Nature's Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests

Nature's Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests

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An old-growth forest is one that has formed naturally over a long period of time with little or no disturbance from humankind. They are increasingly rare and largely misunderstood. In Nature’s Temples, Joan Maloof, the director of the Old-Growth Forest Network, makes a heartfelt and passionate case for their importance. This evocative and accessible narrative defines old-growth and provides a brief history of forests. It offers a rare view into how the life-forms in an ancient, undisturbed forest - including not only its majestic trees but also its insects, plant life, fungi, and mammals - differ from the life-forms in a forest manipulated by humans. What emerges is a portrait of a beautiful, intricate, and fragile ecosystem that now exists only in scattered fragments. Black-and-white illustrations by Andrew Joslin help clarify scientific concepts and capture the beauty of ancient trees.

ISBN: 9781604697285

Published Date: November 16, 2016

Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated

Language: English

Page Count: 200

Size: 8.58" l x 5.47" w x 0.79"