Woodlands (eBook, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Author: Oliver Rackham
Publisher: London : Collins, 2006.
Series: New naturalist, 100.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This guide explores the significance and history of woodlands on the British landscape. Reconstructing British woodland, it investigates what woods are and how they function. It describes the basic botany, and features an outline of woodland history, pollen analysis and wildwood.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rackham, Oliver.
(DLC) 2007386202
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Rackham
ISBN: 9780007405640 0007405642
OCLC Number: 877091540
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 609 pages) : color illustrations, maps
Contents: Stuart Max Walters 1920-2005 --
Author's foreword and acknowledgements --
1. The constant spring : what trees and woods are and how they behave --
2. Some less familiar properties of trees : roots, partnerships, longevity, tree rings, sap-sucking, fire --
3. Outline of woodland history --
4. Pollen analysis and wildwood --
5. Wildwood into woodland --
6. Of wood-pasture and savanna --
7. Archives of woodland and how to study them --
8. Archaeology and land-forms of woodland and wood-pasture --
9. Pictures and photographs --
10. Woodland in the field : evidence of present soils, trees and vegetation --
11. Uses of wood and timber : reconstructing the woods from buildings, hurdles and ships --
12. Ancient-woodland plants and other creatures --
13. Wild and planted trees --
14. Some types of woodland : lowland zone --
15. Some types of woodland : highland zone and Ireland --
16. Caledonian pinewoods --
17. Environment, pathology and ecology : damage, disease, defoliation --
18. Modern forestry : its rise and fall --
19. Modern forestry : its legacy. Plantations as ecosystems --
20. On investigating a wooded forest : Blackmoor --
21. Experiments and long-term observations --
22. The recent past and the future --
References --
Bibliography --
Series Title: New naturalist, 100.
Responsibility: Oliver Rackham.


The 100th volume of the prestigious New Naturalist series, written by one of Britain's best-known naturalists, explores the significance and history of woodlands on the British landscape  Read more...


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'Rackham has been a great champion for real woods and against the endless postwar conifer plantations - a campaign now largely won. Here he is writing not as a conservationist, but simply to share Read more...

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