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Old Growth in a New World

Old Growth in a New World Author Thomas A. Spies
ISBN-10 1610911407
Release 2012-09-26
Pages 360
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Old-growth forests represent a lofty ideal as much as an ecosystem—an icon of unspoiled nature, ecological stability, and pristine habitat. These iconic notions have actively altered the way society relates to old-growth forests, catalyzing major changes in policy and management. But how appropriate are those changes and how well do they really serve in reaching conservation goals? Old Growth in a New World untangles the complexities of the old growth concept and the parallel complexity of old-growth policy and management. It brings together more than two dozen contributors—ecologists, economists, sociologists, managers, historians, silviculturists, environmentalists, timber producers, and philosophers—to offer a broad suite of perspectives on changes that have occurred in the valuing and management of old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest over the past thirty years. The book • introduces the issues and history of old-growth values and conservation in the Pacific Northwest; • explores old growth through the ideas of leading ecologists and social scientists; • addresses the implications for the future management of old-growth forests and considers how evolving science and social knowledge might be used to increase conservation effectiveness. By confronting the complexity of the old-growth concept and associated policy and management challenges, Old Growth in a New World encourages productive discussion on the future of old growth in the Pacific Northwest and offers options for more effective approaches to conserving forest biodiversity.

Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old Growth Forests

Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old Growth Forests Author Andrew M. Barton
ISBN-10 9781610918909
Release 2018-11-08
Pages 288
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North American landscapes have been shaped by humans for millennia through fire, agriculture, and hunting. But the arrival of Europeans several centuries ago ushered in an era of rapid conversion of eastern forests to cities, farms, transportation networks, and second-growth woodlands. Recently, numerous remnants of old growth have been discovered, and scientists are developing strategies for their restoration that will foster biological diversity and reduce impacts of climate change. Forest ecologists William Keeton and Andrew Barton bring together an edited volume that breaks new ground in our understanding of eastern old-growth forest ecosystems and their importance for resilience in an age of rapid environmental change. Leading experts examine topics of contemporary forest ecology across a broad geographic canvas in the eastern United States.

Ecological Forest Management

Ecological Forest Management Author Jerry F. Franklin
ISBN-10 9781478637202
Release 2018-03-19
Pages 646
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Fundamental changes have occurred in all aspects of forestry over the last 50 years, including the underlying science, societal expectations of forests and their management, and the evolution of a globalized economy. This textbook is an effort to comprehensively integrate this new knowledge of forest ecosystems and human concerns and needs into a management philosophy that is applicable to the vast majority of global forest lands. Ecological forest management (EFM) is focused on policies and practices that maintain the integrity of forest ecosystems while achieving environmental, economic, and cultural goals of human societies. EFM uses natural ecological models as its basis contrasting it with modern production forestry, which is based on agronomic models and constrained by required return-on-investment. Sections of the book consider: 1) Basic concepts related to forest ecosystems and silviculture based on natural models; 2) Social and political foundations of forestry, including law, economics, and social acceptability; 3) Important current topics including wildfire, biological diversity, and climate change; and 4) Forest planning in an uncertain world from small privately-owned lands to large public ownerships. The book concludes with an overview of how EFM can contribute to resolving major 21st century issues in forestry, including sustaining forest dependent societies.

Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains

Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains Author Daniel Mathews
ISBN-10 9781604696356
Release 2017-03-01
Pages 584
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As a part of the Timber Press Field Guide book series, Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains is the must-have book for witnessing exploring all the natural Pacific Northwest Mountains have to offer.

Density Management in the 21st Century

Density Management in the 21st Century Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89122314701
Release 2013
Pages 241
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Since adoption of the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) in the early 1990s, there has been a fundamental shift in forest management practices on federal lands in western Oregon and Washington. Commoditydriven clearcut regeneration harvests have given way to thinnings intended to enhance development of late-successional forest habitats and to conserve important aquatic and riparian ecosystems. Density Management in the 21st Century: West Side Story presents abstracts and peer reviewed papers from a regional conference highlighting more than twenty years of research related to forest thinning in the NWFP area. Presentations from the BLM Density Management and Riparian Buffer Study provide a focal point, with presentations from additional studies providing for a more complete overview of the west-side thinning science. The contributions are organized as five topical themes: The Regional and Landscape Context for Density Management in the Northwest Forest Plan Era; Implementation and Influences of Density Management in the Terrestrial Ecosystem; Riparian and Aquatic Ecosystems and their Responses to Thinning and Buffers; Socioeconomics and Operations; and Thinning and Adaptation. Collectively, the contributions summarize many important forest dynamics and ecosystem responses to partial overstory removals. Interactions between aquatic and riparian ecosystem conservation measures and upland harvest are emphasized. Targeting resource management practitioners, decision-makers and researchers, the collected works provide a reference to the current and future roles and issues of density management as a tool for forest ecosystem management.

The Wolf s Tooth

The Wolf s Tooth Author Cristina Eisenberg
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002877111
Release 2010-04-08
Pages 254
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Looks at the role wolves and other predators have in regulating ecosystems.

Pathways to Resilience

Pathways to Resilience Author Daniel L. Bottom
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D030673351
Release 2011
Pages 367
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Pathways to Resilience has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Pathways to Resilience also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Pathways to Resilience book for free.

People Forests and Change

People  Forests  and Change Author Deanna H. Olson
ISBN-10 9781610917674
Release 2017-04-20
Pages 360
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We owe much of our economic prosperity to the vast forested landscapes that cover the earth. But forests are under more pressure than ever. It is time to forgo the entrenched thinking that forests can be managed outside of human influence, and shift instead to management strategies that consider humans to be part of the forest ecosystem. People, Forests, and Change: Lessons from the Pacific Northwest, considers the nature of forests in flux and how to balance the needs of forests and rural communities. In the US northwest, forest ecosystem management has been underway for two decades, and key lessons are emerging. This book brings together ideas for policy makers, managers, students, and conservationists seeking to manage forests conscientiously and assure their long-term viability.

Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Canadian Journal of Forest Research Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P01162275F
Release 2011
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Canadian Journal of Forest Research has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Canadian Journal of Forest Research also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Canadian Journal of Forest Research book for free.

Miscellaneous Public Lands and Forests Bills

Miscellaneous Public Lands and Forests Bills Author United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822030294300
Release 2010
Pages 93
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Natural Areas Journal

Natural Areas Journal Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123123601
Release 2009
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The Politics of Air Pollution

The Politics of Air Pollution Author George A. Gonzalez
ISBN-10 0791463354
Release 2005-01-18
Pages 144
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Argues that clean air policy is driven by locally oriented economic elites.

Topics in Dental Biochemistry

Topics in Dental Biochemistry Author Martin Levine
ISBN-10 3540881166
Release 2010-12-25
Pages 307
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Over the last 20 years, biochemistry and molecular biology have undergone a revolution that has affected our understanding of the oral cavity. Topics in Dental Biochemistry is primarily designed for students of dentistry who need to relate biochemistry and molecular biology to dentally related topics in physiology, nutrition, anatomy, histology, microbiology, and immunology. The book will also be of value for dental professionals, scientists, and practitioners of medicine who are interested in hard and soft tissue structure and disease. It provides the necessary basic scientific background for a clearer understanding of bone, tooth, saliva, and surrounding soft tissue research and also for an appreciation of how dental caries and periodontal disease might be better diagnosed and controlled in the future. Dentistry was developed to treat dental caries, but since the early 20th century it has increasingly been treating periodontal, traumatic and genetic diseases affecting tooth structure and attachment. Fluoridation is discussed at length. Other methods for controlling dental caries and new or suggested methods for controlling oral hygiene and periodontal disease are also discussed.

Rural development in the United States

Rural development in the United States Author William Arthur Galston
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105016916426
Release 1995-03-01
Pages 353
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Rural Development in the United States presents a comprehensive evaluation of the economic, environmental, and political implications of past rural development and a thorough consideration of the directions in which future development efforts should go. The authors have assembled the best of what is being thought and done with regard to rural development in the United States, and place it in a broad theoretical, historical, and geographical context. The book provides: a summary of the key findings in rural development research of the past twenty years an integration of development theory and practical experience a bridge between the related but often isolated disciplines that inform rural development a catalyst for new thinking in the area of rural development analysis of the key economic sectors in rural areas: natural resources, the service sector, elderly services, telecommunications, manufacturing, tourism, and high-technology It includes important information about how national and international trends affect rural communities and development strategies and will help guide rural economic development policy in the United States during the 1990s and beyond.

Physical Agents in Rehabilitation

Physical Agents in Rehabilitation Author Michelle H. Cameron
ISBN-10 9781455728480
Release 2012-10-05
Pages 437
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Presenting a variety of treatment choices supported by the latest clinical research, Physical Agents in Rehabilitation: From Research to Practice, 3rd Edition is your guide to understanding how, when, and why to apply physical agents in rehabilitation. This valuable resource details the most up-to-date information on thermal agents, ultrasound, electrical currents, hydrotherapy, traction, compression, lasers, and other forms of electromagnetic radiation, and provides straightforward, full-color explanations that make it easy to integrate physical agents into your patients' overall rehabilitation plans. Comprehensive discussion of the basis for and research on all physical agents generally used by rehabilitation clinicians. Contraindication and precaution boxes for every physical agent highlight vital information for safely applying treatments. Application technique boxes in each chapter provide helpful tips and guidelines for effective treatment. Clinical case studies sharpen your decision-making skills and are presented in each chapter and on the Evolve website searchable by physical agent or by Preferred Practice Patterns from the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapy Practice, 2nd Edition. Handy, quick-reference page on the inside back cover provides commonly-used abbreviations and acronyms, and commonly-used units of measure. Evolve companion website provides additional study tools to reinforce concepts from the text. Electronic versions of the application techniques, glossaries, and Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, and Laser Light Handbook offer customizable quick-reference study guides. A full chapter detailing the latest research and clinical application recommendations for laser light therapy. Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, and Laser Light Handbook now presented in full color and included in this book and on the companion Evolve website for quick, convenient access to application parameters for these modalities. The companion Evolve website now also includes printable application techniques so you can create your own "how-to? manual for use in daily practice. Clinical pearls highlight and emphasize important content. Glossaries for every chapter introduce and explain new terms to make learning and understanding easier. Updated study questions provide an opportunity to test your knowledge of content from the book with boards-style questions. Engaging new learning resources on the Evolve website help you review glossary terms and practice figure labeling and table completion. Full-color design presents photos and illustrations in vivid detail.

Planet Ocean

Planet Ocean Author Sara Holden
ISBN-10 9781904456797
Release 2007
Pages 171
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Presents a collection of photographs of marine life and the oceans from the Defending Our Oceans expedition.

The World of Fashion 5th Edition

The World of Fashion  5th Edition Author Jay Diamond
ISBN-10 1609012232
Release 2012-01-01
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