Published March 16, 2022

Forests scientists and preservationists Meg Lowman (Arbornaut) and John W. Reid (Ever Green) share their work and experience traveling and studying the great forests of the world, including the immediate practical steps that can be taken to preserve the major forests and make a lasting impact against climate change. In conversation with Michelle Nijhuis.

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“A riveting memoir from ‘CanopyMeg,’ a pioneer in treetop science . . . Solid science combined with a pleasing writing style make for a winning book.”
Kirkus, starred review

“Lowman’s contributions to ecology are numerous, as a professor, science communicator, international collaborator, and leader in conservation organizations. In this science-oriented memoir, she details a lifetime of experiences . . . A highly engaging read.” ―Library Journal, starred review

“Captivating…. [Ever Green is a] highly readable, eloquent reminder of the dire importance of our forests.”―Kirkus, starred review

“[Reid and Lovejoy] convincingly argue in this trenchant work that preserving Earth’s five megaforests is vital to stop climate change…. The authors depict the flora and fauna of these far-flung locations in vivid descriptions that chart how each species is part of a vast ecosystem, and make a strong case for the inherent value of the plants, animals, and people that live in the megaforests. This clarion call should have a spot on the shelves of climate-minded readers.” ―Publishers Weekly


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