A Century of Forest Resources Education at Penn State: by Henry D. Gerhold

By Henry D. Gerhold

Hundreds of structures, hundreds of thousands of individuals, numerous stories--there's consistently extra to profit approximately Penn country, regardless of how a lot time you have spent there. this is often Penn nation: An Insider's advisor to the collage Park Campus will enlighten an individual with an curiosity within the collage, from vacationing mom and dad to lifelong kingdom university residents.

this is often Penn nation files the wealthy heritage underneath the outside of the Penn kingdom event, providing evidence and figures, essays and anecdotes, vague minutiae, awesome quotations, and a wealth of different information regarding Penn State's previous, current, and destiny. 40 of the University's so much favourite constructions and parts are highlighted, followed by means of greater than a hundred and twenty illustrations, starting from historic images to architectural sketches of constructions no longer but accomplished. Essays by means of veteran Penn Staters Leon Stout, Craig Zabel, and Gabriel Welsch disguise Penn State's background, structure, and altering actual panorama. And if you are looking to get open air and spot the campus firsthand, this can be Penn country is your guidebook to college Park. The 4 precise maps take you on a west-to-east jogging travel of Penn State's constructions, permitting you to appreciate the advance of every quarter of campus.

Over the final a hundred and fifty years, Penn kingdom has been dedicated to scholarship, study, and group carrier. In honor of the University's sesquicentennial and in social gathering of the Press's 50th anniversary, the Penn nation Press is proud to provide this is often Penn nation as its present to every body who feels a reference to "dear outdated State."

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Gave them clothes and names. The man was called Ask [ash tree], the woman Embla [perhaps ‘elm’ or ‘vine’]. ’¹8 After this, Snorri tells of ‘the Yggdrasill, tree of fate, upon which the welfare of the universe seems to depend. ’¹9 This tree is usually identified as an ash tree. But ‘even the great world-tree is subject to attack’: The ash Yggdrasill endures hardship More than men can know, The hart bites its crown, its sides decay, The serpent Nidhogg tears its roots. 46 Forests and Spectacle The Norns tried to preserve the ash Yggdrasill ‘by pouring over its branches water and mud from the Well of Fate.

6 Woods and forests played a complex and central role in medieval romance landscapes. In influential romance texts such as those by the twelfth-century writer Chrétien de Troyes, who first wrote of that exemplar of chivalry Sir Lancelot, the departure of the knight on solitary quests and adventures through the unknown forest is a strong theme. At the court of King Arthur, for example, the knight Yvain flees the tournament at Chester when he is spurned by Lady Laudine. ’ He meets ‘close by a park a lad who had in his hand a bow and five barbed 50 Forests and Spectacle 17 Geertgen tot Sint Jans, John the Baptist in the Wilderness, c.

49 He was later identified as a member of a gang who had taken two bucks and carried them away on a cart on 30 December 1277, and was again imprisoned. 50 The cumbersome forest eyre was replaced by inquisitions in the fourteenth century, but the lists of offenders continue. An inquisition of 29 April 1377 identifies various offenders, including William La Hunte of Astwood, who ‘killed a buck in the place called “Arley” with a bow and arrow’, while Thomas Jakettes with John Mauduyt killed a buck ‘in the wood of the bishop of Worcester’ and ‘carried the flesh away with them’.

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