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New England Forests Through Time

Insights from the Harvard Forest Dioramas

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$10.50 • £8.95 • €9.50

ISBN 9780674003446

Publication: August 2000

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80 pages

50 color illustrations

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Over the past three hundred years New England’s landscape has been transformed. The forests were cleared; the land was farmed intensively through the mid-nineteenth century and then was allowed to reforest naturally as agriculture shifted west. Today, in many ways the region is more natural than at any time since the American Revolution. This fascinating natural history is essential background for anyone interested in New England’s ecology, wildlife, or landscape.

In New England Forests through Time these historical and environmental lessons are told through the world-renowned dioramas in Harvard’s Fisher Museum. These remarkable models have introduced New England’s landscape to countless visitors and have appeared in many ecology, forestry, and natural history texts. This first book based on the dioramas conveys the phenomenal history of the land, the beauty of the models, and new insights into nature.