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


Introduction to Forestry Science, Second Edition, is an introductory forestry book that covers the principles and practices of forest management that integrates an applied science approach. Processing of wood and forest products, the economic impact of forests on the U.S. economy, and government historical events and policies that have influenced forest management…  See more details below

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Introduction to Forestry Science, Second Edition, is an introductory forestry book that covers the principles and practices of forest management that integrates an applied science approach. Processing of wood and forest products, the economic impact of forests on the U.S. economy, and government historical events and policies that have influenced forest management practices are included. Current laws and regulations that govern the uses of forests are also addressed. Science topics covered include cell structure and function, cell growth and reproduction, elemental cycles, principles of ecology, the food pyramid, plant anatomy and physiology, entomology, water quality, air quality and preservation of endangered species. In addition, career options related to forests and forest management and the skills necessary to obtain employment are addressed.

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


Chapter 1: Introduction to Forestry. Chapter 2: North American Forest Regions. Chapter 3: Classification and Anatomy of Trees. Chapter 4: Physiology of Trees. Chapter 5: Forest Ecology. Chapter 6: Diseases and Pests of Trees. Chapter 7: Silviculture. Chapter 8: Measurement of Forest Resources. Chapter 9: Harvest and Reforestation Practices. Chapter 10: Fire and the Forest. Chapter 11: Wildlife and the Forest. Chapter 12: Water Quality and Watershed Management. Chapter 13: The Role of Government in Forestry. Chapter 14: Safety in the Forest. Chapter 15: Wood Construction Materials. Chapter 16: Specialty Forest Products. Chapter 17: Plantation Products and Practices. Chapter 18: Urban Forestry. Chapter 19: Computers and Space-Age Forest Technologies. Chapter 20: Tree Identification. 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, 1992. Appendix V United States Land Areas. Appendix VI The Tree Farm Community, 1994. Appendix VII Harvested Volume in the United States by Ownership and Region. Glossary. Index.

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