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Eating Dirt free pdf - Winner of the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction- Winner of the 2012 Foreword Magazine Editor's Choice Prize Nonfiction- Shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Prize- Shortlisted for the Charles Taylor Non-Fiction Award ""Charlotte Gill writes with a dexterity and nobility that soars. This is the best book, on several fronts, that I've read in a long time.""-Rick Simonson, Elliott Bay Book Company During Charlotte Gill's 20 years working as a tree planter she encountered hundreds of clear-cuts, 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 clear-cuts, 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, which evolved over millennia into intricate, complex ecosystems. Among other topics, she also touches on the boom-and-bust history of logging and the versatility of wood, from which we have devised

About Charlotte Gill

Charlotte Gill was born in London, England and raised in the United States (upstate New York) and Canada. She spent nearly two decades working in the forests of Canada and has planted more than a million trees. Gill has received many accolades for her writing, including nominations for the prestigious Governor General's Literary Award, Hilary Weston Prize and the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. Her story collection "Ladykiller" won the Danuta Gleed Award and BC Book Prize.

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Author : Charlotte Gill
Publisher : Greystone Books
Data Published : 26 September 2011
ISBN : 1553659775
EAN : 9781553659778
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 247 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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