Hands on the Land: A History of the Vermont Landscape
Author Jan Albers provides a richly illustrated account of the natural, social, economic and political forces that shaped the Vermont landscape, beginning with its geologic history and closing with the issues of modern urban, suburban and rural development. Hands on the Land brings together much of the excellent existing historical and environmental scholarship on the Vermont and New England landscapes, and is useful as reference material as well as reading material.
Albers, Jan. Hands on the Land: A History of the Vermont Landscape. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1999.
Lake Champlain Basin Atlas
The Lake Champlain Basin Atlas, developed by the Lake Champlain Basin Program, includes full-color maps, articles, photographs, a glossary, links and fact sheets, all accessible to upper elementary and middle school students. The Atlas is included in the Resource Kit on CD-ROM.
Atlas available online through the Lake Champlain Basin Program
Lake Champlain's Sailing Canal Boats: An Illustrated Journey From Burlington Bay to the Hudson River
This book is specifically concerned with an historically unique vessel: the Lake Champlain sailing canal boat, designed to navigate open waters as well as canals. Author Arthur Cohn provides a useful historical overview of the history of transportation on the Lake and an invaluable collection of illustrations, including many historic artworks and photographs from private collections.
Cohn, Arthur B. Lake Champlain's Sailing Canal Boats: An Illustrated Journey From Burlington Bay to the Hudson River. Basin Harbor, Vt.: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 2003.
Otter Creek: The Indian Road
A comprehensive history of Otter Creek and the Otter Valley from the pre-settlement period through the present, told through ancedotes, legends and historical records. Chapter V discusses the Crown Point Military Road.
Peterson, James E. Otter Creek: The Indian Road. Salisbury, Vt.: Dunmore House, 1990.
Peterson First Guide to Forests
A condensed version of the Peterson Field Guide introducing young readers to 48 different types of forest habitat in North America.
Kricher, John C. Peterson First Guide to Forests. Peterson, Roger Tory, ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
Peterson First Guide to Mammals of North America
A condensed version of the Peterson Field Guide introducing young readers to 197 common mammals of North America.
Alden, Peter. Peterson First Guide to Mammals of North America. Peterson, Roger Tory, ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
Vermont Quarterly Gazetteer, no. 1, Addison County, July 4, 1860
A reprint of the first volume of Abby Hemenway's Vermont Quarterly Gazetteer, first published in 1860, which later became The Vermont Historical Gazetteer. Hemenway collected twenty-three Addison County town histories by local authors for this volume; histories are arranged in alphabetical order by town name and provide a nineteenth-century perspective on the Lake, Otter Creek and local rivers and streams.
Hall, Dennis Jay, ed. A tribute to Abby Maria Hemenway, 1828-1891, in the reproduction of her works starting with the Vermont quarterly gazetteer, no. 1, Addison County, July 4, 1860, edited and compiled by Abby Maria Hemenway. Jericho, Vt.: Essence of Vermont, 1999.
This Lake Alive!: An Interdisciplinary Handbook for Teaching and Learning About the Champlain Basin
The handbook is a valuable resource for educators, providing a comprehensiveframework and resources for creating an integrated curriculum based in the study of the Champlain Basin. Sections on Geologic History, Geography and History include essays geared toward both adult and student audiences, as well as illustrations, timelines, and classroom activities with supporting resources. Other sections, such as Language Arts and Math, integrate the Lake Champlain Basin curriculum with specific disciplines.
Demarest, Amy. This Lake Alive!: An Interdisciplinary Handbook for Teaching and Learning About the Champlain Basin. Shelburne, Vt.: The Stewardship Institute of Shelburne Farms, 1997.
Items denoted with an eye are excellent sources of illustrations, including artwork, photographs, advertisements, maps, charts and/or diagrams.