Twilight of the Hemlocks and Beeches

 
 
Pennsylvania State University Press
  • erschienen am 9. August 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 180 Seiten
978-0-271-07953-0 (ISBN)
 
A photographic essay and narrative documenting the value, ecology, and importance of hemlock and beech trees in eastern North America. Describes the pests and pathogens that are killing them, and addresses solutions that are being sought by scientists and resource stewards.
  • Englisch
  • University Park
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  • USA
2 Maps; 105 Halftones, color
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 234 mm
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  • Dicke: 25 mm
  • 1043 gr
978-0-271-07953-0 (9780271079530)
0-271-07953-3 (0271079533)
Tim Palmer, an award-winning author and photographer, has written and photographed twenty-six books about the environment, forests, and adventure travel. See his work at www.timpalmer.org.

<b>Tim Palmer</b>, an award-winning author and photographer, has written and photographed twenty-six books about the environment, forests, and adventure travel. See his work at www.timpalmer.org.

Contents

Introduction: Into the Forest

1. Twilight of Another Realm

2. The Woods We Have Known

3. Visions of Hemlocks and Beeches

4. The World Transformed

5. Survival and Restoration

6. Lessons from a Beloved Forest

7. Confronting Loss and Welcoming Renewal

Acknowledgements

Notes

Sources

About the Author and Photographer

About the Photographs

Index

"Two of America's great trees are being crippled, leaving our forested landscape poised for transformation. The photos in this volume capture the majesty and singular role of the eastern hemlock and American beech in settings across their range, while the insightful text offers the detailed story of their lives and our future loss."

--David Foster, director of the Harvard Forest "The noble beech and the mighty hemlock help define the forest I've spent my life wandering; that they are now facing ruin is one more sadness in the great sadness settling over the planet. One is enormously grateful to the author for capturing their meaning and beauty; we should do all that we can to keep them healthy."

--Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature "Tim Palmer's breathtaking photography perfectly captures the magic of Pennsylvania's state tree, whether seen in an ancient grove or meandering along streambanks and waterways in the Commonwealth. His images and prose will inspire us all to work on building resilience in adapting to the impacts of climate change and to do what we can to save these majestic trees."

--Cindy Adams Dunn, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources "Palmer's prose is as vivid and beautiful as his photographs. Both capture and hold for future generations a little of what we are losing in our shady, magical beech and hemlock groves. This bittersweet celebration and elegy is not to be missed by anyone who loves nature."

--Ted Williams, environmental journalist
 

"Palmer's prose is as vivid and beautiful as his photographs. Both capture and hold for future generations a little of what we are losing in our shady, magical beech and hemlock groves. This bittersweet celebration and elegy is not to be missed by anyone who loves nature."

--Ted Williams, environmental journalist


"Tim Palmer's breathtaking photography perfectly captures the magic of Pennsylvania's state tree, whether seen in an ancient grove or meandering along streambanks and waterways in the Commonwealth. His images and prose will inspire us all to work on building resilience in adapting to the impacts of climate change and to do what we can to save these majestic trees."

--Cindy Adams Dunn, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources


"The noble beech and the mighty hemlock help define the forest I've spent my life wandering; that they are now facing ruin is one more sadness in the great sadness settling over the planet. One is enormously grateful to the author for capturing their meaning and beauty; we should do all that we can to keep them healthy."

--Bill McKibben, author of<em> The End of Nature</em>


"Two of America's great trees are being crippled, leaving our forested landscape poised for transformation. The photos in this volume capture the majesty and singular role of the eastern hemlock and American beech in settings across their range, while the insightful text offers the detailed story of their lives and our future loss."

--David Foster, director of the Harvard Forest


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