Granite, Fire, and Fog: The Natural and Cultural History of Acadia

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University Press of New England
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5.4 X 8.5 X 0.3 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author
TOM WESSELS is a professor of ecology and the founding director of the master's degree program in conservation biology at Antioch University New England. He is the author of Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England, Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape, The Myth of Progress: Toward a Sustainable Future, and The Granite Landscape: A Natural History of America's Mountain Domes, from Acadia to Yosemite.
"This is a park guidebook, an introduction to glaciated geology, a treatise on plant ecology, a history of an elite playground for the rich, and a story of the evolution of a national park. Though it is the work of an academic ecologist, it offers a very personal perspective. . . . The work is more a collection of essays than a text, but this style serves as a sound introduction to Acadia. The spare, clear language makes this a readable, informative book. . . . Recommended."-- "Choice"
"A splendid, eminently readable book. . . . The author's scope includes history and culture, making for a well-rounded text. . . . Let Granite, Fire & Fog open your eyes and mind anew to the natural and cultural bounty of an American treasure owned--in gratitude--by everyone and no one at the same time."-- "Friends of Acadia Journal"