Introduction to Forestry (Hardcover)
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The science of managing, conserving and utilizing forested land and its associated wasteland and waterways primarily for the purpose of obtaining timber and fuel is called forestry. It also focuses on conservation of woodlands and other resources associated with forests for environmental and human benefits. Forestry is widely practiced in plantations and natural stands. It is a knowledge based practice of managing forest land for protection, recreation, commercial and industrial use as well. Forestry is an inter-disciplinary field which involves the principles of biology, physics, social and managerial science which deals with a wide variety of concerns related to multiple-use management. Water quality management, landscape and community protection, erosion control, employment, preservation of forests as sinks for atmospheric carbon dioxide, and biodiversity management are some key areas of focus under this discipline. This book elucidates the concepts and innovative models around prospective developments with respect to forestry. It is compiled in such a manner, that it will provide in-depth knowledge about the theory and practice of forestry. The book is appropriate for those seeking detailed information in this area.