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Living history : the ancient bristlecone pines

Author: Kevin WhiteJohn LouthGeorge NovingerThomas HarlanM K HughesAll authors
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.?] : USDA Forest Service, [2003?]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This program showcases the Great Basin bristlecone pines, the oldest living things on earth. Some of these trees have been alive for almost 5,000 years, but that is not the only reason they are unique -- they have also led scientists and historians to key discoveries. This video examines the history of the discovery of the bristlecone pines including the work of dendrochronologists Andrew Douglass, Edmund Schulman  Read more...
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Named Person: A E Douglass; Edmund Schulman; Charles Wesley Ferguson
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin White; John Louth; George Novinger; Thomas Harlan; M K Hughes; Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association.; United States. Forest Service.
OCLC Number: 56496805
Performer(s): Commentary: John Louth, George Novinger, Tom Harlan, Malcolm Hughes.
Event notes: Filmed in Inyo National Forest, Great Basin National Park, San Isabel National Forest, and Pike National Forest.
Description: 1 videocassette (approximately 20 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Ancient bristlecone pines
Responsibility: produced by the U.S. Forest Service in association with the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association ; produced, written and directed by John Louth and Kevin White.

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This program showcases the Great Basin bristlecone pines, the oldest living things on earth. Some of these trees have been alive for almost 5,000 years, but that is not the only reason they are unique -- they have also led scientists and historians to key discoveries. This video examines the history of the discovery of the bristlecone pines including the work of dendrochronologists Andrew Douglass, Edmund Schulman and Charles Wesley Ferguson and the contributions of these trees to archeological dating, dendrochronology and dendroclimatology.

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