THE FRIENDLY FORESTS by Alma Chesnut Moore


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A broad introductory survey covers both physical and social aspects of the growth of trees and stresses their value in conservation today. First chapters on the North American primeval forests look at their change during the ice age, the use of trees the colonists made and the subsequent mismanagement that lead to problems of erosion and flood. Next, material on trees and water, tree growth, tree enemies and the products of the forest fill in a picture that points to the measures man can take to insure his own security. There is a finger pointing quality to the text that may offend, but won't obscure the value of a book that compares well with the others in its field.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1954
Publisher: Viking