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December 13, 2016

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

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.

Author: Joan Maloof
Hardcover: 200 pages
Publisher: Timber Press (November 16, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1604697288
ISBN-13: 978-1604697285
EPUB 8.30 MB

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