The surprisingly hopeful story of one woman's search for resiliency in a warming world Several years ago, ecologist Lauren E. Oakes set out from California for Alaska's old-growth forests to hunt for a dying tree: the yellow-cedar. With climate change as the culprit, the death of this species meant loss for many Alaskans. Oakes and her research team wanted to chronicle how plants and people could cope with their rapidly changing world. Amidst the standing dead, she discovered the resiliency of forgotten forests, flourishing again in the wake of destruction, and a diverse community of people who persevered to create new relationships with the emerging environment. Eloquent, insightful, and deeply heartening, In Search of the Canary Tree is a case for hope in a warming world.
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"Climate change, love, and the Alaskan yellow cedar take center stage in this dramatic memoir by ecologist Lauren E. Oakes. Narrator Ellen Archer sets the mood by giving listeners vignettes of the many people Oakes encounters while investigating this species of cypress tree in the Alaskan archipelago. After detailing the planning of the expedition, Archer ushers listeners into a wild, gritty world where getting supplies takes two weeks and showers aren't available for weeks on end. Her narration is so realistic that listeners will feel they're experiencing a real-time trek with the author. Oakes and Archer paint a hopeful picture for the yellow cedar's future. E.E.S. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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