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A Time Before New Hampshire: The Story of a Land and Native Peoples
Michael J. CadutoPaper: $27.95
Spendidly vivid accounts of geological history... All New Hampshire libraries will want this book.
Caduto's A Time Before New Hampshire fills a major gap in the literature of both natural and human history in New Hampshire, as well as of their interrelationships. Caduto presents a rich and dense story in a remarkably engaging way... Readers are asked to walk on a solo 'time-lapse' journey through a vastly changing physical, environmental, and cultural landscape-starting from the beginning, and checking their twenty-four-hour watches along the way... Caduto has also consciously conducted his research in a manner respectful to both the ancestors and the descendants of the Native American Indians he discusses... Caduto's A Time Before New Hampshire is a must-read for every New Hampshirite and can be enjoyed by just about any audience.
—Historical New Hampshire
Anyone who has ever walked the woods, mountains and towns of New Hampshire knows the thrill of finding evidence of the region's vast history. In A Time Before New Hampshire, Michael Caduto tells the story of the land that is New Hampshire, starting with the formation of Earth 4.6 billion years ago and continuing with evolution of the natural environment up through its settlement by European colonists.
—Northern New Hampshire Magazine
A Time Before New Hampshire: The Story of a Land and Native Peoples is an important and unusual book. It's important because it brings together many stories of our region and connects them in ways that will, I think, touch readers profoundly-especially those who love the land. It is unusual because the connections ring so true, root so deep, and because the author, Michael J. Caduto, lets intuition and imagination lead him, and readers in turn, to places that fact and legend can only suggest.
This is an excellent book, brilliantly written and masterfully organized so as to provide the grand context for our time and place. It offers an engaging, life-like and empathetic account of the ancient peoples of New Hampshire . . . There is something in it for all readers.
—Gary W. Hume, former New Hampshire State Archaeologist
MICHAEL J. CADUTO is an author, naturalist, and educator, and the founder of P.E.A.C.E.® (Programs for Environmental Awareness and Cultural Exchange). He has written twelve books, including the best-selling Pond and Brook (UPNE, 1990) and Keepers of the Earth (1988).