From the Wikipedia biography of Paul Sears (2021): "Paul Bigelow Sears (December 17, 1891 – April 30, 1990) was an American ecologist and writer. [Schools attended included] the University of Chicago (Ph.D. in Botany, 1922).
"During the Dust Bowl and his tenure at the University of Oklahoma, Sears wrote Deserts on the March, one of the first books to communicate ecological principles to the general public. His best known book, Deserts has gone through eleven printings of its four editions, most published by the University of Oklahoma Press. The first edition was last republished by Island Press in 1988 as part of its Conservation Classics series."
The last chapter of the 1947 edition was added to the original.
Chapter 9 is about forests and discusses, favorably, the U.S. Forest Service.
- Bookwood Historical Collection, Star Lake