New England Forests Through Time

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New England Forests Through Time by Foster, David R., 9780674003446
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  • ISBN: 9780674003446 | 0674003446
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/2000

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Over the past three hundred years New EnglandUs landscape has been transformed. The forests were cleared; the land was farmed intensively through the mid-nineteenth century and then was allowed to reforest naturally as agriculture shifted west. Today, in many ways the region is more natural than at any time since the American Revolution. This fascinating natural history is essential background for anyone interested in New EnglandUs ecology, wildlife, or landscape. In New England Forests through Time these historical and environmental lessons are told through the world-renowned dioramas in HarvardUs Fisher Museum. These remarkable models have introduced New EnglandUs landscape to countless visitors and have appeared in many ecology, forestry, and natural history texts. This first book based on the dioramas conveys the phenomenal history of the land, the beauty of the models, and new insights into nature.

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