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The Story of Vermont
A Natural and Cultural History, Second Edition
Christopher McGrory Klyza, Stephen C. Trombulak; Bill McKibben, fwd.

University Press of New England



Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables
• Foreword by Bill McKibben
• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• THE PAST AS PRELUDE: THE EARLY EVOLUTION OF VERMONT’S LANDSCAPE
• The Surface of the Earth
• The Earliest Landscape
• The Taconic Orogeny
• The Acadian Orogeny
• The Alleghanian Orogeny and the Formation of Pangaea
• North America Today
• The Recent Ice Age
• THE FIRST COLONISTS
• The Retreat of the Glaciers
• Colonization of the Landscape
• Humans Inhabit Vermont
• The Landscape Today
• EUROPEAN SETTLEMENT AND THE FOUNDING OF VERMONT
• Native-European Interaction
• Colonial Vermont
• The Founding of Vermont and the Vermont Republic
• Vermont Joins the United States
• A LANDSCAPE TRANSFORMED: THE VERMONT LANDSCAPE FROM STATEHOOD THROUGH THE CIVIL WAR
• Changing the Landscape: Cutting the Forests
• Changing the Landscape: Agriculture
• Ecological Transformations
• Populating Vermont: People Come, People Go
• Mining and Manufacturing
• Connecting with the World beyond Vermont: Roads, Canals, and Railroads
• THE RETURN OF THE FOREST: THE VERMONT LANDSCAPE FROM THE CIVIL WAR THROUGH 1950
• Farming Declines, Forests Begin to Recover
• The Rise of Conservation and Public Lands
• A Slowdown in Human Population Growth
• Admiring Scenery, Skiing Down Mountains: The Rise of Tourism
• Mining, Industry, and Infrastructure
• CREATING THE MODERN VERMONT LANDSCAPE, 1950–1995
• Population Growth, Interstate Highways, Development Pressures, and Act 250
• From Forestland to Farmland to Funland: Tourism and the Vermont Landscape
• The Components of the Pastoral Landscape
• Continued Ecological Transitions
• Protecting the Vermont Landscape: Public Lands and Conservation
• Industry, Energy, and Pollution
• VERMONT ENTERS THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, 1995–2013
• Population Growth and Development
• “The Working Landscape”: Farms, Forests, and Tourism
• Conservation: Public Lands, Land Trusts, and Wildlife
• Pollution, Climate Change, and Energy
• THE FUTURES OF VERMONT
• REFERENCES
• Geology of Vermont
• Ecology of Vermont
• Humans and the Landscape in Vermont
• Sources for Illustrations and Tables
• Index

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