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Saving the world's deciduous forests : ecological perspectives from East Asia, North America, and Europe

Author: Robert A Askins
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
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Deciduous forests have been remarkably resilient throughout their history, recovering from major shifts in climate and surviving periods of massive deforestation. But today the world's great forests confront more ominous threats than ever before. This visionary book is the first to examine forests consisting of oaks, maples, hickories, beeches, chestnuts, birches and ecologically similar animals and plants on three  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Askins
ISBN: 9780300167405 0300167407
OCLC Number: 943505351
Description: 1 online resource (online resource (xviii, 307 s.)) : illustrations, kart
Contents: 1. Parallel worlds : spring forests in New England and Kyoto --
2. Origins of the deciduous forest --
3. Deciduous forests after the arrival of people --
4. Decline of natural forests and the invention of sustainable forestry --
5. Giant trees and forest openings --
6. Forest islands and the decline of forest birds --
7. Missing wolves and the decline of forests --
8. The global threat of rapid climate change --
9. Another global threat: transport of species between continents --
10. Blending conservation strategies from three continents.
Responsibility: Robert A. Askins.
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