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NYU Reads

A selection of resources for engaging with the NYU Reads books.

Old Growth Ecosystem

The canopy is a multilayered sculpture of vertical complexity from the lowest moss to the forest floor to the wisp of lichen hanging high in the treetops, raggedy and uneven from the gaps produced by centuries of windthrow, disease and storms. This seeming chaos belies the tight web of interconnections between them all, stitched with filaments of fungi, silk of spiders, and silver threads of water. Alone is a word without meaning in this forest

-Braiding Sweetgrass, Old Growth Children (p.278)

Magazine and News Articles

Mycorrhizae explanation: a tree with a mushroom at its roots.  "Photosynthesis products (carbohydrates)" text has an arrow pointing from tree's leaves down through the bark, into the roots and another arrow points up from the roots to the tree with the words: "Water and mineral nutrients."

Myzorrhiza between a mushroom and a tree. "File:Mutualistic mycorrhiza en.svg" by Nefronus is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Old Growth Cultures


Print Books