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Forest Measurements

ISBN-10: 0070025037
ISBN-13: 9780070025035
Edition: 3rd 1983
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Description: A textbook for introductory courses in forest measurement. Emphasizes measuring timber, but also describes measuring wood products and standing trees, predicting the growth of both individual trees and stands, and assessing range, wildlife, water,  More...

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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Binding: Cloth Text 
Pages: 384
Language: English

A textbook for introductory courses in forest measurement. Emphasizes measuring timber, but also describes measuring wood products and standing trees, predicting the growth of both individual trees and stands, and assessing range, wildlife, water, and recreational resources. Assumes only algebra and plane trigonometry, though statistics and calculus would be helpful. Revised from the 1983 edition based on suggestions from instructors. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Preface
Introductionp. 1
Statistical Methodsp. 10
Land Measurementsp. 33
Cubic Volume, Cord Measure, and Weight Scalingp. 53
Log Rules, Scaling Practices, and Specialty Wood Productsp. 66
Measuring Standing Treesp. 97
Volumes and Weights of Standing Treesp. 120
Sampling Designsp. 148
Forest Inventoryp. 185
Inventories with Sample Strips or Plotsp. 198
Inventories with Point Samplesp. 217
Inventories with 3P Samplingp. 240
Using Aerial Photographsp. 253
Site, Stocking, and Stand Densityp. 278
Tree-Growth and Stand-Table Projectionp. 303
Growth and Yield Modelsp. 318
Assessing Rangeland, Wildlife, Water, and Recreational Resourcesp. 350
Appendix Tablesp. 382
Indexp. 403
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

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