This Land (Google eBook)

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University of California Press, May 28, 2006 - SCIENCE - 438 pages
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Part armchair travelogue, part guide book, this projected three-volume series divided into the western, central, and eastern United States will introduce readers to all 155 national forests across the country. "This Land "is the only comprehensive field guide that describes the natural features, wildernesses, scenic drives, campgrounds, and hiking trails of our national forests, many of which while little known and sparsely visited boast features as spectacular as those found in our national parks and monuments. Each entry includes logistical information about size and location, facilities, attractions, and associated wilderness areas. For about half of the forests, Robert H. Mohlenbrock has provided sidebars on the biological or geological highlights, drawn from the "This Land" column that he has written for "Natural History "magazine since 1984. Superbly illustrated with color photographs, botanical drawings, and maps, this book is loaded with information, clearly written, and easy to use. This volume covers national forests in: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
  

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Contents

NATIONAL FORESTS IN ALABAMA 1
1
NATIONAL FORESTS IN FLORIDA 19
19
NATIONAL FORESTS IN GEORGIA 55
55
NATIONAL FOREST IN ILLINOIS 71
71
NATIONAL FOREST IN INDIANA 96
96
NATIONAL FOREST IN KENTUCKY 107
107
NATIONAL FORESTS IN MICHIGAN 119
119
NATIONAL FORESTS IN MISSISSIPPI 161
161
NATIONAL FOREST IN PUERTO RICO 267
267
NATIONAL FORESTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA 281
281
NATIONAL FOREST IN TENNESSEE 298
298
NATIONAL FOREST IN VERMONT 307
307
NATIONAL FORESTS IN VIRGINIA 315
315
NATIONAL FOREST IN WEST VIRGINIA 345
345
NATIONAL FORESTS IN WISCONSIN 362
362
ART CREDITS
373

NATIONAL FOREST IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND MAINE 190
190
NATIONAL FOREST IN NEW YORK 209
209
NATIONAL FORESTS IN NORTH CAROLINA 213
213
NATIONAL FOREST IN OHIO 245
245
NATIONAL FOREST IN PENNSYLVANIA 254
254

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Page x - No public forest reservation shall be established, except to improve and protect the forest within the reservation, or for the purpose of securing favorable conditions of water flows, and to furnish a continuous supply of timber for the use and necessities of citizens of the United States...
Page 405 - Group of the Species Survival Commission of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and is on the Board of Directors of the Center for Plant Conservation.
Page ix - ... civilized off the face of the earth," — our forests, not to hold the king's game merely, but to hold and preserve the king himself also, the lord of creation, — not for idle sport or food, but for inspiration and our own true re-creation?
Page ix - Congress passed an act donating the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the state of California, to be held for public use, resort and recreation, inalienable for all time.
Page xiii - Research Natural Areas are part of a national network of ecological areas designated in perpetuity for research and education and/or to maintain biological diversity on National Forest System lands," states the Forest Service manual.
Page xiii - Ternes, then the editor of Natural History magazine, published by the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

About the author (2006)

Robert H. Mohlenbrock is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and Senior Scientist at Biotic Consultants, Inc. Among his many books are "You Can Grow Tropical Fruit Trees "(1999), "Field Guide to North American Trees "(1987), "Field Guide to North American Wildflowers "(1987), and "Where Have All the Wildflowers Gone? "(1983). Mike Dombeck is Chief Emeritus of the U.S. Forest Service.

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