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Colossal Cataract
Colossal Cataract (June 1981)
The Geologic History of Niagara Falls
Irving H. Tesmer - Editor

For the reader who wants to extend appreciation of the “Thunder of Waters” to a deeper knowledge of the geological formation of Niagara Falls, Colossal Cataract is the guide.

In 1975 a group of distinguished American and Canadian geologists agreed to pool their knowledge to write about the geologically fascinating resource they shared. Colossal Cataract is the result of their five-year collaboration t...(Read More)
From Niagara to Montauk
From Niagara to Montauk (June 1981)
The Scenic Pleasures of New York State
C. R. Roseberry - Author

New York State offers a variety of spectacular natural settings—mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, and sea and shore. Provided here is the historical and geologic background necessary for the full enjoyment of these scenic pleasures. Both native and visitor alike will appreciate the local lore surrounding our most fascinating scenic localities, and the geologic information will enhance their delight in each panorama. Included are: Niagara, ...(Read More)
The Hudson
The Hudson (June 1981)
A Guidebook to the River
Arthur G. Adams - Author

This is the first comprehensive guide to the Hudson since the works of Ernest Ingersoll were published in the early 1900s. It arrives to fulfill the need for a new detailed, point-by-point guide to the river from its intersection with the Atlantic to its source in the Adirondacks.

Five possible routes for the traveler are given: directly up the main steamboat channel, road routes on the east and west shor...(Read More)
Cast with Style
Cast with Style (January 1981)
Nineteenth Century Cast-Iron Stoves from the Albany Area, Revised Edition
Tammis K. Groft - Author

Introduction to the influential cast-iron stoves manufactured in Albany and Troy in the nineteenth century.

During the nineteenth century, Albany and Troy manufacturers were considered to be among the largest producers of cast-iron stoves in the world. Stoves made in these two upstate New York cities were renowned for their fine-quality castings and innovations in technology and design. The strategic location of A...(Read More)
The Economic Impact of the Adirondack Park Private Land Use and Development Plan
The Economic Impact of the Adirondack Park Private Land Use and Development Plan (June 1980)
Charles I. Zinser - Author

Study of how land use legislation may be affecting the economy of the Adirondack Park.

The purpose of this book is to assess the nature and degree of impact the Adirondack Park Private Land Use and Development Plan has had upon the economy of the Adirondack Park Region in New York State. This Plan regulates land use on the private areas within the Adirondack Park “blue line,” lands that occupy 60% of ...(Read More)
The Hudson River in Literature
The Hudson River in Literature (June 1980)
An Anthology
Arthur G. Adams - Editor

This lovingly prepared anthology contains an abundance of poems and excerpts from novels and essays describing the Hudson River, work and travel on it, and life alongside it before the twentieth century. Some of these documents are the creations of well-known writers such as Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, William Cullen Bryant, Edgar Allan Poe, and Walt Whitman. Others were written by lesser-known writers whose work has long been ou...(Read More)
The Jarring Interests
The Jarring Interests (January 1979)
New York's Boundary Makers, 1664-1776
Philip J. Schwarz - Author

Examines the process by which most of New York’s modern boundaries were created.

Focusing on the men who fought, schemed, argued, petitioned, and maneuvered at all levels of government to resolve the intercolonial disputes over land in America, the author analyzes the tangled webs of interest involved in the conflicts. These controversies are seen to necessitate the use of all available legal and political ...(Read More)
Reformers in Search of Yesterday
Reformers in Search of Yesterday (June 1976)
Buffalo in the 1890's
Brenda K. Shelton - Author

Reform movements in Buffalo during the 1890s are described in terms of the way the city’s traditional leaders responded to the forces of industrialization, urbanization, and immigration. Thorough documentation provides the reader with details of the diverse ways that prominent Buffalonians tried to solve their contemporary problems.
Ideals and Politics
Ideals and Politics (June 1973)
New York Intellectuals and Liberal Democracy, 1820-1880
Edward K. Spann - Author

Ideals and Politics is a group biography that examines the shifting personal, moral, and intellectual relationships of several prominent Americans from 1820 to 1880. It considers the divergent social visions of William Cullen Bryant, James Fenimore Cooper, William Leggett, Gulian C. Verplanck, Parke Goodwin, and members of the Sedgwick family in an effort to understand various attitudes within a basic liberal democratic ideology, amid the...(Read More)
Nineteenth-Century Houses in Western New York
Nineteenth-Century Houses in Western New York (June 1966)
Jewel H. Conover - Author

The author confesses that she became interested in doing this pictorial study just because she likes nineteenth century architecture. And for this very reason she has composed a scholarly appreciation, rather than a cumbersome technical analysis, that all can read with enjoyment, whatever one's acquaintance with the formal study of architecture. In the introductory chapters she recounts the history of the region and the economic and social back...(Read More)
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