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UA Press book: Discovering Alabama's Forests

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  • Amos J Wright
    For immediate release NEW BOOK CELEBRATES BEAUTY AND DIVERSITY OF ALABAMA FORESTS TUSCALOOSA, AL-The University of Alabama Press is proud to announce the
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      For immediate release

      NEW BOOK CELEBRATES BEAUTY AND DIVERSITY OF ALABAMA FORESTS

      TUSCALOOSA, AL-The University of Alabama Press is proud to announce the
      publication of the newest book by Doug Phillips, host and creator of
      "Discovering Alabama." This award-winning and Emmy-nominated series,
      seen across the state on Alabama Public Television, recently celebrated
      its tenth anniversary.
      Discovering Alabama Forests features the insightful and informative
      presentation viewers of the show have come to expect and enjoy. It also
      contains one hundred stunning color photographers by Robert P. Falls
      Sr., a Blount County native whose wildlife and nature photography has
      been featured in numerous national publications.
      Alabama's forests are among the most varied on earth, and more diverse
      than any other region of the United States. Roughly two-thirds of the
      state is covered by forests; more than 22 million acres total. There are
      more than two hundred different kinds of native trees, plus another two
      hundred varieties of shrubs. Alabama has seven species of maple, eight
      of pine, five species of elm, and eleven of holly. There are also five
      species of buckeye, while Ohio, the official buckeye state, only has
      two.
      Discovering Alabama Forests includes chapters on history, on the state
      of forests today, and on the outlook for the future. It recognizes both
      the economic and environmental values of forests, and includes
      information on what makes trees so unique among plants. Over 60 episodes
      of "Discovering Alabama" have been produced to date, and at least a
      dozen of them have explored the question of how Alabamians might best
      prepare to sustain plentiful forestlands for the long term.
      Lavishly illustrated, and published in an oversized format, Discovering
      Alabama Forests will appeal to anyone who loves the outdoors or who
      simply appreciates beautiful photographs.
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      Discovering Alabama Forests
      by Doug Phillips * Photographs by Robert P. Falls Sr. * Publication
      date: November 19, 2006
      128 pages * 11" x 9" * 100 color photographs * ISBN 0-8173-1525-X *
      $35.00 hardcover
      To order, contact the Chicago Distribution Center * 773-702-7000 *
      fax: 773-702-7212
      For additional information, contact: Elizabeth Motherwell *
      emother@... * direct line: 205-
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