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Eastern Old-Growth Forests Prospects for Rediscovery and Recovery

ISBN-10: 155963409X

ISBN-13: 9781559634090

Edition: 2nd 1996

Authors: Mary Byrd Davis, John Davis, Steve Comers, Charles Schaadt, Anthony Cook

List price: $45.00
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Eastern Old-Growth Forestsis the first book devoted exclusively to old growth throughout the East. Authoritative essays from leading experts examine the ecology and characteristics of eastern old growth, explore its history and value -- both ecological and cultural -- and make recommendations for its preservation.The book provides a thorough overview of the importance of old growth in the East including its extent, qualities, and role in wildlands restoration. It will serve a vital role in furthering preservation efforts by making eastern old-growth issues better known and understood.
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 4/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Definitions and History
Extent and Location
Using Lichens to Assess Ecological Continuity in Northeastern Forests
Biodiversity in the Herbaceous Layer and Salamanders in Appalachian Primary Forests
The Importance of Old Growth to Carnivores in Eastern Deciduous Forests
Functional Roles of Eastern Old Growth in Promoting Forest Bird Diversity
Old-Growth Spirituality
Old-Growth Forests: A Native American Perspective
Black Growth and Fiddlebutts: The Nature of Old-Growth Red Spruce
Old-Growth Forests of Southern New England, New York, and Pennsylvania
Old Growth in the Great Lakes Region
Central Mesophytic Forests
Old-Growth Oak and Oak-Hickory Forests
Old Growth in Southeastern Wetlands
Longleaf Pine Forest, Going, Going,...
Identification and Protection of Old Growth on State-Owned Land in Minnesota
National Forests in the Eastern Region: Land Allocation and Planning for Old Growth
The Nature Conservancy's Preservation of Old Growth
Cook Forest State Park: Reflections of a Preservationist
Landscape Heterogeneity of Hemlock-Hardwood Forest in Northern Michigan
The Restoration of Old Growth: Why and How
Tree Rings and Ancient Forest History
How Much Old Growth Is Enough?
Afterword: Future Old Growth
Glossary
Contributors
Index