From the early nineteenth century to the present day, visual artists have been attracted by the variety, majesty, and beauty of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. During that time, the landscape of the region has changed considerably, from the massive deforestation produced by logging in the late nineteenth century to the forest’s remarkable regrowth in recent decades.
Photographers Jerry and Marcy Monkman not only provide a full-color, visually stunning tour of the contemporary White Mountains, from the fragile environments of the alpine zones to the few remaining stands of old-growth forest, but they also document the history of human activity and its impact on the forest. Nowhere is this impact more dramatically illustrated than in the book’s selection of historical photographs that are paired with views of the same landscapes as they appear today.
From rugged peaks to deep, lush valleys, from the tenacity of alpine flowers to the resilience of thriving second-growth forest, the White Mountains contain a wide variety of landscapes and ecozones within a surprisingly small area. Jerry and Marcy Monkman document this variety and its beauty in passionate words and striking photographs.
|Publisher:||University Press of New England|
|Product dimensions:||11.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
JERRY and MARCY MONKMAN are professional outdoor photographers whose work has appeared in numerous books, calendars, and magazines, including Backpacker, Outdoor Photographer, National Geographic Adventure, Canoe & Kayak, Yankee, Country Journal, Men’s Journal, and Down East. They are the authors of The Colors of Fall (2003) and of three adventure guidebooks (to Acadia National Park, Southern New Hampshire, and the White Mountains). The couple has been cited by the Northern Forest Alliance for “vision and excellence in chronicling the story of the Northern Forest through photography.” They live in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with their daughter Acadia and son Quinn.
Table of Contents
Exploring White Mountain History
The High Country
Pockets of Old Growth Forest
The Return of Wilderness
What People are Saying About This
“I can’t think of a better set of guides to this part of the country than the Monkmans combining superb photography with inviting essays, they have put together a wonderful celebration of the White Mountains. I enjoyed both the photos and the text, and as I went through, the book, I found I wanted to leave the West Coast and go back and visit the White Mountains soon. This is the next best thing to actually being in the mountains themselves.”
"Absolutely gorgeous . . . Each photo tells a story. Each photo beckons: Come to this beautiful place; see it for yourself; participate."