The Nature of Vermont: Introduction and Guide to a New England Environment by Charles W. JohnsonThe Nature of Vermont: Introduction and Guide to a New England Environment by Charles W. Johnson

The Nature of Vermont: Introduction and Guide to a New England Environment

byCharles W. JohnsonAs told byChalres W. Johnson

Paperback | June 1, 1998

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This expanded edition of an established work offers a generously illustrated natural history set in the context of the state's geologic and human pasts. A broad ecological overview written in engaging narrative for lay readers as well as naturalists, conservationists, and biologists, the book is enhanced with more than 140 photographs, drawings, maps, and diagrams. Also a practical guidebook, it directs people to where they can see what is being discussed, gives current references, and offers a complete directory of conservation organizations in the state.

In the new edition, State Naturalist Charles W. Johnson describes many environmental, technological, and cultural changes: more moose and turkey vultures, fewer wood turtles and butternuts; refinement in our thinking about natural communities and endangered species; effects of development, pollution, acid rain, global warming, and invasive non-native species such as zebra mussels and Eurasian water milfoil; urban/rural clashes mirrored in such issues as the Northern Forests and clear-cutting; a sharpening focus on biodiversity, sustainability, and ecosystem management; the rise of conservation biology as a field of study. At the same time, Johnson includes Abenaki stories - Vermont's Native American legacy of respect for and identity with nature - that serve as reminders of how our fortunes are inextricably tied to those of nature.
CHARLES W. JOHNSON is author of Bogs of the Northeast (UPNE, 1985) and numerous articles for magazines such as Orion, Vermont Life, and Appalachia, and contributing author to Smithsonian Guides to Natural America: Northeastern States (1995).
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Title:The Nature of Vermont: Introduction and Guide to a New England EnvironmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:372 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.85 inPublished:June 1, 1998Publisher:University Press Of New EnglandLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0874518563

ISBN - 13:9780874518566

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Reprinted four times since it was first published in 1980, this new and expanded edition offers a generously illustrated natural history set in the context of the state's geologic and human pasts. A broad ecological overview written in engaging narrative for lay readers as well as naturalists, conservationists, and biologists, the book is enhanced with 142 photographs, drawings, maps, and diagrams. Also a practical guidebook, it directs people to where they can see what is being discussed, gives current references, and offers a complete directory of conservation organizations.State Naturalist Charles W. Johnson describes many environmental, technological, and cultural changes: more moose and turkey vultures, fewer wood turtles and butternuts; new ideas about natural communities and endangered species; effects of development, pollution, acid rain, global warming, and invasive non-native species such as zebra mussels and Eurasian water milfoil; urban/rural clashes mirrored in such issues as the Northern Forests and clear-cutting; a sharpening focus on biodiversit

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“A superb introduction to the natural world in Vermont. It manages to be scientifically precise but still useful for amateurs, and is to be commended for identifying many species by their common folk name as well as their correct titles . . . There are few Vermonters who will not learn more about their state by reading Johnson's book, and the detailed appendices offer trails aplenty for further exploration.” —Rob Woolmington, Bennington Banner