Higher Education

Introduction to Forestry Science, 3rd Edition

  • L. Devere Burton Ph.D. from Iowa State University
  • ISBN-10: 111130839X  |  ISBN-13: 9781111308391
  • 544 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2000
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $182.25
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About

Overview

Designed for introductory courses in forestry and natural resources, INTRODUCTION TO FORESTRY SCIENCE, Third Edition covers the principles and practices of forest management that are commonly practiced in the United States. Through its integration of science and forestry, this text provides students with both an overview of important topics in the forestry industryas well as an introduction to the biological processes involved in tree growth. Appropriate for a broad audience of learners, this practical text is filled with visual aids and tools designed to enhance student understanding. Terms to know, objectives, forest profiles, profiles on forest safety, looking back, questions for discussion and review, and learning activities can be found in each chapter. In addition, career profiles give students an overview of what it might be like to work in the forestry industry and demonstrate how concepts are applied in the real world.

Features and Benefits

  • This text exposes students to the basic concepts of forestry and provides them with an overview of what it might be like to work in the forest industry.
  • Coverage includes topics such as wildlife issues in forest environments, understanding of water issues in forest environments, and the use of technology in forest management applications.
  • Review questions are included in order to provide students with practice and help them retain information.
  • Through coverage of career profiles, students are exposed to the types of jobs that are available in the industry as well as the qualifications that prospective employees will need to attain.
  • Photographs and illustrations are included throughout the book in order to appeal to visual learners.

Table of Contents

Section I: INTRODUCTION: GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH THE FOREST.
1. Introduction to Forestry.
2. North American Forest Regions.
Section II: FOREST SAFETY
3. Safety in the Forest
Section III: FOREST MANAGEMENT
4. Silviculture
5. Measurement of Forest Resources
6. Harvest and Reforestation Practices
7. Fire and the Forest
8. Wildlife and the Forest
9. Water Quality and Watershed Management
10. The Role of Government in Forestry
Section III: FOREST PRODUCTS
11. Wood Construction Materials
12. Specialty Forest Products
13. Plantation Products and Practices
Section V NEW DIRECTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES IN FORESTRY
14. Urban Forestry
15. Space-Age Forest Technologies
Section VI DENDROLOGY: THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF TREES
16. Physiology of Trees
17. Forest Ecology
18. Diseases and Pests of Trees
19. Anatomy and Classification of Trees
Section VII TREES OF THE FOREST
20. Tree Identification
APPENDICES.
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
Appendix V. United States Land Areas.
Appendix VI. The Tree Farm Community
Appendix VII. Harvested Volume in the United States by Ownership and Region
GLOSSARY.
INDEX.

What's New

  • New and revised charts, tables, and appendices.
  • Reorganization of chapters.
  • Updates to Forest Management including discussion of Site Preparation and artificial regeneration.
  • Up-dated technical content.
  • Expanded coverage of various tree species including additional photos for better identification.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"I am really excited about being able to use this text in my forestry class. It has up to date material/references that have not been available to me in one text."

— Richard Ledford

"I believe the topics outlined here addresses today's students' interest and knowledge in forest science, however at the same time challenges them to think outside the box when thinking about a career in the Forest Science field. I believe this text and manual provides more advantages than the competition in the quality of additional information and topics related to a high school education."

— Doug Brown, Central Columbia High School

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111308403 | ISBN-13: 9781111308407)

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  (ISBN-10: 111130842X | ISBN-13: 9781111308421)

The lab manual instructor's guide includes a listing of objectives, materials list, and instructor notes.

ClassMaster via Web  (ISBN-10: 1111308462 | ISBN-13: 9781111308469)

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.

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111308411 | ISBN-13: 9781111308414)

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.

List Price = $128.95  | CengageBrain Price = $128.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $96.75

Student Supplements

ClassMaster via Web  (ISBN-10: 1111308462 | ISBN-13: 9781111308469)

List Price = $639.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $474.00

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111308411 | ISBN-13: 9781111308414)

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.

List Price = $128.95  | CengageBrain Price = $128.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $96.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

L. Devere Burton

L. Devere Burton, PhD has been involved with agricultural education most of his life, first as a student, and then as a teacher and state program supervisor. He retired as Dean of Instruction at the College of Southern Idaho in 2006. He is a graduate of Utah State University and Brigham Young University and holds a Ph.D. from Iowa State University. He is active in a number of professional associations including the National FFA, ACTE Agricultural Educators of Idaho, and the Idaho Department of Commerce Technology Committee.