Thursday, December 1, 2011

New Book on New England Landscapes

Geographer Blake Harrison and historian Richard Judd have worked together to edit a new book entitled A Landscape History of New England. Although I've not seen it yet, Michael Kenney's review in today's Globe suggests that this will be an invaluable resource for those who teach about the dynamic human and physical geography of New England.

I look forward to evaluating it for possible use in the land-management course I teach at Bridgewater State University, as it seems to complement a number of other titles I have been using in that course.

Another excellent resource on this subject is the Fischer Museum at Harvard Forest in Petersham, whose priceless dioramas capture the dynamism of New England landscapes over many generations of profound change.

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