Publisher: University Press of New England
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 581 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 25 mm
A wealth of historical and scientific information. Kennebec Journal"
What is clear after reading the book is that these forests and the landscape of Maine have never been truly stable but have been influenced by natural events some in the deep past and some more recently as well as by the direct and indirect presence of humans. The book is special because, in a single heavily sourced treatment, readers can get an overview of the complex interactions that determine the fate of the forests in this particular spot on the globe." Choice"
Writing such a work as this is nearly a lost art. It is neither a technical monograph aimed at a specialist audience nor a broad primer for a lay audience; nor is it a textbook. A willingness and ability to attempt a multifaceted, multidisciplinary set of stories about a forest region is rare. A fairly extensive rummage of the bookshelf is needed to find peer works. . . . Barton, White, and Cogbill have earned their place on this list. Environmental History"
"Barton's detailed, 304-page text offers a dynamic look at the ever-changing landscape of the state's expansive forests, following its unique evolution over thousands of years. . . . Touching on diverse, in-depth scientific pursuits, Barton's book aims to be a true resource for naturalist and nature lover alike."--Daily Bulldog, Franklin, ME
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