A Forest Journey

atnf_24_1678_x_281.png

KBOO is open to the public! To visit the station, contact your staff person or call 503-231-8032.


Hosted by: 
Produced by: 
KBOO
Program:: 
Air date: 
Mon, 03/27/2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Dancing on a Giant Sequoia stump

In his 1989 book A Forest Journey, John Perlin shows how an abundance (or scarcity) of wood has greatly shaped the culture, demographics, economy, politics, and technology of societies over the millennia. Until our dependence on fossil fuels, wood was the principal fuel and building material from the dawn of civilization. But, as observed by ancient writers, as civilizations develop and grow, forests recede.

Recently Patagonia published an updated version of A Forest Journey. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with John Perlin about how a planet that was once covered with verdant forests is now on the verge of losing its last trees, and the urgency to protect what remains of the great trees and forests of the world if the planet is to survive.

Download audio file

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    10:53
    Artist
    Abbey Lincoln
    Song
    Mr. Tambourine Man
    Album
    Who Used To Dance
    Label
    UMG - Universal Music Division Decca Records France
  • Time
    10:59
    Artist
    Junior Wells
    Song
    Chitlin Con Carne
    Album
    Hoodoo Man Blues
    Label
    Delmark

Audio by Topic: