The Lure of the Forest

Oral Histories from the National Forests in California
Author: N.A
Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office
ISBN: N.A
Category: Forest reserves
Page: 192
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The Lure of the Forest

Oral Histories from the National Forests in California
Author: Victor W Geraci
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9781593514303
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 201
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Context and compilation by Victor Geraci, project editor. Contains the stories of Region Five (California National Forests) retirees. Reflects how these past employees of the Forest Service remembered their service to the forests.

The Forest Service

Fighting for Public Lands
Author: Gerald W. Williams
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313337949
Category: Nature
Page: 459
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Illuminates the Forest Service and its responsibilites of managing 193 millions acres of public land.

California

A Fire Survey
Author: Stephen J. Pyne
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816532613
Category: Nature
Page: 216
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"By its size, fire intensity, and institutional responses, California has long shaped the national agenda for wildland fire. From its early days, California decided for fire suppression. How and why this happened is the subject of this fire reconnaissance of America's Golden State for fire"--Provided by publisher.

Fire in the Forest

A History of Forest Fire Control on the National Forests in California, 1898-1956
Author: Robert W. Cermak
Publisher: Usda / Usda Forest Svc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 442
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Presents a history of fire control in the National forests of California from 1896 to 1956.

Making Slow Food Fast in California Cuisine


Author: Victor W. Geraci
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319528572
Category: Social Science
Page: 225
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This book follows the development of industrial agriculture in California and its influence on both regional and national eating habits. Early California politicians and entrepreneurs envisioned agriculture as a solution to the food needs of the expanding industrial nation. The state’s climate, geography, vast expanses of land, water, and immigrant workforce when coupled with university research and governmental assistance provided a model for agribusiness. In a short time, the San Francisco Bay Area became a hub for guaranteeing Americans access to a consistent quantity of quality foods. To this end, California agribusiness played a major role in national food policies and subsequently produced a bifurcated California Cuisine that sustained both Slow and Fast Food proponents. Problems arose as mid-twentieth century social activists battled the unresponsiveness of government agencies to corporate greed, food safety, and environmental sustainability. By utilizing multidisciplinary literature and oral histories the book illuminates a more balanced look at how a California Cuisine embraced Slow Food Made Fast.

Forest History Today

An Annual Publication of the Forest History Society
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Forests and forestry
Page: N.A
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America, History and Life


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Canada
Page: N.A
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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

The Golden Spruce

A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed
Author: John Vaillant
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307371328
Category: Nature
Page: 272
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The Golden Spruce is the story of a glorious natural wonder, the man who destroyed it, and the fascinating, troubling context in which his act took place. A tree with luminous glowing needles, the golden spruce was unique and, biologically speaking, should never have reached maturity; Grant Hadwin, the man who cut it down, was passionate, extraordinarily well-suited to wilderness survival, and to some degree unbalanced. But as John Vaillant shows, the extraordinary tree stood at the intersection of contradictory ways of looking at the world; the conflict between them is one reason it was destroyed. Taking in history, geography, science and spirituality, this book raises some of the most pressing questions facing society today. The golden spruce stood in the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii), an unusually rich ecosystem where the normal lines between species blur. Without romanticizing, Vaillant shows that this understanding is typified by the Haida, the native people who have lived there for millennia, and for whom the golden spruce was an integral part of their history and mythology. But seen a different way, the golden spruce stood in block 6 of Tree Farm License 39. Grant Hadwin had worked as a remote scout for timber companies. But over time Hadwin was pushed into a paradox: the better he was at his job, the more the world he loved was destroyed. On January 20, 1997, with the temperature near zero, Hadwin swam across the Yakoun River with a chainsaw. He tore into the golden spruce, leaving it so unstable that the first wind would push it over. A few weeks later, Hadwin set off in a kayak across the treacherous Hecate Strait to face court charges. He has not been heard from since. Vaillant describes Hadwin’s actions in engrossing detail, but also provides the complex environmental, political and economic context in which they took place. The Golden Spruce forces one to ask: can the damage our civilization exacts on the natural world be justified?

The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees


Author: James Mooney
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cherokee Indians
Page: 97
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The sacred formulas here given are selected from a collection of about six hundred, obtained on the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina in 1887 and 1888, and covering every subject pertaining to the daily life and thought of the Indian, including medicine, love, hunting, fishing, war, self-protection, destruction of enemies, witchcraft, the crops, the council, the ball play, etc., and, in fact, embodying almost the whole of the ancient religion of the Cherokees. The original manuscripts, now in the possession of the Bureau of Ethnology, were written by the shamans of the tribe, for their own use, in the Cherokee characters invented by Sikw�ya (Sequoyah) in 1821, and were obtained, with the explanations, either from the writers themselves or from their surviving relatives.

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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American periodicals
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Big Sur


Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101548819
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Anthony Edwards, and Radha Mitchell "Each book by Jack Kerouac is unique, a telepathic diamond. With prose set in the middle of his mind, he reveals consciousness itself in all its syntatic elaboration, detailing the luminous emptiness of his own paranoiac confusion. Such rich natural writing is nonpareil in later half XX century, a synthesis of Proust, Céline, Thomas Wolfe, Hemingway, Genet, Thelonius Monk, Basho, Charlie Parker, and Kerouac's own athletic sacred insight. "Big Sur's humane, precise account of the extraordinary ravages of alcohol delirium tremens on Kerouac, a suerior novelist who had strength to complete his poetic narrative, a task few scribes so afflicted have accomplished—others crack up. Here we meet San Francisco's poets & recognize hero Dean Moriarty ten years after On the Road. Jack Kerouac was a 'writer,' as his great peer W.S. Burroughs says, and here at the peak of his suffering humorous genius he wrote through his misery to end with 'Sea,' a brilliant poem appended, on the hallucinatory Sounds of the Pacific Ocean at Big Sur." —Allen Ginsberg