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Northeastern Wilds

Journeys of Discovery in the Northern Forest

Spanning 26 million acres across New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, the Northern Forest is the largest remaining wild forest in the East. Here is a rugged landscape of thick boreal forests, blazing autumn hillsides, snowy granite peaks, and mighty river headwaters. In Northeastern Wilds: Journeys of Discovery in the Northern Forest, writer and photographer Stephen Gorman blends the region's rich history, geography, culture, and environmental change into an evocative work that retraces the steps of early travelers and explorers and gives voice to those who live, work, and recreate in the Northern Forest today.

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Stephen Gorman

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Spanning 26 million acres across New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, the Northern Forest is the largest remaining wild forest in the East. Here is a rugged landscape of thick boreal forests, blazing autumn hillsides, snowy granite peaks, and mighty river headwaters. In Northeastern Wilds: Journeys of Discovery in the Northern Forest, writer and photographer Stephen Gorman blends the region's rich history, geography, culture, and environmental change into an evocative work that retraces the steps of early travelers and explorers and gives voice to those who live, work, and recreate in the Northern Forest today. Northeastern Wilds takes the reader on a journey of discovery from the rocky shores of Acadia National Park through the wild interior of Maine's unorganized territories, along native canoe trails in New Hampshire, and into New York's Adirondack Park. Accompanying Gorman's absorbing narratives are his striking photographs, from the flowing headwaters of the St. John River and Katahdin's stark summit to the arresting image of a fellerbuncher—a mechanical log harvesting machine—tearing through a forest. Along the way, Gorman introduces a diverse cast of characters who speak to the future of the Northern Forest. These first-hand accounts from such well-known voices as E. Annie Proulx and Bill McKibben, as well as Abenaki tribespeople, paper company executives, life-long residents and others bring home the present-day challenges, choices, and opportunities facing this vast region today. Northeastern Wilds is a stunning visual testament to the power of landscape in our lives.

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Author Stephen Gorman
About the Author Stephen Gorman is a photographer and writer whose work appears in books and national magazines, including Outside and Audubon. He lives in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Endorsements "Gorman takes us on a breath-taking journey to a place most of us never knew existed. Along the way he asks the hard questions that ultimately reveal the true nature of our relationship to our dwindling wilderness." -Carol Connare, senior editor, Yankee Magazine
Region Adirondacks, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Northern New England, Vermont, White Mountains
Activity Conservation/Natural History
Publisher Appalachian Mountain Club Books
Edition 1st Edition (October 1, 2002)
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 11.2 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches , 192 pages
ISBN-13 9781929173099

Endorsements

"Gorman takes us on a breath-taking journey to a place most of us never knew existed. Along the way he asks the hard questions that ultimately reveal the true nature of our relationship to our dwindling wilderness." -Carol Connare, senior editor, Yankee Magazine

About the Author

Stephen Gorman is a photographer and writer whose work appears in books and national magazines, including Outside and Audubon. He lives in Exeter, New Hampshire.