Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources

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Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources presents a broad overview of the profession of forestry. The book details several key fields within forestry, including forest health, economics, policy, utilization, and forestry careers. Chapters deal specifically with forest products and harvesting, recreation, wildlife habitats, tree anatomy and physiology, and ethics. These topics are ideal for undergraduate introductory courses and include numerous examples (mainly graphical) and questions for students to ponder. Unlike other introductory forestry texts, which focus largely on forest ecology rather than practical forestry concepts, Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources encompasses economic, ecological, and social aspects providing a uniquely balanced text. The wide range of experience of the contributing authors equips them especially well to identify missing content from other texts in the area and address topics currently covered in corresponding college courses. 300 original illustrations including line art, graphs, tables and maps Syllabus-planning assistance for adopting professors so that they can add the content to their course materials via the companion website's question-and-answer material for each chapter Contributors are experienced textbook authors with diverse professional backgrounds in forestryMost of this public land is managed by the US Forest Service, the National Park Service, the BLM, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation, the TVA, or the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The USanbsp;...

Title:Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources
Author:Donald L. Grebner, Pete Bettinger, Jacek P. Siry
Publisher:Academic Press - 2012-12-31


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