When a shattered kayak and camping gear are found on an uninhabited island in the Pacific Northwest, they reignite a mystery surrounding a shocking act of protest. Five months earlier, logger-turned-activist Grant Hadwin had plunged naked into a river in British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands, towing a chainsaw. When his night's work was done, a unique Sitka spruce, 165 feet tall and covered with luminous golden needles, teetered on its stump. Two days later it fell.
As vividly as John Krakauer puts readers on Everest, John Vaillant takes us into the heart of North America's last great forest.
Author: John Vaillant Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Published: 05/17/2006 Pages: 288 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.78lbs Size: 8.18h x 5.52w x 0.78d ISBN: 9780393328646
About the Author Vaillant, John: - John Vaillant has written for The New Yorker, the Atlantic, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, and Men's Journal, among others. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Golden Spruce is his first book.
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