The Resource A forest in the city, Andrea Curtis ; illustrated by Pierre Pratt

A forest in the city, Andrea Curtis ; illustrated by Pierre Pratt

Label
A forest in the city
Title
A forest in the city
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Curtis ; illustrated by Pierre Pratt
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""Imagine a city draped in a blanket of green ... Is this the city you know?" This beautiful book of narrative non-fiction looks at the urban forest, starting with a bird's-eye view of the tree canopy, then swooping down to street level, digging deep into the ground, then moving up through a tree's trunk, back into the leaves and branches. It discusses the problems that city trees face such as the abundance of concrete, poor soil and challenging light conditions. It traces the history of trees in cities over time, showing how industrialization and the growth of populations in urban centers led to the creation of places like Central Park in New York City, where people could enjoy nature and clean air. It wasn't until Dutch Elm disease swept across North America, killing hundreds of thousands of trees, that people realized how important trees are to our cities. So how can we create a healthy environment for city trees? Some urban foresters are trying to create better growing conditions using specially designed soil trenches or planters, they are planting diverse species to reduce the harm of invasive pests, and they are maintaining trees as they age, among a number of other strategies. The urban forest is a complex ecosystem, and we are a part of it. Trees make our cities more beautiful and provide shade but they also fight climate change and pollution, benefit our health and connections to one another, provide food and shelter for wildlife, and much more. It is vital that we nurture our city forests. Includes a list of activities to help the urban forest and a glossary. "--
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Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curtis, Andrea
Dewey number
j635.9/77
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pratt, Pierre
Series statement
ThinkCities
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban forestry
  • Trees in cities
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Forest ecology
  • Urban forestry
  • Trees in cities
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Forest ecology
  • Forest ecology
  • Trees in cities
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Urban forestry
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A forest in the city, Andrea Curtis ; illustrated by Pierre Pratt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 40)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
40 pages
Isbn
9781773061429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1107877485
  • 1962280
  • (OCoLC)on1107877485
Label
A forest in the city, Andrea Curtis ; illustrated by Pierre Pratt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 40)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
40 pages
Isbn
9781773061429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1107877485
  • 1962280
  • (OCoLC)on1107877485

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