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    Introduction to Forestry Science

    ISBN-10: 111130839X
    ISBN-13: 9781111308391
    Author(s): L. DeVere Burton
    Description: Designed for introductory courses in forestry and natural resources, INTRODUCTION TO FORESTRY SCIENCE, Third Edition covers the principles and practices of forest management that are commonly practiced in the United States. Through its integration  More...
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    Edition: 3rd
    Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 544
    Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 3.586

    Designed for introductory courses in forestry and natural resources, INTRODUCTION TO FORESTRY SCIENCE, Third Edition covers the principles and practices of forest management that are commonly practiced in the United States. Through its integration of science and forestry, this text provides students with both an overview of important topics in the forestry industryas well as an introduction to the biological processes involved in tree growth. Appropriate for a broad audience of learners, this practical text is filled with visual aids and tools designed to enhance student understanding. Terms to know, objectives, forest profiles, profiles on forest safety, looking back, questions for discussion and review, and learning activities can be found in each chapter. In addition, career profiles give students an overview of what it might be like to work in the forestry industry and demonstrate how concepts are applied in the real world.

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    About the Author
    Introduction to Forestry Science
    Introduction to Forestry
    Importance of Forests
    History of the Forest Industry
    Looking Back
    North American Forest Regions
    Northern Coniferous Forest
    Northern Hardwoods Forest
    Central Broadleaved Forest
    Southern Forest
    Bottomland Hardwoods Forest
    Tropical Forest
    Rocky Mountain Forest
    Pacific Coast Forest
    Looking Back
    Forest Safety
    Safety in the Forest
    Clothing and Protective Gear
    High-Quality Equipment
    Training for Safety
    Safe Work Habits
    Safe Operation of Equipment and Machinery
    Looking Back
    Forest Management
    Silviculture
    Forest Reproduction and Regeneration
    Site Preparation
    Direct Seeding
    Production of Seedlings
    Planting Seedlings
    Developing New Stands
    Intermediate Treatments
    Managing for Growth and Quality
    Harvest Cutting
    Looking Back
    Measurement of Forest Resoures
    Land Surveys
    Land Area
    Tree Diameter and Height
    Measurement of Age
    Measuring Timber Stands
    Determining Forest Growth
    Measuring Forest Products
    Estimating Biomass
    Looking Back
    Harvest and Reforestation Practices
    Planning the Harvest
    Environmental Impact Statements
    Harvesting Practices
    Road Construction
    Salvage Logging
    Minimizing Litigation
    Looking Back
    Fire and the Forest
    Fire Types
    Causes of Fires
    Effects of Wildfires
    Forest Fire Management
    Forest Fire Suppression
    Fire Prevention
    Fire as a Management Tool
    Looking Back
    Wildlife and the Forest
    Forest Environments
    Basic Needs of Living Organisms
    Forest Relationships with Wild Animals
    Symbiosis
    Preserving and Restoring Wildlife Populations and Forest Habitat
    Looking Back
    Water Quality and Watershed Management
    The Watershed: Nature's Storage System
    The Water Cycle
    Water Pollution
    Erosion Control
    Effects of Acid Precipitation
    Defining and Measuring Water Quality
    Reclaiming Damaged and Polluted Water Resources
    Looking Back
    The Role of Government in Forestry
    Planning
    Administration and Management
    Forest Laws and Policies
    Multiple-Use Management
    Looking Back
    Forest Products
    Wood Construction Materials
    Identification of Woods
    Properties of Wood
    Lumber Manufacturing
    Timbers and Structural Products
    Hardwoods
    Laminated and Reconstituted Products
    Marketing of Logs and Wood Products
    Looking Back
    Specialty Forest Products
    Fiber and Paper Industries
    Chemical Products
    Biomass (Energy)
    Looking Back
    Plantation Products and Practices
    Seedlings
    Cuttings
    Nursery Stock
    Christmas Trees
    Biomass
    Cultural Practices
    Looking Back
    New Directions and Technologies in Forestry
    Urban Forestry
    Landscape and Shade Trees
    Tree Selection
    Planting Sites
    Cultural Practices
    Integrated Pest Management
    Looking Back
    Space-Age Forest Technologies
    Computer Applications
    Machinery Operation
    Machinery Management
    Record Management
    Financial Management
    Forest Inventory
    Forest Resource Management
    Aerial Photography
    Remote Sensing
    Laser and LIDAR Technology
    Geographic Information System
    Global Positioning System
    Looking Back
    Dendrology: The Scientific Study of Trees
    Physiology of Trees
    Plant Cell Biology
    Life Functions of Plants
    Looking Back
    Forest Ecology
    Principles of Ecology
    Forest Soils
    Water and Watersheds
    Air and Climate Effects
    Interactions with Insects
    Wildlife Relationships
    Human Relationships
    Looking Back
    Diseases and Pests of Trees
    Diseases
    Insects
    Control of Insects
    Pests
    Looking Back
    Anatomy and Classification of Trees
    Plant Structures
    Leaf Characteristics
    Tree Classification
    Looking Back
    Trees of the Forest
    Tree Identification
    Suggestions in the Identification of Trees
    Softwood Tree Species
    Hardwood Tree Species
    North American Trees and Bushes
    Insects of Forests and Ornamental Trees
    College/University Forestry & Natural Resource Programs
    Timber-land Ownership by State
    United States Land Areas
    The Tree Farm Community
    Volume Estimates of Harvested Wood Products by Region, State, and Product Type
    Glossary
    Index

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