From Coastal Wilderness to Fruited Plain A History of Environmental Change in Temperate North America from 1500 to the Present
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Description: Using land surveys and early travellers' accounts, this book reconstructs the American landscape after European settlement. The degree to which the landscape was altered, as well as the sustainablity of present-day ecosystems are questioned.
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Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/29/1996
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|List of figures|
|List of tables|
|Conversion of English to metric units|
|US state abbreviations|
|Common and scientific names of trees mentioned in the text|
|Photographic essay illustrating the character and the demise of the pre-settlement vegetation of the Northeast and the Midwest|
|Reconstructing the past|
|Nature imposes ...|
|The forest primeval|
|Preservers of the ecological balance wheel|
|Assault upon the forest, part I: the farmer|
|Assault upon the forest, part II: the lumber industry|
|Assault upon the forest, part III: fuel-wood|
|A transported flora|
|An impoverished fauna|
|The legislated landscape|