Maine books on the great outdoors

Above the Gravel Bar David Cook takes the reader on a birchbark canoe journey through the landscape in the context of Northeastern geological development and Indian prehistoric culture. On rivers, lakes, over carries, and through coastal routes, we follow the archaeological and historical record, informed by accounts of early explorers. First attempted in the earlyContinue reading “Maine books on the great outdoors”

The Interrupted Forest: A History of Maine’s Wildlands by Neil Rolde

More than half of Maine has never been settled and lies in what is called the Unorganized Territories, millions of acres of quasi-wilderness. Add to this the thousands of farms that have grown back to woods since the Civil War, and you have the most forested state, percentage wise, in the United States. But theContinue reading “The Interrupted Forest: A History of Maine’s Wildlands by Neil Rolde”

Above the Gravel Bar: The Native Canoe Routes of Maine by David S. Cook

David Cook takes the reader on a birchbark canoe journey through the landscape in the context of Northeastern geological development and Indian prehistoric culture. On rivers, lakes, over carries, and through coastal routes, we follow the archaeological and historical record, informed by accounts of early explorers. First attempted in the early twentieth century, the publicationContinue reading “Above the Gravel Bar: The Native Canoe Routes of Maine by David S. Cook”

Maine’s Books about the Coast

Growing Up on an Island Off the Coast of Maine Of the many books that have been written about the people who live on islands off the Maine coast, few are by individuals who were born and raised on an island. This book is an exception. “Born in 1927, Carroll M. Haskell (known as ‘Cabbage’Continue reading “Maine’s Books about the Coast”

Your Maine Lands by Tom Hanrahan

On behalf of Maine’s Department of Conservation, a master Maine guide introduces the free amenities of the nearly one million acres of Maine’s public lands, including hunting and fishing, with advice on how to prepare for a visit to the North Maine Woods. Features thirty-eight illustrations by Kelly Thorndike. With a foreword by Governor JohnContinue reading “Your Maine Lands by Tom Hanrahan”