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Date Posted: 01/27/2006
Submission Title From Coastal Wilderness to Fruited Plain: A History of Environmental Change in Temperate North America from 1500 to the Present
Author(s) Whitney, Gordon G.
Year Created 1994
Resource Type Publications, Websites, and Tools
Publisher Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge
Media Type
Volume, Issue, pp 451pp
Drawing upon land surveys records and early travelers' accounts, Dr Whitney reconstructs the 'virgin' forests and grasslands of the northeastern and central United States during the presettlement period. He then documents successively the clearance and fragmentation of the region's woodlands, the harvest of the forest and its game, the plowing of prairies and the draining of wetlands.

Available at the Wells Reserve Library.

Theme>Topic Landscape Characterization > *General
Landscape Change > *General

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