Saturday, April 14, 2012

Reading the Forested Landscape and other new books

Just in! Check them out!

Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of Vermont. Tom Wessels.
We may know how to identify our neighborhood trees but not know why pines are dominant in one place and maple in another; we may notice fungus growing on a beech trunk but not know the devastating impact of blights on our forests over the centuries.... Wessels teaches us to read a landscape the way we might solve a mystery. Beautifully illustrated, 199 pages.

Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: A Guide to the Natural Communities of Vermont. Elizabeth H. Thompson and Eric R. Sorenson.
 Preeminent Vermont field ecologists lead the reader into  and through the wonderful array of the state's natural communities. Valuable background...descriptions of more than 80 community types and their constituent species and ecological values, places to visit,  and  conservation considerations. Illustrated by Libby Davidson, Betsy Brigham, and Darion McElwain, 456 pages.

Homeowner's Complete Guide to the Chainsaw. Brian J. & Jen W. Ruth.

If you've never operated a chainsaw before or want to brush up on your operating skills, this book is worth reading. IHundreds of photographs, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions in plain language. 199 pages.

 An American Celebration: The Art of Charles Wysocki.  Betty Ballantine. 

Over 200 glorious paintings, reproduced in full color. celebrates the joys of early America through a mixture of whimsy, sentiment, naivete, and precision. 199 pages.

Steven Petrow's Complete Gay & lesbian Manners for Every Occasion.

Filled with practical wisdom and wit, here is the comprehensive book of manners for LGBTQ  people and a useful reference for family and friends. Illustrated.417 pages.

How to Identify Prints: A Complete Guide to Manual and Mechanical processes from Woodcut to Inkjet. Bamber Gascoigne.

Essential aspects of printing history and the printmaking craft receive full coverage, and examples are given of the identifying features that help to reveal the type of print, such as varieties of line and tone. revised edition. Illustrated, 107 pages.

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