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Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Countryman Pr
Publication date May 30, 1999
Pages 200
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780881504200
ISBN-10 0881504203
Dimensions 0.50 by 8.50 by 7.75 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $21.95
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Summary
A portrait of New England's forests chronicles their development from the pre-colonial era to the present through a study of natural patterns, explaining how readers can come to understand landscape mysteries by exploring animal habitats, the growths of native trees, and the disappearance of specific natural elements. Reissue.
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Landscape is much more than scenery to be observed or even terrain to be traveled, as this fascinating and many-layered book vividly shows us. Etched into the land is the history of how we have inhabited it, the storms and fires that have shaped it, and its response to these and other changes.

An intrepid sleuth and articulate tutor, Wessels teaches us to read a landscape the way we might solve a mystery. What exactly is the meaning of all those stone walls in the middle of the forest? Why do beech and birch trees have smooth bark when the bark of all other northern species is rough? How do you tell the age of a beaver pond and determine if beavers still live there? Why are pine trees dominant in one patch of forest and maples in another? What happened to the American chestnut? Turn to this book for the answers, and no walk in the woods will ever be the same. 60 black-and-white etchings and illustrations

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780881503784
 
With Brian D. Cohen (other contributor) | from Countryman Pr (April 1, 1997)
9780881503784 | details & prices | 199 pages | 9.50 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Landscape is much more than scenery to be observed or even terrain to be traveled, as this fascinating and many-layered book vividly shows us.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780881504200
 
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Reprint edition from Countryman Pr (May 30, 1999)
9780881504200 | details & prices | 200 pages | 8.50 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $21.95
About: Chronicles the forest in New England from the Ice Age to current challenges

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