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  • ISBN: 9780801477409 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0801477409 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xii, 155 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: Ithaca : Comstock Pub. Associates/Cornell University Press, c2011.

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1. Origin of the Evergreen Forests ; Conifers and ... Read More
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Subject: Conifers > North America.
Evergreens > North America.
Forest ecology > North America.

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The World of Northern Evergreens
The World of Northern Evergreens
by Pielou, E. C.
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The World of Northern Evergreens

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Preface to the Second Editionp. ix
Preface to the First Editionp. xi
1Origin of the Evergreen Forestsp. 1
    Conifers and the Ice Agep. 1
    The Advantages of Being Evergreenp. 3
    The Advantages of Long-Lived heavesp. 4
    Enduring the Coldp. 5
2Identifying the Conifersp. 7
    How Plants (Including Trees) Are Classifiedp. 7
    The Ten Generap. 8
    The Thirty-Two Speciesp. 15
    Conifer Familiesp. 33
3Reproduction of Conifersp. 35
    Pollen Cones and Pollenp. 35
    Pollinationp. 37
    A Contrast between Seed Cones and Pollen Conesp. 39
    Vegetative Reproductionp. 40
4The Life and Growth of a Coniferp. 43
    Woodp. 43
    Cut Stumps and Whole Treesp. 45
    Outside the Cambiump. 50
    Leavesp. 53
    Rootsp. 55
5Broadleafs Growing among the Conifersp. 59
    Broadleafs in a Harsh Climatep. 59
    Poplarsp. 61
    Birchesp. 64
    Aldersp. 65
6Two Kinds of Trees: Conifers and Broadleafsp. 67
    Introductionp. 67
    The Ancestry of "Trees,"p. 67
    The Basic Difference between Conifers and Broadleafsp. 68
    Gymnosperms Are Woodyp. 69
    The Speed of Livingp. 70
    The Architecture of Treesp. 71
    Vegetative Reproductionp. 72
    The Aroma of Conifersp. 72
7Life on the Forest Floorp. 74
    The Soilp. 74
    Forest Flowersp. 75
    The Floor of the Boreal Forestp. 78
    Valuable Dead Wood and Debrisp. 79
    Open Waterp. 81
8Parasites on the Conifersp. 84
    The Value of Rot and Decayp. 84
    Decay Fungip. 84
    Rustsp. 86
    Dwarf Mistletoep. 90
9Insects and Conifersp. 93
    Insects as Feedersp. 93
    Beetlesp. 94
    Caterpillars and Fseudocaterpillarsp. 97
    Sawfliesp. 101
    Bugsp. 101
    Parasitoidsp. 105
    Ants and Othersp. 106
10Some Mammals and Birds of the Forestp. 108
    Food and Shelterp. 108
    Seldom Seen Mammalsp. 108
    Squirrels and Their Relativesp. 111
    A Rodent and a Lagomorphp. 113
    Big Herbivoresp. 115
    Carnivoresp. 117
    Big Omnivoresp. 118
    Birdsp. 119
11Natural and Unnatural Interferencep. 125
    Firep. 125
    Forest Successionp. 129
    Snow and Windp. 130
    Air Pollution and Acid Rainp. 134
    Loggingp. 135
12The Big Picturep. 138
    Introductionp. 138
    Forest Regionsp. 138
    What Controls Which Species Grow Where?p. 141
13Global Warming and the Forestsp. 143
    Introductionp. 143
    The Physics of Climate Changep. 143
    How Will Climate Change Affect the Forests?p. 145
    Fire and the Forestsp. 147
    Insects, Lightning, Wind, and Snow (Again)p. 148
    The Value (If Any) of Predictionsp. 149
Indexp. 153

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