9780807856994-0807856991-Looking for Longleaf: The Fall and Rise of an American Forest

Looking for Longleaf: The Fall and Rise of an American Forest

ISBN-13: 9780807856994
ISBN-10: 0807856991
Edition: Reprint
Author: Earley, Lawrence S.
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780807856994
ISBN-10: 0807856991
Edition: Reprint
Author: Earley, Lawrence S.
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Earley, Lawrence S. wrote Looking for Longleaf: The Fall and Rise of an American Forest comprising 336 pages back in 2006. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0807856991 and 9780807856994. Since then Looking for Longleaf: The Fall and Rise of an American Forest textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Covering 92 million acres from Virginia to Texas, the longleaf pine ecosystem was, in its prime, one of the most extensive and biologically diverse ecosystems in North America. Today these magnificent forests have declined to a fraction of their original extent, threatening such species as the gopher tortoise, the red-cockaded woodpecker, and the Venus fly-trap. Conservationists have proclaimed longleaf restoration a major goal, but has it come too late?

In Looking for Longleaf, Lawrence S. Earley explores the history of these forests and the astonishing biodiversity of the longleaf ecosystem, drawing on extensive research and telling the story through first-person travel accounts and interviews with foresters, ecologists, biologists, botanists, and landowners. For centuries, these vast grass-covered forests provided pasture for large cattle herds, in addition to serving as the world's greatest source of naval stores. They sustained the exploitative turpentine and lumber industries until nearly all of the virgin longleaf had vanished.

Looking for Longleaf demonstrates how, in the twentieth century, forest managers and ecologists struggled to understand the special demands of longleaf and to halt its overall decline. The compelling story Earley tells here offers hope that with continued human commitment, the longleaf pine might not just survive, but once again thrive.



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