Forests and forestry

Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis

Author: 
Michael Williams
Publisher: 
University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 
2003
ISBN: 
0–226–89926–8

cloth, 689 p., $70.00

Deforesting the Earth is an authoritative analysis of the global history of mankind’s impact on the world’s forests. The reader can quickly recognize author Michael Williams’s outstanding scholarship by his thorough documentation; his analytical acumen reflects his expertise on the subject. Though the period of history Williams covers is long and the book necessarily lengthy, he is particularly skillful in relating detail in prose that makes this scholarly work enjoyable reading.

Volume: 
6
Number: 
1

The Greatest Good: 100 Years of Forestry in America

Author: 
Char Miller and Rebecca Staebler
Publisher: 
Bethesda, Md.: Society of American Foresters
Publication Date: 
1999
ISBN: 
0-939-97080-5

paper, 125 p., $40

This book is a compelling pictorial history of forestry in the United States. With illustrations, datelines, text and excerpts from famous writings, it celebrates a century of American professional forestry. Describing the magnitude of the efforts of foresters, the authors analyze the ways in which forests were preserved and timber production was altered and regulated. Chronologies detail the work of the U.S. Forest Service and other government agencies in ecosystem management, and in educating politicians and the public on forestry issues.

Volume: 
2
Number: 
4
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