Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources, Eighth Edition

ISBN-13: 9781577667469

ISBN-10: 1577667468

Author: John C. Hendee, Chad P. Dawson, Wenonah F. Sharpe

Edition: 8

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Waveland Pr Inc
Paperback 480 pages
Environmental Studies
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Acknowledged author John C. Hendee wrote Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources, Eighth Edition comprising 480 pages back in 2012. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1577667468 and 9781577667469. Since then Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources, Eighth Edition textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $16.41 or rent at the marketplace.


For 75 years, few textbooks have served a topic as well as Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources. Widely recognized for its comprehensive yet engaging coverage, this major revision provides an outstanding, up to date overview of management issues, conservation policies and practices related to forests and renewable resources, and an authoritative perspective on how these topics are evolving. New directions are covered, including: green certification of forest management and wood products; improved harvest practices in response to public concerns; carbon sequestration and ecological services as important forest yields; ecosystem restoration and resilience as management responds to concerns about global warming; and more.

Well-illustrated with new examples, case studies, and abundant photos, this eighth edition describes the importance and history of forests, evolution of policy, North American distribution of forests, and moves on to describe forest health strategies to combat insects, disease, damage from mammals, and fire. Ecological principles are explained as a basis for forest management, with chapters on management of the associated resources of wildlife, watersheds and streams, range resources, outdoor recreation, and wilderness. Market concerns and technology are embraced in chapters on economics, measurement and analysis, harvesting, and forest products. Concluding chapters describe management of forests and renewable resources by the federal government, by states, by private land owners, and in urban areas and communities. For forestry, natural resource, and environmental science students, involved citizens, and resource users and professionals, this book is your reference and guide to forests and renewable resources.

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Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Davis et al., Forest Management: To Sustain Ecological, Economic, and Social Values, Fourth Edition (ISBN 9781577664369); Edmonds et al., Forest Health and Protection, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577666523); and Nyland, Silviculture: Concepts and Applications, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577665274).