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Old 03-18-2010, 03:02 PM   #16
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But are the same type of trees? And how long does it take the newly planted ones to be able to perform the same function as the removed ones? I'm asking as I really want to know not to put you on the spot.
I guess 25-40 years depends on type of tree...

"Nearly 4 billion trees worldwide are cut down each year for paper, representing about 35% of all harvested trees. Fortunately, many of the trees used for paper come from tree farms which are planted and replenished for that purpose. Pictured is a NASA image of total vegetation in the western hemisphere where most paper is consumed. The US is the world's largest consumer of paper by far."
http://ecology.com/features/paperchase/

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Old 03-18-2010, 03:20 PM   #17
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We're going to have to agree to differ about that. It's not acceptable to you. I have no problem at all with it.
It's not acceptable to most editors, I would think. That's why I was surprised to see it in an article in a major newspaper.
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:11 PM   #18
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ANYWAY, getting back to the original item, really looking forward to having his books available on digital & hopefully it will be in epub.
Sorry, I didn't see the other thread on this subject.

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Old 03-18-2010, 06:11 PM   #19
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I own a copy of that book... Guess I better go put in a pot plant to cover it!
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:15 PM   #20
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Actually it is a normal convention in newspaper editing to use contraction. The AP style book is used by a large majority of newspapers world wide, lists a lot of these rules.(There are other style books too) It has always been done to save space in the paper that is why a lot of headlines and cutlines are written the way are too. In the past colum inches were expensive and time consuming to typeset. A large part of newspaper tradition was base around cost and time savings.
Also English is a living language that continues to evolve and change. For some people it is for the better and some the worse.
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Each year about 1.5 billion new trees are planted in the U.S.A.
Wow, that's a lot... In the west we are constantly dealing with a problem called "grassland encroachment" -meaning trees are expanding into areas that have historically not been forested.

At least in the Rockies and west, fire suppression has led to more trees than ever before! Unfortunately, they are smaller and more susceptible to disease and most of them are only good enough for pulp... Many of the stands are dead timber boxes just ready for inferno!

... still, there are better uses for them than printing a billion Grisham (or other) books.
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"aspiring writers are going to have a hard time getting published"

Loooooooool.

Also, a goodly proportion of the potential market already have the books as ebooks ofc. And a lot of those are not going to rebuy at this stage....
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