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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||The rain forests of home : profile of a North American bioregion /|
|ISBN||1559634790; 9781559634793; 1559634804; 9781559634809|
|Subjects||Temperate rain forest ecology--Northwest Coast of North America--Congresses. ; Temperate rain forests--Northwest Coast of North America--Congresses. ; North America--Northwest Coast of North America. ; Regenwald. ; èOkologie. ; Aufsatzsammlung. ; Nordamerika. ; Pazifikkèuste.|
|Collation||xvi, 431 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm|
Developed from a conference held at the Whistler Resort near Vancouver, B.C. in late Aug. 1994. "Ecotrust/Interrain Pacific." Includes bibliographical references and index.
The book brings together a diverse array of thinkers--conservationists, community organizers, botanists, anthropologists, zoologists, Native Americans, ecologists, and others--to present a multilayered, multidimensional portrait of the coastal temperate rain forest and its people. Joining natural and social science perspectives, the book provides readers with a valuable understanding of the region's natural and human history, along with a vision of its future and strategies for realising that vision. It offers for the first time a unified description of the characteristics, history, culture, economy, and ecology of the coastal temperate rain forest. It is essential reading for anyone who lives in or cares about the region.