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Author Beresford-Kroeger, Diana, 1944-

Title Arboretum borealis : a lifeline of the planet / Diana Beresford-Kroeger ; photographs by Christian H. Kroeger

Publ Info Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  QK938.T4 B47 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 154 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-144) and index
"Nothing on earth compares to the Boreal forest to maintain life on this planet. The vast primeval forest stretches across the northern regions of the world, from northern Canada and Alaska to northern Europe, Russia, China, and Japan. Boreal species can be found in cooler temperate climates everywhere, including Michigan and other cool areas of the United States, and some outliers are even found in the tropics. The circumpolar runoff from the Boreal enriches the seas with nutrients in the spring. The evergreens of the Boreal act as a passive ground coolant. And the needles of the evergreens and the trichomal hairs of the deciduous trees comb the air free of harmful minute particulate pollution."--pub. desc
LC subject Taigas -- Canada
Taiga ecology -- Canada
Forest plants -- Canada
Add Author Kroeger, Christian H
ISBN 9780472071142 (cloth : alk. paper)
0472071149 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780472051144 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0472051148 (pbk. : alk. paper)