Terra Verde

Economic Empire and the Raw Resource of the California Redwoods

Redwood stave pipes were fundamental to the industrialization of American society

This episode of Terra Verde features an interview with Greg King, the author of the recently published book The Ghost Forest: Racists, Radicals and Real Estate in the California Redwoods. The book explores the economic and ideological webs of control over our industrialized society — and how the raw resource of the ancient redwoods provided fundamental industrial products dedicated to the establishment of economic empire.