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Everything Is Fine!

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On May 25, 2020
The COVID crisis is child’s play compared to the impending climate change crisis that is coming fast and hard. For a decade, her team had been sampling the air from sensors on aircraft flying over the world’s largest rainforest. Their collating of recent results showed that, perhaps for the first time in thousands of years, […]
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In 2016, I published Empire of Timber, a book demonstrating how timber workers used their unions throughout the 20th century to push their own shifting environmental agendas, pushing back very strongly on the false dichotomy that environmentalists and workers are inherently divided. As is common in scholarship, since everyone builds on the same literature, there […]
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Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s 2015 book, The Mushroom at the End of the World, is simply one of the best academic works I have read in years. Tsing examines the matsutake mushroom–a prized food to give as gifts in Japanese culture–as an entrypoint into a ruined, extremely late capitalist world where older ideas of progress cannot […]

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On February 1, 2018

I know that my logging book is not designed to be a best-seller, although I did write it as a readable history. The price doesn’t help. It won’t literally cost you an arm and a leg now tha

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On September 8, 2017
The reason I am based out of Oregon for the first half of my sabbatical is to work on a new book project on recent Northwest history. But the other reason is that I want to be in Oregon, my home state. I manage to spend a few weeks here a year, but haven’t spent […]
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