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Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, Four-Volume Set (Volume 1-4) - Julian Evans

Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, Four-Volume Set (Volume 1-4)

Hardcover Published: 2nd April 2004
ISBN: 9780121451608
Number Of Pages: 2400

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A combination of broad disciplinary coverage and scientific excellence, the Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences will be an indispensable addition to the library of anyone interested in forests, forestry and forest sciences. Packed with valuable insights from experts all over the world, this remarkable set not only summarizes recent advances in forest science techniques, but also thoroughly covers the basic information vital to comprehensive understanding of the important elements of forestry.

The Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences also covers relevant biology and ecology, different types of forestry (e.g. tropical forestry and dryland forestry), scientific names of trees and shrubs, and the applied, economic, and social aspects of forest management.

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"...provides an excellent summary of current ideas and practice...This encyclopedia does the job triumphantly. If you are at all involved with trees, you should have a copy." (Colin Tudge, Nature Magazine, September 2004) "Timely and unique, this contribution to the literature of forest sciences is the first encyclopedia to provide global coverage of forestry-related subjects that affect politics, the environment, economics, and science...The coverage is extraordinarily extensive.an outstanding work...Highly recommended." (N. Kobzina, University of California Berkeley, 2004) "...an outstanding work. ...Highly recommended." -CHOICE (2004)

Aquatic Habitats in Forest Ecosystems
Biological Impacts of Deforestation and Fragmentation
Breeding and Genetic Resources of Scots
Pine Breeding Theory and Genetic Testing
Causes of Deforestation and Forest Fragmentation
Conifer Breeding and Genetic Resources Cytogenetics of Forest
Tree Species Disease and Pest Resistance Breeding
Economic Returns from Tree Breeding
Endangered Species of Trees Entomology
Bark Beetles Entomology
Foliage Feeders Entomology
Sapsuckers Eucalyptus Improvement and Culture
Forest Canopies Forest Ecosystems
Acacias Forest Ecosystems: Alders, Birches and Willows
Forest Ecosystems: Bamboos, Palms and Rattans (Arecaceae and Poaceae)
Forest Ecosystems: Bombacaceae
Forest Ecosystems: Combretaceae
Forest Ecosystems: Dipterocarps
Forest Ecosystems: Eucalypts
Forest Ecosystems: Fagaceae (Oaks, Beeches, Hickories and Nothofagus)
Forest Ecosystems: Ficus spp. (and other important Moraceae)
Forest Ecosystems: Juglandaceae (Hickories)
Forest Ecosystems: Lauraceae
Forest Ecosystems: Lecythidaceae
Forest Ecosystems: Mangroves
Forest Ecosystems: Myristicaceae
Forest Ecosystems: Pines
Forest Ecosystems: Poplars
Forest Ecosystems: Southern Hemisphere Conifers
Forest Ecosystems: Spruces, Firs and Larches
Forest Ecosystems: Swietenia (American mahogany)
Forest Ecosystems: Swietenia (American mahogany)
Forest Ecosystems: Teak and Related Verbenaceae
Forest Ecosystems: Woody Legumes (excluding Acacias)
Forest Environment: Carbon Cycle
Forest Environment: Environmental Impacts Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding
Current and Future Signposts
Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding
Quantitative Genetic Principles
Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding Overview
History Forest Health
Biochemical and Physiological Aspects
Forest Health: Diagnosis, Monitoring and Evaluation
Forest Landscape: Cultural Values and Perceptions of Forests by Indigenous Communities
Forest Landscape: Perceptions of Forest Landscapes
Forest Landscape: Visual Analysis of Forest Landscapes
Forest Landscape: Visual Resource Management Approaches
Forest Management for Conservation
Forest Operations: Ergonomics
Forest Operations: Forest Operations in the Tropics/Reduced Impact Logging
Forest Operations: Forest Operations Management
Forest Operations: Forest Operations under Mountainous Conditions
Forest Operations: Harvesting of Thinnings
Forest Operations: Logistics in Forest Operations
Forest Operations: Nursery Operations
Forest Operations: Roading and Transport Operations
Forest Operations: Small-scale Forestry
Forest Operations: Wood Delivery
Forest Pathology: Diseases of Forest Trees
Forest Pathology: Heart Rot and Wood Decay
Forest Pathology: Insect Associated Diseases
Forest Pathology: Leaf and Needle Diseases
Forest Pathology: Phytophthora Root Rot of Forest Trees
Forest Pathology: Pine Wilt and the Pine Wood Nematode
Forest Pathology: Root and Butt Rot Diseases
Forest Pathology: Rust Diseases
Forest Pathology: Stem Canker Diseases
Forest Pathology: Tree Disease in Exotic Plantation Industry
Forest Pathology: Vascular Wilt Diseases
Forest Planning and Design: Forest Amenity Planning Approaches
Forest Planning and Design: Public Participation in Community Forestry in the Tropics
Forest Planning and Design: The Role of Visualisation in Forest Planning
Forest Plant Diversity Forest Products: Adhesion and Adhesives
Forest Products: Biological Deterioration of Wood
Forest Products: Biological Improvement of Wood Properties
Forest Products: Chemical Modification of Wood
Forest Products: Chemical Properties of Wood
Forest Products: Chemicals from Wood
Forest Products: Dendrochronology
Forest Products: Dendrochronology
Forest Products: Eff
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ISBN: 9780121451608
ISBN-10: 0121451607
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 2400
Published: 2nd April 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 20.3  x 13.97
Weight (kg): 8.29