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.
New York City and the Catskills
Author: David Stradling
Publisher: University of Washington Press
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.
Author: Diane Sebra
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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.
The Making of Mountains
Author: Michael R. W. Johnson,Simon L. Harley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
Author: Anna Claybourne
Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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.
How Sierra Nevada Geology Impacts Modern Life
Author: Craig H. Jones
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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 Mountains Out of Molehills
Author: Stephen Wilson Titterington
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
Category: Architects and builders
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.
The Political Ecology of Skiing
Author: Mark C. J. Stoddart
Publisher: UBC Press
Category: Political Science
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.
Author: Katie Marsico
Publisher: Cherry Lake
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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.
Author: L. Nikki Instone, Ph.d.
Publisher: L. Nikki Instone PhD
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.
Author: Terry Allan Hicks
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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.
Getting Started in the Hobby
Author: Kent J. Johnson
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Jacob Hiram Arnold
Category: Farm management
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.
Mineral and Biologic Interactions
Author: Pierre Velde,Pierre Barré
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Kitchen fun for kids: full of recipes, crafts, games, and experiments using kitchen utensils.
Kitchen Fun with Your Kids, Using 35 Cooking Gadgets for Simple Recipes, Crafts, Games, and Experiments
Author: Pam Abrams
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
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
Because It's There
Author: Stephen E. Schmid
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.--
Author: Anita Ganeri
Category: Mountain ecology