -- In the township of industry -- The state of science -- The mother lode -- The trap dike -- The romantics' arrival -- At play in the great longhouse -- Nowhere like this -- Feller-Buncher --Logs! -- Forever wild -- Death and taxes -- Birth of a great camp -- Haute rustic -- The collector -- A Home in the Woods -- The long good fight -- Wild bureaucrats -- The global park -- Wild trout
Control code
39795623
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Owl Books edition.
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780805059908
Lccn
96039844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (Special Collect): Purchased. Signed by author. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)39795623

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