The Final Forest: Big Trees, Forks, and the Pacific Northwest

The Final Forest: Big Trees, Forks, and the Pacific Northwest

by William Dietrich
     
 

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"William Dietrich has gone to the heart of the greatest forest left in North America and returned with a clear and compelling story of why so many people are fighting over it. Like the towering firs of the Olympic Peninsula, this book will stand the test of time." -Timothy Egan, author of The Big BurnSee more details below

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"William Dietrich has gone to the heart of the greatest forest left in North America and returned with a clear and compelling story of why so many people are fighting over it. Like the towering firs of the Olympic Peninsula, this book will stand the test of time." -Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn

Editorial Reviews

BC Studies
This is a mesmerizing story of the complexity of the relationships between forests and people that at once honors the uniqueness of places while spanning universal themes.

Audubon Magazine
A remarkably readable and lucid account.

Living on the Peninsula
Time has brought ' The Final Forest' acclaim as a realistic portrayal of a critical era for the West End communities.

Newsday
The best book about the environment that I've read in a year.

The Oregonian
Dietrich's 1992 account of the timber wars on the Olympic Peninsula has been updated with a new preface and afterword that explains what some of the main characters have been up to and explores the irony of Forks, Wash., becoming an international destination as a result of the Twilight series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295990620
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
10/13/2010
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
892,435
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Timothy Egan
William Dietrich has gone to the heart of the greatest forest left in North America and returned with a clear and compelling story of why so many people are fighting over it. Like the towering firs of the Olympic Peninsula, this book will stand the test of time.

Michael L. Fischer
In writing as lush as the threatened forests he describes, William Dietrich captures why the battle isn't merely for the ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest and California but for the health of the planet itself.

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