The Changing Nature Of The Maine Woods
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 ...
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: New Hampshire (July 10, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 444486
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“This book is by several ecologists with considerable experience in the northeastern woods, as scientists and teachers. These authors are the "Dream Team" on this subject. Their writing is easy to read and understand, though, and does not drown you ...”
reate 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.