Char Miller is the W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College and author of the award-winning Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism. Tim Palmer is the photographer and author of twenty-four books including Rivers of America and Trees and Forests of America. Bill McKibben is an environmentalist and writer who frequently contributes to the New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly, and Outside.
"[Tim] Palmer's beautiful photographs dovetail with Miller's
prose, grounding the essays in inspiring beauty. While
American's thoughts typically default to National Parks when
considering striking landscapes, Miller and Palmer reveal that
equally beautiful scenes abound in our National Forests.
Armchair travelers and hard core National Forest fans alike will
find their National Forest experiences enriched by this tribute to
'The People's Lands, ' and [America's Great National
Forests, Wildernesses, and Grasslands] helpfully explains how
the Forests earned that sobriquet and why it remains true
-NATIONAL FOREST FOUNDATION