Introduction to Forestry Science

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9780827380103: Introduction to Forestry Science

This an applied science book that integrates science principles with forestry practices. Topics include cell structure and function, cell growth and reproduction, principles of ecology, plant anatomy and physiology, entomology, water and air quality, and preservation of endangered species. This textbook serves as an introductory forestry book that covers the principles and practices of forest management commonly utilized within the United States. Attention is given to regional differences in forests and forest management. Forest management planning for both private and public forests is discussed, along with laws and regulations that govern the use of forests. The latest technologies and their applications -- as they pertain to forest management -- are included, such as global positioning systems, uses of satellites to map forests, integrated pest management, and fire management and suppression. Each chapter addresses career options related to forests and forest management.

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Over the course of his career, L. DeVere Burton has served as a high school agriculture teacher, Idaho State Supervisor/FFA Advisor, Director of Research for Idaho State Division of Professional/Technical Education, and Instructional Dean at the College of Southern Idaho. He was a member of several curriculum development committees sponsored by the Ag Ed Council, and served for four years as an Adult Consultant to the Nominating Committee, National FFA Organization. In recent years, he has been recognized by Who's Who In Science and Engineering; and Who's Who In America. Burton served as Past State President, IVATA; Past National President, NASAE, and has contributed articles to a variety of agricultural magazines and publications.

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"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."

"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."

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