As a naturalist and photographer Gerald Beranek sought to capture the grandeur of the coast redwood, and he succeeded. Within the pages of this book you’re going to see the largest and most superlative redwwods in our northerly parks. Beyond the superlative Beranek presents a broad spectrum of content about this tree illustrating its intrinsic qualities, its habitat, and the ongoing events in the groves that the tree goes through during its natural rise and fall. From a climbers perspective Beranek shares 38 years of life experience in the old-growth canopy. From a professional viewpoint Baranek illustrates the strength and resilience of the redwood to rise from the ashes of clear-cut logging, and again reign as the dominant forest species in the logged over areas. Coast Redwood is one of the most comprehensive essays ever done about this tree. The breadth of the work presented in these pages was inspired through a life career and love of working with the redwood. Over 800 photographs!