Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land

Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land

by Robert Michael Pyle
     
 

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As logging continues to rule the rural Northwest, Wintergreen's message is more important than ever. Set in the Willapa Hills of southwest Washington, both people and forest are threatened with extinction. Timeless among the literature of the land, Wintergreen is now back in print with a new afterword by the author. This is the first book in Sasquatch'sSee more details below

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As logging continues to rule the rural Northwest, Wintergreen's message is more important than ever. Set in the Willapa Hills of southwest Washington, both people and forest are threatened with extinction. Timeless among the literature of the land, Wintergreen is now back in print with a new afterword by the author. This is the first book in Sasquatch's Library of the West series

Editorial Reviews

David Guterson
"Wintergreen is like no other book. In its pages the heart and the mind meet like a confluence of waters. It is extraordinarily beautiful: like rain on river current. It is an exquisite, indelible, and passionate testament to one man's careful listening."
David Guterson
Wintergreen is like no other book....It is an exquisite, indelible, and passionate testament to one man�s careful listening.
William Dietrich
Not just a classic of Northwest nature writing and literature, Wintergreen is a book that transcends the wounded Willapa Hills where it is set and becomes a meditation on the relationship of all people to all places.
Library Journal - Library Journal
In the southwest corner of Washington State lie the Willapa Hills, a temperate, rain-drenched land of perennial greenness. Still the habitat of fungi, mosses, lichens, and ferns, they were once the home of ``one of the greatest forests on earth.'' But as Pyle so articulately states, years of improvident lumbering practices and economic greed have despoiled the hills, decimated the wildlife, and rendered the future uncertain. Out of this, his chosen home, Pyle has created a collection of vividly responsive observations and speculations about the diversity and requirements of life, from butterfiles to bears. Written by the author of The Audubon Society Handbook for Butterfly Watchers (Scribner, 1984) , this book of essays will appeal to all caring observers of the ecosystem. Recommended.Carol J. Lichtenberg, Washington State Univ. Lib., Pullman

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ISBN-13:
9780684183213
Publisher:
Scribner
Publication date:
01/28/1987
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
320

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