Nature Guide to the Northern Forest: Exploring the Ecology of the Forests of New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine

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Part field guide, part natural history narrative, The Northern Forest will help you identify and understand the complex influences that shape the flora and fauna of northern New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine woods. Readable and enlightening, this book explores topics such as human’s influence on the history of the wild, adaptation of species at high elevations, the turning of the seasons, winter, and climate change. Includes illustrations and photographs to help ...

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Overview

Part field guide, part natural history narrative, The Northern Forest will help you identify and understand the complex influences that shape the flora and fauna of northern New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine woods. Readable and enlightening, this book explores topics such as human’s influence on the history of the wild, adaptation of species at high elevations, the turning of the seasons, winter, and climate change. Includes illustrations and photographs to help readers identify plants and animals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934028421
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
  • Publication date: 10/19/2010
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 805,451
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

       I.  Reading the Landscape:  The Influence of Nature and Human Culture on a Forested Countryside

                        Emerging from an Ice Age

                        When the north wind blows

                        Forest for the taking

                        Plant succession: A land in transition

                        The changing fortunes of animal populations

      II.  Plant Communities of the Adirondacks and Northern New England

                        Spruce-fir woodlands

                        Heath bogs

                        Northern hardwood forests

    III.  Pattern and Adaptation at High Elevation

                        Dealing with disturbance

                        The limits to tree growth

                        Life in high places

                        Patterns in stone

    IV.  Turning Seasons:  Purpose and Promise Behind Autumn’s Changing Colors

                        The need to disperse                

                        High-stakes migration

                        Laying in stores

                        When a leaf falls in the forest

                        Life below zero

      V.  Six Months of Winter

                        The importance of snow

                        Three ways to stay on top

    VI.   Climate in Question

                        Does history repeat itself?

                        How good are climate projections, and what do they tell us?

                        The future of the northern forest:  Who are the winners, who are the losers?      

 

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