The Walrus Books, a partnership between The Walrus, House of Anansi Press, and The Chawkers Foundation Writers Project, supports the creation of Canadian non-fiction books of national interest. Big Lonely Doug is the first in this series.
Big Lonely Doug

Originally featured as a long-form article in The Walrus that garnered a National Magazine Award (Silver), Big Lonely Doug weaves together the ecology of old-growth forests; the legend of the West Coast’s giant trees; the turbulence of the logging industry; the fight for preservation; the contention surrounding ecotourism; First Nations land and resource rights; and the fraught future of these ancient forests—all centred around the story of a logger who saved one of Canada’s last great trees.

$22.95 CDN

HARLEY RUSTAD is an editor at The Walrus. He has reported from India, Nepal, Cuba, and across Canada. Born on Salt Spring Island, BC, he now lives in Toronto.