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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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When a shattered kayak and camping gear are found on an uninhabited island in the Pacific Northwest, they reignite a mystery surrounding a shocking act of protest. Five months earlier, logger-turned-activist Grant Hadwin had plunged naked into a river in... (read more)

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Toward a Natural Forest: The Forest Service in Transition (a Memoir)
Toward a Natural Forest: The Forest Service in Transition (a Memoir)
by Jim Furnish
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Jim Furnish joined the U.S. Forest Service in 1965, enthusiastic and naive, proud to be part of such a storied and accomplished agency. Nothing could have prepared him for the crisis that would soon rock the agency to its foundation, as a burgeoning... (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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American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation
American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation
by Eric Rutkow
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Acclaimed scientist and author Bernd Heinrich has returned every year since boyhood to a beloved patch of western Maine woods. What is the biology in humansand#160;of this deep-in-the-bones pull toward a particular place, and how is it related to animal... (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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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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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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Wilderness & the American Mind 4TH Edition
Wilderness & the American Mind 4TH Edition
by Roderick Frazi Nash
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Long before people were andldquo;going greenandrdquo; and toting reusable bags, the Progressive generation of the early 1900s was calling for the conservation of resources, sustainable foresting practices, and restrictions on hunting. Industrial... (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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Forests in Peril: Tracking Deciduous Trees from Ice-Age Refuges Into the Greenhouse World
Forests in Peril: Tracking Deciduous Trees from Ice-Age Refuges Into the Greenhouse World
by Hazel Delcourt
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-226) and indexes.... (read more)

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Drift Smoke: Loss and Renewal in a Land of Fire (Environmental Arts and Humanities)
Drift Smoke: Loss and Renewal in a Land of Fire (Environmental Arts and Humanities)
by David Strohmaier
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David Strohmaier's long career as a firefighter has given him intimate knowledge of wildfire and its complex role in the natural world of the American West. It has also provided him with a rare understanding of the painful losses that are a consequence... (read more)

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The U.S. Forest Service: A Cenntenial History
The U.S. Forest Service: A Cenntenial History
by Harold K Steen
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Steen (New Mexico State University) chronicles the origins of the United States Forest Service, explores how national policies evolved as part of the conservation movement, and remembers the men who served as chief of the service. A new preface to... (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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Looking for Longleaf: The Fall and Rise of an American Forest
Looking for Longleaf: The Fall and Rise of an American Forest
by Lawrence S Earley
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"Easy to digest for a non-technical reader. . . . Remarkably complete." — Natural Areas Journal "A history of the southeast, an informative natural history, and a paean to a beautiful tree." — Southeastern Naturalist "A welcomed addition on an... (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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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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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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“In rich, painterly prose, [Vaillant] evokes the lush natural world where the golden spruce took root and thrived, the temperate rain forest of the Pacific Northwest. . . . Vaillant is absolutely spellbinding when conjuring up the world of 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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