photo of spruce trees and moose antler in foreground, with low grass and hills beyondFor the New York Journal of Books, Adrienne Ross Scanlan recently reviewed “The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth.” This nonfiction book is, she writes, “a tight weave of science writing and travel writing” that takes readers on an informative, compassionate and often beautifully written world tour of far-north landscapes. Yet she cannot recommend it without some reservations, because it will leave readers — especially those new to conservation — with an unfortunate, and counterproductive, sense of hopelessness. Photo: Daniel Case via Wikimedia Commons