The Pine Barrens

Author: John McPhee

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374708673

Category: Nature

Page: 157

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Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia. Yet in the low center of the state is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which has been known since the seventeenth century as the Pine Barrens. The term refers to the predominant trees in the vast forests that cover the area and to the quality of the soils below, which are too sandy and acid to be good for farming. On all sides, however, developments of one kind or another have gradually moved in, so that now the central and integral forest is reduced to about a thousand square miles. Although New Jersey has the heaviest population density of any state, huge segments of the Pine Barrens remain uninhabited. The few people who dwell in the region, the "Pineys," are little known and often misunderstood. Here McPhee uses his uncanny skills as a journalist to explore the history of the region and describe the people—and their distinctive folklore—who call it home.

Legendary Locals of the Pine Barrens of New Jersey

Author: Karen F. Riley and Andrew Gioulis, Foreword by Peter H. Stemmer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467100811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 127

View: 9414


Our country s first national reserve, the Pine Barrens, harbors a wonderful secret unknown to most outsiders. This 1.1-million-acre treasure trove of pitch pine and sugar sand is home to many rare species and almost 17 trillion gallons of the purest water on earth. It was in this forest that men like Leland Champion logged trees and built sawmills. It was along these waterways that craftsmen like Gary Giberson made prized decoys. And it was in these woods that Stanley Switlik built a tower from which Amelia Earhart jumped, testing his parachute so it could be used in World War II. These woods yielded inventors whose products we enjoy today: cultivated blueberries, cranberry sauce, and Welch s grape juice. It was here that Bob Buchanan reached for the mooring lines as the Hindenburg ended its final, fated voyage. And it was here in Buzby s General Store that John McPhee penned his classic book, The Pine Barrens, setting into motion legislation to preserve this area for future generations."

Pine Barrens

Ecosystem and Landscape

Author: Richard Forman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 032314408X

Category: Science

Page: 644

View: 3514


Pine Barrens: Ecosystem and Landscape focuses on the relationship between the ecological and landscape aspects of Pine Barrens of New Jersey. The idea in this book is based from the discussions of Rutgers University botanists and ecologists at the 1975 American Institute of Biological Science meetings, and from the interest generated by the 1976 annual New Jersey Academy of Science meeting, which focuses on the Pine Barrens. This seven-part book starts with a short discussion on location and boundaries of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Part I covers human activities, from Indian activities and initial European perceptions of the land, including settlement, lumbering, fuel wood and charcoal, iron and glassworks, farming and livestock, and real estate development. The next part of the book describes sandy deposits, geographic distribution of geologic formations, and soil types with their ecologically important characteristics. Topics on hydrology, aquatic ecosystems, and climatic and microclimatic conditions are presented in the third part of this reference. Part IV traces the history of vegetation starting before the Ice Age and analyzes vegetation using different approaches, such as community types, community classification according to a European method, and gradient analysis. Plants of the Pine Barrens are briefly described and listed in Part V. The final part illustrates community relationships of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, arthropods, and soil microcommunities. The book is ideal for ecologists, botanists, geologists, soil scientists, zoologists, hydrologists, limnologists, engineers, and scientists, as well as planners, decision-makers, and managers who may largely determine the future of a region.

Pine Barrens Legends & Lore

Author: William McMahon

Publisher: B B& A Publishers

ISBN: 9780912608198

Category: Social Science

Page: 149

View: 7893


Presents legends and lore of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, an area occupying roughly one million acres.

The Pine Barrens of New Jersey

Author: Karen F. Riley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738573502

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 998


Presents a pictorial history of New Jersey's Pine Barrens, and the people who lived there during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

It Happened in the Pine Barrens

Author: Mary Casella

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479737658

Category: Fiction

Page: 133

View: 3707


It Happened in the Pine Barrens is a compelling saga of love, death and destiny set in the heavily forested area of coastal plain stretching across southern New Jersey. Casellas newly published book transforms this Pinelands into a center of thrilling events that arouse the curiosity and excitement of fi ction fans through three riveting stories: Snakes with Ruby Eyes, Love and Death in the Pines and Closure in the Pines. Snakes with Ruby Eyes follows the mysterious turn of events in the life of Elizabeth Little. After the death of Catherine, artist mother and owner of The Little Antique Shop, Beth strangely inherits a huge amount of cash and a long list of questions about her parents life. Stan Turner, who perseveringly pines for her love and affection, witnesses and supports Beth throughout her journey towards self-rediscovery. Love and Death in the Pines picks up the story from where the fi rst tale left off. It revolves around the entwined destiny of two disparate people Dr. James Bradley, a physician and an undercover FBI agent, and Dr. Meghan Malloy, an art history professor. They met at the opening of The Pines Antique Shop. James was invited by his friend, Meghans aunt, now proprietor of The Pines Antique Shop (previously The Little Antique Shop). Meg had created an art gallery for the shop to display the artwork of Catherine Little. Both never knew that a chance encounter would lead them to love. Closure in the Pines completes the trilogy in stunning fashion. James wants to resign from the FBI to work as a physician at a Veterans Administration hospital. His resignation is denied. Meghan returns to her teaching position. While fi nalizing some cases, Meghan suddenly disappears. A manhunt ensues. Drug traffi cking and gunfi ght also makes this fi nal story a perfect closing salvo. However, as one of the characters aptly put it, There is no closure in the crime business. Creatively blending fast-paced drama, mystery and romance with the slow-paced life in Pine Barrens, Casella has successfully put the place on the map for another remarkable reason. It Happened in the Pine Barrens is a book that leaves readers deeply satisfi ed yet eagerly longing for answers to more questions inherent in the saga.

Blackbeard the Pirate and Other Stories of the Pine Barrens

Author: Larona Homer

Publisher: B B& A Publishers

ISBN: 9780912608266

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 1190


What do Blackbeard the Pirate, an Indian Princess, the Jersey Devil, a black doctor, and a moose named february all have in common? More than you'd probably imagine, unless you kow a great deal about the history and folklore of New Jersey's Pine Barrens. For this mysterious wilderness has over the years been home to a fascinating cast of characters, some of them real and some of them legendary. There are people in the Pines who say that Blackbeard buried his treasure there long ago, and that the horse -faced wingflapping Jersey Devil still roams the woods, blowing the tops off of trees and turning milk sour. The stories about them in this book could have happened.

A Pine Barrens Odyssey

A Naturalist's Year in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey

Author: N.A

Publisher: Plexus Pub

ISBN: 9780937548349

Category: Nature

Page: 277

View: 4298


Pine barrens

Ecosystem and landscape

Author: Richard T.T. Forman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 601

View: 1291


Traumprinzen und Wetterfrösche

Ein Stephanie-Plum-Roman

Author: Janet Evanovich

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641095921

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9415


Wo eine Plum ist, ist auch ein Weg! Stephanie Plum, die meist mit mehr Glück als Können auf Kautionsflüchtlinge Jagd macht, hat mal wieder einen skurrilen Fall: Der geniale Quantenphysiker Martin Munch wird dringend vor Gericht erwartet, nachdem er ein Magnetometer gestohlen haben soll. Doch von Munch fehlt jede Spur. Bereits seit Wochen scheint er wie vom Erdboden verschluckt. Als dann auch noch sein Chef tot aufgefunden wird, nimmt die Sache eine dramatische Wendung. Bei der Suche nach den Hintergründen bekommt es Stephanie mit zwei skurrilen Schwestern, einem merkwürdigen Waldschrat und ein paar Affen zu tun. Gut, dass sie in dem Chaos auf die Hilfe des rätselhaften, aber unwiderstehlichen Diesel zählen kann ...