It's as though one strolls through the woods and notices items that attract attention. Or to mix metaphors, it's like a cabinet of curiosities in which one artifact or another draws the eye, more or less at random.
—Stephen J. Pyne, author of How the Grand Canyon Became Grand: A Short History
The book provides a highly readable and informative overview of the natural and human histories and ecology of ponderosa pine forests of the Southwest.
—Thomas Kolb, co-author of Drought Predisposes Piñon-Juniper Woodlands to Insect Attacks and Mortality
While there are numerous books and journal articles about the unique character and features of southwestern ponderosa pine forests—presented in both technical and lay terminology—I know of no other reference that undertakes the same specific scope and local perspective as presented by the author.
—Peter F. Ffolliott, author of Natural Resources Management Practices: A Primer