Eastern Old-Growth Forests: Prospects for Rediscovery and Recovery / Edition 2

Eastern Old-Growth Forests: Prospects for Rediscovery and Recovery / Edition 2

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by Mary Byrd Davis
     
 

<p>Eastern Old-Growth Forests is the first book devoted exclusively to old growth throughout the East. Authoritative essays from leading experts examine the ecology and characteristics of eastern old growth, explore its history and value-both ecological and cultural- and make recommendations for its preservation.<p>The book provides a thorough over-view of the… See more details below

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<p>Eastern Old-Growth Forests is the first book devoted exclusively to old growth throughout the East. Authoritative essays from leading experts examine the ecology and characteristics of eastern old growth, explore its history and value-both ecological and cultural- and make recommendations for its preservation.<p>The book provides a thorough over-view of the importance of old growth in the East including its extent, qualities, and role in wildlands restoration. It will serve a vital role in furthering preservation efforts by making eastern old-growth issues better known and understood.

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ISBN-13:
9781559634090
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Edition description:
1
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Contents

About Island Press,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Foreword,
Preface,
Part I - Introduction,
Chapter 1 - Definitions and History,
Chapter 2 - Extent and Location,
Part II - Biological and Cultural Values,
Chapter 3 - Using Lichens to Assess Ecological Continuity in Northeastern Forests,
Chapter 4 - Biodiversity in the Herbaceous Layer and Salamanders in Appalachian Primary Forests,
Chapter 5 - The Importance of Old Growth to Carnivores in Eastern Deciduous Forests,
Chapter 6 - Functional Roles of Eastern Old Growth in Promoting Forest Bird Diversity,
Chapter 7 - Old-Growth Spirituality,
Chapter 8 - Old-Growth Forests: A Native American Perspective,
Part III - Identification,
Chapter 9 - Black Growth and Fiddlebutts: The Nature of Old-Growth Red Spruce,
Chapter 10 - Old-Growth Forests of Southern New England, New York, and Pennsylvania,
Chapter 11 - Old Growth in the Great Lakes Region,
Chapter 12 - Central Mesophytic Forests,
Chapter 13 - Old-Growth Oak and Oak-Hickory Forests,
Chapter 14 - Old Growth in Southeastern Wetlands,
Chapter 15 - Longleaf Pine Forest, Going, Going, ...,
Part IV - Preservation and Restoration,
Chapter 16 - Identification and Protection of Old Growth on State-Owned Land in Minnesota,
Chapter 17 - National Forests in the Eastern Region: Land Allocation and Planning for Old Growth,
Chapter 18 - The Nature Conservancy's Preservation of Old Growth,
Chapter 19 - Cook Forest State Park: Reflections of a Preservationist,
Chapter 20 - Landscape Heterogeneity of Hemlock—Hardwood Forest in Northern Michigan,
Chapter 21 - The Restoration of Old Growth: Why and How,
Chapter 22 - Tree Rings and Ancient Forest History,
Chapter 23 - How Much Old Growth Is Enough?,
Afterword - Future Old Growth,
Glossary,
Contributors,
Index,
Island Press Board of Directors,

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