320 pages, 50 maps and figs, 30 b/w photos
This book covers all aspects of the world's forestry (past, present and future), and it contains sections on tree evolution, biochemistry and ecological importance. The author also covers human impact on forests, from slash and burn to the eviction of Amazonian forest people; deforestation and desertification; forest renewal; socially responsible forestry, and the role forestry must play in developed and developing countries.
If one had to recommend a single book to someone who wished to understand the significance of forestry for our planet ... then this might well be the book. Journal of Development Studies "Sadly this is Jack Westoby's last book: there could be no better epitaph." Times Higher Education Supplement
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