From Coastal Wilderness to Fruited Plain is an account of the making of a large part of the American landscape following European settlement. Drawing upon land survey records and early travellers' accounts, Dr Whitney reconstructs the 'virgin' forests and grasslands of the north-eastern and central United States during the pre-settlement period. He then documents successively the clearance and fragmentation of the region's woodlands, the harvest of the forest and its game, the ploughing of the prairies, and the draining of wetlands. The degree to which these activities altered the soil, climate, plant and animal communities, and water cycle are evaluated, and the sustainability of present-day ecosystems is brought into question in this account.
This beautifully illustrated panoramic souvenir captures the essence of the glamorous Gold Coast and its hinterland and national park surrounds.
This Reading Guide is aimed at the student and offers a 'way in' to different aspects of the novel of the same title. Activities engage students and enhance their reading of the novel. There is also a particular focus on writer's craft, in line with Key Stage 3 requirements. The Reading Guide is illustrated and has a magazine-feel to appeal to students. It can be used during the early stages of a Scheme of Work based on the novel, and can also be built in to lessons as the reading progresses and to support further reading activities.
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