Behold our Green Mansions A Book about American Forests


THIS is a book about forests in North America: forest conservation, soil conservation, timber, flood control, wild life, grazing, scenic beauty, recreation and the use of timber. All these are subjects very much under consideration at the present time, and most of them interest the general reader and all of them are of first-rate scientific importance. The subject-matter is based entirely on American experience, and brings out the scale of operations there in comparison with those in Great Britain and with the latter's small-scale problems and comparatively small climatic fluctuations. The subject is of importance in all the continental areas in the temperate zone, and the same disquieting condition is found everywhere—depleted forests causing soil movement, and an ever-expanding demand for timber.

Behold our Green Mansions A Book about American Forests

By Richard H. D. Boerker. Pp. xvi + 313 + 96 plates. (Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press; London: Oxford University Press, 1945.) 24s. net.

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LEWIS, F. Behold our Green Mansions A Book about American Forests. Nature 156, 584–585 (1945).

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