Exploring Stone Walls: A Field Guide to New Englands Stone Walls

Exploring Stone Walls: A Field Guide to New Englands Stone Walls

by Robert Thorson
     
 

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The only field guide to stone walls in the Northeast.


Exploring Stone Walls is like being in Thorsons geology classroom, as he presents the many clues that allow you to determine any walls history, age, and purpose. Thorson highlights forty-five places to see interesting and noteworthy walls, many of which are in public parks and

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The only field guide to stone walls in the Northeast.


Exploring Stone Walls is like being in Thorsons geology classroom, as he presents the many clues that allow you to determine any walls history, age, and purpose. Thorson highlights forty-five places to see interesting and noteworthy walls, many of which are in public parks and preserves, from Acadia National Park in Maine to the South Fork of Long Island. Visit the tallest stone wall (Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island), the most famous (Robert Frosts mending wall in Derry, New Hampshire), and many more. This field guide will broaden your horizons and deepen your appreciation of New Englands rural history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802719263
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/26/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
18 MB
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Meet the Author

Robert M. Thorson is the winner of the 2003 Connecticut Book Award for Stone by Stone: The Magnificent History of New Englands Stone Walls. He is a professor of geology at the University of Connecticut and cofounder of the Stone Wall Initiative, which supports the appreciation and preservation of historic walls. He writes a weekly op-ed column for The Hartford Courant.
Robert M. Thorson grew up in the upper Midwest and continues to visit his parents in Minnesota every summer. A professor of geology at the University of Connecticut, he holds a joint appointment also in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Anthropology. He writes a weekly op-ed column for the Hartford Courant and his articles are frequently syndicated nationally. His first book, Stone by Stone, was awarded the 2003 Connecticut Book Award for nonfiction. His work on stone wall preservation has been recognized in articles in the New York Times and the Boston Globe.

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