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RECORD NUMBER: 33 OF 52
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Last stands : a journey through North America's vanishing ancient rainforests /|
|Publisher||Oregon State University Press,|
|Subjects||Old growth forests--Northwest Coast of North America ; Old growth forest ecology--Northwest Coast of North America|
|Collation||xi, 212 p. : map ; 23 cm.|
1. "The remarkable Pacific temperate rainforest has become an endangered landscape, rarer than even the embattled tropical rainforest. In Last Stands, environmental writer Larry Pynn plunges into coastal forests from California to Alaska to explore this unique ecosystem and the complex factors that threaten it." "Whether standing with new-age loggers as they toil beneath the churning blades of a heli-logging operation, witnessing the wolverine's legendary ferocity, bouncing along in the back of a pickup with a couple of bear hunters, or embarking on a week-long solo hike through an uncharted wilderness, Pynn's approach to understanding North America's temperate rainforest - and the creatures and people connected to it - is as diverse and unconventional as the forest itself. The result is a fascinating book, one part impassioned travelogue and one part natural history."--BOOK JACKET.