Forest ecology

Forest Phoenix: How a Great Forest Recovers from Wildfire

Author: 
David Lindenmayer, David Blair, Lachlan McBurney, and Sam Banks
Publisher: 
CSIRO Publishing
Publication Date: 
2010
ISBN: 
978–0–643–10034–3

paper, 114 pp., $34.95

This delightful book explains the effects of a 2009 forest fire in Victoria, with a rich array of photographs before, during, and after the devastating event. The illustrations are supplemented with text by researchers who have decades of experience in these forests, providing insight into the ecological recovery of life in the area.

Volume: 
13
Number: 
3

A Walk in the Deciduous Forest

Author: 
Rebecca L. Johnson
Publisher: 
Minneapolis, Minn.: Carolrhoda Books,
Publication Date: 
2001
ISBN: 
1-575-05155-9

cloth, 48 p., $23.93

This is a delightful, beautifully illustrated and well-written book, taking the reader on a walk through a forest. In the course of the book, basic descriptions are provided about different kinds of trees, explaining their differences, growth and geographic distribution. Along with these explanations, the climate of North America is explained, with descriptions of each biome and the relationships of different animals and plants.

Volume: 
3
Number: 
1

Our Forests, Our Future

Author: 
World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development
Publisher: 
New York: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 
1998
ISBN: 
0-521-66956-1

paper, 205 p., $32.95

The world's forests are being destroyed at an alarming rate. Their vital function in maintaining a habitable planet is being undermined. After holding hearings on five continents, the World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development — composed of 29 members from 24 countries — concluded:

Volume: 
2
Number: 
3
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