The Hidden Forest) (Hardcover)
Henry Holt & Company, 9780805014914, 228pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 1999
Veteran science writer Luoma here chronicles the work of a unique and fascinating scientific research project that, over the course of several decades, will bring together scientists from almost every discipline -- botanists, entomologists, wildlife ecologists, soil biologists, etc. -- to piece together the long-term natural history of a single forest ecosystem, in this case a majestic old-growth forest of the Pacific Northwest.
What emerges is a wealth of information that even now is pointing the way to a new approach to forest management, one that will allow for the cutting of trees for timber, while preserving the beauty and integrity of these proud woods.