This Land: A Guide to Central National Forests / Edition 1

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Overview


Part armchair travelogue, part guide book, this projected three-volume series—divided into the western, central, and eastern United States—will introduce readers to all 155 national forests across the country. This Land is the only comprehensive field guide that describes the natural features, wildernesses, scenic drives, campgrounds, and hiking trails of our national forests, many of which—while little known and sparsely visited—boast features as spectacular as those found in our national parks and monuments. Each entry includes logistical information about size and location, facilities, attractions, and associated wilderness areas. For about half of the forests, Robert H. Mohlenbrock has provided sidebars on the biological or geological highlights, drawn from the "This Land" column that he has written for Natural History magazine since 1984.

Superbly illustrated with color photographs, botanical drawings, and maps, this book is loaded with information, clearly written, and easy to use.

This volume covers national forests in: Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In 1893, Katherine Lee Bates stood at the summit of Pikes Peak, CO, and was so entranced by the vista stretching before her that she wrote "America the Beautiful." Today, the wide open spaces of the nation's midsection can still be enjoyed in the national forests ranging from Colorado to Minnesota. Here Mohlenbrock, a distinguished professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University, details each forest's natural attractions in a personal, entertaining, and informative style that belies his academic credentials. Place names such as Horsethief Springs, Goodwater Gulch, and Slumgullion Slide recall the area's pioneer history as Mohlenbrock lists ghost towns, abandoned home sites, and weed-covered cemeteries. Color photographs add a professional touch while the many maps, black-and-white photos, and drawings add value. Without preaching, Mohlenbrock distills the essence of each unique forest as he reminds us of our obligation to be stewards of the land. Part of a three-volume series (volumes on Western and Eastern forests are in production), this work is an essential resource for all recreation, natural history, and environmental protection collections. Highly recommended.-Joseph L. Carlson, Allan Hancock Coll., Lompoc, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520239821
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2006
  • Series: This Land
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 405
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author


Robert H. Mohlenbrock is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and Senior Scientist at Biotic Consultants, Inc. Among his many books are You Can Grow Tropical Fruit Trees (1999), Field Guide to North American Trees (1987), Field Guide to North American Wildflowers (1987), and Where Have All the Wildflowers Gone? (1983). Mike Dombeck is Chief Emeritus of the U.S. Forest Service.
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Table of Contents


Preface
Introduction
National Forests in Arkansas
Ouachita
Ouachita Mountains
Border Lands
Ozark
Alum Cove
Blanchard Springs
Magazine Mountain
St. Francis

Crowley's Ridge

National Forests in Colorado

Arapaho

Hoosier Pass

Elk Park

Grand Mesa

Grand Mesa

Gunnison

Slumgullion Slide

Taylor River

Pike

Rio Grande

Roosevelt

Long Lake Fens

Routt

San Isabel

Twin Peaks

San Juan

Umcompahgre

White River

Flat Tops

National Forests in Louisiana

Kisatchie

Kisatchie Hills

National Forests in Minnesota

Chippewa

Superior

National Forests in Missouri

Mark Twain

Grasshopper Hollow

Cupola Pond

Kaintuck Hollow

Slaughter Sink

Indian Creek

Hercules Glade

National Forests in Montana

Beaverhead - Deerlodge

Flathead

Gallatin

Tom Miner Basin

Helena

Kootenai

Lewis and Clark

Lolo

Sheep Mountain Bog

National Forests in Nebraska

Nebraska

Samuel R. McKelvie

National Forests in New Mexico

Carson

Clayton Pass

Cibola

Sandia Cienega

Tajique Canyon

Paxton Cone

Gila

Lincoln

Santa Fe

Canada Bonito

Rio Cebolla

National Forests in South Dakota

Black Hills

Black Hills

National Forests in Texas

Angelina

Boykin Springs Longleaf

Black Branch Barrens

Davy Crockett

Sabine

Mill Creek Cove

Sam Houston

Big Thicket

National Forests in Wyoming

Bighorn

Medicine Wheel

Bridger - Teton

Kendall Warm Springs

Periodic Spring

Custer

Medicine Bow

Shoshone

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