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The Resource American canopy : trees, forests, and the making of a nation, Eric Rutkow

American canopy : trees, forests, and the making of a nation, Eric Rutkow

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American canopy : trees, forests, and the making of a nation
Title
American canopy
Title remainder
trees, forests, and the making of a nation
Statement of responsibility
Eric Rutkow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
  • The history of trees in America is no less remarkable than the history of the United States itself--from the majestic white pines of New England, coveted by the British Crown for use as masts in navy warships, to the orange groves of California, which lured settlers west. In fact, without the country's vast forests and the hundreds of tree species they contained, there would have been no ships, docks, railroads, stockyards, wagons, barrels, furniture, newspapers, rifles, or firewood. No New York City, Miami, or Chicago. No Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, or Daniel Boone. America--if indeed it existed--would be a very different place without its millions of acres of trees. As Eric Rutkow's epic account shows, trees indivisible from the country's rise as both an empire and a civilization. Never before has anyone treated our country's trees and forests as the subject of a broad historical study, and the result is an accessible, informative, and thoroughly entertaining read.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rutkow, Eric
Dewey number
577.30973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SD143
NAL item number
.R88 2012
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forests and forestry
  • Forests and forestry
  • Trees
  • Trees
  • Timber
  • Human ecology
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
Label
American canopy : trees, forests, and the making of a nation, Eric Rutkow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 380-389) 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 changing consciousness -- New frontiers -- Under attack -- Trees as good soldiers and citizens -- Postwar prosperity -- The environmental era
Control code
BK0010037451
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
vii, 406 p.
Isbn
9781439193549
Lccn
2012007107
Other physical details
ill.
Label
American canopy : trees, forests, and the making of a nation, Eric Rutkow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 380-389) 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 changing consciousness -- New frontiers -- Under attack -- Trees as good soldiers and citizens -- Postwar prosperity -- The environmental era
Control code
BK0010037451
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
vii, 406 p.
Isbn
9781439193549
Lccn
2012007107
Other physical details
ill.

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