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Author Stroud, Ellen.

Title Nature next door : cities and trees in the American Northeast / Ellen Stroud ; foreword by William Cronon.

Imprint Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2012.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Non Fiction  577 ST89    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  577 STROUD    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  577 STROUD    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  582.16 STROUD    Check Shelf
Description xix, 207 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series Weyerhaeuser environmental books
Weyerhaeuser environmental book.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The once denuded northeastern United States is now a region of trees. Nature Next Door argues that the growth of cities, the construction of parks, the transformation of farming, the boom in tourism, and changes in the timber industry have together brought about a return of northeastern forests. Although historians and historical actors alike have seen urban and rural areas as distinct, they are in fact intertwined, and the dichotomies of farm and forest, agriculture and industry, and nature and culture break down when the focus is on the history of Northeastern woods. Cities, trees, mills, rivers, houses, and farms are all part of a single transformed regional landscape. In an examination of the cities and forests of the northeastern United States-with particular attention to the woods of Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Vermont-Ellen Stroud shows how urbanization processes there fostered a period of recovery for forests, with cities not merely consumers of nature but creators as well. Interactions between city and hinterland in the twentieth century Northeast created a new wildness of metropolitan nature: a reforested landscape intricately entangled with the region's cities and towns"--Publisher description.
Contents Introduction: The City and the Trees -- Water and Woods in Pennsylvania -- New Hampshire : Watersheds, Viewsheds, and Timber -- Packaging the Forested Farm in Vermont -- Who Owns Maine's Trees? -- Fractured Forests and the Future of Northeastern Trees.
Subject Trees in cities -- Northeastern States.
Urban forestry -- Northeastern States.
Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Northeastern States.
Urbanization -- Environmental aspects -- Northeastern States.
Reforestation -- Northeastern States.
Watersheds -- Northeastern States.
Northeastern States -- Environmental conditions.
Ecology. (OCoLC)fst00901476
Reforestation. (OCoLC)fst01092525
Trees in cities. (OCoLC)fst01156142
Urban ecology (Sociology) (OCoLC)fst01733718
Urban forestry. (OCoLC)fst01162426
Urbanization -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst01162728
Watersheds. (OCoLC)fst01172744
Northeastern States. (OCoLC)fst01242521
United States -- Nordoststaaten.
ISBN 9780295992082 (hard cover ; alk. paper)
0295992085 (hard cover ; alk. paper)
9780295993317 (paperback)
0295993316 (paperback)
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