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by Julian Evans




The future of the world's forests is at the forefront ofenvironmental debate. Rising concerns over the effects ofdeforestation and climate change are highlighting the need toconserve and manage existing forests and woodland throughsustainable forestry practices. The Forests Handbook, written by aninternational team of both scientists and practitioners, presentsan integrated approach to forests and forestry, applying ourpresent understanding of forest science to management practices, asa basis for achieving sustainability.

Volume One presents an overview of the world's forests; theirlocations and what they are like, the science of how they operateas complex ecosystems and how they interact with their environment.Volume Two applies this science to reality. It focuses on forestryinterventions and their impact, the principles governing protectionand on how we can better harness the enormous benefits forestsoffer. Case studies are drawn from several different countries andare used to illustrate the key points.

Development specialists, forest managers and those involved withland and land-use will find this handbook a valuable andcomprehensive overview of forest science and forestry practice.Researchers and students of biology, ecology and geography as wellas forestry will find it equally accessible and useful.

Download The Forests Handbook, 2 Volume Set epub
ISBN: 0632048182
ISBN13: 978-0632048182
Category: Science
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
Author: Julian Evans
Language: English
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (February 14, 2001)
Pages: 816 pages
ePUB size: 1476 kb
FB2 size: 1909 kb
Rating: 4.7
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