In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World

In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World

The surprisingly hopeful story of one woman's search for resiliency in a warming world Several 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 The surprisingly hopeful story of one woman's search for resiliency in a warming world Several years ago, ecologist...

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Title:In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World
Author:Lauren E. Oakes
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Genres:Science
ISBN:154169712X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World Reviews

  • Marion
    Jan 30, 2019
    I have so much appreciation for this book, in which Dr. Oakes explores how to be both a scientist and a climate activist. I appreciated learning the science behind how climate change has caused the dieback of the yellow-cedar tree in Alaska. The more I read, the more I felt like I was ...
  • Mary
    Jan 24, 2019
    Ever heard why they used to keep canary in a cold mine? Cause when the tiny canary died, you knew there was lethal gas in the mine that would kill the miners if they didn?t flee. Oakes uses this reference in her title. Oakes?s book is about more than just the decline and die of...
  • Mimi
    Jan 08, 2019
    well-written and passionate story by a woman working on her PhD in ecology in Alaska among dying trees from climate change. ...
  • Leigh
    Jan 24, 2019
    A different kind of science book which also feels like a memoir. Excellent audio book. The story itself, and the energy with which the narrator reads it, drew me right in and kept my attention all the way. Lauren's physical and emotional journey takes her through the dieback of yellow ...
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    Feb 03, 2019
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  • ⋟Kimari⋞
    Oct 16, 2018
    You might also enjoy: ? Lab Girl (highly recommended) ? The Hidden Life of Trees (highly recommended) ? Kings of the Yukon ? The Trees in My Forest ? The Forest Unseen ? The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors ? American Canopy: Trees, Forests,...
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    Jan 07, 2019
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    Feb 09, 2019
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    Jan 22, 2019
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  • Shannon Ratliff
    Jan 29, 2019
    Didn?t know what to expect from this book. Turns out it was a journey I never knew I wanted to take but am glad I took time to travel. ...
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    Jan 08, 2019
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    Jan 09, 2019
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    Dec 08, 2018
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  • Koen
    Jan 08, 2019
    Am i starting the year off with a five-star book? Having just finished the second half of the book in one sitting and still processing i think i am. I think this 250 page book is a true gem. Considering it's length there is really a lot too this book and Oakes' thoughtful narrative...
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    Feb 12, 2019
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  • Kirsten Cutler
    Dec 31, 2018
    An informative and fascinating narrative about the die-off of Yellow Cedar trees in Southern Alaska that acknowledges previous studies which established the cause to be climate change but then significantly explores the impact of the loss of this tree species, postulates what kind of c...
  • Olive (abookolive)
    Nov 25, 2018
    Check out my review on Open Letters Review: https://openlettersreview.com/open-le... ...
  • Andrew Calderwood
    Dec 31, 2018
    This book is a great story about a woman who has a passion for science and a way with storytelling. Intriguing from the foundations of science aspect and personal enough to capture the reader. Tells an important message about the health of our planet and how we can live as one with the...
  • Elentarri
    Jul 29, 2018
    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...
  • Margarita
    Feb 04, 2019
    A beautiful look into the life a scientist studying the effects of climate change on a species of tree. What makes it interesting is that Dr. Oakes chooses to lay aside an otherwise dispassionate, scientific look at what is happening, and instead decides to ask deeper, more philosophic...
  • David Wineberg
    Aug 30, 2018
    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 do...
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    Jan 01, 2019
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    Dec 21, 2018
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    Dec 14, 2018
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    Jan 09, 2019
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    Dec 20, 2018
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    Dec 30, 2018
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    Jan 02, 2019
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  • Lou Sills
    Feb 01, 2019
    Somewhat humble, clear illustration of the trials & tribulations, however the writing is a bit too insipid. ...