Introduction to Forestry Science / Edition 2

Introduction to Forestry Science / Edition 2

by L. Devere Burton
     
 

ISBN-10: 1418030872

ISBN-13: 9781418030872

Pub. Date: 04/06/2007

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Practical, easy to understand, and up-to-date, INTRODUCTION TO FORESTRY SCIENCE, Third Edition provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the principles and practices of forest management that are commonly practiced in the United States. Appropriate for anyone interested in forestry or natural resources, this book is filled with visual aids and tools as well

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Practical, easy to understand, and up-to-date, INTRODUCTION TO FORESTRY SCIENCE, Third Edition provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the principles and practices of forest management that are commonly practiced in the United States. Appropriate for anyone interested in forestry or natural resources, this book is filled with visual aids and tools as well as career profiles which give readers an overview of what it might be like to work in the forest industry and demonstrate how concepts are applied in the real world. In addition to covering the basics of the biological processes necessary for the creation of forests, topics such as the economic impact of forests on the U.S. economy, government historical events and policies, regional differences in forests and forest management, and laws and regulations that govern the use of forests are presented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418030872
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/06/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Section I: INTRODUCTION: GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH THE FOREST. 1. Introduction to Forestry. 2. North American Forest Regions. Section II: FOREST SAFETY 3. Safety in the Forest Section III: FOREST MANAGEMENT 4. Silviculture 5. Measurement of Forest Resources 6. Harvest and Reforestation Practices 7. Fire and the Forest 8. Wildlife and the Forest 9. Water Quality and Watershed Management 10. The Role of Government in Forestry Section III: FOREST PRODUCTS 11. Wood Construction Materials 12. Specialty Forest Products 13. Plantation Products and Practices Section V NEW DIRECTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES IN FORESTRY 14. Urban Forestry 15. Space-Age Forest Technologies Section VI DENDROLOGY: THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF TREES 16. Physiology of Trees 17. Forest Ecology 18. Diseases and Pests of Trees 19. Anatomy and Classification of Trees Section VII TREES OF THE FOREST 20. Tree Identification APPENDICES. Appendix I. North American Trees and Bushes. Appendix II. Insects of Forests and Ornamental Trees. Appendix III. Schools Offering Forestry/Natural Resource Programs. Appendix IV. Timberland Ownership by State Appendix V. United States Land Areas. Appendix VI. The Tree Farm Community Appendix VII. Harvested Volume in the United States by Ownership and Region GLOSSARY. INDEX.

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