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Saving the World's Deciduous Forests
Ecological Perspectives from East Asia, North America, and Europe

Robert A. Askins

Deciduous forests have been remarkably resilient throughout their history, recovering from major shifts in climate and surviving periods of massive deforestation. But today the world’s great forests confront more ominous threats than ever before. This visionary book is the first to examine forests consisting of oaks, maples, hickories, beeches, chestnuts, birches and ecologically similar animals and plants on three continents—East Asia, Europe, and North America—to reveal their common origin back in time, the ecological patterns they share, and the approaches to conservation that have been attempted on their behalf.

 

Although these forests face common problems, threats due to human activities vary. Different land use and ag...


2014   328 pp.  31 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300166811  $35.00 sc
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