V. F. Thomas Co.
P. O. Box 84 - Hulls Cove, Maine  04644
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All of the material posted on this website is for the free use of anyone who wishes to use it, with the requirement that no one using this material will ever charge anyone for access to it, either online or in print or in any other form.


LIVING ON THE EDGE
A guide to Tide Pool Animals, Seaweeds, and Seaside plants. For more information or to order, please click here.
ANCESTRAL PLANTS, VOLUME 2
This book by Arthur Haines covers more than 100 species of plants, with at least two color photographs for each species, and has introductory chapters (different from those in volume 1) to provide important information for those interested in foraging, herbal medicine, and wildcrafting. For more information or to place an order, please click here.


BOTANICAL LATIN
BOTANICAL LATIN
Here you will find
   an introductory page for botanical Latin lessons (11 so far, but with more to come),
   a concordance of all botanical Latin words used by Linnaeus in his diagnoses in Species Plantarum (1753) for all species except lichens, algae, and fungi (which will be added soon), and
   a list of links to translations of Latin descriptions and diagnoses.


NATURAL HISTORY
The former MAINE NATURAL HISTORY PROJECT is now curated by Maine Natural History Observatory.


MOUNT DESERT ISLAND CULTURAL HISTORY
MOUNT DESERT ISLAND CULTURAL HISTORY PROJECT
Cultural history in the sense used on this website is what is commonly called just “history”. Here the adjective “cultural” is used to distinguish the history of humans from “natural history”, usually the study of the activity of non-human organisms.

These web pages focus on the cultural history of Mount Desert Island, usually following the arrival of the first settlers of European descent. Because Cranberry Isles was originally part of the town of Mount Deert (along with Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and Tremont), some of its cultural history is included in some of these pages.