Forest Forensics A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape

Forest Forensics  A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape Author Tom Wessels
ISBN-10 9781581578577
Release 2010-09-20
Pages 160
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Take some of the mystery out of a walk in the woods with this new field guide from the author of Reading the Forested Landscape. Thousands of readers have had their experience of being in a forest changed forever by reading Tom Wessels's Reading the Forested Landscape. Was this forest once farmland? Was it logged in the past? Was there ever a major catastrophe like a fire or a wind storm that brought trees down? Now Wessels takes that wonderful ability to discern much of the history of the forest from visual clues and boils it all down to a manageable field guide that you can take out to the woods and use to start playing forest detective yourself. Wessels has created a key—a fascinating series of either/or questions—to guide you through the process of analyzing what you see. You’ll feel like a woodland Sherlock Holmes. No walk in the woods will ever be the same.



Reading the Forested Landscape

Reading the Forested Landscape Author Tom Wessels
ISBN-10 0881504203
Release 1997
Pages 199
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Chronicles the forest in New England from the Ice Age to current challenges



Exploring Stone Walls

Exploring Stone Walls Author Robert Thorson
ISBN-10 0802719260
Release 2009-05-26
Pages 208
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The only field guide to stone walls in the Northeast. Exploring Stone Walls is like being in Thorson's geology classroom, as he presents the many clues that allow you to determine any wall's history, age, and purpose. Thorson highlights forty-five places to see interesting and noteworthy walls, many of which are in public parks and preserves, from Acadia National Park in Maine to the South Fork of Long Island. Visit the tallest stone wall (Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island), the most famous (Robert Frost's mending wall in Derry, New Hampshire), and many more. This field guide will broaden your horizons and deepen your appreciation of New England's rural history.



The Myth of Progress

The Myth of Progress Author Tom Wessels
ISBN-10 9781611684643
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 176
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A provocative critique of Western progress from a scientific perspective



Granite Fire and Fog

Granite  Fire  and Fog Author Tom Wessels
ISBN-10 9781512600452
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 168
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Acadia National Park, on Maine's Mount Desert Island, is among the most popular national parks in the United States. From the road, visitors can experience magnificent vistas of summit and sea, but on a more intimate scale, equally compelling views abound along Acadia's hiking trails. Tom Wessels, an ecologist, naturalist, and avid hiker, attributes the park's popularity-and its unusual beauty-to the unique way in which earth, air, fire, and water-in the form of glacially scoured granite, winter winds, fire, and ocean fog-have converged to create a landscape that can be found nowhere else. In this beautifully illustrated book, Wessels invites readers to investigate the remarkable natural history of Mount Desert Island, along with the unique cultural story it gave rise to. This account of nature, terrain, and human interaction with the landscape will delight those who like to hike these bald summits, ride along the carriage roads, or explore the island's rugged shoreline. Wessels concludes with a guided tour of one of his favorite hikes, a ten-mile loop that will acquaint the reader with the diverse ecosystems described throughout his book.



Common Sense Forestry

Common Sense Forestry Author Hans W. Morsbach
ISBN-10 9781931498210
Release 2002
Pages 229
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Common Sense Forestry relates thirty years' experience of an environmentally conscious woodland owner. Much of the book is devoted to starting a forest and how to maintain it. It answers such questions as: What seedlings to buy? Should your forest be monoculture or a mixed forest? What is the payback for planting and maintaining a forest? Is seeding a good way to start a forest? What kind of seeds work best? Does it pay to hire a consultant? What should he/she do for you? Does it pay to do much maintenance in your forest? How should I prune? Is timberland improvement worthwhile? How, when and whether to thin? How to herbicide and when? Can the damage done to nature by chemicals be justified by the benefits to your seedlings? What are the economics of woodland ownership? Although intended for private woodland owners, the book is used as a classroom text in universities. The book is more practical than technical, yet still imparts knowledge of basic forestry, explaining terms such as succession and shade tolerance and how to apply these concepts in practice. Even sophisticated concepts are covered in plain, non-technical terms.



Native and Naturalized Trees of New England and Adjacent Canada

Native and Naturalized Trees of New England and Adjacent Canada Author Richard M. DeGraaf
ISBN-10 1584655453
Release 2006
Pages 227
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A practical field guide to forest trees of the Northeast



A Natural History of North American Trees

A Natural History of North American Trees Author Donald Culross Peattie
ISBN-10 9781595341679
Release 2013-10-10
Pages 512
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"A volume for a lifetime" is how The New Yorker described the first of Donald Culross Peatie's two books about American trees published in the 1950s. In this one-volume edition, modern readers are introduced to one of the best nature writers of the last century. As we read Peattie's eloquent and entertaining accounts of American trees, we catch glimpses of our country's history and past daily life that no textbook could ever illuminate so vividly. Here you'll learn about everything from how a species was discovered to the part it played in our country’s history. Pioneers often stabled an animal in the hollow heart of an old sycamore, and the whole family might live there until they could build a log cabin. The tuliptree, the tallest native hardwood, is easier to work than most softwood trees; Daniel Boone carved a sixty-foot canoe from one tree to carry his family from Kentucky into Spanish territory. In the days before the Revolution, the British and the colonists waged an undeclared war over New England's white pines, which made the best tall masts for fighting ships. It's fascinating to learn about the commercial uses of various woods -- for paper, fine furniture, fence posts, matchsticks, house framing, airplane wings, and dozens of other preplastic uses. But we cannot read this book without the occasional lump in our throats. The American elm was still alive when Peattie wrote, but as we read his account today we can see what caused its demise. Audubon's portrait of a pair of loving passenger pigeons in an American beech is considered by many to be his greatest painting. It certainly touched the poet in Donald Culross Peattie as he depicted the extinction of the passenger pigeon when the beech forest was destroyed. A Natural History of North American Trees gives us a picture of life in America from its earliest days to the middle of the last century. The information is always interesting, though often heartbreaking. While Peattie looks for the better side of man's nature, he reports sorrowfully on the greed and waste that have doomed so much of America's virgin forest.



A Sierra Club Naturalist s Guide to Southern New England

A Sierra Club Naturalist s Guide to Southern New England Author Neil Jorgensen
ISBN-10 WISC:89031190291
Release 1978
Pages 417
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Identifies characteristic plants and animals in diverse ecological communities in New England, exploring the interrelationships among flora, fauna, and geology



Forest Ecosystems

Forest Ecosystems Author David A. Perry
ISBN-10 9780801888403
Release 2008-06-19
Pages 606
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This acclaimed textbook is the most comprehensive available in the field of forest ecology. Designed for advanced students of forest science, ecology, and environmental studies, it is also an essential reference for forest ecologists, foresters, and land managers. The authors provide an inclusive survey of boreal, temperate, and tropical forests with an emphasis on ecological concepts across scales that range from global to landscape to microscopic. Situating forests in the context of larger landscapes, they reveal the complex patterns and processes observed in tree-dominated habitats. The updated and expanded second edition covers • Conservation• Ecosystem services • Climate change• Vegetation classification• Disturbance• Species interactions• Self-thinning• Genetics• Soil influences• Productivity• Biogeochemical cycling• Mineralization• Effects of herbivory• Ecosystem stability



Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England Author Kenn Kaufman
ISBN-10 9780618456970
Release 2012
Pages 416
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Presents an illustrated field guide to the plants, wildlife, night sky, and natural environments of New England.



Forests and Trees of the Adirondack High Peaks Region

Forests and Trees of the Adirondack High Peaks Region Author Edwin H. Ketchledge
ISBN-10 0935272496
Release 1996
Pages 163
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Forests and Trees of the Adirondack High Peaks Region has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Forests and Trees of the Adirondack High Peaks Region also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Forests and Trees of the Adirondack High Peaks Region book for free.



Naturally Curious Day by Day

Naturally Curious Day by Day Author Mary Holland
ISBN-10 9780811765596
Release 2016-11-07
Pages 384
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This follow-up to Naturally Curious, a National Outdoor Book Award winner, is a day-by-day account of nature observations throughout the year. Daily entries include entertaining and enlightening observations about specific animal or plant activity happening in eastern North America on that date. Set up as a naturalist's journal, entries describe in detail sightings and events in the natural world and are accompanied by stunning color photographs of birds, animals, insects, plants, and more. Essays throughout describe specific events in nature happening during each month, while sidebars supply natural history facts and information pertinent to the topics of the month or the time of year.



The Granite Landscape

The Granite Landscape Author Tom Wessels
ISBN-10 0881505285
Release 2002-09
Pages 208
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Chronicles and illustrates the natural history of North America's granite summits, introducing the origins of granite domes and mountains in Yosemite National Park, New York's Adirondack Mountains, and Maine's Acadia National Park.



The Sierra Club Guide to the Ancient Forests of the Northeast

The Sierra Club Guide to the Ancient Forests of the Northeast Author Bruce Kershner
ISBN-10 1578050669
Release 2004
Pages 276
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Showcases 134 forests across nine northeastern states, offering helpful recommendations on where to go, how to get there, and what to see of approximately 400,000 acres of ancient forests that are still thriving in the region. Original.



Bark

Bark Author Michael Wojtech
ISBN-10 1584658525
Release 2011
Pages 264
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What kind of tree is that? From Maine to New York, you'll never be stumped again with this handy companion to the trees of the Northeast, either out in the woods or in your own backyard.



A Guide to New England s Landscape

A Guide to New England s Landscape Author Neil Jorgensen
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B809597
Release 1971
Pages 256
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A Guide to New England s Landscape has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Guide to New England s Landscape also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Guide to New England s Landscape book for free.