forest forensics a field guide to reading the forested landscape

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Forest Forensics

Author : Tom Wessels
ISBN : 9780881509182
Genre : Nature
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This is a field guide that residents and visitors, landowners and foresters, students and hikers, and anyone who walks in the woods of the Northeast can use to discern the history of virtually any piece of land. What is the evidence: Are trees old or young? Are they standing or have they fallen? Did they snap mid-trunk or tip up with their roots? What is the human footprint on the land - stone walls, open fields - and how has it influenced the landscape? If you ever come across a place so unique, so damaged, or so lovely that it made you wonder how it arrived at that state and what it looked like a hundred years ago, you've finally go the key to deciphering that mystery in Forest Forensics.

Reading The Forested Landscape

Author : Tom Wessels
ISBN : 0881504203
Genre : Nature
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Chronicles the forest in New England from the Ice Age to current challenges

Kaufman Field Guide To Nature Of New England

Author : Kenn Kaufman
ISBN : 9780618456970
Genre : Nature
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Presents an illustrated field guide to the plants, wildlife, night sky, and natural environments of New England.

Exploring Stone Walls

Author : Robert Thorson
ISBN : 0802719260
Genre : Nature
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The only field guide to stone walls in the Northeast. Exploring Stone Walls is like being in Thorson's geology classroom, as he presents the many clues that allow you to determine any wall's history, age, and purpose. Thorson highlights forty-five places to see interesting and noteworthy walls, many of which are in public parks and preserves, from Acadia National Park in Maine to the South Fork of Long Island. Visit the tallest stone wall (Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island), the most famous (Robert Frost's mending wall in Derry, New Hampshire), and many more. This field guide will broaden your horizons and deepen your appreciation of New England's rural history.

Forests In Time

Author : David R. Foster
ISBN : 0300115377
Genre : History
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The Eastern Hemlock, massive and majestic, has played a unique role in structuring northeastern forest environments, from Nova Scotia to Wisconsin and through the Appalachian Mountains to North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. A "foundation species” influencing all the species in the ecosystem surrounding it, this iconic North American tree has long inspired poets and artists as well as naturalists and scientists. Five thousand years ago, the hemlock collapsed as a result of abrupt global climate change. Now this iconic tree faces extinction once again because of an invasive insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid. Drawing from a century of studies at Harvard University’s Harvard Forest, one of the most well-regarded long-term ecological research programs in North America, the authors explore what hemlock’s modern decline can tell us about the challenges facing nature and society in an era of habitat changes and fragmentation, as well as global change.

The Myth Of Progress

Author : Tom Wessels
ISBN : 9781611684162
Genre : Science
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A provocative critique of Western progress from a scientific perspective

Reading The Landscape Of America

Author : May Theilgaard Watts
ISBN : 0912550236
Genre : Science
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In this natural history classic, the author takes the reader on field trips to landscapes across America, both domesticated and wild. She shows how to read the stories written in the land, interpreting the clues laid down by history, culture, and natural forces. A renowned teacher, writer and conservationist in her native Midwest, Watts studied with Henry Cowles, the pioneering American ecologist. She was the first to explain his theories of plant succesion to the general public. Her graceful, witty essays, with charming illustrations by the author, are still relevant and engaging today, as she invites us to see the world around us with fresh eyes.

Trees Of The Eastern And Central United States And Canada

Author : William M. Harlow
ISBN : 9780486138268
Genre : Nature
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Best one-volume guide to 140 trees. Full descriptions, woodlore, range, more. Over 600 illustrations. Handy size.

Common Sense Forestry

Author : Hans W. Morsbach
ISBN : 9781931498210
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 52. 49 MB
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Common Sense Forestry relates thirty years' experience of an environmentally conscious woodland owner. Much of the book is devoted to starting a forest and how to maintain it. It answers such questions as: What seedlings to buy? Should your forest be monoculture or a mixed forest? What is the payback for planting and maintaining a forest? Is seeding a good way to start a forest? What kind of seeds work best? Does it pay to hire a consultant? What should he/she do for you? Does it pay to do much maintenance in your forest? How should I prune? Is timberland improvement worthwhile? How, when and whether to thin? How to herbicide and when? Can the damage done to nature by chemicals be justified by the benefits to your seedlings? What are the economics of woodland ownership? Although intended for private woodland owners, the book is used as a classroom text in universities. The book is more practical than technical, yet still imparts knowledge of basic forestry, explaining terms such as succession and shade tolerance and how to apply these concepts in practice. Even sophisticated concepts are covered in plain, non-technical terms.

The Granite Landscape

Author : Tom Wessels
ISBN : 0881505285
Genre : Nature
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Chronicles and illustrates the natural history of North America's granite summits, introducing the origins of granite domes and mountains in Yosemite National Park, New York's Adirondack Mountains, and Maine's Acadia National Park.

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