More Tree Talk: The People, Politics, And Economics Of Timber

More Tree Talk: The People, Politics, And Economics Of Timber

by Ray Raphael
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559632534

ISBN-13: 9781559632539

Pub. Date: 05/01/1994

Publisher: Island Press

<p>More Tree Talk is an insightful and compelling look at the human dimension of the challenges facing forestry. First published in 1981, Tree Talk was widely hailed as the most even-handed and well-written introduction to forestry issues available. More Tree Talk is an entirely revised edition of that classic volume that brings the book up-to-date with the current…  See more details below

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<p>More Tree Talk is an insightful and compelling look at the human dimension of the challenges facing forestry. First published in 1981, Tree Talk was widely hailed as the most even-handed and well-written introduction to forestry issues available. More Tree Talk is an entirely revised edition of that classic volume that brings the book up-to-date with the current situation.<p>Like the original, More Tree Talk features a running narrative punctuated by individual portraits that personalize the issues. It translates political and academic aspects of forestry into human terms, focusing on those whose lives and livelihoods depend on the outcome of the debates currently raging - old-time woodsmen, loggers, naturalists, restoration workers, timber company executives.<p>Ray Raphael explores the new forestry practices, theories, and controversies that have emerged in the past decade as he addresses problems of a declining resource base and increasing regulatory policies. He examines the impact of ecological and economic concerns on rural communities, and considers the possibility of large structural changes in the ways in which timber companies operate. Throughout, he emphasizes that without an understanding of the economic and political factors that interfere with good forest management, all the scientific knowledge - and all the best intentions of on-site workers - will come to no avail.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559632539
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
05/01/1994
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
 
PART I. Voices in the Forest
Chapter 1. Tree Mining the Voice of History
Chapter 2. Tree Farming the Voice of Industry
Chapter 3. Tree Saving the Voice of Ecology
 
PART II. Hands in the Forest
Chapter 4. Holistic Forestry
Chapter 5. Silvicultural Systems
Chapter 6. Harvest Technology
 
PART III. Money in the Forest
Chapter 7. Industrial Ownership Time Is Money
Chapter 8. Public Ownership the Workings of Bureaucracy
Chapter 9. Private Ownership Freedom and Constraint
 
PART IV. People in the Forest
Chapter 10. Community Instability Jobs, Owls, And Machines
Chapter 11. People and the Forest Ecosystem Looking to the Future
 
Notes
Glossary
Index

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