The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods (UNH Non-Series Title)

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The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods is both a fascinating introduction to the forests of Maine and a detailed but accessible narrative of the dynamism of these ecosystems. This is natural history with a long view, starting with an overview of the state's geological history, the reemergence of the forest after glacial retreat, and the surprising changes right up to European arrival. The authors create a vivid picture of Maine forests just before the impact of Euro-Americans and trace the profound transformations since settlement.

Ambitious in its geographic range, this book explores how and why Maine forests differ across the state, from the top of Mount Katahdin to the coast. Through groundbreaking research and engaging narratives, the authors assess key ecological forces such as climate change, insects and disease, nonnative organisms, natural disturbance, and changing land use to create a dramatic portrait of Maine forests—past, present, and future.

This book both synthesizes the latest scientific discoveries regarding the changing forest and relates the findings to an educated lay and academic audience.
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ISBN-13: 9781584658320
ISBN-10: 1584658320
Pagini: 304
Dimensiuni: 156 x 235 x 28 mm
Greutate: 0.58 kg
Ediția: First Edition
Editura: University of New Hampshire Press
Colecția University of New Hampshire Press
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"Barton's detailed, 304-page text offers a dynamic look at the ever-changing landscape of the state's expansive forests, following its unique evolution over thousands of years. . . . Touching on diverse, in-depth scientific pursuits, Barton's book aims to be a true resource for naturalist and nature lover alike."—Daily Bulldog, Franklin, ME

"This book is the single best guide to the Maine Woods since Henry David Thoreau. It is an indispensable resource for scientists, land managers, historians, teachers, students, naturalists, sportsmen, and nature lovers alike."—Bill Roorbach, author of Temple Stream and Big Bend, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award

Notă biografică

ANDREW M. BARTON is a professor of biology at the University of Maine at Farmington. ALAN S. WHITE is a professor of forest ecology at the University of Maine. CHARLES V. COGBILL is a historical ecologist in Vermont.