Beautifully written and photographed, The Cook Forest: An Island in Time invites the majestic world of an eastern old-growth forest. Whether you are inclined to sit back and dream about remote wild places or whether you wish to explore them for yourself, this book is for you. An Island in Time invites you to join in the appreciation and preservation of one of Nature's great gifts. In this landmark volume, Anthony E. Cook, the grandson of the man who deeded the Cook Forest to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, captures the spirit and rare beauty of this ancient forest with passion and an eye schooled in Nature's artistry. An Island in Time is an unforgettable celebration of a North American treasure. The Cook Forest is one of the most significant old-growth eastern hemlock forests still growing today. Its very existence is a tribute to one of the earliest conservation efforts in the United States. The book's remarkable historical photographs depict the rugged life forged by the pioneers of this country as they settled in the remote corners of the frontier. The book also tells the story of the incredible struggle of the Cook family and conservationists in the early 1900s to preserve the remnant Cook Forest-a struggle that helped inspire the creation of many of our national parks.
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Description du livre Falcon Press Publishing Co., 1997. Hardcover. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P111560445041