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Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land by Robert Michael Pyle  Selected and Introduced by David Guterson

Pharos Editions is very pleased to announce the 30th Anniversary edition of Robert Michael Pyle’s Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land, with a new introduction by David Guterson and updated afterword by the author.

Wintergreen is a tale of survival. In the Willapa Hills of southwest Washington, both the human community and the forest community are threatened with extinction. Weaving vivid portraits of the place and its inhabitants—animal, plant, and human—with the story of his own love affair with the hills, Robert Michael Pyle has written a book so even-handed in its passion that it has been celebrated by those who make their living with a chain saw as well as by environmentalists. As he writes, “My sympathies lie with the people and the woods, but not with the companies that have used them both with equal disregard.”

1987 Winner of the John Burroughs Medal for best natural history book of the year, Wintergreen remains as relevant today as when it first appeared.

“We need, and will continue to need, this singular, celebratory, and heartfelt book.” —From the Introduction

“Wintergreen constitutes a biogeography of the naturalist himself . . . The clear, complex topography of his language pays homage at every turn to the land he describes.” —Christopher Camuto, Sierra Magazine

“A rare and wonderful book.”  —Seattle Times

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ISBN: 9781940436234
5.5” x 8.25”, $18.95
Paperback, 400 pages


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