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Granite, Fire, and Fog: The Natural and Cultural History of Acadia
Tom WesselsE-book: $14.99
This is a park guidebook, an introduction to glaciated geology, a treatise on plant ecology, a history of an elite playground for the rich, and a story of the evolution of a national park. Though it is the work of an academic ecologist, it offers a very personal perspective. . . . The work is more a collection of essays than a text, but this style serves as a sound introduction to Acadia. The spare, clear language makes this a readable, informative book. . . . Recommended.
A splendid, eminently readable book. . . . The author’s scope includes history and culture, making for a well-rounded text. . . . Let Granite, Fire & Fog open your eyes and mind anew to the natural and cultural bounty of an American treasure owned-in gratitude-by everyone and no one at the same time.
—Friends of Acadia Journal
Tom Wessels is the great biographer of New England rock and forest, and this volume belongs on the bookshelf of anyone invigorated by the tang of salt air!
—Bill McKibben, environmental activist and author of Wandering Home
From the essence of bedrock to intertwined ecologic and human histories, this intimate portrait of a most special place along the Maine coast is true gift.
—Lauret Savoy, author of Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape
A delightfully engaging narrative. . . . This is one of the best regional field guides I've ever read.
—Mitchell Thomashow, president emeritus, Unity College, and author of Bringing the Biosphere Home
TOM WESSELS is a professor of ecology and the founding director of the master’s degree program in conservation biology at Antioch University New England. He is the author of Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England, Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape, The Myth of Progress: Toward a Sustainable Future, and The Granite Landscape: A Natural History of America’s Mountain Domes, from Acadia to Yosemite.