Trees, Truffles, and Beasts: How Forests Function PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Andrew W. Claridge

Trees, Truffles, and Beasts: How Forests Function

Rutgers University Press
Publication date: January 2008
ISBN: 9780813544656
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)


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In Trees, Truffles, and Beasts, Chris Maser, Andrew W. Claridge, and James M. Trappe make a compelling case that in order to develop sustainable ecosystem policies, we must first understand the complexity and interdependency of species and habitats. Comparing forests in the Pacific Northwestern United States and Southeastern mainland of Australia, the authors show how easily observable speciesâ¿¿trees and mammalsâ¿¿are part of an infrastructure that includes fungi, lichens, and organisms invisible to the naked eye, such as microbes. Eminently readable, this important book shows that forests are far more complicated than most of us might think, which means simplistic policies will not save them. Understanding the biophysical intricacies of our life-support systems just might.
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