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Minnesota's Natural Heritage: Second Edition

Minnesota's Natural Heritage: Second Edition

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The definitive work on Minnesota's natural history and ecology--updated, expanded, and copiously illustrated to account for profound changes to the state's natural landscape over the past twenty-five years

The story of Minnesota's natural landscape, reaching back to the time of the glaciers, covers at least 12,000 years. Yet even against that vast expanse, recent decades have significantly transformed the natural world that is Minnesota's greatest resource. In the twenty-five years since the first publication of Minnesota's Natural Heritage, the definitive volume on the state's natural history and ecology, human activity and climate change have profoundly altered the major ecosystems that give our state its rich and varied character.

The second edition of Minnesota's Natural Heritage introduces readers to these ecosystems--the lakes and rivers, forests and prairies, farmlands and wetlands--and explains how they have come to be, how they function, and how they have changed so rapidly and dramatically in recent years. Full-color illustrations document the state's striking natural beauty in all its vigor and fragility, while maps, drawings, diagrams, and graphs amplify points of historical, ecological, and geological interest.

The most complete treatment of Minnesota's natural environment, compiled and accessibly written by scientists whose collective knowledge spans the book's expansive content, Minnesota's Natural Heritage is the one indispensable companion for both visitors and inhabitants, as enlightening to page through as it is valuable to study.

Author: John R. Tester, Susan M. Galatowitsch, Rebecca A. Montgomery
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Published: 01/12/2021
Pages: 552
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 4.45lbs
Size: 10.60h x 8.60w x 1.60d
ISBN: 9781517903572

About the Author

John R. Tester (1929-2019) was emeritus professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. He was a lifelong scientist and naturalist who witnessed many changes to Minnesota's ecosystems. He published numerous articles and research papers on wildlife and ecosystem ecology.

Susan M. Galatowitsch is professor and head of the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota. She is author of Ecological Restoration and Restoring Prairie Wetlands: An Ecological Approach. She and her research team focus on wetland and grassland restoration and invasive species management.

Rebecca A. Montgomery is a professor in the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota. She started her career as a tropical biologist before returning to Minnesota. Her research focuses on forest ecology and tree biology.

John J. Moriarty is senior manager of wildlife for Three Rivers Park District. He was a natural resources manager for Ramsey County Parks and Hennepin Parks, as well as a community faculty member at Metropolitan State University. He has written five books on Minnesota natural history, including Amphibians and Reptiles in Minnesota (Minnesota, 2014) and A Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities (Minnesota, 2018).
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