Introduction to forestry and natural resources
- Donald L. Grebner, Pete Bettinger, Jacek P. Siry.
- 1st ed.
- Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, 2013.
- Physical description
- xii, 496 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
Biology Library (Falconer)
SD373 .G753 2013
- Unknown SD373 .G753 2013
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Publisher's Summary
- 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. Features: 300 original illustrations including line art, graphs, tables and maps; syllabus-planning assistance for adopting professors so that they can add the content to their course materials via the companion website's question-and-answer material for each chapter; and contributors are experienced textbook authors with diverse professional backgrounds in forestry.
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