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The rain forests of home : profile of a North American bioregion

Author: Peter K Schoonmaker; Bettina Von Hagen; Edward C Wolf
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book brings together a diverse array of thinkers--conservationists, community organizers, botanists, anthropologists, zoologists, Native Americans, ecologists, and others--to present a multilayered, multidimensional portrait of the coastal temperate rain forest and its people. Joining natural and social science perspectives, the book provides readers with a valuable understanding of the region's natural and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rain forests of home.
Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1997
(DLC) 96032773
(OCoLC)35115017
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter K Schoonmaker; Bettina Von Hagen; Edward C Wolf
ISBN: 9781610913379 161091337X
OCLC Number: 605930609
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 431 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Oceanography of the Eastern North Pacific / David K. Salmon --
Climate of the coastal temperate rain forest / Kelly Redmond and George Taylor --
Influence of geological processes on ecological systems / David R. Montgomery --
Vegetation from ridgetop to seashore / Paul Alaback and Jim Pojar --
Terrestrial vertebrates / Fred L. Bunnell and Ann C. Chan-McLeod --
Streams and rivers : their physical and biological variability / Robert J. Naiman and Eric C. Anderson --
Terrestrial/marine ecotone / Charles A. Simenstad, Megan Dethier, Colin Levings, and Douglas Hay --
Pacific salmon : life histories, diversity, productivity / Willa Nehlsen and James A. Lichatowich. Environmental history / Richard J. Hebda and Cathy Whitlock --
Pre-European history / Wayne Suttles and Kenneth Ames --
Traditional ecological knowledge / Nancy J. Turner --
"Great raincoast" : the legacy of European settlement / William G. Robbins --
Economic and demographic transition on the Oregon coast / Hans D. Radtke, Shannon W. Davis, Rebecca L. Johnson, and Kreg Lindberg --
From ecosystem dynamics to ecosystem management / Ken Lertzman, Tom Spies, and Fred Swanson --
Vision for conservation-based development in the rain forests of home / Peter K. Schoonmaker, Bettina von Hagen, and Erin L. Kellogg.
Other Titles: Rainforests of home
Responsibility: edited by Peter K. Schoonmaker, Bettina von Hagen, and Edward C. Wolf ; foreword by M. Patricia Marchak and Jerry F. Franklin.

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The book brings together a diverse array of thinkers--conservationists, community organizers, botanists, anthropologists, zoologists, Native Americans, ecologists, and others--to present a multilayered, multidimensional portrait of the coastal temperate rain forest and its people. Joining natural and social science perspectives, the book provides readers with a valuable understanding of the region's natural and human history, along with a vision of its future and strategies for realising that vision. It offers for the first time a unified description of the characteristics, history, culture, economy, and ecology of the coastal temperate rain forest. It is essential reading for anyone who lives in or cares about the region.

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