Listening to Trees

Listening to Trees

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Combining personal experience with concrete fact, A.K. Hellum's Listening to Trees tells the story of a man's lifelong journey to salvage today's declining forests. In this enlightening account of Hellum's half-century career as a forester, we become privy to our environment's fragile state-of-being through the manipulation of forests that have been stripped of their resources and improperly regenerated over the span of a lifetime.

As Hellum guides us on his journeys through the forests of Thailand, China, Guyana, and the Philippines, we emerge with a new understanding of how the smallest elements of the world's ecosystem can have a significant and devastating impact on the environment at large. While reinforcing Stan Rowe's life's work as an environmentalist, Listening to Trees serves as a staunch reminder of the fragility of modern forests while providing a glimpse into the soul of an environmentalist pleading for his beloved timberland.

Publisher: Edmonton : NeWest Press, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781897126332
Branch Call Number: 634.9092 HELLU
Characteristics: 119 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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Loved the book? Come meet the author! A. K. Hellum will be at the Words in the Park Book Sale and Fair on Oct. 27, 2012 from 1-4 pm. The fair is part of a day-long literary extravaganza at the Strathcona County Library. Find more information here:

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