The Highlands : critical resources, treasured landscapes / edited by Richard G. Lathrop Jr.

The Highlands is the first book to examine the natural and cultural landscape of this four-state (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut) region, showing how it's distinctive and why its conservation is vital. Each chapter is written by a different leading researcher and specialist...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Lathrop, Richard G.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rivergate Books, ©2011.
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Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Richard G. Lathrop Jr
  • Bedrock geology of the highlands / Alexander E. Gates and David W. Valentino
  • Glaciation and landscape history / Scott D. Stanford
  • Major soils of the Highlands / John C.F. Tedrow and Richard K. Shaw
  • Groundwater and surface water hydrology / Otto S. Zapecza, Donald E. Rice, and Vincent T. dePaul
  • Water resources supply / Daniel J. Van Abs
  • Forest history of the Highlands / Emily W.B. Southgate
  • Forest ecology / William S.F. Schuster
  • Wetlands of the highlands region / Joan G. Ehrenfeld
  • An overview of the vascular plants of the highlands and the threats to plant biodiversity. Appendix 9.1: List of twenty-one globally rare, threatened, and endangered plant species reported from Connecticut, New jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, Appendix 9.2: List of fifty-eight invasive or potentially invasive species known from the Highlands region / Gerry Moore and Steven Glenn
  • Wildlife of the highlands / Elizabeth A. Johnson
  • Ironworking in the highlands / Theodore W. Kury and Peter O. Wacker
  • Agriculture and urban development patterns in the Highlands / Richard G. Lathrop Jr
  • Open space and recreation in the Highlands / Daniel Chazin
  • Land use planning and policy in the Highlands / Rob Pirani, Thomas A. Gilbert, and Corey Piasecki
  • Future vision for the Highlands / Richard G. Lathrop Jr., Mary Tyrell, and Myrna Hall.