New PDF release: America's Natural Places: East and Northeast

By Donelle Nicole Dreese

ISBN-10: 0313353123

ISBN-13: 9780313353123

ISBN-10: 0313353131

ISBN-13: 9780313353130

America's common locations: East and Northeast examines over 50 of the main brilliant and critical components of this area, with each one access describing the significance of the world, the natural world that it helps, threats to the survival of the area, and what's being performed to guard it. prepared by means of country in the quantity, this paintings informs readers concerning the big variety of typical parts around the east and northeast and identifies areas that could be close to them that reveal the significance of maintaining such areas.

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The Nanticoke River watershed is 725,000 acres and includes a mix of freshwater tidal wetlands and brackish wetlands. The river and its watershed are under threat due to incompatible farming practices, sewage, and the clear-cutting of trees, which removes an important means of filtration for the water as it seeps down into the soil. The high degree of development in the watershed region also promotes polluted runoff after rain and storms as the water travels over concrete and eventually drains into the Chesapeake Bay.

Weather and progressing root systems also helped to create the arch formation.

It took a long time for English settlement to gain a foothold in Kentucky because of the Appalachian Mountain Range to the east that formed a barrier between Kentucky and the states to the east, but settlers found their way to the region down the Ohio River or through the Cumberland Gap. There are some places in the state that still beckon these earlier times, particularly in the eastern mountain region. In an essay titled “An Entrance to the Woods,” Wendell Berry wrote of the Red River Gorge: “There are haunted places, or at least it is easy to feel haunted in them, alone at nightfall.

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