9780805014914-0805014918-Hidden Forest : Biography of an Ecosystem

Hidden Forest : Biography of an Ecosystem

ISBN-13: 9780805014914
ISBN-10: 0805014918
Edition: 1
Author: Luoma, Jon R.
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
Format: Hardcover 228 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780805014914
ISBN-10: 0805014918
Edition: 1
Author: Luoma, Jon R.
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
Format: Hardcover 228 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Luoma, Jon R. wrote Hidden Forest : Biography of an Ecosystem comprising 228 pages back in 1999. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0805014918 and 9780805014914. Since then Hidden Forest : Biography of an Ecosystem textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Hidden deep in the Oregon woods is a majestic, wild, and ancient place known to a generation of scientists as the Andrews Experimental Forest. The Andrews represents one of the most important, yet overlooked, scientific endeavors of our time: the long-term, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary study of a single contained ecosystem. Here, for the first time, researchers from an enormous range of disciplines - botanists, entomologists, wildlife ecologists, soil biologists, and others - have assembled to literally write the biography of an ecosystem - to examine the role of every working element in the life of the forest. "Here," says Jon Luoma, "in the shadows of this woods, in its rivulets and streams, under its soil, and high overhead, they have discovered a hidden forest."
This tour de force of natural-history writing reveals how such a careful, concentrated study can bring about profound changes in our understanding and appreciation of the delicate balances of the natural world. In this case, the wealth of new information is pointing the way to a wholly new approach to forest management. On a larger scale, the book underlines the importance of making such whole-ecosystem studies a top national and international priority, as they may be our best hope for understanding how to protect and nurture a sustainable environment.

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