What is This Book About?
Photography and record keeping of logging activities in the Northwest were both generally quite good up until the depression era, and really faltered toward the second world war. The work--logging--never stopped, but the documentation practically did. "This book of High Climbers and Timber Fallers on the North Coast captures the essence of the modern old growth industry from the latter 1970's up to the millennium. It's a final record of what the industry, as a whole, experienced during the change to second growth management. Old growth logging, as it was, is over. This book presents to the reader the end of a magnificent era on the North Coast."
About the Author
Gerald F. Beranek, author of The Fundamentals of General Tree Work (now out of print), has been a photo enthusiast since buying his first 35 mm camera in 1967, while stationed in Viet Nam. In 1976, he went to work logging, and at that point began his collection of logging images. Today, Gerald still lives in California, and still pursues his love of photography, logging, recreational climbing and tree work.
A Coffee Table Book
A beautiful hardbound book, about 1" thick and 12" x 10" in size, 304 pages in length. This book is full of rich, unique photography and stories that will delight any and all that have spent their lives working in the woods, as well as those that share a general enthusiasm for tree work.
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