War in the Woods

Estonia's Struggle for Survival, 1944-1956

Author: M. Laar

Publisher: Howells House

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 272

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With the Soviet reoccupation after World War II, Estonians faced a choice of submitting to Communist puppets or trying to survive in the traditional refuge of their forests while waiting for help from the West which never came. Those who chose the second course, Estonia's "Forest Brothers", mounted an armed resistance which, for more than a decade, seriously challenged Soviet rule. This is their story, told for the first time by sources within Estonia. This account is drawn from interviews with Forest Brothers who survived and relatives of those who died, and from documents and photographs from Soviet KGB files. It reflects Estonian courage and humor, the faith and sacrifice of a people suppressed, and the indomitable determination of a free nation to regain independence.

War in the Woods

Combating the Marijuana Cartels on America's Public Lands

Author: John Nores

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 946

The inside story of the drug cartels on our public lands—and the game wardens taking them on.

Wars in the Woods

The Rise of Ecological Forestry in America

Author: Samuel P. Hays

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 277

View: 835

Wars in the Woods examines the conflicts that have developed over the preservation of forests in America, and how government agencies and advocacy groups have influenced the management of forests and their resources for more than a century. Samuel Hays provides an astute analysis of manipulations of conservation law that have touched off a battle between what he terms “ecological forestry” and “commodity forestry.” Hays also reveals the pervading influence of the wood products industry, and the training of U.S. Forest Service to value tree species marketable as wood products, as the primary forces behind forestry policy since the Forest Management Act of 1897. Wars in the Woods gives a comprehensive account of the many grassroots and scientific organizations that have emerged since then to combat the lumber industry and other special interest groups and work to promote legislation to protect forests, parks, and wildlife habitats. It also offers a review of current forestry practices, citing the recent Federal easing of protections as a challenge to the progress made in the last third of the twentieth century. Hays describes an increased focus on ecological forestry in areas such as biodiversity, wildlife habitat, structural diversity, soil conservation, watershed management, native forests, and old growth. He provides a valuable framework for the critical assessment of forest management policies and the future study and protection of forest resources.

Tofino and Clayoquot Sound

A History

Author: Margaret Horsfield

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 541

Clayoquot Sound, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is not only a place of extraordinary raw beauty, but also a region with a rich heritage and fascinating past. Tofino and Clayoquot Sound delves into all facets of the region's history, bringing to life the chronicle that started with the dramatic upheavals of geological formation and continues to the present day. The book tours through the history of the Hesquiaht, Ahousaht and Tla-o-qui-aht as well as other nations that inhabited the area in earlier times. It documents the arrival of Spanish, British and American traders on the coast and their avid greed for sea otter pelts. It follows the development of the huge fur seal industry and its profound impact on the coast. It tracks the establishment of reserve lands and two residential schools. The coming of World War II is discussed, as is the installation of a large Air Force base near Tofino, which changed the town and area dramatically. From here the story spirals into the post-road period. With gravel and asphalt came tourism, newcomers, the counter-culture of the 1960s, the establishment of Pacific Rim National Park and, of course, surfing. The book also addresses logging—which became the main industry in the area—and its questionable practices, going into detail about the "War in the Woods"—the world-famous conflict and largest mass arrest in Canadian history. A place is shaped by its people, and Horsfield and Kennedy highlight notable figures of past and present: the merchants, the missionaries, the sealers and the settlers; the eternally optimistic prospectors; the Japanese fishermen and their families; the hippies; the storm- and whale-watchers; the First Nations elders and leaders. Offering an overall survey of the history of the area, Tofino and Clayoquot Sound is extensively researched and illustrated with historic photos and maps; it evokes the spirit and culture of the area and illuminates how the past has shaped the present.

Transforming British Columbia's War in the Woods

An Assessment of the Vancouver Island Regional Negotiation Process of the Commission on Resources and Environment

Author: Robert A. Kelly

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Conflict management

Page: 36

View: 860

Frank in the Woods

Author: Harry Castlemon

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 594

Reproduction of the original: Frank in the Woods by Harry Castlemon

In the Lake of the Woods

Author: Tim O'Brien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

View: 840

Pursued by rumors of the atrocities he committed in Vietnam, a politician and his wife seek refuge in a lakeside cabin in northern Minnesota, where a mystery unfolds when the wife mysterious vanishes into the nearby wilderness. Reprint.

Unending Design

The Forms of Postmodern Poetry

Author: Joseph M. Conte

Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

View: 185

Conte considers the twin definitions of postmodernism: that as being synonymous with link between current poets and those of the recent past, analyzing the works of Duncan, Creeley, Blackburn, Ashbery, Zukofsky, and others. Paper edition (unseen), $13.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR