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The World of Northern Evergreens

Author : E. C. Pielou
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Praise for the first edition— "This book is guaranteed to enrich the reader's next forest visit."—Library Journal "Pielou's book brings forest ecology to naturalists, bird lovers, hikers, cyclists, canoeists, skiers, mountaineers, and back-country campers."—Seattle Post-Intelligencer "It is E. C. Pielou's contention that evergreen forests... are taken for granted and rarely well understood. To remedy this, the distinguished biogeographer has written a book focusing on the northern evergreen forests. This is a book that many naturalists, both novice and experienced, will read with pleasure and interest."—Canadian Field-Naturalist "Pielou makes a strong, irrefutable, case for the preservation of old-growth forests and wilderness. Anyone who appreciates the outdoors should have this book and take its message to heart."—Forest Planning Canada Global warming and human-driven impacts from logging, natural gas drilling, mining of oil sands, and the development of hydropower increasingly threaten North America's northern forests. These forests are far from being a uniform environment; close inspection reveals that the conifers that thrive there—pines, larches, spruces, hemlocks, firs, Douglas-firs, arborvitaes, false-cypresses, junipers, and yews—support a varied and complex ecosystem. In The World of Northern Evergreens, the noted ecologist E. C. Pielou introduces the biology of the northern forests and provides a unique invitation to naturalists, ecologists, foresters, and everyone living in northern North America who wants to learn about this unique and threatened northern world and the species that make it their home. Through identification keys, descriptions, and life histories of the conifer tree species, the author emphasizes how different these plants are both biologically and evolutionarily from the hardwoods we also call "trees." Following this introduction to the essential conifers, the author's perceptive insights expand to include the interactions of conifers with other plants, fungi, mammals, birds, and amphibians. The second edition, enriched by new illustrations by the author of woodland features and creatures, updates the text to include new topics including mycorrhizal fungi, soil, woodlice, bats, and invasive insects such as the hemlock woolly adelgid. Emphasis is given to the very real human-driven impacts that threaten the species that live in and depend on the vital and complex forest ecosystem. Pielou provides us with a rich understanding of the northern forests in this work praised for its nontechnical presentation, scientific objectivity, and original illustrations.

The Story of a Forest

Author : Robert Kuhn McGregor
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The re-established forests of the Upper Delaware are a living reminder of centuries of both exploitation and good intentions. Emerging after the last glaciation, they were first modified by Native Americans to promote hunting and limited agriculture. The forests began to disappear as European settlers clear-cut farmland and fed sawmills and tanneries. The advent of the railroad accelerated demand and within 30 years industry consumed virtually every mature tree in the valley, leaving barren hillsides subject to erosion and flooding. As unchecked cutting continued, conservation efforts began to save what little remained. A century and a half later, a forest for the 21st century has emerged--an ecological patchwork protected by a web of governmental agencies, yet still subject to danger from humans.

Bulletin

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The Evergreen State Souvenir

Author : James O. Hestwood
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The Art of Beautifying Suburban Home Grounds of Small Extent Illustrated by Upward of Two Hundred Plates and Engravings Etc

Author : Frank Jesup SCOTT
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General Technical Report INT

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Ecology and Management of Larix Forests

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The Explorer

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After the Ice Age

Author : E. C. Pielou
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The fascinating story of how a harsh terrain that resembled modern Antarctica has been transformed gradually into the forests, grasslands, and wetlands we know today. "One of the best scientific books published in the last ten years."—Ottowa Journal "A valuable new synthesis of facts and ideas about climate, geography, and life during the past 20,000 years. More important, the book conveys an intimate appreciation of the rich variety of nature through time."—S. David Webb,Science

Nature Canada

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The World Book Encyclopedia T

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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.

Temperate Forest Biomes

Author : Bernd H. Kuennecke
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Provides an overview of the climate, flora, and fauna of the temperate forest biomes

The Northeast s Changing Forest

Author : Lloyd C. Irland
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In the first book to review the nature, significance, and policy issues of the Northeast's forests for a general audience, Irland tells the story of the changing forests of the nine northeastern states. He reviews their history from the first European settlements to the retreat of farming and forest regrowth in the 20th century.

Mountain Plain and Garden

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The Friendly Evergreens

Author : Loraine L. Kumlien
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Evergreens

Author : Charles Simmons Harrison
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Vocational and Technical Resources for Community College Libraries

Author : Mary Ann Laun
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The World of Plants

Author : Albert Spear Hitchcock
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Forests of the World

Author : Erik Sjögren
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The Rural New Yorker

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