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Photo: Gathering sap from sugar trees for
making maple syrup.
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Tapping into Spring: the Art & Science of Maple Sugaring
A comprehensive guide from Fred Stoss and David J. Bertuca at SUNY Buffalo Libraries.


Nearing, Helen, and Scott Nearing. The maple sugar book: being a plain practical account of the art of sugaring designed to promote an acquaintance with the ancient as well as the modern practise, together with remarks on the art of pioneering as a way of living in the twentieth century. New York, J. Day Co., 1950. 271 p.
   Bibliography: p. 265-268.

Lawrence, James, and Rux Martin. Sweet maple: life, lore and recipes from the sugarbush. Montpelier, VT, Vermont Life; Shelburne, VT, Chapters, c1993. 223 p.
   Bibliography: p. 216-218.
   TX767.M3L38 1993

Rossignol, Paul. Nature’s sweetness: pure maple syrup. Topsham, ME, Sweet Books Pub. Co., c2002. 93 p.
   TP395.R67 2002

Willits, C. O., and Claude H. Hills. Maple sirup producers manual. Washington, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1976.
   Bibliography: p. 128-136.
   S21.A37 no. 134


Corbin, Devin. Keeping time. American scholar, v. 73, Spring 2004: 49-58. AP2.A4572

Kalm, Pehr. Peter Kalm’s description of how sugar is made from various types of trees in North America. Esther Louise Larsen, translator. Agricultural history, v. 13, July 1939: 149-156.
   Beskrifning hum socker gores uti Novia America. English.
   First published in the Kongl. vetenskaps academiens handlinger, 1751.
   Also available as a monograph.

Compiled by Alison P. Kelly, March, 2005

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