The Final Forest
William Dietrich, a former science writer for the "Seattle Times," is the author of "Northwest Passage: The Great Columbia River" and "Natural Grace: The Charm, Wonder, and Lessons of Pacific Northwest Animals and Plants," as well as popular fiction.
Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award
"In writing as lush as the threatened forests he describes, William Dietrich captures why the battle isn't merely for the ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest and California but for the health of the planet itself." -Michael L. Fischer, former Executive Director, Sierra Club
"William Dietrich has gone to the heart of the greatest forest left in North America and returned with a clear and compelling story of why so many people are fighting over it. Like the towering firs of the Olympic Peninsula, this book will stand the test of time." -Timothy Egan, author of "The Big Burn""Dietrich presents in an easy-to-read narrative style the point of view of various participants in this war, from the logger whose way of life is threatened to a biologist concerned with saving the Northern spotted owl. Highly recommended." "Library Journal""A remarkably readable and lucid account." "Audubon Magazine""The best book about the environment that I've read in a y