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Author Oakes, Lauren, author.

Title In search of the canary tree : the story of a scientist, a cypress, and a changing world / Lauren E. Oakes ; illustrations by Kate Cahill & cartography by Erik Steiner.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Basic Books, Hachette Book Group, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction    577.092 OAK    Available
Edition First edition.
Description ix, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-261) and index.
Contents Ghosts and graveyards -- Stand still -- Fear and forests in changing climate -- Solving puzzles -- Countdown -- Thrive -- Coveted -- Apart and a part -- Saturation point -- Measured and immeasurable -- The greatest opportunity -- The sentinels.
Summary The surprisingly hopeful story of one woman's search for resiliency in a warming world Several years ago, ecologist Lauren E. Oakes set out from California for Alaska's old-growth forests to hunt for a dying tree: the yellow-cedar. With climate change as the culprit, the death of this species meant loss for many Alaskans. Oakes and her research team wanted to chronicle how plants and people could cope with their rapidly changing world. Amidst the standing dead, she discovered the resiliency of forgotten forests, flourishing again in the wake of destruction, and a diverse community of people who persevered to create new relationships with the emerging environment. Eloquent, insightful, and deeply heartening, In Search of the Canary Tree is a case for hope in a warming world.
Subject Oakes, Lauren.
Ecologists -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
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