Timber: Loggers Challenge the Great Northwest Forests download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ralph W. Andrews

Timber: Loggers Challenge the Great Northwest Forests download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ralph W. Andrews year 1997
  • Book name: Timber: Loggers Challenge the Great Northwest Forests
  • Author: Ralph W. Andrews
  • Release date: 1997/12/13
  • Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9780887400360
  • Rating: 9.68 of 10
  • Votes: 553
  • Review by: Leonel Layne
  • Review rating: 7.73 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/2
  • Total pages: 182
  • Includes a PDF summary of 17 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Has anyone today any conception of the grandeur, the extent, the million board feet a day production...the entire meaning of the forests of the Pacific Northwest-the 'Big Woods'? The photographs alone in this absorbing book will instantly transport the reader into this former world. Here was the greatest stand of Douglas fir timber in existence and here was labor for the Poles, Finns, Swedes and Norskies lured out of the Midwest to convert the mammoth trees into the lumber that helped build the West Coast cities. Ralph Andrews presents a fascinating subject-the hope, courage and tragedy in the lives of the men and women who opened up the dense native forests or as the loggers said 'brought daylight into the swamp,' and converted the trees into the lumber which built the West Coast cities. Here are many nostalgic scenes showing high climbers, fallers balanced on high springboards, yokes of oxen and up to eight spans of horses dragging logs on skidroad, yokes of oxen and up to eight spans of horses dragging logs on skidroads to flumes, rivers and salt water, early donkey engines, railroads on steep grades, logging camps as well as devastating fires. Andrews' style of writing is graphic and spirited with strong emphasis on human interest.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 8H59M55S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Militaria, Arms & Armour, Industry & Industrial Studies, Primary Industries, Trees, Wildflowers & Plants, Forestry & Silviculture: Practice & Techniques, Agriculture & Related Industries, History Of The Americas
  • Available formats: TXT, DOC, WORD, PDF, PPT, LIT, RTF, EPUB. Compressed in ZIP, IMG, RAR, TBZ2, 7Z
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 21.17 USD
  • Dimensions: 215x279x15.24mm
  • Weight: 570g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Atglen, United States
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