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The Resource The world of northern evergreens, E.C. Pielou

The world of northern evergreens, E.C. Pielou

Label
The world of northern evergreens
Title
The world of northern evergreens
Statement of responsibility
E.C. Pielou
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Global warming and human-driven impacts from logging, natural gas drilling, mining of oil sands, and the development of hydropower increasingly threaten North America's northern forests. These forests are far from being a uniform environment; close inspection reveals that the conifers that thrive there - pines, larches, spruces, hemlocks, firs, Douglas-firs, arborvitaes, false-cypresses, junipers, and yews - support a varied and complex ecosystem. In The World of Northern Evergreens, the noted ecologist E. C. Pielou introduces the biology of the northern forests and provides a unique invitation to naturalists, ecologists, foresters, and everyone living in northern North America who wants to learn about this unique and threatened northern world and the species that make it their home
  • The second edition, enriched by new illustrations by the author of woodland features and creatures, updates the text to include new topics including mycorrhizal fungi, soil, woodlice, bats, and invasive insects such as the hemlock woolly adelgid. Emphasis is given to the very real human-driven impacts that threaten the species that live in and depend on the vital and complex forest ecosystem. Pielou provides us with a rich understanding of the northern forests in this work praised for its nontechnical presentation, scientific objectivity, and original illustrations."--pub. desc
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-2016
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pielou, E. C.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conifers
  • Evergreens
  • Forest ecology
Target audience
general
Label
The world of northern evergreens, E.C. Pielou
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Origin of the Evergreen Forests ; Conifers and the Ice Age ; The Advantages of Being Evergreen ; The Advantages of Long-Lived Leaves ; Enduring the Cold -- 2. Identifying the Conifers ; How Plants (Including Trees) Are Classified ; The Ten Genera ; The Thirty-Two Species ; Conifer Families -- 3. Reproduction of Conifers ; Pollen Cones and Pollen ; Pollination ; A Contrast between Seed Cones and Pollen Cones ; Vegetative Reproduction -- 4. The Life and Growth of a Conifer ; Wood ; Cut Stumps and Whole Trees ; Outside the Cambium ; Leaves ; Roots -- 5. Broadleafs Growing among the Conifers ; Broadleafs in a Harsh Climate ; Poplars ; Birches ; Alders -- 6. Two Kinds of Trees: Conifers and Broadleafs ; The Ancestry of "Trees" ; The Basic Difference between Conifers and Broadleafs ; Gymnosperms Are Woody ; The Speed of Living ; The Architecture of Trees ; Vegetative Reproduction ; The Aroma of Conifers -- 7. Life on the Forest Floor ; The Soil ; Forest Flowers ; The Floor of the Boreal Forest ; Valuable Dead Wood and Debris ; Open Water -- 8. Parasites on the Conifers ; The Value of Rot and Decay ; Decay Fungi ; Rusts ; Dwarf Mistletoe -- 9. Insects and Conifers ; Insects as Feeders ; Beetles ; Caterpillars and Pseudocaterpillars ; Sawflies ; Bugs ; Parasitoids ; Ants and Others -- 10. Some Mammals and Birds of the Forest ; Food and Shelter ; Seldom Seen Mammals ; Squirrels and Their Relatives ; A Rodent and a Lagomorph ; Big Herbivores ; Carnivores ; Big Omnivores ; Birds -- 11. Natural and Unnatural Interference ; Fire ; Forest Succession ; Snow and Wind ; Air Pollution and Acid Rain ; Logging -- 12. The Big Picture ; Forest Regions ; What Controls Which Species Grow Where -- 13. Global Warming and the Forests ; The Physics of Climate Change ; How Will Climate Change Affect the Forests ; Fire and the Forests ; Insects, Lightning, Wind, and Snow (Again) ; The Value (If Any) of Predictions
Control code
21269722
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xii, 155 pages
Isbn
9780801477409
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011011639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The world of northern evergreens, E.C. Pielou
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Origin of the Evergreen Forests ; Conifers and the Ice Age ; The Advantages of Being Evergreen ; The Advantages of Long-Lived Leaves ; Enduring the Cold -- 2. Identifying the Conifers ; How Plants (Including Trees) Are Classified ; The Ten Genera ; The Thirty-Two Species ; Conifer Families -- 3. Reproduction of Conifers ; Pollen Cones and Pollen ; Pollination ; A Contrast between Seed Cones and Pollen Cones ; Vegetative Reproduction -- 4. The Life and Growth of a Conifer ; Wood ; Cut Stumps and Whole Trees ; Outside the Cambium ; Leaves ; Roots -- 5. Broadleafs Growing among the Conifers ; Broadleafs in a Harsh Climate ; Poplars ; Birches ; Alders -- 6. Two Kinds of Trees: Conifers and Broadleafs ; The Ancestry of "Trees" ; The Basic Difference between Conifers and Broadleafs ; Gymnosperms Are Woody ; The Speed of Living ; The Architecture of Trees ; Vegetative Reproduction ; The Aroma of Conifers -- 7. Life on the Forest Floor ; The Soil ; Forest Flowers ; The Floor of the Boreal Forest ; Valuable Dead Wood and Debris ; Open Water -- 8. Parasites on the Conifers ; The Value of Rot and Decay ; Decay Fungi ; Rusts ; Dwarf Mistletoe -- 9. Insects and Conifers ; Insects as Feeders ; Beetles ; Caterpillars and Pseudocaterpillars ; Sawflies ; Bugs ; Parasitoids ; Ants and Others -- 10. Some Mammals and Birds of the Forest ; Food and Shelter ; Seldom Seen Mammals ; Squirrels and Their Relatives ; A Rodent and a Lagomorph ; Big Herbivores ; Carnivores ; Big Omnivores ; Birds -- 11. Natural and Unnatural Interference ; Fire ; Forest Succession ; Snow and Wind ; Air Pollution and Acid Rain ; Logging -- 12. The Big Picture ; Forest Regions ; What Controls Which Species Grow Where -- 13. Global Warming and the Forests ; The Physics of Climate Change ; How Will Climate Change Affect the Forests ; Fire and the Forests ; Insects, Lightning, Wind, and Snow (Again) ; The Value (If Any) of Predictions
Control code
21269722
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xii, 155 pages
Isbn
9780801477409
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011011639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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