Balancing act : environmental issues in forestry (Book, 1997) []
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Balancing act : environmental issues in forestry

Balancing act : environmental issues in forestry

Author: Hamish Kimmins
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second edView all editions and formats

This book is a clarion call for a balanced, objective approach to forestry issues, including clearcutting, slashburning, old growth, and management chemicals.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hamish Kimmins
ISBN: 0774805749 9780774805742
OCLC Number: 636710361
Notes: Andere Ausgabe: Balancing act.
Description: 305 Seiten ; 26 cm : Illustrationen
Contents: Introduction1 Words, Pictures, and Reality2 The Peter Pan Principle in Renewable Resource Conflicts3 Causes and Time Scales of Environmental Change4 A Brief Primer on Ecology and Forest Ecosystems5 A Brief Primer on Forestry6 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 Change13 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 Management18 Certification: A Market-Driven Mechanism to Promote Sustainable Forest Management19 Sustainable Development and Forestry: Can We Use and Sustain Our Forests?Epilogue: Reality, Pictures, and Words
Responsibility: Hamish Kimmins.


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