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

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

Paperback, 200pp, 5.5 x 8.5, 9781604697285, 2016
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“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.

Specifications

Format:
Paperback
Pages:
200pp
Dimensions:
5.5 x 8.5
ISBN-13:
9781604697285
Author:
Joan Maloof
Supplier/Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Date Added:
October 2017
Published Date:
2016