Nature's Temples

The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests

Author: Joan Maloof

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697768

Category: Nature

Page: 200

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“Maloof eloquently urges us to cherish the wildness of what little old-growth woodlands we have left. . . . Not only are they home to the richest diversity of creatures, but they work hard for humans too.” —New York Times Book Review An old-growth forest is one that has formed naturally over a long period of time with little or no disturbance from humankind. They are increasingly rare and largely misunderstood. In Nature’s Temples, Joan Maloof, the director of the Old-Growth Forest Network, makes a heartfelt and passionate case for their importance. This evocative and accessible narrative defines old-growth and provides a brief history of forests. It offers a rare view into how the life-forms in an ancient, undisturbed forest—including not only its majestic trees but also its insects, plant life, fungi, and mammals—differ from the life-forms in a forest manipulated by humans. What emerges is a portrait of a beautiful, intricate, and fragile ecosystem that now exists only in scattered fragments. Black-and-white illustrations by Andrew Joslin help clarify scientific concepts and capture the beauty of ancient trees.

The Art of Managing Longleaf

A Personal History of the Stoddard-Neel Approach

Author: Leon Neel,Paul S. Sutter,Albert G. Way

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820344133

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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Greenwood Plantation in the Red Hills region of southwest Georgia includes a rare one-thousand-acre stand of old-growth longleaf pine woodlands, a remnant of an ecosystem that once covered close to ninety million acres across the Southeast. The Art of Managing Longleaf documents the sometimes controversial management system that not only has protected Greenwood's “Big Woods” but also has been practiced on a substantial acreage of the remnant longleaf pine woodlands in the Red Hills and other parts of the Coastal Plain. Often described as an art informed by science, the Stoddard-Neel Approach combines frequent prescribed burning, highly selective logging, a commitment to a particular woodland aesthetic, intimate knowledge of the ecosystem and its processes, and other strategies to manage the longleaf pine ecosystem in a sustainable way. The namesakes of this method are Herbert Stoddard (who developed it) and his colleague and successor, Leon Neel (who has refined it). In addition to presenting a detailed, illustrated outline of the Stoddard-Neel Approach, the book—based on an extensive oral history project undertaken by Paul S. Sutter and Albert G. Way, with Neel as its major subject—discusses Neel's deep familial and cultural roots in the Red Hills; his years of work with Stoddard; and the formation and early years of the Tall Timbers Research Station, which Stoddard and Neel helped found in the pinelands near Tallahassee, Florida, in 1958. In their introduction, environmental historians Sutter and Way provide an overview of the longleaf ecosystem's natural and human history, and in his afterword, forest ecologist Jerry F. Franklin affirms the value of the Stoddard-Neel Approach.

An Environmental History of the World

Humankind's Changing Role in the Community of Life

Author: J. Donald Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134777736

Category: Science

Page: 280

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An Environmental History of the World is a concise history, from Ancient to Modern times, of the interaction between human societies and the other forms of life that inhabit our planet. This original work follows a chronological path through the history of mankind, in relationship to ecosystems around the world. Each chapter concentrates on a general period in human history which has been characterised by large scale changes in the relationship of human societies to the biosphere, and gives three case-studies that illustrate the significant patterns occurring at that time. Little environmental or historical knowledge is assumed from the reader in this introduction to environmental history.

A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Author: Christopher M. Nichols,Nancy C. Unger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118913973

Category: History

Page: 528

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A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era presents a collection of new historiographic essays covering the years between 1877 and 1920, a period which saw the U.S. emerge from the ashes of Reconstruction to become a world power. The single, definitive resource for the latest state of knowledge relating to the history and historiography of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Features contributions by leading scholars in a wide range of relevant specialties Coverage of the period includes geographic, social, cultural, economic, political, diplomatic, ethnic, racial, gendered, religious, global, and ecological themes and approaches In today’s era, often referred to as a “second Gilded Age,” this book offers relevant historical analysis of the factors that helped create contemporary society Fills an important chronological gap in period-based American history collections

Federal Lands and Families Protection Act

hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks, and Forests of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, first session, on S. 1156 ... August 1, 1991

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks, and Forests

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 291

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The Hutchinson encyclopedia

Author: (Oxford) Helicon Publishing Ltd,Jane Anson,Michael Broers,Roger Tritton,Helicon Publishing Ltd. Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781859862889

Category: Reference

Page: 1204

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The Enduring Vision

A History of the American People to 1877

Author: Paul S. Boyer

Publisher: D C Heath & Company

ISBN: 9780669427097

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Columbia Gazetteer of the World: P to Z

Author: Saul Bernard Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gazetteers

Page: 4390

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A geographical encyclopedia of world place names contains alphabetized entries with detailed statistics on location, name pronunciation, topography, history, and economic and cultural points of interest.

Orion

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

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