About this book
This book provides a broad-ranging textbook on the relationships between forests and society. It discusses the ways in which society can interact with forest landscapes without adversely affecting their sustainability. Topics covered include attitudes to, and uses of forests, the creation of today's forest landscapes, the impact of humans on forests, and forest sustainability and human health. The book also examines emerging issues in forestry such as possible solutions to balancing societies' needs with forest sustainability, managing forests in the urban-wildland interface, and the impact of illegal logging. It is packed with real-world case studies from the USA, Australia, Bolivia, Botswana, Canada, China, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Thailand.
Students in forestry and related biological, environmental and social science disciplines, taking an interdisciplinary or modular course.
* Foreword, J C Gordon, former Dean and Emeritus Professor, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, President Interforest LLC; * Introduction, K A Vogt, J M Honea, D J Vogt, R L Edmonds, T Patel-Weynand, R Sigurdardottir and M G Andreu; * Historical Perceptions and Uses of Forests, K A Vogt and R I Gara, University of Washington, USA, J M Honea, USA, D J Vogt, T Patel-Weynand, A Fanzeres, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, R Sigurdardottir, and P A Roads, Ohio, USA; * Global Societies and Forest Legacies Creating Today's Forest Landscapes, K A Vogt, J M Honea, D J Vogt, R L Edmonds, R Sigurdardottir, T Patel-Weynand, D G Briggs, University of Washington, USA, and M G Andreu; * Human Dimensions of Forests: Democratization and Globalization of Forests, K A Vogt, T Patel-Weynand, J M Honea, R I Gara, D J Vogt, R Sigurdardottir, A Fanzeres, M G Andreu; * Ecology and Conservation of Forests, J M Honea and K A Vogt; * Human and Natural Disturbances Impacting Forests, R L Edmonds, K A Vogt, T Patel-Weynand; * Forests and the Carbon Cycle, D J Vogt, R Sigurdardottir, D Zabowski, University of Washington, USA, and T Patel-Weynand; * Emerging Issues in Forests, K A Vogt, T Patel-Weynand, M G Andreu, G K Muller, National Wildlife Federation, USA, J M Honea, D J Vogt, R L Edmonds, and R Sigurdardottir; * It's a Small World After All, D J Vogt, and P A Roads.