Forests

The Shadow of Civilization
Author: Robert Pogue Harrison
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226318059
Category: Nature
Page: 304
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In this wide-ranging exploration of the role of forests in Western thought, Robert Pogue Harrison enriches our understanding not only of the forest's place in the cultural imagination of the West, but also of the ecological dilemmas that now confront us so urgently. Consistently insightful and beautifully written, this work is especially compelling at a time when the forest, as a source of wonder, respect, and meaning, disappears daily from the earth. "Forests is one of the most remarkable essays on the human place in nature I have ever read, and belongs on the small shelf that includes Raymond Williams' masterpiece, The Country and the City. Elegantly conceived, beautifully written, and powerfully argued, [Forests] is a model of scholarship at its passionate best. No one who cares about cultural history, about the human place in nature, or about the future of our earthly home, should miss it.—William Cronon, Yale Review "Forests is, among other things, a work of scholarship, and one of immense value . . . one that we have needed. It can be read and reread, added to and commented on for some time to come."—John Haines, The New York Times Book Review

Forests

A Very Short Introduction
Author: Jaboury Ghazoul
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198706170
Category: Nature
Page: 150
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Since the dawn of human civilization, forests have provided us with food, resources, and energy. The history of human development is also one of forest loss and transformation, and yet even in our increasingly urbanized societies we remain surprisingly dependent on forests for a wide range of goods and services. Moreover, forests still retain a remarkable hold on our environmental values. In an era of continuing tropical deforestation and temperate forest resurgence, and in the midst of uncertainties of climate and land use changes, it is more important than ever to understand what forests are, how they contribute to our livelihoods, and how they underpin our cultural histories and futures. In this Very Short Introduction Jaboury Ghazoul explores our contrasting interactions with forests, as well as their origins, dynamics, and the range of goods and services they provide to human society. Ghazoul concludes with an examination of the recent history of deforestation, transitions to reforestation, and the future outlook for forests particularly in the context of expected climate change. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Forests, Carbon Cycle and Climate Change


Author: Denis Loustau
Publisher: Quae
ISBN: 275920989X
Category: Science
Page: 348
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The results presented in this book summarize the main findings of the CARBOFOR project, which brought together 52 scientists from 14 research units to investigate the effects of future climate on the carbon cycle, the productivity and vulnerability of French forests. This book explains the current forest carbon cycle in temperate and Mediterranean climates, including the dynamics of soil carbon and the total carbon stock of French forests, based on forest inventories. It reviews and illustrates the main ground-based methods for estimating carbon stocks in tree biomass. Spatial variations in projected climate change over metropolitan France throughout the 21st century are described. The book then goes on to consider the impacts of climate change on tree phenology and forest carbon balance, evapotranspiration and production as well as their first order interaction with forest management alternatives. The impact of climate change on forest vulnerability is analysed. A similar simulation study was carried out for a range of pathogenic fungi, emphasizing the importance of both warming and precipitation changes. The consequences of climate change on the occurrence of forest fires and the forest carbon cycle in the Mediterranean zone are also considered.A valuable reference for researchers and academics, forest engineers and managers, and graduate level students in forest ecology, ecological modelling and forestry.

Forests

More Than Just Trees
Author: Julie Kerr Casper
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438105576
Category: Electronic books
Page: 209
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Focuses on the many aspects that make rain forests, temperate forests, and boreal forests such a valuable natural resource and why we cannot live without them.

Forests, Trees and Human Health


Author: Kjell Nilsson,Marcus Sangster,Christos Gallis,Terry Hartig,Sjerp de Vries,Klaus Seeland,Jasper Schipperijn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048198061
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 427
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The link between modern lifestyles and increasing levels of chronic heart disease, obesity, stress and poor mental health is a concern across the world. The cost of dealing with these conditions places a large burden on national public health budgets so that policymakers are increasingly looking at prevention as a cost-effective alternative to medical treatment. Attention is turning towards interactions between the environment and lifestyles. Exploring the relationships between health, natural environments in general, and forests in particular, this groundbreaking book is the outcome of the European Union’s COST Action E39 ‘Forests, Trees and Human Health and Wellbeing’, and draws together work carried out over four years by scientists from 25 countries working in the fields of forestry, health, environment and social sciences. While the focus is primarily on health priorities defined within Europe, this volume explicitly draws also on research from North America.

Forests


Author: Fran Howard
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1599283859
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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An introduction to the types, locations, ecology, and importance of forests.

Forests


Author: Emily K. Green
Publisher: Bellwether Media
ISBN: 161211251X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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Introduces readers to the physical characteristics and geographic locations of forests.

A Field Guide to Eastern Forests, North America


Author: John C. Kricher,National Audubon Society,National Wildlife Federation
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395928950
Category: Nature
Page: 488
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Identifies birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees, and flowers

Forests

Biomes and Ecosystems
Author: Yvonne Franklin
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1433393026
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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If asked to define a forest, readers might say, It has a lot of trees. But many places have a lot of trees. So, what makes a forest a forest? Readers discover that a forest is unlike any other biome on Earth. And a temperate forest is even more specific. Readers learn the many life cycles found within a forest and how the energy pyramid explains the numbers of forest plants and animals. In addition, readers learn by examining how forces usually considered destructive work to help forests survive.

The Indigenous Forests of Lesotho

Their Former Occurrence : the Current Distribution of Groves and Patches of Wild Indigenous Trees and Shrubs and Their Management Options
Author: E. D. May
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Forests and forestry
Page: 152
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Forests

A Naturalist’s Guide to Woodland Trees
Author: Laurence C. Walker
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292791127
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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First published in 1990, Forests explores the ecological, economic, and human influences on over thirty significant types of woodlands. Laurence Walker focuses especially on the effects of site factors—climate, physiography, biology, and soils—upon the growth of various kinds of trees. Projects for amateur naturalists, reading lists, and a glossary make this the perfect introduction for general readers.

State, Communities and Forests in Contemporary Borneo


Author: Fadzilah Majid Cooke
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1920942521
Category: Science
Page: 208
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The name 'Borneo' evokes visions of constantly changing landscapes, but with important island-wide continuities. One of the continuities has been the forests, which have for generations been created and modified by the indigenous population, but over the past three decades have been partially replaced by tree crops, grass or scrub. This book, the first in the series of Asia-Pacific Environmental Monographs, looks at the political complexities of forest management across the whole island of Borneo, tackling issues of tenure, land use change and resource competition, 'tradition' versus 'modernity', disputes within and between communities, between communities and private firms, or between communities and governments. While it focuses on the changes taking place in local political economies and conservation practices, it also makes visible the larger changes taking place in both Indonesia and Malaysia. The common theme of the volume is the need to situate local complexities in the larger institutional context, and the possible gains to be made from such an approach in the search for alternative models of conservation and development.

Carbon Sequestration in Forests


Author: Ross W. Gorte
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437922678
Category:
Page: 23
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Contents: (1) Background: Congressional Interest in Carbon Sequestration; (2) Carbon Cycling in Forests: The Forest Cycle; Forest Types: Tropical Forests; Temperate Forests; Boreal Forests; (3) Measuring and Altering Forest Carbon Levels: Forest Carbon Accounting; Land Use Changes; Forestry Events and Management Activities: Vegetation and Soil Carbon; Forest Events ¿ Wildfires; Forestry Practices; Wood Energy; Leakage: Land Use Leakage; Product Demand Leakage; Federal Government Programs: Federal Forests; Federal Assistance for State and Private Forestry; Federal Tax Expenditures; Federal Programs Affecting Land Use; Accounting for Forest Carbon Sequestration; (4) Conclusions. Table.

Rehabilitation of Degraded Tropical Forest Ecosystems

Workshop Proceedings, 2-4 November 1999, Bogor, Indonesia
Author: Shigeo Kobayashi
Publisher: CIFOR
ISBN: 9798764706
Category: Forest conservation
Page: 226
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Rehabilitation of degraded tropical forest ecosystems project. Evaluation of forest harvesting and fire impacts on the forest ecosystems.Development of methods to rehabilitate logged-over forests and degraded forest lands. Development of silvicultural techniques on degraded forest lands. Network of the rehabilitation of degraded forest ecosystems.

Forests And Forest Plants - Volume II


Author: John N. Owens,H. Gyde Lund
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
ISBN: 1905839391
Category:
Page: 340
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Forests and Forest Plants is a component of Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Forests are an essential part of Earth's life support systems. Forest resources are essential for humankind. They provide both vital goods and services. They provide food, fuel, shelter, soil and water protection, and filter the air we breathe. This publication on Forest and Forest Plants provides the user with such information as to create an awareness of the value of our forestlands and the products and environmental services they provide. The three volumes on Forests and Forest Plants are organized starting with first the necessity of : the World's Forest Resources – including classification and distribution of forest, urban forestry and agroforestry; Important Tree Species including trees in reclamation and arid zone forestry; Forests and Forest Products including wood and non word products; the Role of Forests in the Biosphere – preserving biological diversity, functions in the hydrological cycle, etc.; and Conservation and Breeding of Forest Trees – what is being done to improve our forest resources - silviculture, tree nurseries, and forest protection. The theme Forest and Forest Plants has led to the conclusion that there are substantial difficulties in matching environmental concerns and sustainability with an ever-increasing world population. Thus there is a tension between maximizing for food, wood and production on the one hand and implementing sustainable development and environmental protection on the other. These three volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

Forests and Landscapes

Linking Ecology, Sustainability and Aesthetics
Author: S. R. J. Sheppard,H. W. Harshaw
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845933176
Category: Forest ecology
Page: 294
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Forests are an important component in the visual appeal of landscapes. There is an increasing recognition of the importance of this subject among foresters and environmental scientists. Increasingly, forest resource managers must consider both the aesthetic consequences of timber harvesting operations and management plans and public perceptions of the sustainability of forest eco-system management.Written by world class authorities this book is the first to address this subject area. It consists of 17 chapters and is divided into six parts. The interdisciplinary nature of the book brings together not only foresters and ecologists, but also landscape architects, psychologists and philosophers. Contributors are leading research workers in their subjects, from Canada, the USA and UK.

Forests


Author: Michelle Hyde Parsons
Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
ISBN: 1410846164
Category:
Page: N.A
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Read about forests, why they are important to people, and how people harm them.

Forest Management in Tribal Areas

Forest Policy and Peoples Participation : Proceedings of the Seminar, Forest Policy and Tribal Development During 15-16 February 1994 at Koraput
Author: P. M. Mohapatra,Prafulla Ch Mohapatro
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
ISBN: 9788170226710
Category: Ethnic groups
Page: 189
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Papers presented at Seminar on "Forest Policy and Tribal Development"; with reference to Orissa, India.