Forests: A Naturalist's Guide to Trees and Forest Ecology
This compilation offers readers an exciting and interactive hands-on approach to learning about our nation's forests. A timely addition to the highly successful Wiley Nature Editions series, it contains projects for the amateur naturalist that require no special tools or equipment. Separating fact from popular misconceptions, the guide provides a realistic look at the long-term future of forests and surrounding habitats, with discussion of the principle threats to their survival and their ability to adapt.
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