Lauren Oakes - In Search of the Canaray Tree (San Francisco Store)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 6:00pm

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 plants and people could cope with their rapidly changing world. Amidst the standing dead, she discovered the resiliency of forgotten forests, flourishing again in the wake of destruction, and a diverse community of people who persevered to create new relationships with the emerging environment. Eloquent, insightful, and deeply heartening, In Search of the Canary Tree is a case for hope in a warming world.

Lauren E. Oakes is a conservation scientist at the Wildlife Conservation Society and an adjunct professor in Earth System Science at Stanford University. She lives in Portola Valley, California and Bozeman, Montana.

 

Location: 
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781541697126
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Basic Books - November 27th, 2018

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