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Balancing act [electronic resource] : environmental issues in forestry / Hamish Kimmins.

Author/Creator:
Kimmins, J. P., 1942-
Publication:
Vancouver [B.C.] : UBC Press, c1992.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (319 p.)
Edition:
2nd ed.
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Subjects:
Forests and forestry.
Forest management -- Environmental aspects.
Forest ecology.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Contents:
Intro; Contents; Illustrations, Figures, and Tables; Preface to the Second Edition; Acknowledgments; 1 Words, Pictures, and Reality; 2 The Peter Pan Principle in Renewable Resource Conflicts; 3 Causes and Time Scales of Environmental Change; 4 A Brief Primer on Ecology and Forest Ecosystems ; 5 A Brief Primer on Forestry; 6 Clearcutting: Ecosystem Destruction or Environmentally Sound Timber Harvesting? ; 7 Slashburning: Responsible Land Management or Playing with Fire? ; 8 Chemicals in Forest Management: Responsible Use or Environmental Abuse? ; 9 Are Old-Growth Forests Forever?
10 Where Have All the Species Gone? The Question of Loss of Biological Diversity11 From 'Old Forestry' to 'New Forestry,' and Thence to 'Ecosystem Management' ; 12 Forestry and Climate Change; 13 Acid Rain: Is It as Bad for Forests as It Is for Lakes? ; 14 'Brazil North': Is Forestry in British Columbia Comparable to Deforestation in the Tropics? ; 15 'Future Shock' in Forecasting Forest Growth, Ecosystem Conditions, and Timber Yields: How Cloudy Is Our Crystal Ball? ; 16 Ecosystem Health and Integrity: Does Forestry 'Destroy' Ecosystems, and Can They Be 'Unhealthy'?
17 Respect for Nature: The Ecological Foundation for Sustainable Forest Management 18 Certification: A Market-Driven Mechanism to Promote Sustainable Forest Management ; 19 Sustainable Development and Forestry: Can We Use and Sustain Our Forests? ; Epilogue: Reality, Pictures, and Words; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Notes:
Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references: p. [235]-241.
ISBN:
0-7748-0574-9
1-283-22556-5
9786613225566
0-7748-5419-7