Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World: Ecology and Conservation (Paperback)Dominick A. DellaSala (editor)
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Publisher: Island Press
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 599 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 18 mm
--David S. Wilcove "Professor of Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Public Affairs, Princeton University "
"Eloquently written, this valuable compedium should be enjoyed and pondered by a diverse audience ranging from students to policy makers."
"What this book does so well is to describe these precious forests carefully and diligently while not ignoring the threats they face. Often we are confronted with either dull botany or a polemic about deforestation, here we are offered balance and the contributors and publishers are to be congratulated."
"The book certainly functions as an excellent reference for conservationists and ecologists around the world interested in the world's temperate and boreal rainforests and could be used as a textbook in university classes...Overall, this is a well-organized, very readable book on the plight of the earth's temperate and boreal rainforests...It offers hope that these forests can be saved, if not in their original form, at least in some modified form...This volume should be of great value to ecologists, conservationists, forest managers, policymakers, academics, students, and concerned citizens."
"[T]his is the first book to examine such forests at the global level and it does a good job...This is a valuable reference volume for forest scientists; educators; professional resource managers; and other stakeholders engaged in study, management, and policy development for temperate and boreal forest regions...it is the definitive reference to temperate rainforests at the global level."
--Journal of Forestry
"[An] excellent book ... suitable either for a general reader interested in conservation issues or for use in undergraduate courses in ecology or resource conservation ... "
--Natural Areas Journal
"... For any community or college collection focusing on the environment and ecology of forests, Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World is an absolute must."
--Midwest Book Review
"Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World is the first book to bring together leading scientists to describe the ecology and conservation of these lesser-known rainforests in an attempt to place them on par with tropical rainforests in conservation efforts, including those of both the Pacific Coast and inland Northwestern North America, and the Prehumid Boreal and Hemiboreal Forests of Eastern Canada. Written in common language, it offers a global vision rooted in ecological science for all who are concerned about the plight of these remarkable forests."