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Trees in Paradise--A New History of California via its Trees
Similar to his previous award-winning book about Utah, historian Jared Farmer's new book 'Trees in Paradise--A California History' is at the cutting edge of the growing field of environmental history.  In it, Farmer rethinks the history of California by looking closely at the state's ubiquitous, economically crucial, meaning-laden trees.  Which trees are there, how and why they got there, and why they continue to grow or diminish in numbers today reveals a profound, previously untold side of the history of the state. Farmer shares those insights with host Marcus Smith on today's Thinking Aloud. —Original airdate: 11/27/2013

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