Making Mountains

New York City and the Catskills

Author: David Stradling

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295989891

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 2913

For over two hundred years, the Catskill Mountains have been repeatedly and dramatically transformed by New York City. In Making Mountains, David Stradling shows the transformation of the Catskills landscape as a collaborative process, one in which local and urban hands, capital, and ideas have come together to reshape the mountains and the communities therein. This collaboration has had environmental, economic, and cultural consequences. Early on, the Catskills were an important source of natural resources. Later, when New York City needed to expand its water supply, engineers helped direct the city toward the Catskills, claiming that the mountains offered the purest and most cost-effective waters. By the 1960s, New York had created the great reservoir and aqueduct system in the mountains that now supplies the city with 90 percent of its water. The Catskills also served as a critical space in which the nation's ideas about nature evolved. Stradling describes the great influence writers and artists had upon urban residents - especially the painters of the Hudson River School, whose ideal landscapes created expectations about how rural America should appear. By the mid-1800s, urban residents had turned the Catskills into an important vacation ground, and by the late 1800s, the Catskills had become one of the premiere resort regions in the nation. In the mid-twentieth century, the older Catskill resort region was in steep decline, but the Jewish "Borscht Belt" in the southern Catskills was thriving. The automobile revitalized mountain tourism and residence, and increased the threat of suburbanization of the historic landscape. Throughout each of these significant incarnations, urban and rural residents worked in a rough collaboration, though not without conflict, to reshape the mountains and American ideas about rural landscapes and nature.

Making Mountains Out of Moles

Author: Diane Sebra

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 9781555177126

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 120

View: 7291

Despite the reassurances of her two best friends, fifteen-year-old Molly cannot help focusing on the large mole she has on her chin, especially when cruel classmates continually torment her about it, until she spends the summer with her feisty aunt.


The Making of Mountains

Author: Michael R. W. Johnson,Simon L. Harley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107376742

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 8862

Orogenesis, the process of mountain building, occurs when two tectonic plates collide – either forcing material upwards to form mountain belts such as the Alps or Himalayas or causing one plate to be subducted below the other, resulting in volcanic mountain chains such as the Andes. Integrating the approaches of structural geology and metamorphism, this book provides an up-to-date overview of orogenic research and an introduction to the physico-chemical properties of mountain belts. Global examples are explored, the interactioning roles of temperature and deformation in the orogenic process are reviewed, and important new concepts such as channel flow are explained. This book provides a valuable introduction to this fast-moving field for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of structural geology, plate tectonics and geodynamics, and will also provide a vital overview of research for academics and researchers working in related fields including petrology geochemistry and sedimentology.


Author: 'Rock Rampant'


ISBN: 1291957278


Page: N.A

View: 8444


Author: Anna Claybourne

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books

ISBN: 9781583404263

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7001

Provides information on how mountains are formed and how they change, the special characteristics of mountain wildlife and ecosystems, the extreme nature of mountain weather, and how people use and abuse mountain resources. Everyone knows what a mountainlooks like, but in this book you will find all you need to know about how mountains are formed and how they change, the special characteristics of mountain wildlife and ecosystems, the extreme nature of mountain weather, and how people use and abuse mountain resources.

The Mountains That Remade America

How Sierra Nevada Geology Impacts Modern Life

Author: Craig H. Jones

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520964233

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 732

From ski towns to national parks, fresh fruit to environmental lawsuits, the Sierra Nevada has changed the way Americans live. Whether and where there was gold to be mined redefined land, mineral, and water laws. Where rain falls (and where it doesn’t) determines whose fruit grows on trees and whose appears on slot machines. All this emerges from the geology of the range and how it changed history, and in so doing, changed the country. The Mountains That Remade America combines geology with history to show how the particular forces and conditions that created the Sierra Nevada have effected broad outcomes and influenced daily life in the United States in the past and how they continue to do so today. Drawing connections between events in historical geology and contemporary society, Craig H. Jones makes geological science accessible and shows the vast impact this mountain range has had on the American West.

The White Mole's Story

Making Mountains Out of Molehills

Author: Stephen Wilson Titterington

Publisher: US Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781787100527

Category: Architects and builders

Page: 421

View: 9664

Stephen, mole catcher and dry stone waller, has a taste for adventure and a liking for hiking. Put these together and you have a series of holidays in Switzerland and Austria, where he decides to try for the Golden Boot hiking award. This involves completing ten hikes, with no cheating! His adventures include witnessing the vanishing victim of the ice grotto, new companions and great 'crack' wherever he goes. During this and his subsequent adventures in Canada, Scotland and the Lake District, the plot darkens, drifting into his developing mental illness, with frightening, unrecognised symptoms. His unusual behaviour causes concern and several 'missing' reports from fellow travellers and tour reps, then worry for his family, leading to hospital, a trial, bipolar disorder and a breakdown. This diary chronicles his personal journeys, both on foot and in his mind, giving an insight into mental illness and his passion for mountains.

Making Meaning Out of Mountains

The Political Ecology of Skiing

Author: Mark C. J. Stoddart

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774821965

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

View: 2271

Mountains bear the imprint of human activity. Scars from logging andsurface mining sit alongside national parks and ski lodges. Althoughthe environmental effects of extractive industries are well known, skiing is more likely to bring to mind images of luxury, wealth, andhealth. Drawing on interviews, field observations, and media analysis, Stoddart reveals the multiple, often conflicting meanings attached toskiing by skiers, mass media, First Nations, industry leaders, andenvironmentalists in British Columbia. Stoddart challenges us toreflect on skiing's negative effects as he exposes how certaingroups came to be viewed as the "natural" inhabitants andlegitimate managers of mountain environments.


Author: Katie Marsico

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 1602796998

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2181

This book uses math and science to help students learn about mountains. Math challenge questions provide students with the opportunity to apply math skills as they learn about the characteristics of mountains.

To Live an Incredible Life

Author: L. Nikki Instone, Ph.d.

Publisher: L. Nikki Instone PhD

ISBN: 1451540272

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 6230

Dr. Nikki Instone, a clinical psychologist and ordained minister, provides powerful insights into the human experience. She presents concepts in a simple manner, making it possible to apply to every one and every situation. These understandings can be used, along with the techniques provided, to improve your ability to manage your life. Taking the concepts further, she shows how it is possible to create the life you desire.

How Do Mountains Form?

Author: Terry Allan Hicks

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761446873

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4863

Most young children are brimming with questions about the processes and events they observe at work around them every day. This new series, in which each title is in the form of a question, addresses the often mysterious phenomena of the natural world and the amazing behaviors and abilities of plants and animals. In simple, age-appropriate, easy-to-understand language, the five chapters that make up each book take the young reader on a journey of scientific discovery—from the formulation of a simple question to the revelation of the sometimes simple, sometimes startling, explanation. Bold charts, simple scientific illustrations, and dazzling four-color photography bring this process of inquiry vibrantly to life. Echoing the question-and-answer format of the series, each chapter features a challenge question to reinforce the concepts presented and to bolster reading comprehension. In addition, each book contains an activity related to the concepts learned in the text, so students can see for themselves science at work—yet another way of reinforcing the processes and phenomena central to each topic.

Garden Railroading

Getting Started in the Hobby

Author: Kent J. Johnson

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.

ISBN: 9780890243695

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 4041

This comprehensive collection of informative articles from Garden Railways magazine addresses the main topics of the hobby such as site considerations, developing a plan, landscaping, trackwork, power, and gardening.

Tremendous Trifles

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602068844

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

View: 8233

British writer GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) expounded prolifically about his wide-ranging philosophies-he is impossible to categorize as "liberal" or "conservative," for instance-across a wide variety of avenues: he was a literary critic, historian, playwright, novelist, columnist, and poet. His witty, humorous style earned him the title of the "prince of paradox," and his works-80 books and nearly 4,000 essays-remain among the most beloved in the English language This 1909 collection shows off Chesterton's talent as a master of short-form prose. These "fleeting sketches," which originally appeared the London newspaper Daily News, describe the most ordinary of events and observations, but through Chesterton's eye, they take on profound new meaning. He explores: . the secret of a train . an extraordinary cabman . the advantages of having one leg . on lying in bed . what he found in his pocket . an orthodox barber . some policemen and a moral . little birds who won't sing . and much more.

Soils, Plants and Clay Minerals

Mineral and Biologic Interactions

Author: Pierre Velde,Pierre Barré

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642034992

Category: Science

Page: 349

View: 2219

This book represents a rather complicated history of encounters, changes in research interest and some very interesting results. Initially it is the very fruitful interaction of Ecology and Geology. The point of view of ecologists is extremely refreshing for hard science people. Interaction and inter-relationships are the focus of Ecology whereas the traditional sciences, such as Geology, have tried to isolate the natural phenomena so that thye could be studied in a more rigorous manner. The traditional sciences were of course natural science – based since the world to be observed was at the door step of everyone, mountains, weather patterns, plants and so forth. Chemistry and Physics were de ned after Mathematics in order to establish more precise and viable principles of the behavior of the materials that formed the world around mankind. It became quite clear that the observation of the natural world was too complicated to consider all of the possible variables which could affect an observed process or situation. The systems were simpli ed and taken into the laboratory in order to better master the phenomena observed. Physics c- cerned itself with non-reacting materials, subjected to essentially mechanical forces.


Kitchen Fun with Your Kids, Using 35 Cooking Gadgets for Simple Recipes, Crafts, Games, and Experiments

Author: Pam Abrams

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 9781558323469

Category: Cooking

Page: 90

View: 6723

Kitchen fun for kids: full of recipes, crafts, games, and experiments using kitchen utensils.

Climbing - Philosophy for Everyone

Because It's There

Author: Stephen E. Schmid

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444341461

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 3687

Climbing - Philosophy for Everyone presents a collection of intellectually stimulating new essays that address the philosophical issues relating to risk, ethics, and other aspects of climbing that are of interest to everyone from novice climbers to seasoned mountaineers. Represents the first collection of essays to exclusively address the many philosophical aspects of climbing Includes essays that challenge commonly accepted views of climbing and climbing ethics Written accessibly, this book will appeal to everyone from novice climbers to seasoned mountaineers Includes a foreword written by Hans Florine Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, 2010

Exploring Mountains

Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 140627111X

Category: Mountain ecology

Page: 32

View: 9535

Join intrepid explorers Benjamin Blog and his inquisitive dog Barko Polo as they travel the globe exploring the world's most exciting habitats! This book looks at mountains around the world such as Everest, Kilimanjaro, the Matterhorn and more, taking in a multitude of glaciers, volcanoes, amazing animals and plants along the way.--