Introduction to forestry and natural resources / Donald L. Grebner, Pete Bettinger, Jacek P. Siry.Material type: TextPublisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, 2013Edition: First editionDescription: xii, 496 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0123869013; 9780123869012Subject(s): Forests and forestry | Forest managementLOC classification: SD373 | .G74 2013
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. A Brief History of Forestry and Natural Resource Management -- 2. Forest Regions of the World -- 3. Forest Objectives, Goals, and Constraints -- 4. Forest Products -- 5. Wildlife Habitat Relationships -- 6. Ecosystems Services -- 7. Forest Recreation -- 8. Forest Measurements and Forestry Related Data -- 9. Tree anatomy and physiology -- 10. Forest Dynamics -- 11. Common Forestry Practices -- 12. Forest Harvesting Systems -- 13. Forest Economics -- 14. Forest Disturbances and Health -- 15. Forest Policies and External Pressures -- 16. Urban Forestry -- 17. Ethics -- 18. Careers.
"Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources presents a broad overview of the profession of forestry. The book details several key fields within forestry, including forest health, economics, policy, utilization, and forestry careers. Chapters deal specifically with forest products and harvesting, recreation, wildlife habitats, tree anatomy and physiology, and ethics. These topics are ideal for undergraduate introductory courses and include numerous examples (mainly graphical) and questions for students to ponder.
Unlike other introductory forestry texts, which focus largely on forest ecology rather than practical forestry concepts, Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources encompasses economic, ecological, and social aspects providing a uniquely balanced text. The wide range of experience of the contributing authors equips them especially well to identify missing content from other texts in the area and address topics currently covered in corresponding college courses."--pub. desc.
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