The Nature of Vermont
Introduction and Guide to a New England Environment New & expanded ed
By (author) Charles W. Johnson
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Nature of Vermont by Charles W. Johnson
Book DescriptionThis expanded edition of an established work offers a generously illustrated natural history set in the context of the state's geologic and human pasts. A broad ecological overview written in engaging narrative for lay readers as well as naturalists, conservationists, and biologists, the book is enhanced with more than 140 photographs, drawings, maps, and diagrams. Also a practical guidebook, it directs people to where they can see what is being discussed, gives current references, and offers a complete directory of conservation organizations in the state. In the new edition, State Naturalist Charles W. Johnson describes many environmental, technological, and cultural changes: more moose and turkey vultures, fewer wood turtles and butternuts; refinement in our thinking about natural communities and endangered species; effects of development, pollution, acid rain, global warming, and invasive non-native species such as zebra mussels and Eurasian water milfoil; urban/rural clashes mirrored in such issues as the Northern Forests and clear-cutting; a sharpening focus on biodiversity, sustainability, and ecosystem management; the rise of conservation biology as a field of study. At the same time, Johnson includes Abenaki stories - Vermont's Native American legacy of respect for and identity with nature - that serve as reminders of how our fortunes are inextricably tied to those of nature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780874518566
(203mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: University Press of New England
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publish Date: 30-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Charles W. Johnson
CHARLES W. JOHNSON is author of Bogs of the Northeast (UPNE, 1985) and numerous articles for magazines such as Orion, Vermont Life, and Appalachia, and contributing author to Smithsonian Guides to Natural America: Northeastern States (1995).
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