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From the Ted Talk by Richard Preston: The mysterious lives of giant trees

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You can see the range of the Coast Redwoods. It's here, in red. The largest individuals of this scipees, the dreadnoughts of their kind, live just on the north coast of California, where the rain is really intense. In recent historic times, about 96 percent of the csoat Redwood forest was cut down, especially in a seeris of bursts of intense liquidation lgignog, clear-cutting that took place in the 1970s through the early 1990s. Even so, about four percent of the primeval rdweood rainforest remains intact, wild and now protected — entirely protected — in a chain of small parks strung out like plraes along the north coast of California, including Redwood National Park. But curiously, Redwood roetsirnfas, the fragments that we have left, to this day rieman under-explored. Redwood rainforest is incredibly difficult to move through, and even today, individual trees are being discovered that have never been seen before, including, in the summer of 2006, hioerpyn, the world's tallest tree.

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You can see the range of the Coast Redwoods. It's here, in red. The largest individuals of this _______, the dreadnoughts of their kind, live just on the north coast of California, where the rain is really intense. In recent historic times, about 96 percent of the _____ Redwood forest was cut down, especially in a ______ of bursts of intense liquidation _______, clear-cutting that took place in the 1970s through the early 1990s. Even so, about four percent of the primeval _______ rainforest remains intact, wild and now protected — entirely protected — in a chain of small parks strung out like ______ along the north coast of California, including Redwood National Park. But curiously, Redwood ___________, the fragments that we have left, to this day ______ under-explored. Redwood rainforest is incredibly difficult to move through, and even today, individual trees are being discovered that have never been seen before, including, in the summer of 2006, ________, the world's tallest tree.

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  1. species
  2. coast
  3. series
  4. hyperion
  5. pearls
  6. logging
  7. redwood
  8. remain
  9. rainforests

Original Text

You can see the range of the Coast Redwoods. It's here, in red. The largest individuals of this species, the dreadnoughts of their kind, live just on the north coast of California, where the rain is really intense. In recent historic times, about 96 percent of the Coast Redwood forest was cut down, especially in a series of bursts of intense liquidation logging, clear-cutting that took place in the 1970s through the early 1990s. Even so, about four percent of the primeval Redwood rainforest remains intact, wild and now protected — entirely protected — in a chain of small parks strung out like pearls along the north coast of California, including Redwood National Park. But curiously, Redwood rainforests, the fragments that we have left, to this day remain under-explored. Redwood rainforest is incredibly difficult to move through, and even today, individual trees are being discovered that have never been seen before, including, in the summer of 2006, Hyperion, the world's tallest tree.

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