The Interrupted Forest: A History of Maine's Wildlands

The Interrupted Forest: A History of Maine's Wildlands

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Overview

The Interrupted Forest: A History of Maine's Wildlands by Neil Rolde, Kristen Read Boettcher, Rosemary Mosher

More than half of Maine has never been settled—millions of acres of quasi-wilderness.
Add to this the thousands of farms that have grown back to woods since the Civil War, and you have the most forested state, by percentage, in the United States. But the “uninterrupted forest” that Henry David Thoreau first saw in the 1840s was never exactly that. Loggers had cut it severely, European settlers had gnawed into it, and, much earlier, native people had left their mark. This book takes you deep into the past to understand the present, allowing you to hear the stories of the people and events that have shaped the woods and made them what they are today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780884482345
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2002
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

A former legislator and an award-winning historian,Neil Rolde is the author of Maine in the World: Stories of Some of Those from Here Who
Went Away; Continental Liar from the State of Maine: James G. Blaine;
Unsettled Past, Unsettled Future: The Story of Maine Indians; The
Interrupted Forest: A History of Maine's Wildlands; and many other books. He lives in York, Maine.

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