Item description for Forests Forever: Their Ecology, Restoration, and Preservation (Center Books on Natural History) by John J. Berger, Charles E. Little, Julia Steers, Edward Holdsworth, Wellington R. Meier, Ph.D., Claude A. Lopez, Laurence Trueman & Kevin Nowlan...
Fragile kingdoms of innumerable organisms and rich beauty, forests today are both our most plentiful and our most endangered natural resource. Understanding their workings and how to sustain them is imperative to ensuring the future of humanity. John Berger urges us to learn what can be done to preserve these treasures, and he offers here a compelling guide to the complex issues surrounding forest preservation.
An expanded and revised version of Berger's bestselling Understanding Forests, Forests Forever offers a clear and readable survey of forest history and management. Berger draws upon diverse sources in law, ecology, economics, politics, and anthropology to argue that ecology, rather than the marketplace, should be the driving force behind forest management. Historical case studies of forests worldwide support this contention, the book reveals, as does the history of governments' forest policy. Keeping pace with today's issues, Berger critically evaluates government policy over the last seven years, including a contrast between the destructive policies of the Bush Administration and model programs instituted by the Canadian Boreal Initiative and others. Ultimately, he offers us the guiding principles of sustainable forestry as an answer to the ever-increasing demand for wood products.
Anchoring the account are galleries of breathtaking full-color images of trees, forest, wildlife, and other forestry subjects taken by the world's leading nature photographers. A concise and wholly readable account, Forests Forever issues a call to arms for all those concerned with preserving and managing the world's forests today.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.75" Height: 9" Weight: 2.1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 2008
Publisher Center for American Places
ISBN 193006652X ISBN13 9781930066526
Availability 0 units.
More About John J. Berger, Charles E. Little, Julia Steers, Edward Holdsworth, Wellington R. Meier, Ph.D., Claude A. Lopez, Laurence Trueman & Kevin Nowlan
John J. Berger writes and teaches on energy and natural resource issues and is a consultant on environmental science and policy. He is the author of books on nuclear and renewable energy and is the editor of "Environmental Restoration: Science and Strategies for Restoring the Earth" (1990).
John J. Berger currently resides in San Francisco, in the state of California. John J. Berger was born in 1945.