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The Granite Landscape A Natural History of America's Mountain Domes, from Acadia to Yosemite

A Natural History of America's Mountain Domes, from Acadia to Yosemite

From the author/illustrator team that produced the bestselling Reading the Forested Landscape: a fascinating and beautiful natural history of North American granite summit balds.



Author(s)

Tom Wessels

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In The Granite Landscape Tom Wessels synthesizes history, geology, biology, and personal narrative to enhance our understanding and appreciation of these high, wild placesthe granite summit balds of North America. He explores the unique and fragile ecosystem that is common to exposed granite expanses from Acadia to Yosemite, how it evolved slowly over millennia, and how it is threatened today by foot traffic and overuse. Wessels' wonderfully informative and accessible text combine with his dramatic photographs and Brian Cohen's beautifully detailed illustrations to bring the denizens of the granite bald to life. The mountains they celebrate include: Acadia National Park in Maine; the White Mountains of New Hampshire; the Adirondacks of New York; the Wind River Range of Wyoming; the Beartooths of Montana; the Enchantments of Washington; and Yosemite National Park in California.

Additional Information

Author Tom Wessels
About the Author Tom Wessels is an ecologist and the author of Reading the Forested Landscape and Forest Forensics. He is the director of the Environmental Biology program at Antioch New England Graduate School.
Region Adirondacks, New Hampshire, New York, Northern New England, White Mountains
Activity Conservation/Natural History
Publisher Countryman Press
Edition (November 17, 2002)
Format Paperback
Dimensions 9.2 x 7.7 x 0.4 inches, 216 pages
ISBN-13 9780881505283

About the Author

Tom Wessels is an ecologist and the author of Reading the Forested Landscape and Forest Forensics. He is the director of the Environmental Biology program at Antioch New England Graduate School.