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American Canopy

Trees, Forests, and the Making of A Nation
Rutkow, Eric (Book - 2012 )
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American Canopy


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The history of trees in America is no less remarkable than the history of the United States itself--from the majestic white pines of New England, coveted by the British Crown for use as masts in navy warships, to the orange groves of California, which lured settlers west. In fact, without the country's vast forests and the hundreds of tree species they contained, there would have been no ships, docks, railroads, stockyards, wagons, barrels, furniture, newspapers, rifles, or firewood. No New York City, Miami, or Chicago. No Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, or Daniel Boone. America--if indeed it existed--would be a very different place without its millions of acres of trees. As Eric Rutkow's epic account shows, trees indivisible from the country's rise as both an empire and a civilization. Never before has anyone treated our country's trees and forests as the subject of a broad historical study, and the result is an accessible, informative, and thoroughly entertaining read.--From publisher description.
Authors: Rutkow, Eric
Title: American canopy
trees, forests, and the making of a nation
Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, 2012
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
Characteristics: vii, 406 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Eric Rutkow
Contents: Introduction: The death of Prometheus
From discovery to Revolution
The fruits of union
The unrivaled nature of America
Forests of commerce
A changing consciousness
New frontiers
Under attack
Trees as good soldiers and citizens
Postwar prosperity
The environmental era
Summary: The history of trees in America is no less remarkable than the history of the United States itself--from the majestic white pines of New England, coveted by the British Crown for use as masts in navy warships, to the orange groves of California, which lured settlers west. In fact, without the country's vast forests and the hundreds of tree species they contained, there would have been no ships, docks, railroads, stockyards, wagons, barrels, furniture, newspapers, rifles, or firewood. No New York City, Miami, or Chicago. No Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, or Daniel Boone. America--if indeed it existed--would be a very different place without its millions of acres of trees. As Eric Rutkow's epic account shows, trees indivisible from the country's rise as both an empire and a civilization. Never before has anyone treated our country's trees and forests as the subject of a broad historical study, and the result is an accessible, informative, and thoroughly entertaining read.--From publisher description.
ISBN: 9781439193549
1439193541
Branch Call Number: 577.30973 R977a 2012
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