Forest primeval: the natural history of an ancient forest

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Sierra Club Books, 1989 - Nature - 282 pages
In this unique "biography" of a beautiful forest in Oregon's Cascade Mountains, the author traces the growth of the forest from its birth in 988 to its current glory as an ancient forest. Offers precise yet evocative accounts of the diverse lives and events within the forested portion of the ecosystem.

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In the Beginning
Birth of a Forest
Young Forest

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Chris Maser Maser has spent over 25 years as a research scientist in natural history and ecology in forest, shrub steppe, sub-arctic, desert, coastal, and agricultural settings. He is an independent author as well as an international lecturer, facilitator in resolving environmental conflicts, vision statements, and sustainable community development. He is also an international consultant in forest ecology and sustainable forestry practices and has written over 260 publications, including authoring or co-authoring fifteen books, including: Planning for Sustainable Development (2000); Forest Certification in Sustainable Development: Healing the Landscape (2000); and The World is in My Garden: A Journey of Consciousness (2001).

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