Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources / Edition 7 available in Paperback
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This introduction to forestry text embraces changes in policies and practices related to the conservation and management of forests and other renewable resources in the U.S. and other countries. Sharpe et al. features a thorough updating of the text including new or revised material on future values and the importance of forests with respect to global warming, world trade, renewability and sustainability, and ecosystem concerns and that's just in chapter one.Additional revisions or additions will include historical range variability (HRV) the latest ecosystem management strategies, Green Forest Certification for sustainability in the Ecology and Silviculture and Forest Ecosystem Management chapters; Satellite imagery in fire control and assessment of effects in the Fire Management chapter; expanded coverage of ecotourism in the Outdoor recreation and Wildlife Management chapter; updated material and new examples in the Urban Forestry chapterThere will also be new case studies in Chapter 2: Forest and Renewable Policy: Historical Developments and current Application, and Chapter 18: Forest Management by the States.Internet applications for forest policy, Green Forest certification and sustainability and public input and satellite imagery and many others.
Table of ContentsI Human Responses to Forests and Renewable Resources1 Forests: Historical Uses and Future Values 2 Forest and Renewable Resource Policy: Historical Development and Current Applications II Distribution, Management, and Protection of Forests 3 Distribution of North American Forests 4 Forest Ecology 5 Silviculture and Forest Ecosystem Management 6 Insects and Mammals 7 Disease and the Elements 8 Fire Management III Forest-Associated Renewable Resources 9 Wildlife Conservation and Management 10 Watersheds and Streams 11 Conservation and Management of Rangeland Resources 12 Outdoor Recreation and Wilderness Management IV Market Applications and Analysis of Forest Resources 13 Harvesting Trees 14 Forest Products 15 Economics in Forest and Renewable Resource Management 16 Measuring and Analyzing Forests and Renewable Resources V Organization for Forest Resources Management 17 Forest and Renewable Resource Management by the Federal Government 18 Forest Management by the States (and more...)