Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See
A New Vision of North America's Richest Forest
By Bill Finch, Beth Maynor Young, Rhett Johnson, John C. Hall
Foreword by E. O. Wilson
192 pp., 12 x 10, 160 color plates., 7 halftones, 1 maps, index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8078-3575-3
Published: October 2012
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-3809-9
Published: October 2012
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The authors explore the interactions of longleaf with other species, the development of longleaf forests prior to human contact, and the influence of the longleaf on southern culture, as well as ongoing efforts to restore these forests. Part natural history, part conservation advocacy, and part cultural exploration, this book highlights the special nature of longleaf forests and proposes ways to conserve and expand them.
About the Authors
Bill Finch is senior fellow at the Ocean Foundation and executive director of the Mobile Botanical Gardens.
For more information about Bill Finch, visit the Author Page.
Beth Maynor Young is a conservation photographer.
For more information about Beth Maynor Young, visit the Author Page.
Rhett Johnson is cofounder and president of the Longleaf Alliance, Inc.
For more information about Rhett Johnson, visit the Author Page.
John C. Hall is curator of the Black Belt Museum at the University of West Alabama.
For more information about John C. Hall, visit the Author Page.
"[Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See] pays tribute to a tree that's been a fixture in the Southern forest for centuries."--Garden & Gun blog
“I lost several hours paging through the evocative pictures in this book, and the text is equally absorbing.”--The New York Times
"Longleaf is not a story of loss, but one of deep reverence for the grandeur and mystery of these regions."--American Scientist
“Longleaf makes an insightful and visually attractive read for the nature aficionado or wood enthusiast."--Austin American-Statesman
"The lush images and meticulously researched story combine to make the case that restoring longleaf pine is not only possible, but worthwhile."--Nature Conservancy
"This book by Finch and colleagues, with its many beautiful color photographs and well-written text, explains longleaf's history, ecology, and the reasons why it deserves a larger place in contemporary forests. . . . Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers."--Choice