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In the Shadow of Red Cedar

In the Shadow of Red Cedar WADE DAVIS In the shadow of red cedar, along a stream colored by salmon, in a place South Bay. 1928. Graphite where plants draw food from the air and small creatures living on dew never on paper by touch the forest floor, it is difficult to imagine a time when the coastal tem- Emily Carr. perate rain forests of North America did not exist. Today, these immense Royal British and mysterious forests, which in scale and wonder dwarf anything to be Columbia found in the tropics, extend in a vast arc from northern California 2,000 Museum, miles north and west to the Copper River and the Gulf of Alaska. Home to British myriad species of plants and animals, a constellation of life unique on Columbia Earth, they spread between sea and mountain peak, reaching across and Archives. defying national boundaries as they envelop all who live within their influ- pdp08742 ence in an unrivaled frontier of the spirit. It is a world anchored in the south by giant sequoias, the most massive of living beings, and coast redwoods that soar 300 feet above the fog banks of Mendocino. In the north, two trees flourish: western hemlock, with its delicate http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

In the Shadow of Red Cedar

Manoa , Volume 25 (1) – Jul 10, 2013

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Abstract

WADE DAVIS In the shadow of red cedar, along a stream colored by salmon, in a place South Bay. 1928. Graphite where plants draw food from the air and small creatures living on dew never on paper by touch the forest floor, it is difficult to imagine a time when the coastal tem- Emily Carr. perate rain forests of North America did not exist. Today, these immense Royal British and mysterious forests, which in scale and wonder dwarf anything to be Columbia found in the tropics, extend in a vast arc from northern California 2,000 Museum, miles north and west to the Copper River and the Gulf of Alaska. Home to British myriad species of plants and animals, a constellation of life unique on Columbia Earth, they spread between sea and mountain peak, reaching across and Archives. defying national boundaries as they envelop all who live within their influ- pdp08742 ence in an unrivaled frontier of the spirit. It is a world anchored in the south by giant sequoias, the most massive of living beings, and coast redwoods that soar 300 feet above the fog banks of Mendocino. In the north, two trees flourish: western hemlock, with its delicate

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