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Description - From Coastal Wilderness to Fruited Plain by Gordon G. Whitney

From Coastal Wilderness to Fruited Plain is an account of the making of the American landscape following European settlement. It starts with "virgin" forests and grasslands of the central and northeastern United States, and successively documents 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, the climate, the natural plant and animal communities, and the water cycle is examined here.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521576581
ISBN-10: 052157658X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Pages: 488
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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From Coastal Wilderness to Fruited Plain by Gordon G. Whitney
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