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Author Rutkow, Eric.

Title American canopy : the role of trees in the shaping of a nation / Eric Rutkow.

Imprint New York : Scribner, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  577.3 R978    ---  Available
Edition 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Description vii, 406 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The Death of Prometheus -- From Discovery to Revolution -- The Fruits of Union -- The Unrivaled Nature of America -- Forests of Commerce -- A [New] Consciousness -- New Industry and Growth -- Under Attack -- Trees as Good Soldiers and Citizens -- Postwar Prosperity -- The Environmental Era.
Summary In the bestselling tradition of Michael Pollan's "Second Nature," this fascinating and unique historical work tells the remarkable story of the relationship between Americans and trees across the entire span of our nation's history.
Local Note 1 2 8 14
Subject Forests and forestry -- History.
Forests and forestry -- Social aspects -- History.
Trees -- History.
Trees -- Social aspects -- History.
Timber -- History.
Human ecology -- History.
National characteristics, American -- History.
United States -- Environmental conditions.
ISBN 9781439193549 (hardcover : alk. paper) : $29.00
1439193541 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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