Urban Forests A Natural History Of Trees And People In The American Cityscape

Author: Jill Jonnes
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 0670015660
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“Far-ranging and deeply researched, Urban Forests reveals the beauty and significance of the trees around us.” Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction

“Jonnes extols the many contributions that trees make to city life and celebrates the men and women who stood up for America’s city trees over the past two centuries. . . . An authoritative account.” —Gerard Helferich, The Wall Street Journal
 
“We all know that trees can make streets look prettier. But in her new book Urban Forests, Jill Jonnes explains how they make them safer as well.” —Sara Begley, Time Magazine
 
A celebration of urban trees and the Americans—presidents, plant explorers, visionaries, citizen activists, scientists, nurserymen, and tree nerds—whose arboreal passions have shaped and ornamented the nation’s cities, from Jefferson’s day to the present

 
As nature’s largest and longest-lived creations, trees play an extraordinarily important role in our cities; they are living landmarks that define space, cool the air, soothe our psyches, and connect us to nature and our past. Today, four-fifths of Americans live in or near urban areas, surrounded by millions of trees of hundreds of different species. Despite their ubiquity and familiarity, most of us take trees for granted and know little of their fascinating natural history or remarkable civic virtues.

Jill Jonnes’s Urban Forests tells the captivating stories of the founding mothers and fathers of urban forestry, in addition to those arboreal advocates presently using the latest technologies to illuminate the value of trees to public health and to our urban infrastructure. The book examines such questions as the character of American urban forests and the effect that tree-rich landscaping might have on commerce, crime, and human well-being. For amateur botanists, urbanists, environmentalists, and policymakers, Urban Forests will be a revelation of one of the greatest, most productive, and most beautiful of our natural resources.

Urban Forests Trees And Greenspace A Political Ecology Perspective

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Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113828257X
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Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social, cultural and psychological dimensions. This book brings a perspective of political ecology to the complexities of urban trees and forests through three themes: human agency in urban forests and greenspace; arboreal and greenspace agency in the urban landscape; and actions and interventions in the urban forest. 

Contributors include leading authorities from North America and Europe from a range of disciplines, including forestry, ecology, geography, landscape design, municipal planning, environmental policy and environmental history.


Shifters The Jade Forest Chronicles Series Book 1

Author: Vivienne Neas
Publisher: BlueShelfBookstore
ISBN: B01N2MZ2OS
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Get even better value for money when you purchase the The Jade Forest Chronicles Series Box Set

A world within a world - a world within our world.
In Shifters, the first book of The Jade Forest Chronicles, trouble is brewing within 'In Caelum' between the preternatural creatures who live in the secret reservation within the world of humans. Amber Vale is a young and beautiful fae, and with her sharp wits and keen intelligence she is chosen to be the arbitrator over a land dispute - a cemetery imbued with enormous magical power. Little does she know that this won't just be another job, or that another power will come into play here: the power of attraction.

When she meets the strong, handsome and masculine werewolf Balfour, he is just as unprepared as she is for the intense desire and raw emotion that blossoms immediately between them. As the turmoil unfolds and grows, with witches and werewolves battling for supremacy in a conflict that looks like could become an all-out war, Balfour and Amber find themselves torn between their loyalties - Balfour to his pack, of which he will become the alpha, and Amber to the laws of the fae - and their love for one another.

In this exciting, passion-filled paranormal romance, unexpected twists, betrayals, lies, passion and steaming hot romance will keep you turning pages from the first to the last, and you're guaranteed to develop an insatiable hunger for every book in The Jade Forest Chronicles series.

The Hidden Life Of Trees What They Feel How They Communicate Discoveries From A Secret World

Author: Peter Wohlleben
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1771642483
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“A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement that will make you acknowledge your own entanglement in the ancient and ever-new web of being.”—Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast

Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.

After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.

Includes a Note From a Forest Scientist, by Dr.Suzanne Simard

The Forest Bull The Fearless Book 1

Author: Terry Maggert
Publisher:
ISBN: B00EWCWZEG
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Three lovers. Two immortals. One mystery.
When Ring Hardigan isn’t making sandwiches for, and with, his two partners, Waleska and Risa (they’re cool like that), he’s got a busy schedule doing the dirty work of sending immortals to the ever after. Wally and Risa provide linguistics, logistics, and finding the right place for him and his knife.
A reclusive Baron from the timelost forests of Europe asks for their help—find a stolen collection of jewelry, and find the thief—his daughter Elizabeth, an immortal of purest evil who wants nothing less than control of Hell itself. With the help of a 2400 year old succubus hooker named Delphine, they might just live long enough to discover what is evil, who is human, and exactly who wants to reign in hell.

Forbidden Forest The Legends Of Regia Book 1

Author: Tenaya Jayne
Publisher: Cold Fire Publishing LLC
ISBN: B009JVTLA6
Size: 77.70 MB
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Buffy meets Game of Thrones.

Born in shame. Cast from society. Shape Shifter/Elf hybrid, Forest must fight for any respect she can get. Targeted in her youth by a vampire noble who placed an illegal slave mark on her, she is forced to obey him, no matter what.

Slipping the grip of her master and abandoning the prejudice of Regia, her native world, Forest takes a job on Earth, guarding the portal, using her skills as a warrior to enforce Regia's laws. Now, called home for a black ops mission, Forest must put aside her own prejudice to transport the vampire prince, Syrus, through enemy territory in a time of war.

Prince Syrus, mage and master of the Blood Kata, wants Forest more than he's ever wanted anything. In spite of their mutual mistrust, their attraction cannot be denied. Through the danger of their mission, and the secrets they both keep, it doesn't matter what they feel. Forest is forbidden.

*Book two, FOREST FIRE is available now.
*Book three, VERDANT is available now.
*Book four, DARK SOUL is available now.
*Book five, BURNING BRIDGES available now.
*Book six, BLOOD LOCK available now.
*Book seven, LIGHTNING FLOWER available now. Final book. The series is complete.

The Girl In The Forest

Author: Bridgid Dean
Publisher:
ISBN: B01JZI1MM2
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After dropping out of college, Jolie tries to settle into a new town and leave her mother's death behind her. But between her reoccurring nightmares about the cottage in the woods and the shadowy activities of her strange new friends, what's settling in is a sense that something-or someone-is not what it seems. Greta goes by a fake name and is running from someone; Jamie is trying to keep clear of his own old, insidious habits. As their pasts creep into the present and Jolie's nightmares begin to tiptoe into the waking world a strange force pulls at all of them. In the woods, something dark is calling...

The World S Urban Forests History Composition Design Function And Management Future City

Author: Joe R. McBride
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319521071
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The purpose of this book is to examine urban forests in cities around the world. It will ask questions about the history, composition, structure, and management of trees in urban areas. Data for this book was collected in 33 cities across broad geographical areas known as biomes. Constraints and opportunities imposed on urban forest composition, design, and management by the ecological characteristics of these biomes will be examined. The book will also address the cultural and historical factors that influenced the characteristics of urban forests around the world.

Stormwater To Street Trees Engineering Urban Forests For Stormwater Management

Author: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1514281864
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The presence of trees in a streetscape, neighborhood, and community can decrease the amount of stormwater runoff and pollutants that reach local waters. Cities employ a variety of measures to manage stormwater runoff. However, most do not take advantage of the stormwater utility benefits trees provide. In urban areas, trees are part of the managed municipal infrastructure. Installing trees in locations that are engineered to retain stormwater is a great way to augment existing stormwater management systems, increasing their capacity and improving water quality while greatly improving urban forest canopy. This guide is an introduction to those engineered systems available, and in use today, that utilize trees to manage a volume of stormwater.

Forest Of The Damned Urban Dragon Book 5

Author: J W Troemner
Publisher:
ISBN: B01JIFJPQ2
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While Rosario lays dying, Arkay teams up with Mephistopheles to find a way to save her. Rosario’s only hope lies beneath the mountains of West Virginia, in the lair of a ruthless monster known as ThreeClaw. But to get there, Arkay and Mephistopheles will have to face the endless darkness of the Forest of the Damned. And they'll have to hurry, because Rosario is running out of time.

Urban Forests

Author: Jill Jonnes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101632135
Size: 77.33 MB
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The book examines such questions as the character of American urban forests and the effect that tree-rich landscaping might have on commerce, crime, and human well-being.

Urban Forests And Trees

Author: Cecil C. Konijnendijk
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540251262
Size: 67.71 MB
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This book covers all aspects of planning, designing, establishing and managing forests and trees and forests in and near urban areas.

Urban Forests Trees And Greenspace

Author: L. Anders Sandberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113468763X
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This book brings a perspective of political ecology to the complexities of urban trees and forests through three themes: human agency in urban forests and greenspace; arboreal and greenspace agency in the urban landscape; and actions and ...

Old Growth Urban Forests

Author: Robert E. Loeb
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461405831
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Millions of urbanites never see primeval forests during their lives except for the old growth forests found in urban parks.

Toronto S Ravines And Urban Forests

Author: Jason Ramsay-Brown
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
ISBN: 1459408756
Size: 73.69 MB
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In this book he shares his knowledge so that Torontonians and visitors alike can better appreciate their ravine heritage.

Urban Forests

Author: J. Blum
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1771884266
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The book looks at the benefits of urban forests with respect to urban sustainability and human health; issues related to expanding the urban tree canopy; managing urban forests in a community context; and improving our understanding of ...

Routledge Handbook Of Urban Forestry

Author: Francesco Ferrini
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317237021
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Creating sustainable, healthy and aesthetic urban environments is therefore a major policy goal and research agenda. This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of the state of the art and science of urban forestry.