In Search of the Canary Tree by Lauren E. Oakes

In Search of the Canary Tree

The surprisingly hopeful story of one woman's search for resiliency in a warming worldSeveral 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 ...

Details In Search of the Canary Tree

TitleIn Search of the Canary Tree
Release DateNov 27th, 2018
PublisherBasic Books
GenreScience, Nonfiction, Environment, Nature

Reviews In Search of the Canary Tree

  • Olive (abookolive)
    Check out my review on Open Letters Review:
  • 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 fast-disappearing yellow-cedar of Alaska’s southeast coast. She was fishing for a doctoral thesis topic, and the tree came into ever tighter focus. So the delightfully named Lauren Oakes went after the yellow-cedar from every conceivable angle. She...
  • 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 topic, but rather the author’s personal experiences while doing research for her PhD project in Alaska. In the author’s own words: "This book is about a species - a tree called Callitropsis nootkatensis, how I fell under its spell, and how it ins...