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Land Above the Trees: A Guide to American Alpine Tundra

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Land Above the Trees is the classic guide to the alpine tundra in the United States. No other book has ever looked so closely, so thoroughly, and so charmingly at this important and fragile ecological zone.
Paperback, 448 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Johnson Books (first published 1972)
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Miriam's Skin Care
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Zwinger and Williard are extraordinarily eloquent in their scientific descriptions of the alpine environment, and its rich ecosystem. This book is an excellent choice for botanists who are fascinated by evolutionary adaptations.
Glenn Sackett
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
What a "sense of place" I get when I read Ann Zwinger! She takes me deeper into the experience I've had in places we've both explored. I also like to read her experience in places I'm about to explore, knowing I will see, hear and feel more deeply the place, having read her observations first. Both the naturalist in me and the spiritual explorer are engaged as I follow her gaze and her experience in a place.
Judy
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the book for anyone who loves the tundra and wants to understand its many faces. I took a class on the tundra from Betty Willard, which made me appreciate the fragility and endurance of these high altitude treasures. They already suffer from the impacts of a growing human population, and now climate change will have its impact. We used this book for reference, but now it brings back pleasant memories.
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Ann Haymond Zwinger is author of many highly-regarded natural histories noted for comprehensive detail and lyrical prose.

In 1976, she received the John Burroughs Memorial Association Gold Medal for a distinguished contribution in natural history, Run, River, Run.
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