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Quabbin, the Accidental Wilderness (electronic bk.) epub

by Thomas Conuel


Quabbin, the Accidental Wilderness (electronic bk.) epub

ISBN: 0585217378

ISBN13: 978-0585217376

Author: Thomas Conuel

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Language: English

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press; revised edition

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Quabbin, the accidental wilderness. Quabbin, the accidental wilderness.

Quabbin, the accidental wilderness.

But this accidental wilderness is being increasingly threatened

But this accidental wilderness is being increasingly threatened. As early as the 1950s, the sounds of power boats occasionally intruded on the peaceful silence of the waters. In more recent years, acid rain, ozone and other pollutants, the ravages of a herd of hungry deer, and demands for increased recreational use are all jeopardizing Quabbin's waters and forests. This book tells the story of Quabbin, tracing Quabbin's history, describing its natural resources, and discussing the environmental challenges it currently faces

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When one looks out on the quiet waters and forested hills of Quabbin Reservoir in west central Massachusetts, it is hard to imagine that the area was once dotted with buildings and farmlands or that it echoed with the activity of several villages and towns. Today, the daytime silence may be broken only by the cry of a hawk overhead or the slap of a plunging fish, and the evening calm, by the lonesome howl of a coyote.

Quabbin, the Accidental Wilderness – el. knyga, kurią parašė Thomas Conuel. This book tells the story of Quabbin, tracing Quabbin's history, describing its natural resources, and discussing the environmental challenges it currently faces

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Quabbin: The Accidental Wilderness. Amherst, Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts Press, 1990.

Quabbin's beauty can be breathtaking; reading and consulting this book will further your appreciation of the place. 6 people found this helpful.

Another good history is Thomas Conuel’s Quabbin: The Accidental Wilderness (Amherst, MA: University of. .These books contain the most relevant facts of the Quabbin’s history in an organized and efficient manner.

Conuel provides a good general overview of the history of the region, but also details the wildlife that have made it their home today, focusing not only on the beauty of the past, but also on the beauty of the present. Author: Thomas Conuel.

Was it too hard to include a map????? Thank God I had already downloaded one from Mass Fish and Game. The History and Explorers Guide is much more complete, has the same information and more, is better written, more pictures....yada yada yada.
Excellent book for those interested in the history of the Quabbin region. A lot of archival photos that I hadn't seen before.
Have you ever wondered why the state of Massachusetts can now support such a high population density? Have our periodic droughts ever piqued your curiosity as to where the water for the city of Boston comes from, when the towns around it must observe water restrictions? What happened to the cholera-laden wells that used to water Massachusetts and keep its population down? This professional report to the people details step-by-step the razing of the pleasant town of Enfield and the creation of a 10-mile-long reservoir in the former Swift River Valley. One accidental effect was the restoration of a wilderness area to which the eagles, long gone from massachusetts, have returned.
Enchanting, illustrated account of the flooding of the Swift River Valley in Eastern Connecticut in 1939, to create the Quabbin Reservoir which serves Boston and surrounding areas. Covers the history of the towns that were removed, the engineering efforts to create a satisfactory water bed and the unintended consequences of the project. Fifty years later, the area around the reservoir had become an almost primeval wilderness, home to the American eagle and other endangered birds, and all the wealth of flora and fauna that had flourished there long before the first settlers arrived.
This small paperback offers a surprisingly detailed look at the history behind the creation of the Quabbin Reservior, created in the 1930s in Western Massachusetts to supply Boston with drinking water. It also takes a look at the state of the reservoir today, which has become an oasis of carefully-managed wilderness in the midst of thickly-settled central New England. Despite a subject that could lead a writer to academia-inspired pedantry, it has an almost storybook quality that makes it as pleasurable to read as it is informative. For anyone interested in a WPA-era tale of a massive, government-sponsored public works project, or with an interest in the politics of environmental preservation and manipulation, it's a good investment.