Forest primeval: the natural history of an ancient forest
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
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