Greening Vermont

by Ron on November 25, 2012

Greening Vermont: The Search for a Sustainable State is a compelling tale of one small state’s modern environmental movement. The book follows that movement from its beginnings in the revolutionary 1960s, when the arrival of interstate highways brought dramatic economic changes—both wanted and unwanted—to one of the most rural states in the country.

Vermont is a famously verdant state, a place where nature and culture are in better balance than elsewhere. How did Vermont get that way? And more importantly, can the Vermont experience point the way toward achieving a sustainable society, one that doesn’t destroy its own root in nature? In this chronicle of the Vermont environmental movement, authors Elizabeth Courtney and Eric Zencey show how the arrival of the petroleum economy in the 1950s transformed the state—and how the response of the environmental movement laid the groundwork for the kind of society that we all must build for the future.

We are proud to have co-published this title with the Vermont Natural Resources Council.  Please visit their web page for more information or to join VNRC as a member (Read More Here).


Northeast Passage

by admin on April 10, 2009

by Clyde H. Smith

An award-winning landscape photographer, the late Clyde Smith, takes the reader on a virtual paddling tour, following age-old Native American and fur trapper trade routes for 740 miles from the Adirondack Mountains of New York State, through Vermont, Quebec, and New Hampshire, to the northernmost part of Maine. Northeast Passage was the last of Smith’s 21 books and the one he considered the capstone of his distinguished career.
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Dateline Vermont

by admin on March 14, 2009

by Chris Graff

A well-told tale of the shifting nature of politics in Vermont. Chris Graff, who was the state’s top political observer as head of the Associated Press Vermont Bureau for nearly 25 years, deftly weaves his own personal narrative into an explanation of how the state transformed itself from the nation’s most reliably Republican bastion into the land that regularly elects such independent liberal icons as Howard Dean, Jim Jeffords, Pat Leahy, and Bernie Sanders.
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Messages from a Small Town

by admin on March 13, 2009

Photographs Inside Pawlet, Vermont by Neil Rappaport

By Susanne Rappaport
with Nellie Bushee and Ella Clark
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Untamed Vermont

by admin on March 10, 2009

Extraordinary Wilderness Areas of the Green Mountain State

Photographs by A. Blake Gardner
Commentary by Tom Wessels
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Granite & Cedar

by admin on March 10, 2009

The People and the Land of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom

By John M. Miller
Short fiction by Howard Frank Mosher
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Tranquil Vermont

by admin on March 9, 2009

The Pastels of Gaal Shepherd

The Green Mountain State seen through the eyes of one of its premier landscape painters. Gaal Shepherd also pens an essay about why she loves to paint Vermont’s verdant landscape, and how she does it.
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