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The Final Forest

The Final Forest

Big Trees, Forks, and the Pacific Northwest

  • Author: William Dietrich
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: 9780295802251
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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2011 Outstanding Title, University Press Books for Public and Secondary School LibrariesWinner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award Before Forks, a small town on Washington�s Olympic Peninsula, became famous as the location for Stephenie Meyer�s Twilight book series, it was the self-proclaimed �Logging Capital of the World� and ground zero in a regional conflict over the fate of old-growth forests. Since Pulitzer Prize�winning journalist William Dietrich first published The Final Forest in 1992, logging in Forks has given way to tourism, but even with its new fame, Forks is still a home to loggers and others who make their living from the surrounding forests. The new edition recounts how forest policy and practices have changed since the early 1990s and also tells us what has happened in Forks and where the actors who were so important to the timber wars are now. For more information on the author to to: http://williamdietrich.com/

Old Growth in a New World

Old Growth in a New World

A Pacific Northwest Icon Reexamined

  • Author: Thomas A. Spies,Sally L. Duncan
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 9781610911405
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 360
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Old-growth forests represent a lofty ideal as much as an ecosystem—an icon of unspoiled nature, ecological stability, and pristine habitat. These iconic notions have actively altered the way society relates to old-growth forests, catalyzing major changes in policy and management. But how appropriate are those changes and how well do they really serve in reaching conservation goals? Old Growth in a New World untangles the complexities of the old growth concept and the parallel complexity of old-growth policy and management. It brings together more than two dozen contributors—ecologists, economists, sociologists, managers, historians, silviculturists, environmentalists, timber producers, and philosophers—to offer a broad suite of perspectives on changes that have occurred in the valuing and management of old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest over the past thirty years. The book • introduces the issues and history of old-growth values and conservation in the Pacific Northwest; • explores old growth through the ideas of leading ecologists and social scientists; • addresses the implications for the future management of old-growth forests and considers how evolving science and social knowledge might be used to increase conservation effectiveness. By confronting the complexity of the old-growth concept and associated policy and management challenges, Old Growth in a New World encourages productive discussion on the future of old growth in the Pacific Northwest and offers options for more effective approaches to conserving forest biodiversity.

Sticking to the Union

Sticking to the Union

An Oral History of the Life and Times of Julia Ruuttila

  • Author: S. Polishuk
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1403973555
  • Category: History
  • Page: 273
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Sticking to the Union relates the vibrant life of Julia Ruuttila (1907-1991), a political radical and labor journalist in the Pacific Northwest. Ruuttila's life of activism provides a much-needed woman's voice in the history of labor and social activism in the twentieth century. Ruuttila worked for civil liberties, civil rights, and peace organizations throughout her life, supporting striking workers, taking part in lunch-counter protests against businesses that discriminated against African Americans, and demonstrating against the Vietnam War. Polishuk provides insightful historical context for Ruuttila's own lively words. A unique and important perspective on American struggles of the twentieth century emerges in this engaging story of an irrepressible, hard-nosed woman.

Forest Dreams, Forest Nightmares

Forest Dreams, Forest Nightmares

The Paradox of Old Growth in the Inland West

  • Author: Nancy Langston
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: 9780295989686
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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Across the inland West, forests that once seemed like paradise have turned into an ecological nightmare. Fires, insect epidemics, and disease now threaten millions of acres of once-bountiful forests. Yet no one can agree what went wrong. Was it too much management�or not enough�that forced the forests of the inland West to the verge of collapse? Is the solution more logging, or no logging at all? In this gripping work of scientific and historical detection, Nancy Langston unravels the disturbing history of what went wrong with the western forests, despite the best intentions of those involved. Focusing on the Blue Mountains of northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington, she explores how the complex landscapes that so impressed settlers in the nineteenth century became an ecological disaster in the late twentieth. Federal foresters, intent on using their scientific training to stop exploitation and waste, suppressed light fires in the ponderosa pinelands. Hoping to save the forests, they could not foresee that their policies would instead destroy what they loved. When light fires were kept out, a series of ecological changes began. Firs grew thickly in forests once dominated by ponderosa pines, and when droughts hit, those firs succumbed to insects, diseases, and eventually catastrophic fires. Nancy Langston combines remarkable skills as both scientist and writer of history to tell this story. Her ability to understand and bring to life the complex biological processes of the forest is matched by her grasp of the human forces at work�from Indians, white settlers, missionaries, fur trappers, cattle ranchers, sheep herders, and railroad builders to timber industry and federal forestry managers. The book will be of interest to a wide audience of environmentalists, historians, ecologists, foresters, ranchers, and loggers�and all people who want to understand the changing lands of the West.

A Whale Hunt

A Whale Hunt

How a Native-American Village Did What No One Thought It Could

  • Author: Robert Sullivan
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0684864347
  • Category: History
  • Page: 285
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Chronicles the author's two years spent with the Makah Indians as they prepared for their first whale hunt since the 1920s, describing their struggles against poverty and alcoholism, and their hope for success despite the obstacles.

People, Forests, and Change

People, Forests, and Change

Lessons from the Pacific Northwest

  • Author: Deanna H. Olson,Beatrice Van Horne
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610917677
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 360
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We owe much of our economic prosperity to the vast forested landscapes that cover the earth. But forests are under more pressure than ever. It is time to forgo the entrenched thinking that forests can be managed outside of human influence, and shift instead to management strategies that consider humans to be part of the forest ecosystem. People, Forests, and Change: Lessons from the Pacific Northwest, considers the nature of forests in flux and how to balance the needs of forests and rural communities. In the US northwest, forest ecosystem management has been underway for two decades, and key lessons are emerging. This book brings together ideas for policy makers, managers, students, and conservationists seeking to manage forests conscientiously and assure their long-term viability.

Arguments for Protected Areas

Arguments for Protected Areas

Multiple Benefits for Conservation and Use

  • Author: Sue Stolton,Nigel Dudley
  • Publisher: Earthscan
  • ISBN: 1844078809
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 273
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'peace park' initiatives." --Book Jacket.

Hiking Washington

Hiking Washington

A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures

  • Author: Oliver Lazenby
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493014641
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 256
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Forest Primeval

Forest Primeval

The Natural History of an Ancient Forest

  • Author: Chris Maser
  • Publisher: Sierra Club Books
  • ISBN: 9780871565488
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 282
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This unique 'biography' encompasses a thousand years of the natural history and evolution of an old-growth forest in the western Cascade Mountains of Oregon. Called an "estimable piece of work" by the Boston Globe, Forest Primeval traces the life cycle of a forest from its fiery inception in the year 987 to the present day, when logging threatens the forest and its inhabitants.

Han in the Upper Left

Han in the Upper Left

A Brief History of Korean Americans in the Pacific Northwest

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Chin Music Press Inc.
  • ISBN: 1634059557
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 176
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This in-depth look at one of the fastest-growing immigrant groups in the Pacific Northwest provides a much-needed overview of the Korean American experience as well as moving personal anecdotes. Graphs offer information about Korean immigration patterns over time, while black-and-white portraits reveal the people behind the statistics. The Korean American Historical Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 to enrich the collective memory of Korean Americans by collecting, maintaining, and transmitting their stories.

Fateful Harvest

Fateful Harvest

The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret

  • Author: Duff Wilson
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061873764
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 336
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I see soil in a new light, and I wonder about my own lawn and garden. What have I sprinkled on my backyard? Is somebody using my home, my food, to recycle toxic waste? It seems unbelievable, outlandish -- but what if it's true? A riveting expose, Fateful Harvest tells the story of Patty Martin -- the mayor of a small Washington town called Quincy -- who discovers American industries are dumping toxic waste into farmers' fields and home gardens by labeling it "fertilizer." She becomes outraged at the failed crops, sick horses, and rare diseases in her town, as well as the threats to her children's health. Yet, when she blows the whistle on a nationwide problem, Patty Martin is nearly run out of town. Duff Wilson, whose Seattle Times series on this story was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, provides the definitive account of a new and alarming environmental scandal. Fateful Harvest is a gripping study of corruption and courage, of recklessness and reckoning. It is a story that speaks to the greatest fears -- and ultimate hope -- in us all.

The Ecology of the New Testament

The Ecology of the New Testament

Creation, Re-Creation, and the Environment

  • Author: Mark Bredin
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830858849
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 88
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God is the Creator of all and cares deeply for all that he has made. His vision for creation is seen through a world teeming with life where eternity is breathed into and through all creation. Jesus teaches that humans must live with a spirit of generosity and restraint; however, a spirit of meanness and greed dominates human culture and leaves nearly 1.3 billion people living on less than $1 a day. The politics of globalization based on principles of greed have resulted in the loss of biodiversity, deforestation, and a shortage of food and clean water. Jesus teaches that those who are generous are blessed, and such generosity brings justice to all creation. There cannot be God's social justice without ecological sanity, and yet we tend to speak of social justice as though non-human creation doesn't matter. God cares even for the flowers of the field, yet we show contempt for God in our careless plunder of his creation. To love God is to love all that he has made, from our own families to the soil outside our homes.

Ecology of North America

Ecology of North America

  • Author: Brian R. Chapman,Eric G. Bolen
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118971566
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 352
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North America contains an incredibly diverse array of natural environments, each supporting unique systems of plant and animal life. These systems, the largest of which are biomes, form intricate webs of life that have taken millennia to evolve. This richly illustrated book introduces readers to this extraordinary array of natural communities and their subtle biological and geological interactions. Completely revised and updated throughout, the second edition of this successful text takes a qualitative, intuitive approach to the subject, beginning with an overview of essential ecological terms and concepts, such as competitive exclusion, taxa, niches, and succession. It then goes on to describe the major biomes and communities that characterize the rich biota of the continent, starting with the Tundra and continuing with Boreal Forest, Deciduous Forest, Grasslands, Deserts, Montane Forests, and Temperature Rain Forest, among others. Coastal environments, including the Laguna Madre, seagrasses, Chesapeake Bay, and barrier islands appear in a new chapter. Additionally, the book covers many unique features such as pitcher plant bogs, muskeg, the polar ice cap, the cloud forests of Mexico, and the LaBrea tar pits. “Infoboxes” have been added; these include biographies of historical figures who provided significant contributions to the development of ecology, unique circumstances such as frogs and insects that survive freezing, and conservation issues such as those concerning puffins and island foxes. Throughout the text, ecological concepts are worked into the text; these include biogeography, competitive exclusion, succession, soil formation, and the mechanics of natural selection. Ecology of North America 2e is an ideal first text for students interested in natural resources, environmental science, and biology, and it is a useful and attractive addition to the library of anyone interested in understanding and protecting the natural environment.

Northwest Passage

Northwest Passage

The Great Columbia River

  • Author: William Dietrich
  • Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 448
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Describes the experiences of Native Americans, early settlers, and farmers in the region, and explains how the river's complex series of dams have caused the disappearance of most wild salmon

Toward a Natural Forest

Toward a Natural Forest

The Forest Service in Transition : a Memoir

  • Author: Jim Furnish
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780870718137
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 213
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The Forest Service stumbled in responding to a wave of lawsuits from environmental groups in the late 20th Century—a phenomenon best symbolized by the spotted owl controversy that shut down logging on public forests in the Pacific Northwest in the 1990s. The agency was brought to its knees, pitted between a powerful timber industry that had been having its way with the national forests for decades, and organized environmentalists who believed public lands had been abused and deserved better stewardship. Toward a Natural Forest offers an insider's view of this tumultuous time in the history of the Forest Service, presenting twin tales of transformation, both within the agency and within the author's evolving environmental consciousness. Drawing on the author's personal experience and his broad professional knowledge, Toward a Natural Forest illuminates the potential of the Forest Service to provide strong leadership in global conservation efforts. Those interested in our public lands—environmentalists, natural resource professionals, academics, and historians—will find Jim Furnish's story deeply informed, thought-provoking, and ultimately inspiring.

Musical Beauty

Musical Beauty

Negotiating the Boundary between Subject and Object

  • Author: Ferdia J. Stone-Davis
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1606085573
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 228
  • View: 968
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This book offers an important new perspective on the Western tradition of musical aesthetics through an examination of Anicius Boethius and Immanuel Kant. Within the trajectory illuminated by these two thinkers, musical meaning is framed by and formed through the concept of beauty--a concept which is shaped by prior understandings about notions of the self and the world. Beauty opens up a space within which the boundary between the self and the world, subject and object, is negotiated and configured. In doing so, either the subject or the object is asserted to the detriment of the other, and to the physicality of music. This book asserts that the uniqueness of music's ontology emerges from its basis in sound and embodied practice. It suggests that musical beauty is generated by the mutuality of subject and object arising within the participation that music encourages, one which involves an ekstatic mode of attention on the part of the subject.

Where Bigfoot Walks

Where Bigfoot Walks

Crossing the Dark Divide

  • Author: Robert Michael Pyle
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780395857014
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 352
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Robert Michael Pyle trekked into the Dark Divide, where he discovered a giant fossil footprint; searched out Indians who told him of an outcast tribe that had not fully evolved into humans; and attended the convocation in British Columbia called Sasquatch Daze, where he realized that "these guys don't want to find Bigfoot-they want to be Bigfoot." Ultimately Pyle discovers a few things about Bigfoot - and a lot about the human need for something to believe in and the need for wilderness in our lives.

Exercises for the Zoology Laboratory, 4e

Exercises for the Zoology Laboratory, 4e

  • Author: David G Smith
  • Publisher: Morton Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 1617317772
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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This black-and-white laboratory manual is designed to provide a broad, one-semester introduction to zoology. The manual contains observational and investigative exercises that explore the anatomy, physiology, behavior, and ecology of the major invertebrate and vertebrate groups. This manual is designed to be used in conjunction with Van De Graaff’s Photographic Atlas for the Zoology Laboratory, 8e.

The Good Rain

The Good Rain

Across Time & Terrain in the Pacific Northwest

  • Author: Timothy Egan
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307794717
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 272
  • View: 5588
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A fantastic book! Timothy Egan describes his journeys in the Pacific Northwest through visits to salmon fisheries, redwood forests and the manicured English gardens of Vancouver. Here is a blend of history, anthropology and politics. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Natural Grace

Natural Grace

The Charm, Wonder, and Lessons of Pacific Northwest Animals and Plants

  • Author: William Dietrich
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: 0295806095
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 246
  • View: 1998
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From the interactive clockwork world of geology, tides, Northwest weather, and snow, to the hidden roles of dirt, stream life, and mosses and lichens, Pulitzer Prize winning writer William Dietrich explores the natural splendors of the Pacific Northwest. His topics include alder and cedar; jellyfish, geoducks, crabs, and killer whales; mosquitoes and spiders; gulls, crows, and bald eagles; and sea otters, coyotes, raccoons, possums, deer, and cougars. This informative and engaging selection of natural history essays is adapted from articles published in the Seattle Times magazine, Pacific Northwest. A native Washingtonian, Dietrich has watched the Northwest double in population during his lifetime. Our rapidly changing view of nature is an underlying theme throughout his wide-ranging essays, as is the timely and essential question of how best to share and conserve the natural world that drew us to the region in the first place. Not a field guide nor an environmental policy book, Natural Grace is intended as a primer for people who are curious about the environment they live in and the pressures upon it. "We only care about what we know," says the author. "I�ve concluded that enthusiasm and commitment begin from learning just how marvelous this region is: Passion has to precede purpose." And there is much to marvel over. Dietrich has unearthed fascinating and unexpected facts about his subjects, and he has a gift for expressing complex information in clear and vivid language. He asks intriguing questions and makes good use of interviews with Northwest scientists and experts to convey current and historic attitudes and economic realities, and to consider where we go from here. For more information about the author go to: http://www.williamdietrich.com/