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Coast Redwood: A Natural and Cultural History Paperback – August 1, 2001
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A marvelous, deeply informative book richly illustrated with over 330 photographs. -- California Wild (magazine), Winter 2002
Not only showcases the trees, but in more than 200 color photographs reveals the immense diversity of . . . the forest. -- Sierra (magazine), May/June 2002
Other books feature giant trees . . . but this volume celebrates a single species . . . in a way that is unrivaled in publishing. -- Crossosoma:Journal of the Southern California Botanists, Fall/Winter 2003
The authors have ... made the natural and cultural history of coastal redwoods exciting and accessible to ordinary folks. -- Econews:Newsletter of the Northcoast Environmental Center October, 2001
The breadth of coverage is exceptional, and the fine photographs on every page illuminate the text with beauty and clarity. -- California Coast & Ocean (magazine), Spring 2002
The text is exemplary . . . Naturalists and redwood lovers of all types will find this book to be essential. --Fremontia (journal), January 2002
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This is the first contemporary book that outlines the complete natural and cultural history of the world's tallest tree the Coast Redwood, Sequoia sempervirens. This book makes the most up-to-date scientific information about the trees, their ecology and associated wildlife, accessible and exciting to ordinary folks.
The authors tell the story of these remarkable trees, their logging, the emotions they have inspired, as well as the past- and present-day battles to preserve these forests in an easy to read, balanced manner.
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I bought this as a gift and I know it's my fault for not reading the description, but I thought it was a "coffee table" type book in hard back. Read morePublished on November 6, 2013 by Marilyn Burton
I grew up in the redwood region and am just now getting more interested in these trees. This is the book that gives me all the information I would want, and the bonus prize is the... Read morePublished on September 16, 2013 by Jill M.