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

2015 • 256 pp. 28 illus., 8 tables, 19 maps 6 x 9"
Natural History / Ecology & Environmental Studies

$27.95 Paperback, 978-1-61168-402-5
$21.99 Ebook, 978-1-61168-686-9

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“There is much to be proud of in our state’s natural and cultural histories, not the least of which is the fact that they can inspire thoughtful and engaging works such as The Story of Vermont.”—Vermont History

The updated edition of a classic contemporary account of Vermont’s environmental history, told through the interaction of natural and human components

In this second edition of their classic text, Klyza and Trombulak use the lens of interconnectedness to examine the geological, ecological, and cultural forces that came together to produce contemporary Vermont. They assess the changing landscape and its inhabitants from its pre-human evolution up to the present, with special focus on forests, open terrestrial habitats, and the aquatic environment. This edition features a new chapter covering from 1995 to 2013 and a thoroughly revised chapter on the futures of Vermont, which include discussions of Tropical Storm Irene, climate change, eco-regional planning, and the resurgence of interest in local food and energy production. Integrating key themes of ecological change into a historical narrative, this book imparts specific information about Vermont, speculates on its future, and fosters an appreciation of the complex synergy of forces that shaped this region.

This volume will interest scholars, students, and Vermonters intrigued by the state’s long-term natural and human history.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“I appreciated the long scope of history The Story of Vermont covered and the intricacies of rural development it chronicles. It isn’t something to take to read on a beach on Lake Champlain, unless you want to know more about the lamprey that latch onto the fish there. So, maybe you should tuck it into your bag after all.”
North Country Public Radio

CHRISTOPHER MCGRORY KLYZA is Stafford Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Environmental Studies, Middlebury College. His most recent book, co-authored with David J. Sousa, is American Environmental Policy: Beyond Gridlock. STEPHEN C. TROMBULAK is professor of environmental and biosphere studies, Middlebury College. His most recent book, co-edited with Robert Baldwin, is Landscape-scale Conservation Planning.

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