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The Word “Fuck” in History

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On September 14, 2015
News you can use: Paul Booth, a historian at Keele University in England, found three examples dating from 1310 and 1311 of a man known in legal documents as Roger Fuckebythenavel. Booth said he believes Roger was not the bearer of a very unfortunate family name, but rather it was given to him derogatorily. “This […]

Contracts

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On February 3, 2015
For what seems like half of my life and the entire time I have written at this site, I have been talking about my logging book. Well, as of today, Empire of Timber: Labor Unions and the Pacific Northwest Forests is under contract with Cambridge University Press. No official publication date yet, but it should […]

What Causes Deforestation?

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On October 30, 2014
The global deforestation problem is primarily one of a post-colonial economy, with rich nations importing the raw goods of developing world nations for their own luxurious lifestyles, leaving poverty and ecological catastrophe in their wake: Four commodities produced in just eight countries are responsible for a third of the world’s forest loss, according to a […]

Furnishing Color

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On May 30, 2013

There haven’t been enough forestry posts here lately and since it’s been determined that my interest in extremely obscure things that no one else in the world cares about is what’s a

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