Our Vanishing Landscape

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486436780

Category: History

Page: 107

View: 6337

This book takes readers on a leisurely journey through a bygone era with fascinating accounts of canals, corduroy roads, and turnpikes, waterwheels and icehouses, colorful road signs and their painters, circus folk, and more. Brimming with anecdotes about people and the times, this delightful narrative remains a milestone of Americana. 81 black-and-white illustrations.

There's Magic All Around Us

Powerful Stories to Help You Live a Fuller Life

Author: Michael Larson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595390048

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 152

View: 9911

I have always wanted to be a journalist. Even as a boy, I would get my mother to drive me into town to pick up sheets of newsprint at the local weekly newspaper shop. Back home with these sheets, I would sit at the kitchen table or at the desk in my bedroom, creating newspapers and magazines. I wrote such scintillating prose as, "My grandpa tells me he can't let his sheep get sick. My grandpa says a sick sheep is a dead sheep." In some cases, I would make extra copies of my publications and send them to my aunts and uncles and suggest that they might want to subscribe-at a reasonable rate, of course.

Historic Rhode Island Farms

Author: Robert A. Geake

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625847467

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 8240

Dating back to the colonial era, the historic barns and outbuildings of Rhode Island have withstood the test of time. From the state's early barnyard taverns to the modern-day horse and dairy farms that populate rural Rhode Island, each of these buildings has a story to tell. In the mid-eighteenth century, the Narragansett planters bred horses on their farms in southern Rhode Island. Later, dairy farms sprang up across the region. Milking barns were built on the largest farms in the state, including the Theinhert Dairy Farm and Barn in Lincoln. Before the advent of electric trolleys, urban barns sheltered horses for early tramcar transportation. Each barn is a beloved reminder of the state's history. Join author Robert A. Geake as he explores the origins and evolution of Rhode Island's farms.

The War on Bugs

Author: Will Allen

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1933392460

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 268

View: 3283

In the nineteenth century, as immigration greatly expanded the American population, demands on crop output increased. Seizing an opportunity to play upon fears of food shortages, chemical companies declared war on bugs and declining soil fertility, the archenemies of the American farmer. By the 1860s, pesticide and fertilizer manufacturers developed highly sophisticated media campaigns. Bugs were touted as a mortal threat to American farms, and quacks promoted miracle cures culled from industrial waste such as whale oil, arsenic, mercury, sulfuric acid, and lead in the form of dusts, granules, and liquid sprays. New fertilizer products also came from industrial waste piles, including potash, sulfur, and sodium nitrate. From the start, farmers and consumers opposed the marketers' noxious shill. But more than a century of collusion among advertisers, editors, scientists, large-scale farmers, government agencies - and even Dr. Seuss - convinced most farmers to use deadly chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, and, more recently, genetically modified organisms. Akin to seminal works on the topic like Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, Arthur Kallet and F. J. Schlink's 100,000,000 Guinea Pigs, and Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, The War on Bugs - richly illustrated with dozens of original advertisements and promotions - details both the chemical industry's relentless efforts and the recurring waves of resistance by generations of consumers, farmers, and activists against toxic food, a struggle that continues today but with deep roots in the long rise of industrial agriculture.

Our vanishing past

the crisis of cultural and paleontological resources on BLM lands

Author: United States. Bureau of Land Management. Cultural and Fossil Resources and Tribal Coordination Group

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 133

View: 7757

Our Vanishing Heritage

Forestry and Archaeology : Proceedings of a Conference, Inverness, April 1987

Author: Edwina Proudfoot

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cultural property

Page: 36

View: 7805

Our Vanishing Heritage

Author: Marcus Binney

Publisher: Arlington Book Company


Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 1882

Early American Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 8144

Connecticut Woodlands

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Forest reserves

Page: N.A

View: 2400

Book Review Digest

Author/title Index, 1905-1974

Author: Leslie Dunmore-Leiber

Publisher: N.A


Category: Book review digest

Page: N.A

View: 8109

Palestinian Walks

Forays into a Vanishing Landscape

Author: Raja Shehadeh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416570098

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 5368

Raja Shehadeh is a passionate hill walker. He enjoys nothing more than heading out into the countryside that surrounds his home. But in recent years, his hikes have become less than bucolic and sometimes downright dangerous. That is because his home is Ramallah, on the Palestinian West Bank, and the landscape he traverses is now the site of a tense standoff between his fellow Palestinians and settlers newly arrived from Israel. In this original and evocative book, we accompany Raja on six walks taken between 1978 and 2006. The earlier forays are peaceful affairs, allowing our guide to meditate at length on the character of his native land, a terrain of olive trees on terraced hillsides, luxuriant valleys carved by sacred springs, carpets of wild iris and hyacinth and ancient monasteries built more than a thousand years ago. Shehadeh's love for this magical place saturates his renderings of its history and topography. But latterly, as seemingly endless concrete is poured to build settlements and their surrounding walls, he finds the old trails are now impassable and the countryside he once traversed freely has become contested ground. He is harassed by Israeli border patrols, watches in terror as a young hiking companion picks up an unexploded missile and even, on one occasion when accompanied by his wife, comes under prolonged gunfire. Amid the many and varied tragedies of the Middle East, the loss of a simple pleasure such as the ability to roam the countryside at will may seem a minor matter. But in Palestinian Walks, Raja Shehadeh's elegy for his lost footpaths becomes a heartbreaking metaphor for the deprivations of an entire people estranged from their land.

American Artist

Author: Ernest William Watson,Arthur Leighton Guptill

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 4916

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 9271

Connecticut Valley Vernacular

The Vanishing Landscape and Architecture of the New England Tobacco Fields

Author: James F. O'Gorman

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812236705

Category: Architecture

Page: 108

View: 1762

"A new look at the tobacco barns that still populate the Connecticut Valley. . . . For those who draw inspiration from vernacular architecture, this book is a must."—ArchitectureBoston

Wanderungen in Palästina

Notizen zu einer verschwindenden Landschaft

Author: Raja Shehadeh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783293205215


Page: 250

View: 7282