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Overstory-- Zero: Real Life in the Timber Country of Oregon

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Publisher Comments:

Robert Leo Heilman has punched many time clocks. In his first book, Overstory: Zero, Heilman reveals the hard life of the working class: loggers, miners, roofers, mill workers, and tree planters. He tells the truth, not afraid to address both brutality and controversy, especially concerning old-growth forest management. His essays examine the complex relationships between work, nature, and family. In honest, gritty prose that eloquently transcends issues and labels, Heilman gives us rare insight into the threatened timber communities of the Pacific Northwest.

Review:

"Overstory: Zero richly and energetically tells the tales that have too long been locked away in the land of logging. From brush-apes to logging-show bosses, from aging vigilantes to strong rural women, the 3-D people of Oregon's tree country come alive in Heilman's wonderfully ambivalent love song to the logged-over land. In the unlikely setting of the clear-cut and the turned-down timber towns, Heilman plumbs and situates the stuttering, vibrant heart of community." — Robert Michael Pyle, author of Wintergreen and Thunder Tree

Book News Annotation:

Essays on the loggers, miners, roofers, mill workers, and tree planters whose work, lives and families are entwined in the current controversy over old-growth forest management in the Pacific Northwest. No index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570610370
Subtitle:
(real life in the timber country )
Author:
Heilman, Robert Leo
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Location:
Seattle :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Oregon
Subject:
Logging
Subject:
Forests and forestry
Subject:
Timber
Subject:
Forests and forestry -- Oregon.
Series Volume:
9934.
Publication Date:
c1995
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xv, 221 p.
Dimensions:
7.77x5.26x.83 in. .80 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » General
History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Literature Folklore and Memoirs
History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Logging
History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Oregon » Books About Oregon
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Forests
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Management

Overstory-- Zero: Real Life in the Timber Country of Oregon
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Product details xv, 221 p. pages Sasquatch Books - English 9781570610370 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Overstory: Zero richly and energetically tells the tales that have too long been locked away in the land of logging. From brush-apes to logging-show bosses, from aging vigilantes to strong rural women, the 3-D people of Oregon's tree country come alive in Heilman's wonderfully ambivalent love song to the logged-over land. In the unlikely setting of the clear-cut and the turned-down timber towns, Heilman plumbs and situates the stuttering, vibrant heart of community." — Robert Michael Pyle, author of Wintergreen and
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