Forests: More Than Just Trees

Forests: More Than Just Trees

by Julie Kerr Casper




Forests are essential to life on Earth, from providing the oxygen we breathe to the food we eat. Unfortunately, with Earth's growing population and the impact of modernization, forests are being destroyed at an alarming rate. Forests: More Than Just Trees focuses on the importance of all types of forests, why it is necessary to protect and conserve these natural resources, and what people can do to maintain healthy forest ecosystems.

About the Author:
Julie Kerr Casper, PH.D., has been an earth scientist for the United States Bureau of Land Management

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816063550
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 05/01/2007
Series: Natural Resources Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 2.10(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface     vi
Acknowledgments     x
Introduction     xi
Concepts of Forest Resources     1
The Evolution of Forests     16
Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources     32
Development of Forest Resources     60
Uses of Forests and the Resulting Impacts     71
The Importance of Forest Resources     91
Management of Forest Resources in a Rapidly Changing World     109
Conservation of Forests     130
Conclusion: The Future of the Forests     154
Appendix     165
Glossary     177
Further Reading     185
Index     188

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