Traces the political, religious, and scientific factors that contributed to
the seemingly inexplicable decision of logger-turned-activist Grant Hadwin
to destroy the world's only giant golden spruce tree, describing the tree's
role as a scientific puzzle, an object of reverence to the seafaring Haida
tribe, and the violent contributions of the logging industry. First serial,
The New Yorker. 70,000 first printing.

John Vaillant—The Golden Spruce - A True Story Of Myth, Madness, And Greed

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