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Reading the Forested Landscape

A Natural History of New England

Landscape is much more than scenery to be observed or even terrain to be traveled, as this fascinating and many-layered book vividly shows us. Etched into the land is the history of how we have inhabited it, the storms and fires that have shaped it, and its response to these and other changes.

Author(s)

Tom Wessels

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An intrepid sleuth and articulate tutor, Wessels teaches us to read a landscape the way we might solve a mystery. What exactly is the meaning of all those stone walls in the middle of the forest? Why do beech and birch trees have smooth bark when the bark of all other northern species is rough? How do you tell the age of a beaver pond and determine if beavers still live there? Why are pine trees dominant in one patch of forest and maples in another? What happened to the American chestnut? Turn to this book for the answers, and no walk in the woods will ever be the same. 60 black-and-white etchings and illustrations

Additional Information

Author Tom Wessels
About the Author Tom Wessels is an ecologist and the author of Reading the Forested Landscape and Forest Forensics. He is the director of the Environmental Biology program at Antioch New England Graduate School.
Region Berkshires, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern New England, Rhode Island, Southern New England, Vermont, White Mountains
Activity Conservation/Natural History
Publisher Countryman Press
Edition Reprint Edition (September 20, 2005)
Format Paperback
Dimensions 0.5 x 8.9 x 7.9 inches, 200 pages
ISBN-13 9780881504200

About the Author

Tom Wessels is an ecologist and the author of Reading the Forested Landscape and Forest Forensics. He is the director of the Environmental Biology program at Antioch New England Graduate School.