Tangled Roots: The Appalachian Trail and American Environmental Politics by Sarah Mittlefehldt
The Appalachian Trail, a thin ribbon of wilderness running through the
densely populated eastern United States, offers a refuge from modern
society and a place apart from human ideas and institutions. But as
environmental historian and thru-hiker Sarah Mittlefehldt argues, the
trail is also a conduit for community engagement and a model for
public-private cooperation and environmental stewardship.
Tangled Roots, Mittlefehldt tells the story of the trail’s creation. The
project was one of the first in which the National Park Service
attempted to create public wilderness space within heavily populated,
privately owned lands. Originally a regional grassroots endeavor, under
federal leadership the trail project retained unprecedented levels of
community involvement. As citizen volunteers came together and entered
into conversation with the National Parks Service, boundaries between
“local” and “nonlocal,” “public” and “private,” “amateur” and “expert”
frequently broke down. Today, as Mittlefehldt tells us, the Appalachian
Trail remains an unusual hybrid of public and private efforts and an
inspiring success story of environmental protection.
Sarah Mittlefehldt is assistant professor of environmental studies at Green Mountain College.
Canoeing is one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities. It allows you to
socialize with friends and family while exploring new places as you
relax and enjoy the outdoors. Canoeing not only provides you with
the basic skills and knowledge you need to safely head out for
adventures on a variety of water trails but also presents a strong
foundational understanding of this recreational activity.
The book also includes the Quickstart Your Canoe
DVD. This instructional DVD guides you through an introduction to
paddle sports and basic safety and paddling techniques so you can enjoy a
safe boating experience. It contains videos of the essential skills and
techniques of canoeing, making it easier than ever to learn the basics.
The grand narrative of twentieth-century medicine is the conquering of
acute infectious diseases and the rise in chronic, degenerative
diseases. The history of fungal infections does not fit this picture;
indeed, it runs against it - this book charts the path of fungal
infections from the mid nineteenth century to the dawn of the
twenty-first century, both in Britain and the United States. It examines
how fungal infections became more prevalent and serious over the
century, a rise that was linked to the increased incidence of chronic
diseases and to social, technological and medical 'progress'. In 1900,
conditions such as ringworm, athlete's foot and thrush were minor,
external and mostly chronic conditions – irritating, but mostly
self-limiting. In the subsequent decades, these infections remained very
common, but were better controlled by antifungal drugs.
Adapted from the original novel by H.P. Lovecraft & text adapted and illustrated by I. N. J. Culbard
H.P. Lovecraft's terrifying horror story gets an illustrated
interpretation by one of today's finest graphic novel artists. Geologist
William Dyer--the narrator of this novella--is desperate to stop a
research team planning a journey to Antarctica. He himself led a
disastrous mission there, only to discover evidence of blood-chilling
evil from beyond Earth. Will the new expedition continue its plans? And
what will happen if they go?
Once again, as he did in The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Hound of the Baskervilles, Ian N. J. Culbard has created an unforgettably powerful retelling of a classic tale.
by Cynthia A. Kierner, Jennifer R. Loux, and Megan Talyor Shockley
For four centuries, Virginia women have made
history that is both important and inspiring. As
entrepreneurs and laborers, wives and mothers,
educators and reformers, women—both famous
and lesser-known—have influenced the course
of history in the Old Dominion. Changing
History: Virginia Women through Four Centuries
begins with the region’s Native American
peoples before Jamestown and ends with a
twenty-first century profoundly changed by
second-wave feminism. Generously illustrated,
Changing History is based on recent scholarly
work as well as research in original records.
Rooted in places like Watauga County, Goshen Creek, and Dismal Mountain, the poems in Ron Rash's fourth collection, Waking,
electrify dry counties and tobacco fields until they sparkle with the
rituals and traditions of Southerners in the stir of their lives.
his first book of poetry in nearly a decade, Rash leads his readers on a
Southern odyssey, full of a terse wit and a sense of the narrative so
authentic it will dazzle you. As we wake inside these poems, we see
rivers wild with trout, lightning storms, and homemade churches, nailed
and leaning against the side of a Tennessee mountain.
Both an autobiogray and a how to, Robert Devillier brings us this book about revenue Automobiles of yesterday, moonshine runners and building of whiskey
stills is an art. Appalachian Mountains, leaving your doors unlocked was
a common thing at night. Most of the Appalachia are genuine old folks:
if they like you, they like you, and if they do not like you, it is
better to keep going on down the road. Once you get to know the
Appalachian folks, they would carry on until you have had a little of
their moonshine, showing off their handcrafted liquor still and telling
you it is a dying art. These folks are not your everyday bootleggers;
they just want to make them a little shine to keep on hand. It is the
responsibility of the buyer of this book to keep out of trouble if using
this information to build a moonshine still. (From the Publisher)
Voice, Identity, and Community. Edited by Amy D. Clark and Nancy M. Hayward
Tradition, community, and pride are fundamental aspects
of the history of Appalachia, and the language of the region is a
living testament to its rich heritage. Despite the persistence of
unflattering stereotypes and cultural discrimination associated with
their style of speech, Appalachians have organized to preserve regional
dialects -- complex forms of English peppered with words, phrases, and
pronunciations unique to the area and its people. Talking Appalachian
examines these distinctive speech varieties and emphasizes their role in
expressing local history and promoting a shared identity.
with a historical and geographical overview of the region that analyzes
the origins of its dialects, this volume features detailed research and
local case studies investigating their use. The contributors explore a
variety of subjects, including the success of African American
Appalachian English and southern Appalachian English speakers in
professional and corporate positions. In addition, editors Amy D. Clark and Nancy M. Hayward provide excerpts from essays, poetry, short
fiction, and novels to illustrate usage. With contributions from
well-known authors such as George Ella Lyon and Silas House, this
balanced collection is the most comprehensive, accessible study of
Appalachian language available today. (From the Publisher).
The Decorative Arts Legacy of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee by Betsy K. White
Linked historically, culturally, and geographically, the counties
that make up southwestern Virginia and northeastern Tennessee are also
connected by a shared decorative arts tradition. "Great Road Style," so
called because of the region’s historical importance as a stage route
connecting the eastern seaboard with the western frontier, is evidenced
in distinctive forms of furniture, ceramics, textiles, and metalwork.
The Science of Dr. Who: The Highly Acclaimed Unofficial Guide, by Paul Parsons
Have you ever wondered if any of the science in the BBC's Doctor Who
is plausible? Since its creation in 1963 fans have been awed by the
idea of time travel, strange life-forms, and all sorts of futurist
technology. In his book Parsons tackles some of the technical and
scientific issues that are raised in this series about a 900 year old
alien from the planet Gallifrey. As Parsons points out, the Doctor
himself is an enigma--fighting evil without ever taking up arms--a
paradoxical personality at best.