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Mitchell, John Hanson

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Works: 88 works in 205 publications in 1 language and 8,495 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Guidebooks  Juvenile works  Claims 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QH104.5.N58, 574.974
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A field guide to your own back yard by John Hanson Mitchell( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers information about the flowers, weeds, mosses, insects, amphibians, spiders, trees, and birds found in a typical yard, and describes its seasonal ecology
Ceremonial time : fifteen thousand years on one square mile by John Hanson Mitchell( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magical book that turns one modest square mile of exurban land into the most remarkably fascinating place
Trespassing : an inquiry into the private ownership of land by John Hanson Mitchell( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did a nation built on a vision of "wide open spaces" come to believe in the private ownership of land? John Hanson Mitchell, one of our foremost nature writers, explores this question." "Building upon the heartbreaking story of a tribe of "praying Indians" who bought into the colonists' legal system and settled their own 2000-acre tract, only to be dispossessed and herded into a detention camp, Mitchell explores every variation of this important issue. From the beginning of British common law up to the most recent Supreme Court takings decisions, Trespassing follows the evolution of our attitudes toward land."--Jacket
Looking for Mr. Gilbert : the reimagined life of an African American by John Hanson Mitchell( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding a trove of photographs from the attic of an old estate in Massachusetts, the author chronicles the life of a Harvard research assistant and presents a recreation of the cultural life of blacks in nineteenth-century Boston
The curious naturalist by John Hanson Mitchell( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the world of nature--flora, fauna, stars, weather--and instruction for a number of craft projects
Walking towards Walden : a pilgrimage in search of place by John Hanson Mitchell( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting from an ancient burial site, John Mitchell and friends began a 15-mile hike to the tomb of Henry David Thoreau. They sauntered through the landscape where our literature and history began--the woods favored by the Transcendentalists. On each mile, they explore not only the landscape before them but also certain timeless themes
Following the sun : a bicycle pilgrimage from Andalusia to the Hebrides by John Hanson Mitchell( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the author's 1,500-mile journey on bicycle from the port of Cadiz to the Arctic Circle documents his adventures through southern Spain, Bordeaux, Versailles, Wordsworth's Lake District, precipitious Scottish highlands, and a Druid temple
An Eden of sorts : the natural history of my feral garden by John Hanson Mitchell( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the diversity of plant and animal species that came to live and thrive on the author's land where he planted a garden a quarter century ago after removing a stand of ancient white pines
The Energy book : a look at the death throes of one energy era and the birth pangs of another( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paradise of all these parts : a natural history of Boston by John Hanson Mitchell( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1614, explorer John Smith sailed into what was to become Boston Harbor and referred to the wild lands and waters around him as "the Paradise of all these parts". Within fifteen years, the Puritans were developing the tadpole shaped Shawmut Peninsula, as members of the Massachusett tribe fled. Now, nearly four hundred years later, one must wonder what remains of John Smith's "Paradise." In this work the author strolls through Boston's streets, chronicling the nonhuman inhabitants and surprisingly diverse plant life, as well as the eccentric characters he meets at various turns. Using his modern observations as a starting point, he tells the fascinating stories of the tribal leaders, naturalists, community activists, and organizations who worked to preserve nature in the city over generations, from the Victory Gardens of the Fenway to the expansive woods of Franklin Park. But much of the history is in the land itself. As he battles traffic on notorious Route 128, he considers the ancient origins of the rocks that line the highway and those that form the city's foundation. A walk across Boston Common calls to mind the Tremount Hills, flattened by seventeenth-century newcomers; only Beacon Hill remains. A stroll through the Back Bay allows him to imagine the Charles River, so polluted by sewage that it became a public nuisance and was partially covered over with a massive nineteenth-century landfill. With this natural history in mind, he explores both ancient and new green space from Chelsea to South Boston, including the greenway formed by the Big Dig
The nature of Massachusetts by Christopher W Leahy( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oregon : its history, geography, and resources by John Hanson Mitchell( Book )

5 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living at the end of time by John Hanson Mitchell( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second book in his Scratch Flat Chronicles, John Hanson Mitchell tells how he set out to recreate Henry David Thoreau's two years at Walden Pond in a replica of Thoreau's cabin. Mitchell lived off the grid, without running water or electricity, in a tiny house not half a mile from a major highway and in the shadow of a massive new computer company. Nevertheless, his contact with wildlife, the changing seasons, and the natural world equaled and even surpassed Thoreau's. Hugely popular with the international community of Thoreau followers when it was first published, this book wi
Impeachment of Wm. W. Belknap, late Secretary of War : opinion of Hon. John H. Mitchell, of Oregon on the question of jurisdiction in the United States Senate, May 22, 1876 by John Hanson Mitchell( Book )

2 editions published in 1876 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Running water( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the seasons : a publication featuring selections from the Massahusetts Audubon Society's Curious Naturalist by John Hanson Mitchell( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P.B. Sinnott by United States( Book )

2 editions published between 1890 and 1892 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wildest place on earth ; Italian gardens and the invention of wilderness by John Hanson Mitchell( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

JOHN HANSON MITCHELL is the author of five books based on a single square mile known as Scratch Flat, as well as two travel books and the biography of the early African American landscape photographer Robert A. Gilbert. A winner of the John Burroughs Award for his nature essays, Mitchell was founder and editor of Sanctuary magazine, published by the Massachusetts Audubon Society. In 2000 he won the New England Book Award in nonfiction for his Scratch Flat series. He lives in Littleton, Massachusetts, the location of Scratch Flat
Postal savings banks : an argument in their favor by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking for Mr. Gilbert : the unlikely life of the first African American landscape photographer by John Hanson Mitchell( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking for Mr. Gilbert is an account of the quest to uncover the heretofore unknown life of Robert A. Gilbert, an African American serving man who worked for the ornithologist William Brewster. A man of many talents, Gilbert went on to become the first African American landscape photographer
 
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Trespassing : an inquiry into the private ownership of land
Alternative Names
John Hanson Mitchell American author

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English (124)

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Ceremonial time : fifteen thousand years on one square mileTrespassing : an inquiry into the private ownership of landLooking for Mr. Gilbert : the reimagined life of an African AmericanThe curious naturalistWalking towards Walden : a pilgrimage in search of placeFollowing the sun : a bicycle pilgrimage from Andalusia to the HebridesThe paradise of all these parts : a natural history of BostonThe nature of Massachusetts