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
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 700,039
  • 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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