The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed pdf epub fb2

The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed by John Vaillant pdf epub fb2

The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed Author: John Vaillant
Title: The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed
ISBN: 0676976468
ISBN13: 978-0676976465
Other Formats: rtf txt mobi azw
Pages: 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage; First Printing edition (2006)
Language: English
Category: Science & Math
Size PDF version: 1451 kb
Size EPUB version: 1533 kb
Subcategory: Biological Sciences




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 to such a desperate act of destruction - a bizarre environmental protest which acts as a metaphor for the challenge the world faces today. But it also raises the question of what then happened to Hadwin, who disappeared under suspicious circumstances and remains missing to this day. Part thrilling mystery, part haunting depiction of the ancient beauty of the coastal wilderness, and part dramatic chronicle of the historical collision of Europeans and the native Haida, The Golden Spruce is a timely portrait of man's troubled relationship with a vanishing world.