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Introduction to World Forestry

By: J Westoby

320 pages, 50 maps and figs, 30 b/w photos


Paperback | Aug 1989 | #4979 | ISBN: 0631161341
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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


Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: About trees: 1. Trees before the coming of humans. 2. How trees work. 3. About wood. 4. Other forest products. 5. Further benefits from trees. 6. The scope for management. Part II: People and trees: 7. The origins and spread of humans. 8. Britain up to Roman times. 9. Mediterranean forests in classical times. 10. Britain after the Romans. 11. The poor man's overcoat. 12. The European assault on the tropical forests. 13. The development of forest science. Part III: The state of the world's forests: 14. The World's forest cover. 15. Australia. 16. Brazil. 17. British India and after. 18. China. 19. Cuba. 20. Indonesia. 21. Nepal. 22. The Philippines. Part IV: The main forest issues: 23. The tropical forests. 24. The road to famine. 25. Forests in the rich countries. Part V: Making trees serve people: 26. Social forestry. 27. Agroforestry. 28. Involving people in forestry. 29. Forestry aid. 30. Foresters and forest policies. Bibliography. Index

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