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The golden spruce : a true story of myth, madness and greed

Author: John Vaillant
Publisher: London : Arrow Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On a bleak winter night in 1997, a British Columbia timber scout named Grant Hadwin committed an act of shocking violence: he destroyed the legendary Golden Spruce of the Queen Charlotte Islands. With its rich colours, towering height and luminous needles, the tree was a scientific marvel, beloved by the local Haida people who believed it sacred. The Golden Spruce tells the story of the sadness which pushed Hadwin  Read more...
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Named Person: Grant Hadwin; Grant Hadwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Vaillant
ISBN: 9780099515791 0099515792
OCLC Number: 123113399
Description: 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Responsibility: John Vaillant.

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On a bleak winter night in 1997, a British Columbia timber scout named Grant Hadwin committed an act of shocking violence: he destroyed the legendary Golden Spruce of the Queen Charlotte Islands.  Read more...

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"In rich, painterly prose, [Vaillant] evokes the lush natural world where the golden spruce took root and thrived, the temperate rain forest of the Pacific Northwest. . . . Vaillant is absolutely Read more...

 
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