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Mitchell, John Hanson

Overview
Works: 90 works in 216 publications in 1 language and 8,429 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Field guides  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Claims  Architectural drawings 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by John Hanson Mitchell
Ceremonial time : fifteen thousand years on one square mile by John Hanson Mitchell( )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,381 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( )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 1,176 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
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 916 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
The paradise of all these parts : a natural history of Boston by John Hanson Mitchell( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 554 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
Looking for Mr. Gilbert : the reimagined life of an African American by John Hanson Mitchell( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 384 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
Following the sun : a bicycle pilgrimage from Andalusia to the Hebrides by John Hanson Mitchell( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 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 202 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 175 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 116 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
The nature of Massachusetts by Christopher W Leahy( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Senate of the United States by United States( Book )

7 editions published between 1886 and 1889 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitchell's experiment in natural living when he built a cabin and lived without running water or electricity not in wilderness but on an undeveloped plot of land in suburbia
Oregon : its history, geography, and resources by John Hanson Mitchell( Book )

5 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postal savings banks : an argument in their favor by United States( )

3 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Running water( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Immigration of Chinese by John Hanson Mitchell( )

3 editions published between 1876 and 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear explosion effects on structures and protective construction : a selected bibliography by U.S. Atomic Energy Commission( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Trespassing : an inquiry into the private ownership of land
Alternative Names
John Hanson Mitchell American author

Mitchell, John H.

Languages
English (138)

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Trespassing : an inquiry into the private ownership of landA field guide to your own back yardThe paradise of all these parts : a natural history of BostonLooking for Mr. Gilbert : the reimagined life of an African AmericanFollowing the sun : a bicycle pilgrimage from Andalusia to the HebridesThe nature of MassachusettsThe Rose Café : love and war in Corsica