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Author Heinselman, Miron L.

Title The Boundary Waters Wilderness ecosystem / Miron Heinselman.

Published Minneapolis, Minn. ; London : University of Minnesota Press, [1996]


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 UniM Bail  508.7767 HEIN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 334 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-324) and index.
Contents Foreword / H. E. Wright, Jr. -- Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. The Climate of the Boundary Waters -- Ch. 3. Origin of the Lakes and Landforms -- Ch. 4. The Forest Communities -- Ch. 5. Early Forest and Human History -- Ch. 6. Fire Origin of the Virgin Forests -- Ch. 7. Forest Ecosystem Processes in Relation to Fire -- Ch. 8. The Big-Pine Logging Era: 1895 to 1930 -- Ch. 9. The Pulpwood Logging Era: 1935 to 1978 -- Ch. 10. The Dynamic Forest Mosaic Yesterday and Today -- Ch. 11. Fire-Management Programs to Maintain and Restore the Natural Forest Mosaic -- Ch. 12. The Role of Mammals in the Ecosystem -- Ch. 13. The Role of Birds in the Ecosystem -- Ch. 14. The Lake and Stream Ecosystems -- Ch. 15. Visitor Impacts on the Ecosystem -- Ch. 16. Tomorrow's Wilderness -- Appendix A. Chronology of Administrative, Legislative, and Judicial Actions to Protect the Boundary Waters Wilderness Region -- Appendix B. Chronology of the Fur Trade, 1620 to 1890.
Appendix C. Plants and Animals of the Boundary Waters Region -- Appendix D. Stand-Origin Maps.
Summary The Boundary Waters region, a vast wilderness of quiet beauty that stretches 115 miles along the border of Minnesota and Ontario north of Lake Superior, has become a favorite destination of nature lovers everywhere. This book is the first comprehensive guide to the geology, biology, and ecology of this unspoiled and fascinating area.
Subject Natural history -- Minnesota -- Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Ecology -- Minnesota -- Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Boundary Waters Canoe Area (Minn.)
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