The once denuded northeastern United States is now a region of trees--because of cities! "Nature Next Door" shows how urbanization, along with the construction of parks, the transformation of farming, a boom in tourism, and changes in the timber industry created a new wildness of metropolitan nature, a reforested landscape intricately entangled with the region's cities and towns. Focus on New England with one chapter titled "Who Owns Maine's Trees". Black & white photos and maps included. Paperback. 207 pgs.