Books  Regional Natural History  Natural History of the Americas 

A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha's Vineyard

By: David R Foster(Author), Brian R Hall(Illustrator)

352 pages, 314 colour illustrations

Yale University Press

Hardback | Mar 2017 | #238001 | ISBN-13: 9780300214178
Availability: Usually dispatched within 4 days Details
NHBS Price: £29.99 $38/€33 approx

About this book

An eminent ecologist shows how an iconic New England island has been shaped by nature and human history, and how its beloved landscape can be protected

Full of surprises, bedecked with gorgeous photographs and maps, and supported by unprecedented historical and ecological research, A Meeting of Land and Sea awakens a new perspective on the renowned New England island Martha's Vineyard. David Foster explores the powerful natural and cultural forces that have shaped the storied island to arrive at a new interpretation of the land today and a well-informed guide to its conservation in the future.

Two decades of research by Foster and his colleagues at the Harvard Forest encompass the native people and prehistory of the Vineyard, climate change and coastal dynamics, colonial farming and modern tourism, as well as land planning and conservation efforts. Each of these has helped shape the island of today, and each also illuminates possibilities for future caretakers of the island's ecology. Foster affirms that Martha's Vineyard is far more than just a haven for celebrities, presidents, and moguls; it is a special place with a remarkable history and a population with a proud legacy of caring for the land and its future.


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!


Biography

David R. Foster is a faculty member in biology, Harvard University, and director of the 4,000-acre Harvard Forest. He also serves on the board of the Edey Foundation and Trustees of Reservations on Martha's Vineyard. He divides his time between Petersham and West Tisbury, MA.

Bestsellers in this subject

The New Neotropical Companion

NHBS Price: £26.99 $34/€30 approx

Collins Traveller's Guide - Wildlife of the Galápagos

NHBS Price: £16.99 $22/€19 approx

Galapagos Islands Explorer

NHBS Price: £9.99 $13/€11 approx

Falkland Islands Explorer

NHBS Price: £7.99 $10/€9 approx

South Georgia Explorer

NHBS Price: £7.99 $10/€9 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194