Wild Acadia – Photos and Essays about New England’s Favorite National Park

Wild Acadia was named a top photo book of 2007 by Shutterbug Magazine. Acadia National Park may be our favorite place in New England (we even named our daughter Acadia,) so this coffee table book was a labor of love.
The book’s opening chapter 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 Acadia National Park. 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.”
Wild Acadia is published by the University Press of New England. It is a 9″ x 9″ hardcover book with 125 color and black & white photos, and sells for $19.95 + $3.95 shipping and handling. Signed by Jerry and Marcy.
“Jerry and Marcy Monkman offer a personal and beautiful exploration of Acadia National Park. Their passion for the land and its nature is clearly and wonderfully communicated through the book’s words and photographs.” — Rob Sheppard, editor, Outdoor Photographer
“The rich images—from a macroscopic detail of lichen to a bird’s-eye view of the rugged coastline—show us that the park is much, much more than a network of carriage roads on Mount Desert Island.”  —Yankee

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