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American Chestnut

The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree

American Chestnut( )
Author: Freinkel, Susan
ISBN:978-0-520-24730-7
Publication Date:Dec 2007
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $169.00
Book Description:

The American chestnut was one of America's most common, valued, and beloved trees--a "perfect tree" that ruled the forests from Georgia to Maine. But in the early twentieth century, an exotic plague swept through the chestnut forests with the force of a wildfire. Within forty years, the blight had killed close to four billion trees and left the species teetering on the brink of extinction. It was one of the worst ecological blows to North America since the Ice Age--and one most...
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Book Details
Pages:294
Detailed Subjects: Nature / Plants / Trees
Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / Forestry
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.24 x 22.86 x 2.54 cm
Book Weight:0.468 Kilograms



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