Nature Guide to the Northern Forest: Exploring the Ecology of the Forests of New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine by Peter MarchandNature Guide to the Northern Forest: Exploring the Ecology of the Forests of New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine by Peter Marchand

Nature Guide to the Northern Forest: Exploring the Ecology of the Forests of New York, New…

byPeter Marchand

Paperback | October 19, 2010

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Part field guide, part natural history narrative, The Northern Forest will help you identify and understand the complex influences that shape the flora and fauna of northern New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine woods. Readable and enlightening, this book explores topics such as human's influence on the history of the wild, adaptation of species at high elevations, the turning of the seasons, winter, and climate change. Includes illustrations and photographs to help readers identify plants and animals.

Title:Nature Guide to the Northern Forest: Exploring the Ecology of the Forests of New York, New…Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Appalachian Mountain Club BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1934028428

ISBN - 13:9781934028421

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Table of Contents

Preface

I. Reading the Landscape: The Influence of Nature and Human Culture on a Forested Countryside

Emerging from an Ice Age

When the north wind blows

Forest for the taking

Plant succession: A land in transition

The changing fortunes of animal populations

II. Plant Communities of the Adirondacks and Northern New England

Spruce-fir woodlands

Heath bogs

Northern hardwood forests

III. Pattern and Adaptation at High Elevation

Dealing with disturbance

The limits to tree growth

Life in high places

Patterns in stone

IV. Turning Seasons: Purpose and Promise Behind Autumn's Changing Colors

The need to disperse

High-stakes migration

Laying in stores

When a leaf falls in the forest

Life below zero

V. Six Months of Winter

The importance of snow

Three ways to stay on top

VI. Climate in Question

Does history repeat itself?

How good are climate projections, and what do they tell us?

The future of the northern forest: Who are the winners, who are the losers?