From Coastal Wilderness to Fruited Plain : A History of Environmental Change in Temperate North America, 1500 to Present

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From Coastal Wilderness to Fruited Plain : A History of Environmental Change in Temperate North America, 1500 to Present

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 488 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521394529
  • DDC分類 333.73130973

基本説明

This book documents the making of a large part of the American landscape, following European settlement.

Full Description


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 survey records and early travellers' accounts, Dr Whitney reconstructs the 'virgin' forests and grasslands of the north-eastern and central United States during the pre-settlement period. He then documents successively the clearance and fragmentation of the region's woodlands, the harvest of the forest and its game, the ploughing of the prairies, and the draining of wetlands. The degree to which these activities altered the soil, climate, plant and animal communities, and water cycle are evaluated, and the sustainability of present-day ecosystems is brought into question in this account.

Table of Contents

        List of figures                            viii
List of tables xi
Acknowledgements xiii
Conversion of English to metric units xv
US state abbreviations xv
Common and scientific names of trees mentioned xvi
in the text
Photographic essay illustrating the character xix
and the demise of the presettlement vegetation
of the Northeast and the Midwest
Introduction 1 (7)
Reconstructing the past 8 (31)
Nature imposes... 39 (14)
The forest primeval 53 (45)
Preservers of the ecological balance wheel 98 (23)
European precedents 121 (10)
Assault upon the forest. Part I. The farmer 131 (41)
Assault upon the forest. Part II. The lumber 172 (37)
industry
Assault upon the forest. Part III. Fuelwood 209 (18)
Predatory agriculture 227 (23)
Grassland agriculture 250 (13)
Forest influences 263 (20)
A transported flora 283 (16)
An impoverished fauna 299 (25)
The legislated landscape 324 (11)
Conclusion 335 (3)
References 338 (106)
Index 444