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December 6, 2020 at 7:55 am #9762Austianna QuickGuest
by Charlotte Gill
- Places: Canada
- Genres: memoir, canada, nature, environment, science, biography, outdoors, history
- Language: english
- Release date: September 2, 2011
- Awards: Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (2012), Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award for Non‐Fiction Book (2012), British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction (2012), RBC Taylor Prize Nominee (2012), Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Nominee (2011)
- Author: Charlotte Gill
- Publisher: Greystone Books
- Format: hardcover, 272 pages
- ISBN: 9781553659778 (1553659775)
About The Book
Winner of the BC National Award for Non-Fiction, and short-listed for both the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the 2011 Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Award.
A tree planter’s vivid story of a unique subculture and the magical life of the forest.
Charlotte Gill spent twenty years working as a tree planter in the forests of Canada. During her million-tree career, she encountered hundreds of clearcuts, each one a collision site between human civilization and the natural world, a complicated landscape presenting geographic evidence of our appetites. Charged with sowing the new forest in these clearcuts, tree planters are a tribe caught between the stumps and the virgin timber, between environmentalists and loggers.
In Eating Dirt, Gill offers up a slice of tree planting life in all of its soggy, gritty exuberance, while questioning the ability of conifer plantations to replace original forests that evolved over millennia into complex ecosystems. She looks at logging’s environmental impact and its boom-and-bust history, and touches on the versatility of wood, from which we have devised countless creations as diverse as textiles and airplane parts.
Eating Dirt also eloquently evokes the wonder of trees, which grow from tiny seeds into one of the world’s largest organisms, our slowest-growing “”renewable”” resource. Most of all, the book joyously celebrates the priceless value of forests and the ancient, ever-changing relationship between humans and trees. Also available in hardcover.
Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.
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