The Forests of Michigan, Revised Ed.

The Forests of Michigan, Revised Ed.

by Donald I. Dickmann, Larry A. Leefers

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Overview


Completely revised and updated, this new edition of The Forests of Michigan takes a comprehensive look at the natural history, ecology, management, economic importance, and use of the rich and varied forests that cover about half of Michigan's 36.3 million acres. The book explores how the forests regrew after the great Wisconsin glacier began to recede over 12,000 years ago, and how they recovered from the onslaught of unrestrained logging and wildfire that, beginning in the mid-1800s, virtually wiped them out. The emphasis of the book is on long-term efforts to sustain the state’s forests, with a view of sustainability that builds not only upon the lessons learned from native peoples' attitude and use of trees, but also on the latest scientific principles of forest ecology and management. Generously illustrated and written in an engaging style, The Forests of Michigan sees the forest and the trees, offering both education and delight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780472036530
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 07/28/2016
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 521,073
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Donald I. Dickmann is Professor Emeritus of Forestry at Michigan State University and holds a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of The Culture of Poplars.  Larry A. Leefers is Associate Professor in the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University. He holds a doctorate from Michigan State University.


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