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Introduction to Forestry Science, Second Edition, is an introductory forestry book that covers the principles and practices of forest management that are commonly practiced in the United States. Processing of wood and forest products is an important unit that points out the economic impact of forests on the U.S. economy. A complete chapter focuses on government historical events and policies that have influenced forest management practices since North America was colonized. Attention is given to regional differences in forests and forest management. Laws and regulations that govern the use of forests are also addressed. This text follows an applied science approach that integrates science principles with forestry practices. Science topics are woven throughout, and reinforced through the student s need to know feature. Topics covered include cell structure and function, cell growth and reproduction, elemental cycles, principles of ecology, the food pyramid, plant anatomy and physiology, entomology, water quality, air quality and preservation of endangered species. In addition, career options related to forests and forest management are explored. Other features include terms for understanding, student-learning objectives, chapter summaries, review questions, learning activities, and profiles on events and issues related to forests and science.
- Internet Key Words are provided allowing students to further explore a topic of interest
- Additional species of trees are profiled, expanding the scope of coverage
- New chapter on Wildlife and the Forest explores wildlife issues in forest environments
- New chapter on Water Quality and Watershed Management provides greater understanding of water issues in forest environments
- New chapter on Tree Identification provides key information on trees that are common to the forests of North America
- New design in full color throughout
- Provides many photographs and illustrations, appealing to visual learners
- Exposes students to basic concepts of forestry, and provides a vision of what it might be like to work in the forest industry
- Introduces students to the use of technology in forest management applications
- Provides review questions that will aid students in reviewing what they have learned to aid in retention
- Career profiles address the kinds of jobs that are available in the industry, and qualifications that prospective employees will need to attain
Chapter 2: North American Forest Regions.
Chapter 3: Classification and Anatomy of Trees.
Chapter 4: Physiology of Trees.
Chapter 5: Forest Ecology.
Chapter 6: Diseases and Pests of Trees.
Chapter 7: Silviculture.
Chapter 8: Measurement of Forest Resources.
Chapter 9: Harvest and Reforestation Practices.
Chapter 10: Fire and the Forest.
Chapter 11: Wildlife and the Forest.
Chapter 12: Water Quality and Watershed Management.
Chapter 13: The Role of Government in Forestry.
Chapter 14: Safety in the Forest.
Chapter 15: Wood Construction Materials.
Chapter 16: Specialty Forest Products.
Chapter 17: Plantation Products and Practices.
Chapter 18: Urban Forestry.
Chapter 19: Computers and Space-Age Forest Technologies.
Chapter 20: Tree Identification.
Appendix I North American Trees and Bushes.
Appendix II Insects of Forests and Ornamental Trees.
Appendix III Schools Offering Forestry/Natural Resource Programs.
Appendix IV Timberland Ownership by State, 1992.
Appendix V United States Land Areas.
Appendix VI The Tree Farm Community, 1994.
Appendix VII Harvested Volume in the United States by Ownership and Region.
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
The Instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and includes a listing of chapter objectives, teaching tips, instructional strategies, learning activities, and an answer key for end of chapter discussion and review questions.
Lab Manual Instructor's Guide
The lab manual instructor's guide includes a listing of objectives, materials list, and instructor notes.
ClassMaster via Web
The Classmaster CD-ROM is an instructor tool is designed to assist you in presenting the materials contained in the core text. This updated product contains instructor slides in PowerPoint, an ExamView testbank, student worksheets and answer key, and an Image Library.
The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your students' understanding of the concepts being discussed in the core textbook. Each chapter begins with the student objectives, followed by activities designed to achieve the objectives, and concludes with a list of references for further study.
The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your understanding of the concepts discussed in the core textbook. Each chapter begins wth a list of objectives, followed by activities designed to achieve the objectives, and concludes with a list of references for further study.