Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Stone by Stone - 04 edition

Stone by Stone (ISBN10: 0802776876; ISBN13: 9780802776877)
ISBN13: 978-0802776877
ISBN10: 0802776876

Summary: There once may have been 250,000 miles of stone walls in America's Northeast, stretching farther than the distance to the moon. They took three billion man-hours to build. And even though most are crumbling today, they contain a magnificent scientific and cultural story--about the geothermal forces that formed their stones, the tectonic movements that brought them to the surface, the glacial tide that broke them apart, the earth that held them for so long, and about ...show morethe humans who built them.

Stone walls tell nothing less than the story of how New England was formed, and in Robert Thorson's hands they live and breathe. ''The stone wall is the key that links the natural history and human history of New England,'' Thorson writes. Millions of years ago, New England's stones belonged to ancient mountains thrust up by prehistoric collisions between continents. During the Ice Age, pieces were cleaved off by glaciers and deposited--often hundreds of miles away--when the glaciers melted. Buried again over centuries by forest and soil buildup, the stones gradually worked their way back to the surface, only to become impediments to the farmers cultivating the land in the eighteenth century, who piled them into ''linear landfills,'' a place to hold the stones. Usually the biggest investment on a farm, often exceeding that of the land and buildings combined, stone walls became a defining element of the Northeast's landscape, and a symbol of the shift to an agricultural economy.

Stone walls layer time like Russian dolls, their smallest elements reflecting the longest spans, and Thorson urges us to study them, for each stone has its own story. Linking geological history to the early American experience, Stone by Stone presents a fascinating picture of the land the Pilgrims settled, allowing us to see and understand it with new eyes. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Walker & Company
Published: 03/01/2004
International: No



List Price: $16.00
Used  Currently Sold Out
New  Currently Sold Out
Rental $9.99
Due back 05/29/2015
Rental
Save $6.01 (38%)
  • Free return shipping
  • In stock
  • 21-day satisfaction guarantee
CDs or access codes may not be included
Marketplace sellers starting at $1.99

30 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Stone by Stone
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (30)  |  New (15)  |  Like New (2)  |  Very Good (6)  |  Good (5)  |  Acceptable (2)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$13.31
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
Big Hearted Books
Sharon, MA
Seller Rating: 4.14
Fair This item is listed as acceptable and has probably been well used. It could have considerable writing or highlighting throughout but is still usable and has been priced accordingly. Please do n ...show moreot buy if you are expecting a perfect copy. It has a couple more reads left before its time to be recycled. We ship within 1 business day and offer no hassle returns. Big Hearted Books shares its profits with schools, churches and non-profit groups throughout New England. Thank you for your support! ...show less
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
HippoBooks-DB
Toledo, OH
Seller Rating: 4.5
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Big Hearted Books
Sharon, MA
Seller Rating: 4.14
Good
$3.58
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
AwesomeBooksUSA
Valley Cottage, NY
Seller Rating: 4.34
01/03/2004 Paperback Used-Good Book in good or better condition. Dispatched same day from US or UK warehouse.
$3.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
CheaperReader
Atlanta, GA
Seller Rating: 4.4
PAPERBACK Good 0802776876 covers and corners may show shelf wear used books may be missing software and or codes. spirals will show more wear because of nature of book.
$4.50
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Books End NY
Syracuse, NY
Seller Rating: 4.83
2004 Trade paperback Very Good+ 0802776876. 1 x 7.7 x 5.4 Inches; 304 pages.
$4.54
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
SellBackYourBook
Aurora, IL
Seller Rating: 4.47
0802776876 Brand new, Never used! All day low prices, buy from us sell to us we do it all!!
$4.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Victoria's Books CA
Berkeley, CA
Seller Rating: 4.81
2004 Trade paperback Illustrated. Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 287 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
$4.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
LikeNew
Book Closeouts
Buffalo, NY
Seller Rating: 4.68
GREAT Bargain Book Deal - like new - some may have small remainder mark - Ships out by NEXT Business Day - 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!
$6.50
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Northshire Bookstore VT
Manchester Center, VT
Seller Rating: 4.97
Softcover Very good
Page:   1     2     3     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close