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- 230 photos; 230 Illustrations, unspecified
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Yuval Noah HarariHäftad
What If 2
From the Amazon Rainforest to the Siberian TaigaFrom coastal to alpine, tropical to temperate, coniferous to deciduous, forest trees not only support the wildlife that lives under their canopies, but humankind, too. We could not survive without the cooling effect that trees have on the planet. Yet for thousands of years, we have logged forest trees and tapped their resin, we have hunted and foraged among them, found sources of medicine in their leaves and bark, and created sacred groves under their canopies. In some places we have cleared so much land that it is possible the trees will never grow back. Habitats have been lost as global temperatures have continued to rise. But, despite the environmental damage, there is hope, too. Some areas of abandoned farmland have been reclaimed by trees. And if we look to the Mayan ruins in Mexico, we see how forests can bury even a society's grandest buildings. Given the opportunity, forests won't just outlive us, but our civilisations, too. In this book, Kieron Connolly surveys forests from all around the globe, from deforestation in the Amazon to the reforestation of Californian redwoods, from England's New Forest to Germany's Black Forest, telling the stories of humankind's ancient links to the trees and the flora and fauna found among them. Ranging from ecology to history, from the ravaged to the rewilded, and featuring more than 230 striking photographs, Forests is a fascinating exploration of woodland life around the world.
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Fler böcker av Kieron Connolly
Kieron Connolly is a graduate in history from Edinburgh University and in film from the National Film & Television School. An author and journalist, he has written for the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail and The Times. His books include Dark History of Hollywood, Abandoned Places, Abandoned Civilizations, Abandoned Castles, and Bloody History of America. He lives in London.
Contents include: EUROPE New Forest, England Trossachs National Park, Scotland Hallerbos Forest, Belgium Landes forest, Gascony, France Compiegne, France Haguenau forest in Alsace, France Grande Chartreuse, French Alps Fontainebleau, Paris, France Vizzavona forest in Corsica Parque Nacional de Garajonay, La Gomera, Spain Bosque de Muniellos, Asturias, Spain Las Montanas de Anaga, Tenerife, Spain Selva de Irati, Navarra, Spain Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido, Aragon, Spain Parc Natural de la Zona Volcanica de la Garrotxa, Catalonia, Spain Ordesa National Park, Spain Stelvio National Park, Italy Valle Vigezzo, Italy Sila National Park, Italy Foresta Umbra, Italy Belluno Dolomites, Italy Saxon Switzerland National Park, Germany Black Forest, Germany Oulanka National Park, Finland Soomaa National Park, Estonia Trillemarka - Rollagsfjell Forest, Norway Bialowieza Forest, Poland/Belarus Crooked Forest, Poland Hoia-Baciu Forest, Romania Cozia Forest, Romania Letea Forest, Romania Selakano forest, Greece Frakto Forest, Rhodope, Greece Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia Triglav National Park, Slovenia Carpathians, Ukraine Siberian Taiga, Russia AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda Mau forest, Kenya Karura Forest, Kenya Cross-Niger Transition Forests Mount Cameroon and Bioko Montane Forests, Cameroon/Nigeria Congolese Forest, Congo Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo Sapo National Park, Liberia Dry Forests - Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania Madagascan Lowland Forests Ongoye Forest, South Africa Newlands Forest, South Africa Arabuko Sokoke forest Dragon's Blood Forest, Socotra, Yemen NORTH AMERICA Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Cathedral Grove, an ancient Douglas fir ecosystem on Vancouver Island in British Columbia Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada Elk Glen, Manitoba, Canada Happy Valley Forest, Ontario, Canada Green Mountains Nature Reserve, Quebec, Canada Gaff Point, Nova Scotia, Canada Tongass, Alaska, USA Hoh Rainforest, Washington, USA Olympic National Park, Washington, USA Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington, USA Boise National Forest, Idaho, USA Salmon-Challis National Forest, Idaho, USA Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming, USA Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Montana, USA White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire, USA Blue Ridge Mtns, Virginia, USA Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests, N. Carolina, USA Redwood National Park, California, USA Sierra National Forest - Sequoia andYosemite, California, USA Underwater kelp forest, Catalina Island, California, USA Saguaro Cactus Forest, Saguaro National Park, USA Tonto National Forest, Arizona, USA Coconino National Forest, Arizona, USA Gila National Forest, New Mexico, USA Humboldt-Toiyabe, Nevada, USA Lacandon jungle, Mexico CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve, Honduras La Tigra National Park, Honduras Cerro Saslaya National Park, Nicaragua Montecristo National Park, El Salvador Amazon Rainforest, South America Manu National Park, Peru Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, Bolivia Atlantic Forests, Brazil Central Suriname Nature Reserve, Suriname Iguazu National Park, Argentina ASIA & THE PACIFIC Gir Forest National Park, India Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary, India Mollem National Park, India Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia Ba Be National Park, Vietnam Khao Sok National Park, Thailand Taman Nagara, Malaysia Batang Ai National Park, Borneo Kayan Mentarang National Park, Borneo Indonesia - Sumatra, Kalimantan New Guinea jungle Jiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan, China Tropical rainforest of Jianfeng Mountain in Hainan Province, China Changbai Mountain Mixed Forests inJilin Province, China Xishuangbanna Tropical Forest in Yunnan Province, China Daxing'a