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Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England

Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England

by Tom Wessels | Brian Cohen | Ann Zwinger

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 200 PAGES

In this entertaining, informative book, the history of the New England forest unfolds like a mystery novel. Wessels examines the character of the central New England forest through the clues left behind by fires, logging, storms and economic fads. (USE07, $21.95)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England

by Brian Cassie | Peter Alden

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1998
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 448 PAGES

A compact, easy-to-use overview of 1,000 New England's trees, wildflowers, mammals, insects and other flora and fauna. It also provides an extensive overview of the area's geology, weather patterns and natural sites. (USE06, $22.00)

Eyewitness Guide New England

Eyewitness Guide New England

by Eleanor Berman

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

This superb guide to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a synopsis of the region's attractions. It also devotes a section to Boston. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry. (USE294, $25.00)

New England Map

New England Map

by Mad Maps

  • MAP

A road map of all of New England, at a scale of 1:600,000. (USE270, $10.95)

 
Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket: An Explorer's Guide

Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket: An Explorer's Guide


by Kimberly Grant

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 472 PAGES

A practical guide to the popular tourist destinations of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, compiled by a local photographer and writer. (USE105, $21.95)

DK Eyewitness Top 10 New England

DK Eyewitness Top 10 New England


by Patricia Harris

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. (USE613, $14.00)

Fodor's New England

Fodor's New England


by Inc. Fodor's Travel Publications

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

A practical guide in the popular series, filled with valuable information on accommodation, shopping, sights, and dining. (USE442, $23.99)

Insight Guide New England

Insight Guide New England


by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

For a good overview of the region, you can't go wrong with this guide, noted for its wonderful photography, superb production and outstanding color maps. (USE38, $24.99)

The American Revolution, A Historical Guidebook

The American Revolution, A Historical Guidebook


by Frances H. Kennedy

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 432 PAGES

A chronological guide to more than 150 historical scenes of the American Revolution livened with maps, primary sources and context from leading historians. (USE611, $39.95)

Coastal Maine, A Maritime History

Coastal Maine, A Maritime History


by Roger Duncan

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

A four hundred year history of Maine, focusing on maritime traditions and seafaring, as well as coastal settlement and development. (USE247, $24.95)

Death of an Empire

Death of an Empire


by Robert Booth

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 330 PAGES

Booth focuses on the ambitious White family in this gripping tale of people and power in Salem, Massachusetts, the grand seaport that was once the richest city in America. (USE533, $34.99)

Founding Brothers, The Revolutionary Generation

Founding Brothers, The Revolutionary Generation


by Joseph J. Ellis

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A riveting tale of Washington, Madison, Hamilton and especially of Jefferson and Adams. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, it's a fascinating glimpse into the early days of our country. (USE244, $15.95)

Imagining New England, Explorations of Regional Identity from the Pilgrims to the Mid-Twentieth Century

Imagining New England, Explorations of Regional Identity from the Pilgrims to the Mid-Twentieth Century


by Joseph A. Conforti

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

Tracing more than three centuries of history, Conforti reveals how history, literature, art, material culture and even the geography of the landscape have shaped New England's unique regional heritage. (USE550, $32.50)

In the Heart of the Sea, The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

In the Heart of the Sea, The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex


by Nathaniel Philbrick

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 302 PAGES

A seafaring tale of fearsome whales, cannibalism and sturdy 19th-century Nantucketers. The story depicts true events which inspired Melville to write Moby Dick. A fascinating history of 19th-century society in Nantucket. (OCE47, $17.00)

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War


by Nathaniel Philbrick

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

National Book Award-winner Philbrick brings the 17th-century Plymouth colony to life, in all its gruesome detail, through its most interesting characters and events. He digs for the truths underlying the myths. (USE388, $17.00)

The Americans, the Colonial Experience

The Americans, the Colonial Experience


by Daniel Boorstin

  • HISTORY
  • 1964
  • PAPER
  • 434 PAGES

Winner of the Bancroft Prize, this wide-ranging portrait of colonial America looks to the origins of the American character and its institutions. (USA05, $17.95)

The Last Fish Tale

The Last Fish Tale


by Mark Kurlansky

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 269 PAGES

Kurlansky colorfully subtitles his wide-ranging and engrossing tale "The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town." (USE561, $16.00)

The Most Beautiful Villages of New England

The Most Beautiful Villages of New England


by Tom Shachtman

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

New England's most picturesque towns and villages are presented through 240 full-color photographs. Accompanying descriptions fill in details about each town's history and architecture. (USE42, $40.00)

Margaret Fuller, A New American Life

Margaret Fuller, A New American Life


by Megan Marshall

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 474 PAGES

Megan Marshall won the Pultizer Prize for her ability to vividly capture the life of the tragic heroine of Transcendentalist fame Margaret Fuller, who died in a shipwreck with her Italian husband and two-year-old son. Fuller was a pioneering journalist and a member of the Transcendentalist circle, a peer of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. (USE634, $16.95)

One Man's Meat

One Man's Meat


by E.B. White

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 279 PAGES

By the author of "Charlotte's Web," a collection of observant and often humorous essays about daily life on a Maine saltwater farm. A wonderful portrait of coastal small-town life, originally published in 1938. (USE43, $16.95)

The Peabody Sisters, Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism

The Peabody Sisters, Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism


by Megan Marshall

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 602 PAGES

Pultizer Prize-winning author Megan Marshall brings to life the flowering of New England through the lives of three of its unsung heroines: The Peabody Sisters. Marshall follows the lives of Elizabeth, Mary and Sophia Peabody, revealing their influence on the nation's early education and Transcendental thought. (USE633, $16.95)

Ahab's Wife

Ahab's Wife


by Sena Jeter Naslund

  • LITERATURE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 704 PAGES

First-rate historical fiction inspired by Melville, Nantucket whaling and 19th-century America. (USE279, $15.95)

Empire Falls

Empire Falls


by Richard Russo

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel lovingly set in a fictitious Maine mill town. Russo has composed an entertaining and poignant portrait of what lies beneath the facade of small-town New England life. (USE220, $15.95)

October, or Autumnal Tints

October, or Autumnal Tints


by Henry David Thoreau

  • LITERATURE
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 127 PAGES

Henry David Thoreau considers the red maple, elm, sugar maple and scarlet oak in turn in this classic ode to autumn -- not as the season of senescence but of ripeness, fullness, and maturity. Originally published in 1862, this handsome new edition is illustrated with Lincoln Perry's full-page watercolors and includes an introduction by Thoreau biographer Robert Richardson (Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind). (USE569, $17.95)

Colors of Fall, A Celebration of New England's Foliage Season

Colors of Fall, A Celebration of New England's Foliage Season


by Jerry Monkman

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER

Capturing the spectacular fall display from the Berkshires of Massachusetts, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and the wilds of northern Maine in 75 color photos. (NYS92, $19.95)

The Whale

The Whale


by Philip Hoare

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A deeply engaging meditation on all things whale. Hoare saves his special love and attention for the sperm whale -- not only via a beautiful literary analysis of Moby Dick -- but also by indulging in a childhood fantasy and actually swimming with whales in the Azores. (BST144, $15.99)

Nature Guide to the Northern Forest, Exploring the Ecology of the Forests of New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine

Nature Guide to the Northern Forest, Exploring the Ecology of the Forests of New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine


by Peter Marchand

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

Part field guide, part natural history, this illustrated handbook will help locals and travelers to northern New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine identify and understand the forest life and ecological issues. (USE518, $19.95)

New England Nature Guide

New England Nature Guide


by Erin McCloskey | Gregory Kennedy

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2012
  • PAPER

With large color illustrations of 400 species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, trees, shrubs and other plants. (USE545, $22.95)

New England Wildlife

New England Wildlife


by Raymond Leung | James Kavanaugh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PLASTIC CARD

This laminated, fold-out, pocket-size guide features illustrations of almost 150 species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. (USE234, $6.95)

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