Books

Some books that I am reading or have read and sometimes re-read in an effort to understand forests and forestry in Nova Scotia; some just for the pleasure, or solace.

Against the Grain: Forestry & Politics in Nova Scotia
LA Sandbery and P. Clancy. 2000. UBC Press. Chapters 1 & 2 are available online. Ch 1, a 37 page introduction, is a must-read for anyone trying to comprehend the politics of forestry in Nova Scotia (indeed, the whole book is so recommended).

From Fernow, 1912. "Mixed forest, Sugar Maple, Yellow Birch, Beech, red Spruce with Fir on the margin ofthe lake. Nearly three-fourths of the forests of Nova Scotia are of this type.

From Fernow, 1912. “Mixed forest, Sugar Maple, Yellow Birch, Beech, Red Spruce with Fir on the margin of the lake. Nearly three-fourths of the forests of Nova Scotia are of this type.

Mixed Forest by Lake Martha, Hants Co.  Aug, 2016

Mixed Forest by Lake Martha, Hants Co. Aug, 2016

We Were Not The Savages. A Mi’kmaq perspective of the collision between European and native civilizations
Daniel N. Paul. 2000. Fernwood, Halifax. There is a newer (2006) edition.

Nebooktook. In the Woods
Mike Parker. 2016. Pottersfield Press, N.S.

The Tent Dwellers. Sport fishing in Nova Sotia in 1908
A.B. Paine. Nimbus. (First published in 1908)

The Lost Wilderness. Rediscovering W.F. Ganong’s New Brunswick
N. Guitard. 2015. Goose Lane.

Forests of Nova Scotia
Ralph S. Johnson. 1986. NS Dept of Lands and Forests.

Forestkeeping. A history of the Department of lands and Forests in Nova Scotia 1926-1969
Wilfred Creighton. 1988. NS Dept of Lands and Forests.

Green Horizons. The forests and foresters of Nova Scotia
Jim Lotz. 2005. Pottersfield Press, N.S.

Canada’s Forests: A History
K. Drushka. 2003. MgGill-Queens Press.

The Atlantic Coast: A natural history
Harry Thurston. 2012. Greystone Books.

Restoring the Acadian Forest
J. Simpson. 2008. 2nd ed 2015. Nimbus

Forest Conditions of Nova Scotia
B.E. Fernow. 1912. Commission of Conservation, Ottawa
Available as PDF from NSDNR

My Life with Trees
G.L. Saunders. 2015. Gaspereau Press

At the Cutting Edge: The crisis in Canada’s forests
Elizabeth May. 1998. Key Porter Books.
Pages 78-97 provide a concise history of forestry in Nova Scotia.

Woodchips & Beans. Life in the early lumber woods of Nova Scotia
Mike Parker. 1992, 2012. Nimbus