Forestry in a Global Context

Forestry in a Global Context


By (author) Roger Sands

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  • Publisher: CABI Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 244mm x 15mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Wallingford
  • ISBN 10: 1780641583
  • ISBN 13: 9781780641584
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2
  • Illustrations note: 12
  • Sales rank: 519,673

Product description

From the time of hunter-gatherers to the present day, forests have played a vital role in the development of humanity and society. This broad introductory textbook sets world forestry in a social, environmental, historical, and economic context. The development of forests, grassland and humans is described from the Devonian through to the Age of Agriculture, covering the factors determining the distribution of forests, the classification of forest types, the value and benefits of the forest and the products of the forest and their associated trade. The book also explores issues such as sustainable forest management, current patterns of deforestation and reforestation, and future challenges facing our forests. Fully updated throughout and with new contributions from international experts, this second edition includes new chapters on climate change and international forest policy, and expanded coverage of forest products and bioenergy production.

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Author information

Roger Sands is Emeritus Professor (NZ School of Forestry, University of Canterbury) and also Principal Honorary Fellow (School of Forest and Ecosystem Science, University of Melbourne)

Table of contents

Chapter 1: A History of Human Interaction with Forests Chapter 2: Forests of the World Chapter 3: The Environmental Value of Forests Chapter 4: Wood and Paper Products Chapter 5: Bioenergy, Innovative Biomaterials, Non Wood Forest Products Chapter 6: Forest Dynamics in the Tropics Chapter 7: Sustainable Forest Management Chapter 8: Forestry and Climate Change Chapter 9: Plantations for Wood Production with Environmental Care Chapter 10: Social Forestry Chapter 11. International Forest Policy