Where the Great River Rises: An Atlas of the Upper Connecticut River Watershed in Vermont and New Hampshire

Where the Great River Rises: An Atlas of the Upper Connecticut River Watershed in Vermont and New Hampshire

by Rebecca A. Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 1584657650

ISBN-13: 9781584657651

Pub. Date: 06/30/2009

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

Rebecca A. Brown has compiled a remarkable compendium of authoritative essays on the Connecticut River, touching on everything from its physical landscape and natural environment, to the human history, and culture that has grown up around it. This indispensable volume is the product of a remarkable partnership and years of collaboration between the Connecticut River…  See more details below

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Rebecca A. Brown has compiled a remarkable compendium of authoritative essays on the Connecticut River, touching on everything from its physical landscape and natural environment, to the human history, and culture that has grown up around it. This indispensable volume is the product of a remarkable partnership and years of collaboration between the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, Dartmouth College, and Northern Cartographic. Dozens of scholars, scientists, and other experts—all recognized as top authorities in their respective fields—were commissioned to prepare contributions related to their areas of expertise.
This atlas underscores connectivity. Just as natural communities are integrated systems, so, too, are the communities of their human counterparts. The inherent ties between these natural and human worlds cannot be underestimated. This extraordinary volume succeeds brilliantly in portraying the interconnections — characterizing and analyzing the relationships between these realms and challenging the reader to ponder what the future holds for them. An astounding feat of scholarship and organization, Where the Great River Rises speaks eloquently to the keen senses of history, place, and environmental awareness in the Upper Connecticut River Valley as it educates and entertains.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584657651
Publisher:
Dartmouth College Press
Publication date:
06/30/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
931,234
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword – Sharon F. Francis
Preface – Barry Lawson
A Note on Map Making – Bob Gagliuso
Acknowledgments – Rebecca A. Brown and Barry Lawson
Introduction: Connections with the River – W. D. Wetherell
THE PHYSICAL LANDSCAPE
Introduction
Physiography and Bedrock Geology – Jon Kim and David Wunsch
Glacial Geology – Laurence Becker and David Wunsch
Soils – Thomas Villars
CLIMATE AND WEATHER
Introduction – Nat Tripp
Weather and Climate – Steve Maleski
Extreme Weather Events – Natalie Koch
Climate Change – Natalie Koch
THE RIVER AND WATERSHED
Introduction
Subwatersheds and Major Tributaries – Adair D. Mulligan and Bob Gagliuso
Groundwater – Sarah Flanagan
Streamflow – Richard Moore
Water Quality – Adair D. Mulligan
Water Management – Cleve Kapala and Rebecca A. Brown
THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Introduction
Habitats and Natural Communities – Ned Swanberg
Forests – Charles V. Cogbill
Wetlands – Brett Engstrom
Flora – David S. Conant
Birds – Charlie Browne
Fish – David L. Deen
Reptiles and Amphibians – Jim Andrews
Mammals – Ted Levin
HUMAN HISTORY OF THE WATERSHED
Introduction
Native Space – Lisa Brooks, Donna Roberts Moody, and John Moody
Early Settlement – Jere Daniell
Early Agriculture – Steve Taylor
The Industrial Era – Richard Ewald
CURRENT WATERSHED PATTERNS
Introduction
Contemporary Agriculture – Steve Taylor
Land Use – Kevin Geiger and Barry Lawson
The Postindustrial Economy – Preston Gilbert and Rebecca A. Brown
Demographics – Will Sawyer and Barry Lawson
TRANSPORTATION AND ENERGY
Introduction
Water Travel – Sharon A. Penney
Roads – Sharon A. Penney and Barry Lawson
Railroads – Nat Tripp and Sharon A. Penney
Aviation – Roger Damon, Jr.
Energy – John Marshall and Barbara Ripley
CULTURE, EDUCATION, AND RECREATION
Introduction
Cultural Institutions – Rebecca A. Brown
Dartmouth College – James Wright
Tourism and Historic Sites – Rebecca A. Brown and Judy Hayward
Recreation – Adair D. Mulligan
Epilogue: Opportunities and Challenges – Sharon F. Francis
Bibliography
Connecticut River Joint Commissioners
Atlas Advisory Group
Illustration and Table Credits
Index

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