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Forests Forever: Their Ecology, Restoration, and Preservation

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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 Bergerand#8217;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 governmentsand#8217; forest policy. Keeping pace with todayand#8217;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. and#160;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 worldand#8217;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 worldand#8217;s forests today.

About the Author

John L. Berger has served as a consultant to the National Research Council of the National Academy of Science and to the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress. He has also taught at the University of San Francisco and the University of Maryland. He is also the author of Restoring the Earth, Charging Ahead, and Beating the Heat.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781930066526
Author:
Berger, John J.
Publisher:
Center for American Places
Foreword by:
Little, Charles E.
Foreword:
Little, Charles E.
Author:
Little, Charles E.
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Trees & Forests - General
Subject:
Nature & Wildlife
Subject:
Forest ecology
Subject:
Forests and forestry
Subject:
Forests and forestry -- United States.
Subject:
Forest ecology -- United States.
Subject:
Plants - Trees
Subject:
Nature Studies-Trees
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
88 color plates, 6 halftones
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
9 x 6.75 in

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