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The Resource The lost forest, by Phyllis Root ; illustrations by Betsy Bowen

The lost forest, by Phyllis Root ; illustrations by Betsy Bowen

Label
The lost forest
Title
The lost forest
Statement of responsibility
by Phyllis Root ; illustrations by Betsy Bowen
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of a forest "lost" by a surveying error-and all the flora and fauna to be found there A forest, of course, doesn't need a map to know where to grow. But people need a map to find it. And in 1882 when surveyors set out to map a part of Minnesota, they got confused, or tired and cold (it was November), and somehow mapped a great swath of ancient trees as a lake. For more than seventy-five years, the mistake stayed on the map, and the forest remained safe from logging-no lumber baron expects to find timber in a lake, after all. The Lost Forest tells the story of this lucky error and of the 144 acres of old-growth red and white pine it preserved. With gentle humor, Phyllis Root introduces readers to the men at their daunting task, trekking across Minnesota, measuring and marking the vast land into townships and sections and quarters. She takes us deep into a stand of virgin pine, one of the last and largest in the state, where U.S. history and natural history meet. With the help of Betsy Bowen's finely observed and beautiful illustrations, she shows us all the life that can be found in the Lost Forest. Accompanying the story is a wealth of information about the Cadastral Survey and about the plants and animals that inhabit forests-making the book a valuable guide for readers who might want to look even deeper into the history of Minnesota, the flora and fauna of old-growth forests, and the apportioning of land in America." -- ONIX annotation
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10776943
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Root, Phyllis
Dewey number
917.7604/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Age 8
  • K to grade 3
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bowen, Betsy
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forests and forestry
  • Minnesota
  • Minnesota
  • Geography
  • Minnesota
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The lost forest, by Phyllis Root ; illustrations by Betsy Bowen
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1047533188
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780816697960
Lccn
2018024540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1047533188
Label
The lost forest, by Phyllis Root ; illustrations by Betsy Bowen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1047533188
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780816697960
Lccn
2018024540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1047533188

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