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The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature
The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature
by David George Haskell
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A biologist reveals the secret world hidden in a single square meter of forest. In this wholly original book, biologist David Haskell uses a one- square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest as a window onto the entire natural world. Visiting it... (read more)

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The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
by Richard Preston
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Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the largest and tallest organisms the world has ever sustained — the coast redwood trees, Sequoia sempervirens. Ninety-six percent of the ancient redwood forests have... (read more)

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The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed
The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed
by John Vaillant
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As vividly as Jon Krakauer put readers on Everest, John Vaillant takes us into the heart of North America's last great forest, where trees grow to eighteen feet in diameter, sunlight never touches the ground, and the chainsaws are always at work... (read more)

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Forest Unseen (12 Edition)
Forest Unseen (12 Edition)
by David George Haskell
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A biologist reveals the secret world hidden in a single square meter of forest Written with remarkable grace and empathy, The Forest Unseen is a grand tour of nature in all its profundity. Biologist David George Haskell uses a one-square-meter patch... (read more)

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Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Rain Forest of Central and South America
Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Rain Forest of Central and South America
by Adrian Forsyth
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Scientific American In 17 chapters, each a brief essay on tropical nature observed, these two young field biologists have made a model of contemporary natural history, cheerfully speculative, concerned as much with large pattern as with diversity... (read more)

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Oregon Wild: Endangered Forest Wilderness
Oregon Wild: Endangered Forest Wilderness
by Andy Kerr
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Five million acres of unprotected roadless forest remain in Oregon, stretching from the rain-drenched shores of the Pacific and Coast range, across the snow-covered Cascades to the Blue Mountains, Wallowas, and Hells Canyon; from the Deschutes, John Day,... (read more)

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Not Just Trees: The Legacy of a Douglas-Fir Forest
Not Just Trees: The Legacy of a Douglas-Fir Forest
by Jane Dirks Edmunds
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This gracefully written story shows all that is lost when we destroy ancient stands of trees--as revealed through a 60-year study of the flora and fauna in an Oregon Coast Range forest that is selectively logged and finally clear-cut.... (read more)

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Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe
Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe
by Charlotte Gill
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• Winner of the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction • Winner of the 2012 Foreword Magazine Editor's Choice Prize Nonfiction • Shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Prize • Shortlisted for the Charles Taylor Non-Fiction Award... (read more)

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Nature Noir: A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierra
Nature Noir: A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierra
by Jordan Fisher Smith
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Nature Noir is the intensely original story — part Edward Abbey, part James Ellroy — of Jordan Fisher Smith's fourteen years as a park ranger on forty-eight miles of Sierra Nevada river canyons. The gorgeous government-owned land along the... (read more)

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Forests Sourcebook: Practical Guidance for Sustaining Forests in Development Cooperation (Agriculture and Rural Development)
Forests Sourcebook: Practical Guidance for Sustaining Forests in Development Cooperation (Agriculture and Rural Development)
by World Bank
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The 'Forests Sourcebook' provides practical operations-oriented guidance for forest sector engagement toward the goals of poverty reduction, conservation and economic development. Intended to guide World Bank lending activities and projects, the 'Forests... (read more)

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The Way of the Woods: Journeys Through American Forests
The Way of the Woods: Journeys Through American Forests
by Linda Underhill
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In The Way of the Woods, Linda Underhill explores some of our nation's most important forests, from the magnificent old-growth groves of Cook Forest in Western Pennsylvania to the endangered hemlock forests of the Great Smoky Mountains in eastern... (read more)

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White Beech: The Rainforest Years
White Beech: The Rainforest Years
by Germaine Greer
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One bright day in December 2001, sixty-two-year-old Germaine Greer found herself confronted by an irresistible challenge in the shape of sixty hectares of dairy farm, one of many in southeast Queensland, Australia, which, after a century of logging... (read more)

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Forests to Fight Poverty: Creating National Strategies
Forests to Fight Poverty: Creating National Strategies
by Ralph Schmidt
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As the potential global impact of forest destruction and degradation becomes better understood, the link between poverty and deforestation in developing countries is of increasing concern. In this clear, focused book, eminent members of the worldwide... (read more)

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People and Forests: Communities, Institutions, and Governance (Politics, Science & the Environment)
People and Forests: Communities, Institutions, and Governance (Politics, Science & the Environment)
by Clark C Gibson
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Unplanned deforestation, which is occurring at unsustainable rates in many parts of the world, can cause significant hardships for rural communities by destroying critical stocks of fuel, fodder, food, and building materials. It can also have profound... (read more)

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Tongass: Alaska's Vanishing Rain Forest
Tongass: Alaska's Vanishing Rain Forest
by Robert Gle Kethchum
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Essy by Bruce Hampton. The renowned landscape photographer addresses conservation issues in Alaska. Covering an area larger than the state of Washington, southwest Alaska is a vast watershed that drains from the summits and uplands of the Alaska and... (read more)

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Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
by Philip Connors
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Connors' reflections on the New Mexico wilderness he watched over atop a fire lookout tower for nearly a decade are passionate and deeply poetic, making Fire Season a noteworthy addition to modern environmental writing and destined to become a classic.... (read more)

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Wildfire, P
Wildfire, P
by Alianor True
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During the summer of 2000, Americans from coast to coast witnessed the worst fire season in recorded history. Daily news reports brought dramatic images of vast swaths of land going up in smoke, from the mountains of Montana and Wyoming, to the... (read more)

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Wild Logging: A Guide to Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Forestry
Wild Logging: A Guide to Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Forestry
by Bryan Foster
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-158) and index.... (read more)

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Keepers of the Trees: A Guide to Re-Greening North America
Keepers of the Trees: A Guide to Re-Greening North America
by Ann Linnea
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Engage in the life stories of fourteen people whose lives have been shaped by trees—featuring the true stories of a tree doctor, big tree hunter Will Blozan, Plant Amnestys pruner, and ninety-four-year-old logger Merve Wilkinson. Also interviewed is... (read more)

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Tree Huggers: Victory, Defeat, and Renewal in the Northwest Ancient Forest Campaign
Tree Huggers: Victory, Defeat, and Renewal in the Northwest Ancient Forest Campaign
by Kathie Durbin
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The high-prorofile campaign to preserve the Northwest's ancient forests.... (read more)

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