In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World

In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World Review

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.

Title:In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World

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  • Olive (abookolive)

    Check out my review on Open Letters Review: https://openlettersreview.com/open-le......

  • David Wineberg

    In Search of the Canary Tree refers to the phrase “canary in the coal mine” – the harbinger of disaster. It is the story of a Stanford graduate student who found herself totally immersed in the ...

  • Elentarri

    NOTE: I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book from NetGalley. This review is my honest opinion of the book.In Search of the Canary Tree is not so much a popular science book about a specific ...

  • Koen

    Am i starting the year off with a five-star book? Having just finished the second half of the book in one sitting and still processing i think i am. I think this 250 page book is a true gem. Consideri...

  • Kirsten Cutler

    An informative and fascinating narrative about the die-off of Yellow Cedar trees in Southern Alaska that acknowledges previous studies which established the cause to be climate change but then signifi...

  • Andrew Calderwood

    This book is a great story about a woman who has a passion for science and a way with storytelling. Intriguing from the foundations of science aspect and personal enough to capture the reader. Tells a...

  • Mimi

    well-written and passionate story by a woman working on her PhD in ecology in Alaska among dying trees from climate change....

  • ?Kimari?

    You might also enjoy:✱ Lab Girl (highly recommended)✱ The Hidden Life of Trees (highly recommended)✱ Kings of the Yukon✱ The Trees in My Forest✱ The Forest Unseen✱ The Songs of Trees: Stor...