The Final Forest: Big Trees, Forks, and the Pacific Northwest

Paperback | October 12, 2010

byWilliam Dietrich

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2011 Outstanding Title, University Press Books for Public and Secondary School LibrariesWinner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award

Before Forks, a small town on Washington?s Olympic Peninsula, became famous as the location for Stephenie Meyer?s Twilight book series, it was the self-proclaimed ?Logging Capital of the World? and ground zero in a regional conflict over the fate of old-growth forests. Since Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist William Dietrich first published The Final Forest in 1992, logging in Forks has given way to tourism, but even with its new fame, Forks is still a home to loggers and others who make their living from the surrounding forests. The new edition recounts how forest policy and practices have changed since the early 1990s and also tells us what has happened in Forks and where the actors who were so important to the timber wars are now.

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2011 Outstanding Title, University Press Books for Public and Secondary School LibrariesWinner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association AwardBefore Forks, a small town on Washington?s Olympic Peninsula, became famous as the location for Stephenie Meyer?s Twilight book series, it was the self-proclaimed ?Logging Capital of the W...

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"William Dietrich has gone to the heart of the greatest forest left in North America and returned with a clear and compelling story of why so many people are fighting over it. Like the towering firs of the Olympic Peninsula, this book will stand the test of time." -Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn

William Dietrich , a former science writer for the Seattle Times, is the author of Northwest Passage: The Great Columbia River and Natural Grace: The Charm, Wonder, and Lessons of Pacific Northwest Animals and Plants, as well as popular fiction.Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6.03 × 0.82 inPublished:October 12, 2010Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295990627

ISBN - 13:9780295990620

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2011 Outstanding Title, University Press Books for Public and Secondary School LibrariesWinner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association AwardBefore Forks, a small town on Washington?s Olympic Peninsula, became famous as the location for Stephenie Meyer?s Twilight book series, it was the self-proclaimed ?Logging Capital of the World? and ground zero in a regional conflict over the fate of old-growth forests. Since Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist William Dietrich first published The Final Forest in 1992, logging in Forks has given way to tourism, but even with its new fame, Forks is still a home to loggers and others who make their living from the surrounding forests. The new edition recounts how forest policy and practices have changed since the early 1990s and also tells us what has happened in Forks and where the actors who were so important to the timber wars are now.For more information on the author to to: http://williamdietrich.com/William Dietrich has gone to the heart of the greatest forest left in North America and returned with a clear and compelling story of why so many people are fighting over it. Like the towering firs of the Olympic Peninsula, this book will stand the test of time. - Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn