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Forests and Society: Sustainability and Life Cycles of Forests in Human Landscapes

Forests and Society: Sustainability and Life Cycles of Forests in Human Landscapes


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This book provides a broad-ranging textbook on the relationships between forests and society. It discusses the ways in which society can interact with forest landscapes without adversely affecting their sustainability. Topics covered include attitudes to, and uses of forests, the creation of today's forest landscapes, the impact of humans on forests, and forest sustainability and human health.

The book also examines emerging issues in forestry such as possible solutions to balancing societies' needs with forest sustainability, managing forests in the urban-wildland interface, and the impact of illegal logging. It is packed with real-world case studies from the USA, Australia, Bolivia, Botswana, Canada, China, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Thailand.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845930981
Publisher: CAB International North America
Publication date: 03/19/2007
Series: CABI Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.87(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

University of Washington, Seattle

Table of Contents

Historical Perceptions and Uses of Forests
Global Societies and Forest Legacies Creating Today's Forest Landscapes
Human Dimensions of Forests: Democratization and Globalization of Forests
Ecology and Conservation of Forests
Human and Natural Disturbances Impacting Forests
Forests and the Carbon Cycle
Emerging Issues in Forests
It's a Small World After All

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