The Final Forest

Author: William Dietrich
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295802251
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2011 Outstanding Title, University Press Books for Public and Secondary School LibrariesWinner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award Before Forks, a small town on Washington�s Olympic Peninsula, became famous as the location for Stephenie Meyer�s Twilight book series, it was the self-proclaimed �Logging Capital of the World� and ground zero in a regional conflict over the fate of old-growth forests. Since Pulitzer Prize�winning journalist William Dietrich first published The Final Forest in 1992, logging in Forks has given way to tourism, but even with its new fame, Forks is still a home to loggers and others who make their living from the surrounding forests. The new edition recounts how forest policy and practices have changed since the early 1990s and also tells us what has happened in Forks and where the actors who were so important to the timber wars are now. For more information on the author to to: http://williamdietrich.com/

Ancient Forests of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Elliott A. Norse
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1559630167
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Looks at the last remaining U. S. virgin forests and examines the effects of the timber industry on these forests and the life dependent on them

Sticking to the Union

Author: S. Polishuk
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403973555
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Sticking to the Union relates the vibrant life of Julia Ruuttila (1907-1991), a political radical and labor journalist in the Pacific Northwest. Ruuttila's life of activism provides a much-needed woman's voice in the history of labor and social activism in the twentieth century. Ruuttila worked for civil liberties, civil rights, and peace organizations throughout her life, supporting striking workers, taking part in lunch-counter protests against businesses that discriminated against African Americans, and demonstrating against the Vietnam War. Polishuk provides insightful historical context for Ruuttila's own lively words. A unique and important perspective on American struggles of the twentieth century emerges in this engaging story of an irrepressible, hard-nosed woman.

Northwest Passage

Author: William Dietrich
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780295999326
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In this new edition of Northwest Passage , Dietrich updates the status of the mighty Columbia River, discussing the health of its salmon runs, the state of its dams, and the river's growing importance in light of climate change. For more information about the author go to: http://williamdietrich.com

A Whale Hunt

Author: Robert Sullivan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684864347
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Chronicles the author's two years spent with the Makah Indians as they prepared for their first whale hunt since the 1920s, describing their struggles against poverty and alcoholism, and their hope for success despite the obstacles.

Forest Primeval

Author: Chris Maser
Publisher: Sierra Club Books
ISBN: 9780871565488
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This unique 'biography' encompasses a thousand years of the natural history and evolution of an old-growth forest in the western Cascade Mountains of Oregon. Called an "estimable piece of work" by the Boston Globe, Forest Primeval traces the life cycle of a forest from its fiery inception in the year 987 to the present day, when logging threatens the forest and its inhabitants.

Exercises for the Zoology Laboratory

Author: David G. Smith
Publisher: Morton Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617310638
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Exercises for the Zoology Laboratory, Third Edition by David G. Smith is a black-and-white laboratory manual designed to provide a broad, one-semester introduction to zoology. The manual contains observational and investigative exercises that explore the anatomy, physiology, behavior, and ecology of the major invertebrate and vertebrate groups.

Han in the Upper Left

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Publisher: Chin Music Press Inc.
ISBN: 1634059557
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This in-depth look at one of the fastest-growing immigrant groups in the Pacific Northwest provides a much-needed overview of the Korean American experience as well as moving personal anecdotes. Graphs offer information about Korean immigration patterns over time, while black-and-white portraits reveal the people behind the statistics. The Korean American Historical Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 to enrich the collective memory of Korean Americans by collecting, maintaining, and transmitting their stories.

Fateful Harvest

Author: Duff Wilson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061873764
Format: PDF
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I see soil in a new light, and I wonder about my own lawn and garden. What have I sprinkled on my backyard? Is somebody using my home, my food, to recycle toxic waste? It seems unbelievable, outlandish -- but what if it's true? A riveting expose, Fateful Harvest tells the story of Patty Martin -- the mayor of a small Washington town called Quincy -- who discovers American industries are dumping toxic waste into farmers' fields and home gardens by labeling it "fertilizer." She becomes outraged at the failed crops, sick horses, and rare diseases in her town, as well as the threats to her children's health. Yet, when she blows the whistle on a nationwide problem, Patty Martin is nearly run out of town. Duff Wilson, whose Seattle Times series on this story was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, provides the definitive account of a new and alarming environmental scandal. Fateful Harvest is a gripping study of corruption and courage, of recklessness and reckoning. It is a story that speaks to the greatest fears -- and ultimate hope -- in us all.