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Educational and entertaining from start to finish,
This review is from: American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation (Kindle Edition)
Trees have played such a fundamental role in American history, from the colonial era to the modern day, that this was a story just waiting to be told. Rutlow is a gifted young historian, and his artful storytelling and compelling narrative made this a delightful read that I couldn't lay down. I gained a deeper understanding of how our nation became what it is today, and how we can utilize its tremendous natural assets to sustainably ensure our enduring prosperity. I would recommend this broad-reaching, ambitious work to the novice, the American history buff and anyone interested in conservation and how natural resources shape our lives in profound and unexpected ways.