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Preface Note on Terminology and Usage Welcome to Traprock Country Rising in Shapes of Endless Variety: Geography of the Traprock Highlands Born of Fire: Traprock Geology Sky Islands: Ecology and Water Resources A Valley of Extreme Beauty and Great Extent: Traprock Landscapes and Legacy These Mural Cliffs: Sculpted by Nature, Painted by Time So Fine a Prospect: Landscapes of National Significance Appendix: Places to Visit in Traprock Country Notes References Index
Stunning photography and fact-filled text reveal new perspectives on southern New England's most unique natural region. A picturesque journey through the traprock highlands from New Haven, Connecticut to Amherst, Massachusetts, this book captures the majesty of wild windswept cliffs, panoramic summit vistas, and intimate details of the natural world through the eyes of an artist and the mind of a scientist. By tracing the influence of natural history on cultural development in the Connecticut Valley, the authors present a compelling argument that the rocky highlands are landscapes of national significance, where the particular combination of geology, geography, water resources, climate, and human settlement fostered vital developments in Early American science, education, agriculture, manufacturing, technology, and the creative arts. Through vibrant color photographs of high alpine crags and lush forests, thundering waterfalls and splashing cascades, and close-up views of the rocks, flowers, and birds, The Traprock Landscapes of New England presents the incomparable beauty of the region as never before. Overflowing with information, long-time fans, first-time visitors, nature lovers, rock climbers, history buffs, land use managers, and many others will find plenty to satisfy in the detailed text and captions, crisp photos, historical images, informative maps, and more. Showcasing popular locales, and revealing “secret spots, ” this must-have resource will encourage old friends and newcomers alike to visit the rugged crags once called “the boldest and most beautiful” landscapes in New England.
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EPUB-ebook
Language
english 
Pages
208
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24 months after purchase
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Publisher
Wesleyan University Press
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Published
Product No.
DG5513303

'The Traprock Landscapes of New England' by Peter M. LeTourneau & Robert Pagini is a digital EPUB ebook for direct download to PC, Mac, Notebook, Tablet, iPad, iPhone, Smartphone, eReader - but not for Kindle. A DRM capable reader equipment is required.

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