Field Guide to the Piedmont : the Natural Habitats of America's Most Lived-in Region, from New York City to Montgomery, Alabama.

America's most populous region is also home to some of the nation's most serenely beautiful country. Tracing a gentle, thousand-mile curve from New York City southwestward to Montgomery, Alabama, the Piedmont connects an arc of urban centers which includes five state capitals, America'...

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Main Author: Godfrey, Michael A.
Format: eBook
Published: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: The Piedmont Defined; Chapter One: Geography; Beneath the Surface; The Primal Piedmont; Succession; Chapter Two: Weather and Climate; Temperature; Moisture; Effectiveness; Winds and Landforms; Climatic History; Microclimate; Effects of Climate on Life Forms; Part II: Cultivated Lands; Chapter Three: Farmlands; Row Crops; Hayfields; Pastures; Microcommunities; Part III: Lands in Succession; Chapter Four: Plant Succession; The Terminology of Succession; Effects of Drainage on Succession; Historical Perspective; Abandoned Farmland.
  • Piedmont Succession StagesChapter Five: The Mesosere: Habitats on Well-Drained Soils; The Herbaceous Phase; Mesic Woody Succession; The Growing Forest; The Mature Forest; Chapter Six: The Xerosere: Dry Soil Habitats; The Herbaceous Phase; Xeric Woody Succession; The Growing Forest; The Mature Forest; Animals of the Xerosere; Chapter Seven: The Hydrosere: Wet Soil Habitats; Flowing Water: The Lotic Habitats; The Alluvial Forest; The Swamp Forest; Still Water: The Lentic Habitats; Part IV: Special Places; Chapter Eight: Outstanding or Representative Botanical Communities; Granitic Outcrops.
  • Non-Granitic OutcropsSerpentine Barrens; Unique Gymnosperm Communities; Unique Deciduous Habitats; The Glaciated Piedmont; Appendices; Selected Lepidoptera of the Piedmont; Reptiles of the Piedmont; Amphibians of the Piedmont; Selected Birds of the Piedmont; Mammals of the Piedmont; Illustrations of Selected Piedmont Plants; Common Names of Selected Piedmont Plants; Glossary; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; X; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.