Knock on Wood Nature as Commodity in Douglas-Fir Country
Scott Prudham investigates a region that has in recent years seen more environmental conflict than perhaps anywhere else in the country--the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest. Prudham employs a political economic approach to explain the social and economic conflicts arising from the timber industry's presence in the region. As well, he provides a thorough accounting of the timber industry itself, tracing its motivations, practices, and labor relations.
'An exemplary and agenda-setting contribution to First World political ecology. There is arguably no other existing book in the subfield that works at so many levels' - Noel Castree, Manchester University