By L. DeVere Burton - Second Edition
An applied science book that integrates science principles with
Topics include cell structure and function, cell growth and
reproduction, principles of ecology, plant anatomy and physiology,
entomology, water and air quality, and preservation of endangered
This textbook serves as an introductory forestry book that covers
the principles and practices of forest management commonly utilized
within the United States. Attention is given to regional differences
in forests and forest management. Forest management planning for
both private and public forests is discussed, along with laws and
regulations that govern the use of forests.
The latest technologies and their applications -- as they pertain
to forest management -- are included, such as global positioning
systems, uses of satellites to map forests, integrated pest
management, and fire management and suppression. Each chapter
addresses career options related to forests and forest management.
- The principles of science are learned in the context of forest
- The latest technologies and their applications are introduced
as they relate to forestry, such as global positioning, satellite
maps, and fire management
- Provides career profiles and options in each chapter,
identifying employment diversity in forestry
- Includes a variety of photographs, pictures and diagrams that
clearly illustrate the principles outlined in the book
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Forestry.
- Chapter 2: North American Forest Regions.
- Chapter 3: Anatomy and Types of Trees.
- Chapter 4: Physiology of Trees.
- Chapter 5: Forest Ecology.
- Chapter 6: Diseases and Pests of Trees.
- Chapter 7: The Role of Government in Forestry.
- Chapter 8: Siliculture.
- Chapter 9: Measurement of Forest Resources.
- Chapter 10: Harvest Practices.
- Chapter 11: Fire In the Forest.
- Chapter 12: Safety in the Forest.
- Chapter 13: Wood Construction Materials.
- Chapter 14: Specialty Forest Products.
- Chapter 15: Plantation Products and Practices.
- Chapter 16: Urban Forestry.
- Chapter 17: Computers and Space-age Forest Technologies.
513 pages -
7-3/8 x 9-1/4 in.
Hardcover, 528 pages
Introduction to Forestry Science