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The world of northern evergreens

Author: E C Pielou
Publisher: Ithaca : Comstock Pub. Associates/Cornell University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Global warming and human-driven impacts from logging, natural gas drilling, mining of oil sands, and the development of hydropower increasingly threaten North America's northern forests. These forests are far from being a uniform environment; close inspection reveals that the conifers that thrive there - pines, larches, spruces, hemlocks, firs, Douglas-firs, arborvitaes, false-cypresses, junipers, and yews -
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E C Pielou
ISBN: 9780801477409 0801477409
OCLC Number: 707842849
Description: xii, 155 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Origin of the Evergreen Forests ; Conifers and the Ice Age ; The Advantages of Being Evergreen ; The Advantages of Long-Lived Leaves ; Enduring the Cold --
2. Identifying the Conifers ; How Plants (Including Trees) Are Classified ; The Ten Genera ; The Thirty-Two Species ; Conifer Families --
3. Reproduction of Conifers ; Pollen Cones and Pollen ; Pollination ; A Contrast between Seed Cones and Pollen Cones ; Vegetative Reproduction --
4. The Life and Growth of a Conifer ; Wood ; Cut Stumps and Whole Trees ; Outside the Cambium ; Leaves ; Roots --
5. Broadleafs Growing among the Conifers ; Broadleafs in a Harsh Climate ; Poplars ; Birches ; Alders --
6. Two Kinds of Trees: Conifers and Broadleafs ; The Ancestry of "Trees" ; The Basic Difference between Conifers and Broadleafs ; Gymnosperms Are Woody ; The Speed of Living ; The Architecture of Trees ; Vegetative Reproduction ; The Aroma of Conifers --
7. Life on the Forest Floor ; The Soil ; Forest Flowers ; The Floor of the Boreal Forest ; Valuable Dead Wood and Debris ; Open Water --
8. Parasites on the Conifers ; The Value of Rot and Decay ; Decay Fungi ; Rusts ; Dwarf Mistletoe --
9. Insects and Conifers ; Insects as Feeders ; Beetles ; Caterpillars and Pseudocaterpillars ; Sawflies ; Bugs ; Parasitoids ; Ants and Others --
10. Some Mammals and Birds of the Forest ; Food and Shelter ; Seldom Seen Mammals ; Squirrels and Their Relatives ; A Rodent and a Lagomorph ; Big Herbivores ; Carnivores ; Big Omnivores ; Birds --
11. Natural and Unnatural Interference ; Fire ; Forest Succession ; Snow and Wind ; Air Pollution and Acid Rain ; Logging --
12. The Big Picture ; Forest Regions ; What Controls Which Species Grow Where --
13. Global Warming and the Forests ; The Physics of Climate Change ; How Will Climate Change Affect the Forests ; Fire and the Forests ; Insects, Lightning, Wind, and Snow (Again) ; The Value (If Any) of Predictions.
Responsibility: E.C. Pielou.

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E. C. Pielou introduces the biology of the northern forests and provides a unique invitation to naturalists, ecologists, foresters, and everyone who wants to learn about this unique and threatened  Read more...

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"This handy paperback is not really a classical field guide in the sense of having color plant identification photos with telegraphic descriptions and a waterproof binding. No, it is meant for those Read more...

 
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