Ancient Ones: The World of the Old-Growth Douglas Fir (Tree Tales)
by Barbara Bash
For use in schools and libraries only. A visit to a forest of old-growth Douglas firs reveals how the trees help support a multitude of life forms in an intricate web.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 4th 2002 by Turtleback Books
(first published 1994)
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Dec 11, 2012 Lisa Vegan rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition Recommends it for: tree lovers; activists; for studying ecosystems; if live near or travel to the Pacific Northwest
This is a phenomenal book about the ecosystem of a Douglas Fir old growth forest. The illustrations are outstanding. They start with showing the majestic trees and forest area, and then show the smaller, sometimes, tiny creatures that live in the forest. It was all so engrossing I forgot I am squeamish about many of these smaller organisms. The text explains the cycle of life and death and rebirth, and how complex it is. The book ends with an author’s note about deforestation and clear cutting,...more
Grew up in Barrington, Illinois and has worked for many years as a calligrapher, illustrator and teacher of book arts and botanical drawing. She currently lives in upstate New York.More about Barbara Bash...