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The World Of Northern Evergreens

Author : E. C. Pielou
ISBN : 9780801463044
Genre : Nature
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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.
Category: Nature

The Story Of A Forest

Author : Robert Kuhn McGregor
ISBN : 9781476665917
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Taxonomy And Ecology Of Woody Plants In North American Forests

Author : James S. Fralish
ISBN : 0471161586
Genre : Science
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Thorough, detailed dendrological coverage of North American trees, shrubs, and vines This comprehensive field guide/procedural handbook provides extraordinarily detailed descriptions of trees, shrubs, and vines of North American forests. Written at a more detailed level than most field guides, it introduces basic taxonomic concepts and methods and explains the rationale behind taxonomic classification systems. Entries include Latin and common names for each species as well as physical descriptions at various levels of maturity and for different seasons. Also noted are regional and state distributions, soil conditions, cover types, shade tolerances, and common diseases and pests. This remarkably thorough and reliable reference includes: * Detailed descriptions of more than 800 species * Hundreds of additional varieties and cultivars * 550 exquisitely detailed line drawings of leaves, bark, fruit, and seeds * Broad coverage of commercial and noncommercial species * An emphasis on the silvical features of each species * A unique section on forest community ecology and cover types * The new North American Classification System Well-organized and practical, this authoritative guide is an immensely useful resource for foresters, wildlife and field biologists, naturalists, environmental scientists, and land managers.
Category: Science

Native And Cultivated Conifers Of Northeastern North America

Author : Edward A. Cope
ISBN : 0801493609
Genre : Nature
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This useful manual provides a means for easy identification of the native and cultivated conifers of northeastern North America. The territory covered is roughly eastern Canada and the northeastern fourth of the United States, from Maine south to the southern border of Pennsylvania, west to Kansas, and north to North Dakota. Because it includes so many cultivated species, the book treats the great majority of conifers found in the western United States and Europe as well. Twenty-seven genera and 130 species are included. --William Burk, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Biology Library, E-Streams, Vol. 5, No. 8, August 2002
Category: Nature

The Explorer

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ISBN : MINN:31951D00072935K
Genre : Natural history
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Category: Natural history

The Ecozones Of The World

Author : Jü rgen Schultz
ISBN : 3540200142
Genre : Nature
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This abundantly illustrated book provides a fundamental introduction to the ecological zones of the geosphere. The revised edition includes more than 70 new figures and tables, plus detailed maps of agricultural regions and soil classification. A large number of new Anglo-American ecological studies are included, along with a discussion of the correlation between northern ecosystems and the carbon dioxide balance in the global atmosphere.
Category: Nature

Nature Canada

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00965253Y
Genre : Natural history
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Category: Natural history

The World Book Encyclopedia

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ISBN : UOM:39015042567035
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Sagas Of The Evergreens

Author : Frank H. Lamb
ISBN : UOM:39015006887379
Genre : Evergreens
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Category: Evergreens

Trees And Shrubs Of The United States

Author : Elbert Luther Little
ISBN : MINN:319510028227617
Genre : Agriculture
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Selected references have been compiled for identification of the United States of wild and cultivated trees, shrubs, and woody vines, together known as woody vines. This bibliography of more than 470 titles lists general references as well as those of special geographic regions, all 50 States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam. The period covered is the interval from 1950 to 1975, but many older publications are cited. Special lists include bibliographies, check lists, atlases, references for genera and families, cultivated woody plants, identification in winter, and seeds and seedlings. There is an index to authors.
Category: Agriculture

Primates Of The World

Author : Jaclyn H. Wolfheim
ISBN : 3718601907
Genre : Social Science
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First Published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Social Science

Plants Gardens

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924052809518
Genre : Gardening
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Category: Gardening

Man And The Earth

Author : Joseph Bixby Hoyt
ISBN : CORNELL:31924014456937
Genre : Antropo-Geografía
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Category: Antropo-Geografía

Feasting Free On Wild Edibles

Author : Bradford Angier
ISBN : 0811727548
Genre : Nature
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This practical guide to North American edible plants explains where to find them, when and how to gather them, and how to prepare them. Detailed drawings and descriptions allow for accurate identification of each plant discussed. Over 500 seeds, flowers, fruits, leaves, stems and roots are included.
Category: Nature

Tree Of Salvation

Author : G. Ronald Murphy
ISBN : 9780199948611
Genre : Literary Criticism
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G. Ronald Murphy offers an insightful examination of the lasting significance of Yggdrasil in northern Europe, showing that the tree's image persisted not simply through its absorption into descriptions of Christ's crucifix, but through recognition by the newly converted Christians of the truth of their new religion in the images of their older faith.
Category: Literary Criticism

Discovering The World Of Geography Grades 6 7

Author : Myrl Shireman
ISBN : 9781580377904
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explore the world with students in grades 6–7 using Discovering the World of Geography. This 128-page book helps students use geographical knowledge and skills to interpret and analyze data. This text covers topics including political geography, populations, climates of the hemispheres, agriculture, and natural resources. The book presents information through activities such as maps, charts, diagrams, and graphs that support National Geography Standards. The book also includes assessments and answer keys.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

1001 Questions Answered About Trees

Author : Rutherford Platt
ISBN : 9780486167817
Genre : Nature
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Fascinating, fact-filled reference provides detailed data about age, size, and weight; suggestions for identifying trees, what trees to look for in certain states, much more. Over 100 illustrations, 21 photographs.
Category: Nature


Author : Clifford Beck
ISBN : 0368264041
Genre : Fiction
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Evergreen is a small logging town in northern Maine. Out-of-the-way from the flow of tourists, the townspeople number only to a few thousand. But, Evergreen holds a dark secret, one that has isolated it from the rest of the world. Now, as Bobby and Katie, two of evergreens teenagers, begin investigating what has lay dormant in the town for decades, it falls to Christine, the towns sheriff, to keep them out of trouble. In the meantime, Katie's widowed father, Tom, has begun a passionate romance with Christine, One that seems to hold a promising future. But has winter closes in, the teens decide that their curiosity can only be satisfied by entering the old house in the woods, that is the source of Evergreens dark secret. By the time Bobby and Katie discover the evil that has, for so many years, lived within its walls, it is too late. And the town has, once again, become a victim of something brought to life by dark means.
Category: Fiction