Edge Effects: Notes from an Oregon Forest

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"Edge Effects is a sweet, sane meditation on the state of our world in the American Far West. It should be mandatory reading for our warring timber merchants and environmentalists. Maybe they'd learn some sense. What a fine, hopeful statement. Chris Anderson is to be applauded."—William Kittredge

". . . he [Anderson] thoughtfully catalogues what makes a landscape pleasing and discusses the importance of learning to observe and read the forest slowly and regularly. Yet his affection for his surroundings fosters ambivalence: he becomes weary of the responsibility of having to learn about and master the forest. . . . Reflecting on his forest walks, he acknowledges feeling neither Thoreauvian intensity nor deep Benedictine contemplation; rather, the repetition 'has the effect of meditation or liturgy.'"—Publishers Weekly

"Anderson has provided a rich guidebook to his own country, and the walk he offers us is well worth taking."—Georgia Review

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A sensitive observer who mixes nature writing with personal tales, freelance essayist Anderson offers episodic reflections on life on the edge of McDonald-Dunn Forest, a 12,000-acre research forest outside Corvallis, Ore. When residents responded to a planned clear-cutting, Anderson--who had moved to the forest for silence--found himself embroiled in theories and words. Speaking to a forestry class on behalf of local homeowners, he thoughtfully catalogues what makes a landscape pleasing and discusses the importance of learning to observe and read the forest slowly and regularly. Yet his affection for his surroundings fosters ambivalence: he becomes weary of the responsibility of having to learn about and master the forest. When he ventures afar, Anderson remains interesting: in the ``biosphere'' of the enormous Edmonton Mall, he finds everything the frigid city lacks. Reflecting on his forest walks, he acknowledges feeling neither Thoreauvian intensity nor deep Benedictine contemplation; rather, the repetition ``has the effect of meditation or liturgy.'' Portions of the essays were first published in magazines like Commonweal and the Georgia Review. Photos not seen by PW. Nov.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877454380
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1993
  • Series: American Land & Life Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 207
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
To the Reader
Forest of Voices 1
Life on the Edge 33
Excursions 75
Deeper in the Forest 107
Life and the Essay Compared to a Forest 155
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    duskdream u need to go to 'mice' and go to the book that the tit

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    Sunfur to Reedheart ITs ok my NOOK is being really wierd i cant

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