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  1. Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See: A New Vision of North America's Richest Forest
    Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See: A New Vision of North America's Richest Forest
    Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See: A New Vision of North America's Richest Forest
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  2. Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See: A New Vision of North America's Richest Forest

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Longleaf forests once covered 92 million acres from Texas to Maryland to Florida. These grand old-growth pines were the "alpha tree" of the largest forest ecosystem in North America and have come to define the southern forest. But logging, suppression of fire, destruction by landowners, and a complex web of other factors reduced those forests so that longleaf is now found only on 3 million acres. Fortunately, the stately tree is enjoying a resurgence of interest, and longleaf forests are once again spreading across the South. Blending a compelling narrative by writers Bill Finch, Rhett Johnson, and John C. Hall with Beth Maynor Young's breathtaking photography, Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See invites readers to experience the astounding beauty and significance of the majestic longleaf ecosystem.
The authors explore the interactions of longleaf with other species, the development of longleaf forests prior to human contact, and the influence of the longleaf on southern culture, as well as ongoing efforts to restore these forests. Part natural history, part conservation advocacy, and part cultural exploration, this book highlights the special nature of longleaf forests and proposes ways to conserve and expand them.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Brand: The University of North Carolina Press
EAN
9780807835753
Edition
1
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
0807835757
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
Label
The University of North Carolina Press
Manufacturer
The University of North Carolina Press
MPN
illustrations
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
192
PartNumber
illustrations
PublicationDate
2012-10-22
Publisher
The University of North Carolina Press
Studio
The University of North Carolina Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

The photography and the text are from all over the world of longleaf pine. If you don't have much interest in management or history, you can enjoy what must be the best travelogue of the longleaf world. The photos are splendid, worth the price of the book. Forests, even open, grassy ones (or grasslands with trees), are not easy to photograph, especially when they are burning.

For many southerners, not to mention people from elsewhere, this book is a great introduction to what little is left of a once-vast world, now so shrunken as to be utterly unfamiliar. Only some sites are visitable, and many of those are under-appreciated. We don't see much tourism to see pitcher plants flowering in spring in the Florida panhandle and Alabama, one of the great botanical sights of North America. I wish people would come visit.

I think the book has missed the southernmost longleaf, on the Lake Wales Ridge of central Florida. One tiny site, Polk County's Crooked Lake... Read more
We have established the Westernmost Longleaf Pine Sanctuary and promote the protection of all remaining old growth longleaf pines on the planet.

This book is an excellent way to learn about these wonderful and abused trees.

George H. Russell
President
The Ethician Foundation
Excellent history and the current restoration of the Longleaf Pine community in the Southeast. The photography is outstanding and goes a long way in providing the reader with a pictorial history of the Longleaf Pine and its importance to its dependent wildlife ecosystem as well as the human involvement.
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