Urban Forests

A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape
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Product Number: Z100147627
Released: Apr 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781977353948
Narrator/s: Coleen Marlo
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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As nature's largest and longest-lived creations, trees play an extraordinarily important role in our cities; they are living landmarks that define space, cool the air, soothe our psyches, and connect us to nature and our past. Today, four-fifths of Americans live in or near urban areas, surrounded by millions of trees of hundreds of different species. Despite their ubiquity and familiarity, most of us take trees for granted and know little of their fascinating natural history or remarkable civic virtues. Jill Jonnes's Urban Forests tells the captivating stories of the founding mothers and fathers of urban forestry, in addition to those arboreal advocates presently using the latest technologies to illuminate the value of trees to public health and to our urban infrastructure. The book examines such questions as the character of American urban forests and the effect that tree-rich landscaping might have on commerce, crime, and human well-being. For amateur botanists, urbanists, environmentalists, and policymakers, Urban Forests will be a revelation of one of the greatest, most productive, and most beautiful of our natural resources.

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Author(s): Jill Jonnes
Original Publish Date: Apr 02, 2019

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Author(s): Jill Jonnes
Product Number EB00635049
Released: Sep 27, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101632130

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