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The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America
by Timothy Egan
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In this remarkable tale of the nation's largest forest fire — which burned more than three million acres in 1910 — Timothy Egan vividly narrates the heroic efforts to fight the blaze and the dramatic impact it had on the future of conservation.... (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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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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1 VERTICAL EDEN NAMELESS One day in the middle of October 1987, a baby-blue Honda Civic with Alaska license plates, a battered relic of the seventies, sped along the Oregon Coast Highway, moving south on the headlands. Below the road, surf broke around... (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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This fascinating and groundbreaking work tells the remarkable story of the relationship between Americans and their trees across the entire span of our nation’s history. Like many of us, historians have long been guilty of taking trees for granted.... (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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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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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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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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A Forest Journey: The Story of Wood and Civilization
A Forest Journey: The Story of Wood and Civilization
by John Perlin
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A contemporary view of the effects of wood, as used for building and fuel, and of deforestation on the development of civilization.... (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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Plant geographer and paleoecologist Hazel Delcourt takes the reader on a personal journey to document the history of the forest from the last ice age through its development to the present. En route, the reader discovers methods of studying vegetation,... (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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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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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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A tale of obsession so fierce that a man kills the thing he loves most: the only giant golden spruce on earth.... (read more)

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Wildfire, P
Wildfire, P
by Alianor True
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Alianor True has fought fires in recent years for Grand Canyon National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, and Sequoia National Park. Her essays have appeared in anthologies including American Nature Writing: 1998 (Sierra Club Books) and American... (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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The Chiefs Remember: The Forest Service, 1952-2001
The Chiefs Remember: The Forest Service, 1952-2001
by Harold Steen
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In excerpts from a series of interviews, seven former Forest Service chiefs look back at the issues they faced throughout their 50 collective years of service and provide a glimpse into the inner workings of America's oldest and largest federal land... (read more)

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Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America
Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America
by Rocky Barker
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With vivid descriptions of the famous fires that have raged in Yellowstone, the heroes who have tried to protect it, and the strategies that evolved as a result, Barker draws us into the very heart of a debate over our attempts to control nature and... (read more)

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The Forester's Log: Musings from the Woods
The Forester's Log: Musings from the Woods
by Mary Stuever
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When Mary Stuever graduated from forestry school in the early 1980s, her profession was facing tremendous challenges as the nation's forests were poised for serious decline from catastrophic wildfires, insect outbreaks, and suburban encroachment. Stuever... (read more)

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Handmade Forests: The Treeplanter's Experience
Handmade Forests: The Treeplanter's Experience
by Helene Cyr
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Cyr, an award-winning professional photographer who has been active in Canada's forest industry since 1989 as a tree planter and office manager, documents the back-breaking work and little-known subculture of the tree planter's world. Several essays... (read more)

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Logging the Globe
Logging the Globe
by M Patricia Marchak
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Patricia Marchak examines issues particular to the northern and southern regions and the global effects of trends in each region, using British Columbia, Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, and Thailand as full case studies and Malaysia, Myanmar, and other south... (read more)

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