Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY

 

Seeing the forest

February 06th, 2023

A few years back, suffering from burn-out and too many hours hunched over a desk, over-achieving editor Amanda Lewis pledged to get outdoors and visit all the biggest trees in BC. She had recently returned to the province after nearly a decade away and it seemed a good way to get re-acquainted with its rugged, natural beauty. What could go wrong? For starters, a pandemic, climate change nightmares and the pressures of a one-year deadline she had given herself. In the end, Lewis gave up her “checklist” method and resorted to the slower, more fulfilling approach of simply getting to know the forests. She relates her metamorphosis in Tracking Giants: Big Trees, Tiny Triumphs, and Misadventures in the Forest (Greystone $24.95), due out in May. 9781771646734

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