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The Resource Embattled wilderness : the natural and human history of Robinson Forest and the fight for its future, Erik Reece and James J. Krupa

Embattled wilderness : the natural and human history of Robinson Forest and the fight for its future, Erik Reece and James J. Krupa

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Embattled wilderness : the natural and human history of Robinson Forest and the fight for its future
Title
Embattled wilderness
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the natural and human history of Robinson Forest and the fight for its future
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Erik Reece and James J. Krupa
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Language
eng
Summary
"Robinson Forest in eastern Kentucky is one of our most important natural landscapes--and one of the most threatened. Covering fourteen thousand acres of some of the most diverse forest region in temperate North America, it is a haven of biological richness within an ever-expanding desert created by mountaintop removal mining. Written by two people with deep knowledge of Robinson Forest, The Embattled Wilderness engagingly portrays this singular place as it persuasively appeals for its protection. The land comprising Robinson Forest was given to the University of Kentucky in 1923 after it had been clear-cut of old-growth timber. Over decades, the forest has regrown, and its remarkable ecosystem has supported both teaching and research. But in the recent past, as tuition has risen and state support has faltered, the university has considered selling logging and mining rights to parcels of the forest, leading to a student-led protest movement and a variety of other responses. In The Embattled Wilderness Erik Reece, an environmental writer, and James J. Krupa, a naturalist and evolutionary biologist, alternate chapters on the cultural and natural history of the place. While Reece outlines the threats to the forest and leads us to new ways of thinking about its value, Krupa assembles an engaging record of the woodrats and darters, lichens and maples, centipedes and salamanders that make up the forest's ecosystem. It is a readable yet rigorous, passionate yet reasoned summation of what can be found, or lost, in Robinson Forest and other irreplaceable places"--
Summary
Robinson Forest in eastern Kentucky is one of our most important natural landscapes--and one of the most threatened. Covering fourteen thousand acres of some of the most diverse forest region in temperate North America, it is a haven of biological richness within an ever-expanding desert created by mountaintop removal mining
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10214811
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Reece, Erik
Dewey number
508.769
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1956-
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Krupa, James J.
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True
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  • Robinson Forest (Ky.)
  • Natural history
  • Forest ecology
  • Forest ecology
  • Natural history
  • Kentucky
Target audience
adult
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the natural and human history of Robinson Forest and the fight for its future
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Embattled wilderness : the natural and human history of Robinson Forest and the fight for its future, Erik Reece and James J. Krupa
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-144)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The cleanest stream in Kentucky / Erik Reece -- Ridgetops and outcrops / James J. Krupa -- A timbered classroom / Erik Reece -- Slumps and slides and steep, steep slopes / James J. Krupa -- Thinking like a forest / Erik Reece -- Riffles and runs and cool, clear pools / James J. Krupa -- The embattled wilderness / Erik Reece
Control code
ocn922631191
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 144 pages
Isbn
9780820349763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)922631191
Label
Embattled wilderness : the natural and human history of Robinson Forest and the fight for its future, Erik Reece and James J. Krupa
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-144)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cleanest stream in Kentucky / Erik Reece -- Ridgetops and outcrops / James J. Krupa -- A timbered classroom / Erik Reece -- Slumps and slides and steep, steep slopes / James J. Krupa -- Thinking like a forest / Erik Reece -- Riffles and runs and cool, clear pools / James J. Krupa -- The embattled wilderness / Erik Reece
Control code
ocn922631191
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 144 pages
Isbn
9780820349763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)922631191

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