Minnesota's Natural Heritage
An Ecological Perspective
The most complete and colorful treatment of natural Minnesota.
More than 14 million people travel to Minnesota each year to enjoy the natural beauty of the state. Minnesota's Natural Heritage is the definitive book on the state's best tourist attraction: its outdoors.
Filled with 130 beautiful color photographs by award-winning nature photographers Richard Hamilton Smith, Craig Blacklock, Jim Brandenburg, and others, this book explains how the striking natural beauty of Minnesota developed. Colorful maps, drawings, diagrams, and graphs on nearly every page illustrate ecological points while delighting readers' eyes.
Minnesota's Natural Heritage examines the state's major ecosystems and explains how they function: lakes, rivers, forests, prairies, farmlands, and wetlands are all discussed. Each section details different ecosystems and includes information about significant and interesting plants and animals. The book also describes the geologic history and climate of the state and addresses the environmental issues Minnesota will face in the future.
- By: John R. Tester
- Format: Cloth, 352 pgs.,130 color photos, 8.25 x 10.5 in.
- Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
- Product ##: 9780816621330