Reading the Forested Landscape is a full and original portrait of New England's forests, tracing their evolution from precolonial days to the present through an examination of the patterns we see today. This book teaches us to read a landscape the way we might solve a mystery. Each chapter addresses a form of forest disturbance common in New England - fire, logging, and blight are examples - and depicts it in an extraordinary, full-page etching. Studying Wessels's descriptions of forest scenes in conjunction with Cohen's visual portraits teaches us to identify disturbance patterns and, in turn, to take our discoveries outside and read the history written in the character of the land.
Science-Math, Biological-Sciences, Plants, Trees,