The World Atlas of Trees and Forests: Exploring Earth’s Forest Ecosystems


The World Atlas of Trees and Forests: Exploring Earth’s Forest Ecosystems Authors: , , , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Princeton University Press
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Pages: 400 Illustrations and other contents: 250+ color illus. ISBN: 9780691226743 Categories: , , , Tag:

The earth’s forests are havens of nature supporting a diversity of life. Shaped by climate and geography, these vast and dynamic wooded spaces offer unique ecosystems that shelter complex and interdependent webs of flora, fungi, and animals. The World Atlas of Trees and Forests offers a beautiful introduction to what forests are, how they work, how they grow, and how we map, assess, and conserve them.

  • Provides the most wide-ranging coverage of the world’s forests available
  • Takes readers beneath the breathtaking variety of wooded canopies that span the globe
  • Profiles a wealth of tree species, with enlightening and entertaining natural-history highlights along the way
  • Features stunning color photos, maps, and graphics
  • Draws on the latest cutting-edge research and technology, including satellite imagery
Weight1.1 kg


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"This is a mammoth tome, ambitious in scope and wonderfully informative in all that it delivers."---David Gascoigne, Travels with Birds "There's so much packed into it, in between gorgeous photography of trees from around the world, that The World Atlas of Trees and Forests should make absorbing reading for anyone looking to understand more about trees from a biological, ecological and geographical perspective."---Penny Sarchet, New Scientist Wild Wild Life

Author Biography

Herman Shugart is the W. W. Corcoran Professor of Natural History (Emeritus) at the University of Virginia. His books include How the Earthquake Bird Got Its Name and Other Tales of an Unbalanced Nature. Peter White is Professor of Biology (Emeritus) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Sassan Saatchi is senior scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology and adjunct professor at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Jerome Chave is director of research at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Toulouse, France.