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Wessels, Tom 1951-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 62 publications in 1 language and 3,953 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QH541, 577
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Tom Wessels
 
Most widely held works by Tom Wessels
The myth of progress : toward a sustainable future by Tom Wessels( )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this compelling and cogently argued book, Tom Wessels demonstrates how our current path toward progress, based on continual economic expansion and inefficient use of resources, runs absolutely contrary to three foundational scientific laws that govern all complex natural systems. It is a myth, he contends, that progress depends on a growing economy."--Jacket
Granite, fire, and fog : the natural and cultural history of Acadia by Tom Wessels( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acadia National Park, on Maine's Mount Desert Island, is among the most popular national parks in the United States. From the road, visitors can experience magnificent vistas of summit and sea, but on a more intimate scale, equally compelling views abound along Acadia's hiking trails. Tom Wessels, an ecologist, naturalist, and avid hiker, attributes the park's popularity-and its unusual beauty-to the unique way in which earth, air, fire, and water-in the form of glacially scoured granite, winter winds, fire, and ocean fog-have converged to create a landscape that can be found nowhere else. In this beautifully illustrated book, Wessels invites readers to investigate the remarkable natural history of Mount Desert Island, along with the unique cultural story it gave rise to. This account of nature, terrain, and human interaction with the landscape will delight those who like to hike these bald summits, ride along the carriage roads, or explore the island's rugged shoreline. Wessels concludes with a guided tour of one of his favorite hikes, a ten-mile loop that will acquaint the reader with the diverse ecosystems described throughout his book. -- Provided by publisher
Reading the forested landscape : a natural history of New England by Tom Wessels( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the forest in New England from the Ice Age to current challenges
The granite landscape : a natural history of America's mountain domes, from Acadia to Yosemite by Tom Wessels( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles and illustrates the natural history of North America's granite summits, introducing the origins of granite domes and mountains in Yosemite National Park, New York's Adirondack Mountains, and Maine's Acadia National Park
Forest forensics : a field guide to reading the forested landscape by Tom Wessels( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a field guide that residents and visitors, landowners and foresters, students and hikers, and anyone who walks in the woods of the Northeast can use to discern the history of virtually any piece of land. What is the evidence: Are trees old or young? Are they standing or have they fallen? Did they snap mid-trunk or tip up with their roots? What is the human footprint on the land - stone walls, open fields - and how has it influenced the landscape? If you ever come across a place so unique, so damaged, or so lovely that it made you wonder how it arrived at that state and what it looked like a hundred years ago, you've finally go the key to deciphering that mystery in Forest Forensics
Into the field : a guide to locally focused teaching by Clare Walker Leslie( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2019 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides curriculum ideas for engaging students in the natural and cultural history of their communities
Untamed Vermont : extraordinary wilderness areas of the Green Mountain State by A. Blake Gardner( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edge habitat materials by Helen Mirra( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edge Habitat Materials is a survey of all works made by Helen Mirra between 1995-2009. The book, in the form of a binder, includes texts by Bradin Cormack on walking as minimal aesthetic practice, Tom Wessels on beavers abandoning their ponds, and portions of Mark Siderits and Shōryū Katsura's translation of Nāgārjuna's Mūlamadhyamakakārikā. The survey is organized according to primary material-rock, wood, textile, and usw (un so weiter)-and includes line drawings by Mirra of certain of her works. Additions to the book-sent intermittently to readers who mail in a postcard included in the book-include texts by Liz Kotz, Yuri Tsivian, and Alise Upitis, as well as a cloth bookmarker made by Mirra. Models for this publication include The Audubon Society's Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (1981), Daniel Spoerri's An Anecdoted Topography of Chance (1966), and Richard Tuttle's Small Sculptures of the 70s (1998). Edge Habitat Materials is produced by the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and edited by List Assistant Curator Alise Upitis."--MIT List Visual Arts Center website http:\\listart.mit.edu/publications, viewed 8/26/2015
Granite : the Natural and Cultural History of Acadia by Tom Wessels( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Assembly program, 2003 May 19 by Tom Wessels( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Environmentalist Tom Wessels spoke in assembly
 
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The myth of progress : toward a sustainable future
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Reading the forested landscape : a natural history of New EnglandThe granite landscape : a natural history of America's mountain domes, from Acadia to YosemiteForest forensics : a field guide to reading the forested landscapeInto the field : a guide to locally focused teachingUntamed Vermont : extraordinary wilderness areas of the Green Mountain State
Alternative Names
Tom Wessels American environmentalist

Tom Wessels Amerikaans schrijver

Languages
English (62)