Wild Acadia A Photographic Journey to New England’s Oldest National Park
Authors: Jerry & Marcy Monkman
Publisher/Date: University Press of New England (c. 2007) 1st Printing.
Format/Condition: New hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 107 pages. Dimensions: 9.25 x 9.25 x 0.6 inches. Profusely illustrated with gorgeous color photographs and some in black-and-white.
Description: Gloriously illustrated with color photos (up to 17 × 9 inches) of headlands, foaming surf, sandy and stony beaches, windswept outcroppings, tranquil ponds, mossy glens, stands of pine and birch, autumn streams, lush blooms, and rosy sunsets, this is a verbal and visual tribute to Maine's Acadia National Park. The book explores the history of the region from its volcanic beginnings to the time when Native Americans first settled there, the rise of tourism, and the establishment of the national park, New England's oldest and most visited.
Using historical photos paired with contemporary interpretations of the same scenes, Wild Acadia expertly illustrates how the park has changed during the last 100 years. The other chapters—“Shorelines,” “Forests,” and “Granite Domes”—document the spectacular beauty of Acadia while exploring the themes of wilderness, solitude, and overcrowding. In words and pictures, the Monkman's breathtaking work captures the moods and glories of Acadia in all its magnificence: lush, rugged, delicate, vital. With gorgeous panoramic views and close-ups of entrancing details, the authors validate the honor bestowed on them by the Northern Forest Alliance for “vision and excellence in chronicling the story of the Northern Forest.”