These Trees Tell a Story: The Art of Reading Landscapes

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Yale University Press
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7.0 X 8.9 X 1.2 inches | 2.2 pounds
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About the Author
Noah Charney is assistant professor of conservation biology at the University of Maine and coauthor of the award-winning Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species. He lives in Orono, ME.
"[Charney] is an amiable host. . . . The cumulative effect of his book on the reader is the realization that, as much as we talk about 'managing' nature, nature has been managing itself for eons just fine without us. . . . What we might see as a simple plot of land . . . can have a history and complicated existence that is completely independent of us."--Alexandra Horowitz, The Atlantic

"A delightful immersion in close observation and deep understanding."--Tristan Gooley, author of The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs and The Natural Navigator

"A book for the shelf of any forest wanderer--and a book to take on those wanders, so you can much better understand what you're seeing!"--Bill McKibben, author of Wandering Home

"Charney inspires readers to rediscover a sense of wonder in their local landscapes, from soil to slopes to stone walls to salamanders. Become a nature detective by reading this insightful book!"--Meg Lowman, author of Life in the Treetops and The Arbornaut

"Unfolding as a series of puzzles or mysteries in the landscape, this book is a thought-provoking, vivid, and creative guide to asking the right questions and being in the moment in the outdoors."--James Barilla, author of My Backyard Jungle

"This very engaging book is a series of natural history mysteries and a naturalist's memoir. Highly recommended!"--Tom Wessels, author of Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England

"As an art historian, I'm used to 'reading' paintings. Here, Noah Charney has provided a guide to 'reading' landscapes, focusing on the natural wonder that are trees. I'm honored to share the name of the author of this brilliant, approachable book."--Noah Charney, author of The Art Thief: A Novel and The 12-Hour Art Expert: Everything You Need to Know about Art in a Dozen Masterpieces

"Written in a familiar and conversational style, this book will be a welcome source for naturalist studies and the 'reading' of landscapes."--Robert Sanford, author of Reading Rural Landscapes: A Field Guide to New England's Past