New softcover, mint condition, 217 pages, SIGNED by Dr. Michael Kudish. Later printing with new cover. The result of more than 40 years of research on the Catskill forest, The Catskill Forest: A History includes 25 maps showing the distribution of species and forest-products industries and also includes a full-color, two sided fold-out map (24″ x 17″) that shows, one one side, the extent of the first growth forest, second and third growth forest, agricultural lands, burned areas, reforested areas, and landslides and on side 2, “Forest industries of the Catskills. Five sections look at plant migrations to the region following the last glaciation, the impact of people on the forest, the forest regrown, mountain ranges, and forest industries. A must for anyone who loves the Catskills. Laid in map 24″ x 17”, folded. A wonder of a book and scarce signed by the author.