Nature's Temples

The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests
Product Number: EB00690751
Released: Nov 24, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781604697766
Publisher: Timber Press
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Description

"Maloof eloquently urges us to cherish the wildness of what little old-growth woodlands we have left...? Not only are they home to the richest diversity of creatures, but they work hard for humans too." —New York Times Book Review 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.

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Author(s): Joan Maloof
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Nov 16, 2016

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