The Resource From coastal wilderness to fruited plain : a history of environmental change in temperate North America, 1500 to the present, Gordon G. Whitney

From coastal wilderness to fruited plain : a history of environmental change in temperate North America, 1500 to the present, Gordon G. Whitney

Label
From coastal wilderness to fruited plain : a history of environmental change in temperate North America, 1500 to the present
Title
From coastal wilderness to fruited plain
Title remainder
a history of environmental change in temperate North America, 1500 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Gordon G. Whitney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Coastal Wilderness to Fruited Plain is an account of the making of a large part of the American landscape following European settlement. Drawing upon land surveys records and early travelers' accounts, Dr Whitney reconstructs the 'virgin' forests and grasslands of the northeastern and central United States during the presettlement period. He then documents successively the clearance and fragmentation of the region's woodlands, the harvest of the forest and its game, the plowing of prairies and the draining of wetlands." "The native American, the trapper, the farmer and the lumberman all benefited from the land and its resources. The degree to which their activities altered the soil, climate, flora, fauna and water cycles of the region, and in the process gave rise to modern forest, farm and urban ecosystems, forms the core of the book. This well-illustrated and referenced work should be of interest to all those concerned about the sustainability of ecosystems, and the imprint of the past on the contemporary landscape."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitney, Gordon Graham
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GF503
LC item number
.W53 1994
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
GF503.W53
NAL item number
1994
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Landscape changes
  • Nature
  • Biotic communities
  • Paysage
  • Homme
  • Écosystèmes
  • Biotic communities
  • Landscape changes
  • Nature
  • Ontbossing
  • Ontginning
  • Landinrichting
  • Environnement
  • Paysage
  • Nature
  • Écosystèmes
  • Umweltveränderung
  • Landschaftsentwicklung
  • United States
  • Nordamerika
  • Gemäßigte Zone
Label
From coastal wilderness to fruited plain : a history of environmental change in temperate North America, 1500 to the present, Gordon G. Whitney
Link
https://archive.org/details/fromcoastalwilde0000whit
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 338-443) 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
  • Assault upon the forest. Part III. Fuelwood
  • Predatory agriculture
  • Grassland agriculture
  • Forest influences
  • A transported flora
  • An impoverished fauna
  • The legislated landscape
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Reconstructing the past
  • Nature imposes ...
  • The forest primeval
  • Preservers of the ecological balance wheel
  • European precedents
  • Assault upon the forest. Part I. The farmer
  • Assault upon the forest. Part II. The lumber industry
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 451 pages
Isbn
9780521394529
Lccn
93029701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28632556
  • (OCoLC)ocm28632556
Label
From coastal wilderness to fruited plain : a history of environmental change in temperate North America, 1500 to the present, Gordon G. Whitney
Link
https://archive.org/details/fromcoastalwilde0000whit
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 338-443) 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
  • Assault upon the forest. Part III. Fuelwood
  • Predatory agriculture
  • Grassland agriculture
  • Forest influences
  • A transported flora
  • An impoverished fauna
  • The legislated landscape
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Reconstructing the past
  • Nature imposes ...
  • The forest primeval
  • Preservers of the ecological balance wheel
  • European precedents
  • Assault upon the forest. Part I. The farmer
  • Assault upon the forest. Part II. The lumber industry
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 451 pages
Isbn
9780521394529
Lccn
93029701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28632556
  • (OCoLC)ocm28632556

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