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Title Nature and culture in the northern forest : region, heritage, and environment in the rural Northeast / edited by Pavel Cenkl ; foreword by John Elder

Publ Info Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  GF504.N86 N387 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 288 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series American land and life series
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Reading place in the northern forest / Pavel Cenkl -- Meeting twinflower (Linnaea borealis) / Timothy Stetter -- Music of the northern forest : boreal birdsong in literature and on the trail / Terrence Mosher -- Life as beech : survival in the New England forest / Natalie Coe -- Robert Frost in the fields and Nils-Aslak Valkeapää at the treeline : ecological knowledge and academic learning at the northern forest edge / Kathleen Osgood Dana -- Interdisciplinary teaching about the Adirondacks / Ernest H. Williams, Patrick D. Reynolds, and Onno Oerlemans -- Youth, refinement, and environmental knowledge in the nineteenth-century rural North / Jill Mudgett -- Place as a catalyst for engaged learning at Franklin Pierce University / Catherine Owen Koning, Robert Goodby, John Harris -- Benton MacKaye's 1904 White Mountains hike : exploring a landscape of logging, "camp ethics," and patriotism / Larry Anderson -- William James at Chocorua : a northern forest philosopher / Daniel S. Malachuk -- A traverse of the Presidential Range with the Scottish Highlands on my mind / Richard Paradis -- Living with the woods : disturbance histories in Thoreau and Burroughs / Jim Warren -- In awe of the body : physical contact, indulgence shopping, and nature writing / Priscilla Paton -- Claiming Maine : acquisition and commodification in Thoreau's The Maine woods / Lorianne DiSabato -- So much beauty locked up in it : of ecocriticism and axe-murder / Matthew Bolinder
Note "Nearly 30 million acres of the Northern Forest stretch across New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Within this broad area live roughly a million residents whose lives are intimately associated with the forest ecosystem and whose individual stories are closely linked to the region's cultural and environmental history. The fourteen engaging essays in Nature and Culture in the Northern Forest effectively explore the relationships among place, work, and community in this complex landscape. Together they serve as a stimulating introduction to the interdisciplinary study of this unique region." "The writers in Nature and Culture in the Northern Forest reveal the rich affinities between a specific place and the literature, thought, and other cultural expressions it has nurtured. Their insightful and stimulating connections exemplify adventurous bioregional thinking that encompasses both natural and cultural realities while staying rooted in the particular landscape ofsome of the Northeast's wildest forests and oldest settlements."--BOOK JACKET
LC subject Human ecology -- Northeastern States
Human beings -- Effect of environment on -- Northeastern States
Landscapes -- Social aspects -- Northeastern States
Community life -- Northeastern States
Regionalism -- Northeastern States
Northeastern States -- Intellectual life
Northeastern States -- In literature
Forests and forestry -- Northeastern States
Northeastern States -- Environmental conditions
Northeastern States -- Rural conditions
Add Author Cenkl, Pavel, 1971-
ISBN 9781587298561 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1587298562 (pbk. : alk. paper)