Wings of Knowledge
November 1, 2011
Tom Wessels, professor of ecology at Antioch New England, founded the conservation biology graduate program and has authored books on the cultural history of the forested landscape. He teaches students and gardeners to see the history of a local landscape and as they learn its past, to bond with the site. The shape of tree trunks, rocks on the forest floor, wind and fire damage all offer clues to the land’s use over time.
The NHTI Library owns several of his books:
Forest Forensics: a Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape. Woodstock, VT: Countryman, 2010. NEAR SD144 .A12 W47 2010
Granite Landscape: a Natural History of America’s Mountain Domes, from Arcadia to Yosemite. Woodstock, VT: Countryman , 2001 QH104 .W47 2001
Into the Field: a Guide to Locally Focused Teaching. Great Barrington, MA: Orion Society, 1999. QK121 .L475 1999.
Myth of Progress: Toward a Sustainable Future. Burlington, VT: Vermont UP, 2006. QH541 .W42 2006