Books  Habitats, Ecosystems & Natural Spaces  Forests - General & Temperate 

Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World: Ecology and Conservation

Edited By: Dominick A DellaSala

294 pages, Col plates, figs, maps

Island Press

Paperback | Dec 2010 | #187800 | ISBN-13: 9781597266765
Availability: Usually dispatched within 5 days Details
NHBS Price: £57.50 $76/€65 approx
Hardback | Dec 2010 | #187519 | ISBN-13: 9781597266758
Availability: Usually dispatched within 5 days Details
NHBS Price: £61.00 $81/€69 approx

About this book

While tropical rainforests have received much conservation attention and support for their protection, temperate and boreal rainforests have been largely overlooked. Yet these ecosystems are also unique, supporting rainforest communities, rich in plants and wildlife and containing some of the most massive trees on Earth. "Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World" brings together leading international scientists to describe the ecology and conservation of these lesser-known rainforests in an attempt to place them on par with tropical rainforests in conservation efforts.

The book: summarises major scientific findings; presents new computer models that were used to standardise rainforest definitions; identifies regions previously not widely recognised as rainforest; provides the latest estimates on rainforest extent and degree of protection; and explores conservation strategies. The book ends with a summary of the key ecological findings and outlines an ambitious vision of how we can conserve and manage the planet's remaining temperate and boreal rainforests in a truly ecological way that is better for nature, the climate, and ultimately our own welfare.

"Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World" is a call to action for an accord to protect the world's rainforests. It offers a global vision rooted in ecological science but written in common language useful for governments, decision makers, and conservation groups concerned about the plight of these remarkable forests.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!


Dominick A. DellaSala is chief scientist and president of the National Center for Conservation Science and Policy in Ashland, Oregon, and president of the North American section of the Society for Conservation Biology.

Bestsellers in this subject

Abernethy Forest

NHBS Price: £29.99 $40/€34 approx

Woodland Development

NHBS Price: £34.99 $46/€40 approx

Atlantic Hazel

NHBS Price: £10.99 $15/€12 approx

Managing Your Woodland for Wildlife

NHBS Price: £12.99 $17/€15 approx

National Vegetation Classification: Field Guide to Woodland

NHBS Price: £8.99 £10.00 (Save £1.01) $12/€10 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194