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Main Title Last stands : a journey through North America's vanishing ancient rainforests /
Author Pynn, Larry.
Publisher Oregon State University Press,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 43724992
ISBN 0870710273
Subjects Old growth forests--Northwest Coast of North America ; Old growth forest ecology--Northwest Coast of North America
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  SD387.O43P951 2000 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/14/2003
Collation xi, 212 p. : map ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Contents Notes
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.