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Natures Temples

Natures Temples

Author: Maloof, Joan
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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.
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General Fields

  • : 9781604697285
  • : Timber Press, Incorporated
  • : Timber Press, Incorporated
  • : 0.362874
  • : November 2016
  • : .75 Inches X 5.38 Inches X 8.38 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Maloof, Joan
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 333.75
  • : 200