Introduction to Forestry Science / Edition 2

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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 are commonly practiced in the United States. Processing of wood and forest products is an important unit that points out the economic impact of forests on the U.S. economy. A complete chapter focuses on government historical events and policies that have influenced forest management practices since North America was colonized. Attention is given to regional differences in forests and forest management. Laws and regulations that govern the use of forests are also addressed. This text follows an applied science approach that integrates science principles with forestry practices. Science topics are woven throughout, and reinforced through the "student's need to know" feature. 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 are explored. Other features include terms for understanding, student-learning objectives, chapter summaries, review questions, learning activities, and profiles on events and issues related to forests and science. Benefits:
• Provides many photographs and illustrations, appealing to visual learners
• NEW! Internet Key Words are provided allowing students to further explore a topic of interest
• NEW! Additional species of trees are profiled, expanding the scope of coverage
• Exposes students to basic concepts of forestry, and provides a vision of what it might be like to work in the forest industry
• Introduces students to the use of technology in forest management applications
• Provides review questions that will aid students in reviewing what they have learned to aid in retention
• Career profiles addr

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"I am really excited about being able to use this text in my forestry class. It has up to date material/references that have not been available to me in one text."

"I believe the topics outlined here addresses today's students' interest and knowledge in forest science, however at the same time challenges them to think outside the box when thinking about a career in the Forest Science field. I believe this text and manual provides more advantages than the competition in the quality of additional information and topics related to a high school education."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418030872
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/6/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

L. Devere Burton, PhD has been involved with agricultural education most of his life, first as a student, and then as a teacher and state program supervisor. He retired as Dean of Instruction at the College of Southern Idaho in 2006. He is a graduate of Utah State University and Brigham Young University and holds a Ph.D. from Iowa State University. He is active in a number of professional associations including the National FFA, ACTE Agricultural Educators of Idaho, and the Idaho Department of Commerce Technology Committee.

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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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