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The Insatiable Bark Beetle (An RMB Manifesto) (Rmb Manifestos) Hardcover – October 15, 2011
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Halter draws us, still with immense articulate detail, into piÃ±on, whitebark and limber pines and their elegant, tortuously interconnected ecosystems. His final elaboration on these ancient mountaineers and one very obviously close to his heart ... is perhaps one of his finest pieces of writing. --Pam Asheton, Trek Online
The Insatiable Bark Beetle, by Dr. Reese Halter, is a well-written, systematic examination of the growing challenges we humans face by hiding behind the intellectual wall of informed denial and social irresponsibility with respect to global warming. --Chris Maser, zoologist, coauthor of Economics and Ecology: United for a Sustainable World
Halter draws us, still with immense articulate detail, into piñon, whitebark and limber pines and their elegant, tortuously interconnected ecosystems. His final elaboration on these ancient mountaineers and one very obviously close to his heart ... is perhaps one of his finest pieces of writing. --Pam Asheton, Trek Online
Dr. Reese Halter has written a new "must-read" book. It is jam-packed with fascinating information and awe-inspiring stories that portray the intricacy and complexity of our forest ecosystems, their vulnerability to climate change, and the many services they provide to mankind. Dr. Reese draws on his vast knowledge about tree physiology, forest ecology, climate change and conservation biology, and takes us on a grand ride to some of the wonders of planet Earth and how we all can help retain them for many generations to come. --Professor Gerhard Gries, NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Insect Communication Ecology, Simon Fraser University
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Dr. Reese Halter is an award-winning conservation biologist, syndicated science writer, TV host and father. He is a sought-after public speaker and founder of the international conservation institute Global Forest Science, through which he regularly visits schools and encourages children worldwide to embrace conservation, science exploration and learning. Dr. Reese lives in Los Angeles, California.
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This book would an primer for anyone without a backround in ecology because one cannot finish this book without feeling an overwhelming sense of how everything (flora, fauna, soils, climate etc. etc.) is deeply connected within an ecosystem. But there is also much for those with a background in ecology, as Reese presents the latest data and conclusions gleaned from the academic literature.
The book is also a wonder to look at, as the clever design incorporates beetle 'holes' that have eaten their way through the front cover and through each chapter page to 'reveal' the words on the following page.
I highly recommend 'The Insatiable Bark Beetle' to those interested in ecology and the effects of climate change on our forest ecosystems.
Dr. Reese has a way of writing that keeps you wanting to turn the page even though each page delivers information of increasing concern. It takes professionals like this who are willing to stand up and shout the facts of global warming in ways that make climate deniers look like fools...to give some hope that we can move our totally anthropocentric world culture off this course of blind environmental extraction and degradation.
I have read numerous books about the Pine Bark beetle. This one is a waste of time. Read "Empire of the Beetle" by Andrew Nikiforuk... it is excellent.!!