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The Adirondacks, New York State

  A Project of the Wildlife Conservation Society ...
The Adirondack Atlas
A Geographic Portrait of the Adirondack Park

Jerry Jenkins with Andy Keal
"[The Atlas] will quickly emerge as the most-thumbed book on the shelf of anyone concerned with the past, the present, and the future of these six million acres, and soon it will seem as inevitable and permanent as the cliffs above Chapel Pond."
—From the Foreword by Bill McKibben

"Where in the Adirondacks were Cold War nuclear missile silos located? Which Adirondack county has the highest rate of Lyme disease? Birth rates? Indian war sites? Deer harvests? School budgets? Geology? Climate change? If it involves the Adirondacks, Jerry Jenkins can give you the answer. . . . The 288-page Atlas uses 450 maps and 300 graphs, charts and illustrations to answer just about any question you could think to ask-and many more that would never cross your mind. . . . The information is presented in a series of tightly focused, stand-alone features that rarely run more than a page. Woven into the facts and figures are old stories about Indian wars, logging drives and forest lore."
—William Kates, Associated Press
Paper $34.95    |    0-8156-0757-1    |    2004


Adirondack Camps Adirondack Camps
Homes Away from Home, 1850-1950
Craig Gilborn
"A comprehensive study of the evolution of these peculiarly American structures, from the earliest primitive open camps, shanties, and huts to the sometimes pretentious mansions that rose beside wilderness lakes in the last part of the 19th and early 20th centuries."
Cloth $49.95    |    0-8156-0626-5    |    2000

The Adirondack Park The Adirondack Park
A Wildlands Quilt
Barbara McMartin
"This is a gem of a book. It makes full use of Barbara McMartin’s unique status as the most knowledgeable person alive and at work today in the Adirondack region."
Paper $24.95    |    0-8156-0567-6    |    1999

Adirondack Vernacular Adirondack Vernacular
The Photography of Henry M. Beach

Robert Bogdan
"Entrepreneurial and civic-minded, Beach depicted the realities of upstate New York life, when little formal attention was paid to such prosaic subjects, thus providing us with an authentic, firsthand, sweeping visual record. His participation in the popularization of photography had a dramatic impact by influencing in a direct way how ordinary citizens, recipients of his cards, viewed upstate New York, not with idyllic images but with images of ordinary people taking pride in doing ordinary acts. . . .You should run, not walk, to the nearest bookstore to purchase this beautiful, well-written, and well-researched excursion into the uncharted territory of the real photo postcard, a genre that addresses broad social context while at the same time preserving historical and cultural memory for all of us."
—The Postcard Collector
Cloth $49.95    |    0-8156-0781-4    |    2003

All In a Days Work All In a Day’s Work
Scenes and Stories from an Adirondack Medical Practice

Daniel Way, M.D.
"Full-color photographs illustrate every page, and the down- to-earth narrative text describes not only the beauty and majesty of the scenery, but also vignettes from the lives of patients, some stories uplifting, some heartbreaking. An emotionally moving portrait of a land and the people who call it home."
—Wisconsin Bookwatch
Paper $24.95    |    9780815610106    |   2012


Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks
The Story of the Lake, the Land, and the People

Edited by Jane A. Barlow
Antique postcards and family photographs bring this book to life. Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks delivers previously unpublished stories derived from the memoirs, oral histories, diary entries, and personal correspondence of the men and women who settled the area.
Cloth $45.00    |    0-8156-0774-1    |    2004

Paper $30.00    |    9780815607991    |    2004

Blacks in the Adirondacks Blacks in the Adirondacks: A History
Sally E. Svenson
With an Afterword by Alice Paden Green
Hardcover $65.00s    |    978-0-8156-3555-0    |    2017

Paper $34.95    |    978-0-8156-1093-9    |    2017

Boats and Boating in the Adirondacks Boats and Boating in the Adirondacks
Hallie E. Bond
"This book sets a new standard for future studies of traditional boats."
Paper $34.95    |    0-8156-0374-6    |   1998

Contested Terrain Contested Terrain
A New History of Nature and People in the Adirondacks
, Second Edition
Philip G. Terrie
"The finest general Adirondack history yet written, the book to which all subsequent accounts will have to refer. Instead of recounting the colorful tales of the Adirondacks, Terrie examines the ways different groups with different interests thought of the Adirondacks, and how those conceptions clashed."
—Bill McKibben, The New York Review of Books
Paper $22.95    |    978-0-8156-0904-9    |    2008

Covered Bridges Covered Bridges of New York State
A Guide

Rick L. Berfield
Photographs by Richard R. Wilson
"A carefully researched and beautifully illustrated book. . . . Berfield is a well-organized yet unobtrusive writer. He steps back and lets the information tell the story. Along with explaining engineering details and truss designs, he offers concise, appealing history. . . . Highly recommended reading for anyone interested in Catskill or New York State history or engineering."
—Kaatskill Life
Paper $24.95    |    0-8156-0748-2    |   2002

Exposing the Wilderness Exposing the Wilderness
Early Twentieth-Century Adirondack Postcard Photographers
Robert Bogdan
"This is an appealing look at the lives and work of six photographers who specialized in taking photo postcard views in and around the Adirondacks during the first part of the 20th century. . . . Bogdan has clearly done his research. The lives of his subjects have been carefully recreated from a variety of sources."
Cloth $39.95    |    0-8156-0608-7    |    1999


Extraordinary Adirondack Journey The Extraordinary Adirondack Journey of Clarence Petty
Wilderness Guide, Pilot, and Conservationist

Christopher Angus
"Clarence Petty’s life reads like a history of the Adirondacks. The son of a guide, Petty has been a leader in supporting the APA’s preservationist goals. He also served as a forest ranger, camp director for the Civilian Conservation Corps, WWII pilot, and trainer-owner of a flight school.
. . . Recommended."
Paper $19.95    |    978-0-8156-0870-7    |    2007

ebook 9780815608707

Freedom in the Wilds Freedom in the Wilds
An Artist in the Adirondacks
, Third Edition

Harold Weston
Edited by Rebecca Foster
Harold Weston’s captivating account of his intimate relationship with the wilderness, Freedom in the Wilds combines an informal history of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve with his own experiences there as a painter and woodsman. He incorporates stories gathered over many years from the region’s guides and lumbermen and the wealthy visionaries seeking to preserve the wilderness.
Cloth $24.95    |    978-0-8156-0899-8    |    2008

The Great Experiment in Conservation The Great Experiment in Conservation
Voices from the Adirondack Park

Edited by William F. Porter, Jon D. Erickson, and Ross S. Whaley
Representing a remarkable achievement in environmental scholarship and drawn from decades of research, The Great Experiment in Conservation captures the wisdom born of the last thirty years of the park’s evolution. The editors bring together leading scholars, activists, and practitioners—those who know the Park’s origin and the realities of living in a protected area—to narrate this history.
Cloth $45.00s    |    978-0-8156-3231-3    |    2009

Ladies of the Lake Ladies of the Lake
Women Rooted in Water

Kathleen Bagley
With photographs by Christine Thomsen
This book is for anyone who visits or appreciates Lake Placid and has an interest in the region’s rich culture and history. But it is also written for women and men who spend time on the water anywhere, for lovers of the changing seasons, for armchair enthusiasts and for anyone who delights in the inspiring lives of women everywhere.
Cloth $39.95    |    0-9547676-0-8    |    2004

Perspectives on the Adirondacks Perspectives on the Adirondacks
A Thirty-year Struggle by People Protecting Their Treasure

Barbara McMartin
"A detailed, cautionary tale of what happens when a government agency with a mandate to regulate development, acquire new lands, and encourage planning neglects to involve local residents in fulfilling its mission."
Cloth $34.95    |    0-8156-0742-3    |   2002

Paper $24.95    |    978-0-8156-0895-0    |    2007


River of Mountains River of Mountains
A Canoe Journey Down the Hudson
Peter Lourie
"An engaging tale."
—Library Journal
Paper $19.95    |    0-8156-0316-9    |   1998

Round Barns Round Barns of New York
Richard Triumpho
A fascinating chronicle that shows how these eccentric barns rose to fashion, why so few survived in New York State, and why the remaining are worth studying and preserving as legitimate architecture and as a record of agricultural progress in New York.
Cloth $24.95    |    0-8156-0796-2    |    2004

Seneca Ray Stoddard Seneca Ray Stoddard
Transforming the Adirondack Wilderness in Text and Image
Jeffrey L. Horrell
"Explores the nature of this Adirondack pioneer’s work and examines how it was influenced by the changing attitudes toward wilderness in the last half of the 19th century."
—Bulletin of Science and Technology and Society
Cloth $29.95    |    0-8156-0609-5    |    1999

Wild Exuberance Wild Exuberance
Harold Weston’s Adirondack Art

Rebecca Foster and Caroline M. Welsh
With Contributions by Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Stephen B. Phillips, and Kathleen V. Jameson
Along with 119 color and 10 black-and-white plates of Weston’s works compiled by his daughter, Nina Weston Foster, curator of the Harold Weston Foundation, the catalog includes essays that cover myriad aspects of Weston's life and art.
Cloth $60.00    |    0-8156-0809-8    |    2005

Paper $45.00    |    0-8156-0834-9    |    2005


Winslow Homer and the Pictorial Press Winslow Homer and the Pictorial Press
David Tatham
Winner of the Ewell L. Newman Book Award
"Winslow Homer, the best-known American painter of the 19th century, also contributed extensively to the pictorial press-a lesser featured fact of his life. Winslow Homer and the Pictorial Press focuses on and reproduces illustrations from throughout Homer's career, from novice to established artist, examining his contributions to the pictorial press and its financial effects upon his career. An excellent survey."
Cloth $39.95s    |   0-8156-2974-5    |    2003

Winslow Homer in the Adirondacks Winslow Homer in the Adirondacks
David Tatham
"A highly original examination of the human race’s relationship to the natural world at a time when long-established assumptions about humans, nature, and art itself were undergoing profound change."
—New York History
Paper $34.95    |    0-8156-0773-3    |    2004

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