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10 thoughts on “Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast

  1. Edwin Edwin says:

    Gave this as a present to someone Really nice book about huge trees.


  2. Jason Jason says:

    I was inspired to seek out this compendium of massive trees after reading Richard Preston sThe Wild Trees,which was long on human interest but not very informative about the trees themselves While Van Pelt isn t as skillful a writer as Preston no surprise he s a forest ecologist rather than science journalist , his short descriptions of each tree in this catalog are surprisingly varied in tone and content And Van Pelt supplements his text with excellent visual representations of these I was inspired to seek out this compendium of massive trees after reading Richard Preston sThe Wild Trees,which was long on human interest but not very informative about the trees themselves While Van Pelt isn t as skillful a writer as Preston no surprise he s a forest ecologist rather than science journalist , his short descriptions of each tree in this catalog are surprisingly varied in tone and content And Van Pelt supplements his text with excellent visual representations of these majestic dendritic creatures Color photographs of the base of each tree up to 29 in diameter in the case of the giant sequoia provide a sense of just how massive these trees can get, and finely detailed hand drawn images of each tree reveal not just the overwhelming scale relative to little H sapiens but also the highly individual nature of what are, in fact, individual living beings There is a palpable sense of sadness throughout the book as the reader realizes that for too long these awesome trees were seen simply as massive cash cows and their stature reduced to mere board feet and dollar signs, resulting in the disappearance of the largest and most astonishing from the face of the earth OK, they didn t disappear exactly, they became lumber and toilet paper Feel better There is also hope, though, because the same species of talking apes that saw these giants simply as a resource to be exploited also recognized their inherent worth as individuals, and also as inlignate repositories of power, beauty, and spiritual nourishment Thanks to the efforts of Van Pelt and many others, the numinous embodied in these remaining colossi is available for all of us to share, and I can only wonder at how awe inspiring it must be to stand at the foot of one of these titans I plan to find out in my next visit to see the in laws in California


  3. Jack Jack says:

    Marking this as read even though I may never read every word in it It s almost a catalog, providing a one or two page description of each champion tree, with four to ten trees per species While I do adore big trees and dote on the photos and drawings , there s no narrative to carry the reader from beginning to end The drawings are necessary For many trees there is no real live unobstructed view of the whole thing from any angle, so Van Pelt provides outstanding reconstructions from notes, Marking this as read even though I may never read every word in it It s almost a catalog, providing a one or two page description of each champion tree, with four to ten trees per species While I do adore big trees and dote on the photos and drawings , there s no narrative to carry the reader from beginning to end The drawings are necessary For many trees there is no real live unobstructed view of the whole thing from any angle, so Van Pelt provides outstanding reconstructions from notes, measurements, photographs and his own visits to the trees


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Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast ❮Reading❯ ➶ Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast Author Robert Van Pelt – Buyprobolan50.co.uk The forests of the Pacific Coast are the tallest and most dense on earth Even after a century of intensive exploitation, their trees remain unmatched in overall size, height, and age Forest Giants of The forests of the Pacific Coast are of the PDF È the tallest and most dense on earth Forest Giants Kindle - Even after a century of intensive exploitation, their trees remain unmatched in overall size, height, Giants of the eBook ´ and age Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast is a guide to thelargest species of conifers in North America from the southern Sierras to Vancouver Island, and from the coast to northwestern Montana Giant trees are those with the greatest wood volume From the ponderosa pine Bear Creek Twin to the coast Douglas fir Ol Jed, from giant sequoias to western red cedars, the trees are depicted as individuals All are unique specimens that represent the extremes to which their species can grow To seek out giants and their neighboring contenders, Robert Van Pelt has traveled the length and breadth of the Pacific Coast and its forests, equipped with a camera, a sketchpad, and a survey laser, amassing a database of over , individual trees.