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Thoreau’s Country

Journey through a Transformed Landscape

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$23.50 • £18.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674006683

Publication Date: 12/21/2001


288 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

19 fine line illustrations


  • Preface
  • Prologue: One Man’s Journal
  • Three Landscapes in New England History
  • The Cultural Landscape of New England
    • Views of the Nineteenth-Century Countryside
    • Daily Life
    • The Farmer as Hero
    • Meadows and Mowers
    • Stone Walls and Other Fences
  • A Natural History of Woodlands
    • Woodlands and Sproutlands
    • Forest Land Use and Woodland Practices
    • Firewood and Other Fuels
    • Wildfire: A Human and Natural Force
  • The Coming of the New Forest
    • Social Change and Farm Abandonment in New England
    • The Succession of Forest Trees
  • Losses and Change
    • Animals: From Bobolinks to Bears
    • The Passenger Pigeon
    • The American Chestnut
  • Stepping Back and Looking Ahead
    • Reading Forest and Landscape History
    • Landscape Change
    • Insights into the Ecology and Conservation of the Land
  • Bibliographic Essay
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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