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Tropical Moist Forest Silviculture and Management: A History of Success and Failure (Hardback)
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Tropical Moist Forest Silviculture and Management: A History of Success and Failure (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 01/06/1998
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Silviculture in tropical forests has a long history going back many centuries and active management for timber production began about two hundred years ago. There is therefore a considerable body of evidence regarding both sustainable and destructive forestry practices in these forests, the future of which is the subject of one of the great scientific and public debates of the late twentieth century. Based on fifty years experience by each author and extensive research of the literature, this book provides information, much of which was previously not widely available, on the development of silvicultural systems in tropical moist forest (a broad term which encompasses many forest types). The book begins by tracing the early history and goes on to describe the later, more technical phases and the growth of global exploitation. Examples from many countries are described in detail, considering all aspects including the economic, ecological and social implications. It is the aim of the authors to demonstrate that sustainable timber production in many of these forests is not only possible, but the techniques necessary have been known to foresters for many decades. This book is essential reading for forest managers in the tropics, advanced students and researchers in forestry and ecology concerned with natural resource management and will also be of interest to economists, policy makers and environmentalists

Publisher: CABI Publishing
ISBN: 9780851992556
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 948 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This detailed history of tropical forestry was written by two foresters with extensive field experience, and who also show some sensitivity to ecological issues. H C Dawkins died in 1992, before he could complete his draft. From Dawkins's outline and incomplete draft, M S Philip completed the task
and updated the information into the mid-1990s. The term 'tropical moist forest' (TMF) is defined here as low-elevation forests (to about 1500m) with ample rainfall, seasonal or year-round. It includes the tropical rain forests proper, floodplain forests, and the deciduous monsoon forests of Asia
(which were included by Philip because of the importance of teak to the timber industry). . . . As a source of information on the history of silvicultural practices in the tropics, this book has no equal and should be read by anyone who is interested in tropical forest issues. It also clearly
enunciates and discusses some of the debatable issues for the future."--The Quarterly Review of Biology


"This detailed history of tropical forestry was written by two foresters with extensive field experience, and who also show some sensitivity to ecological issues. H C Dawkins died in 1992, before he could complete his draft. From Dawkins's outline and incomplete draft, M S Philip completed the task
and updated the information into the mid-1990s. The term 'tropical moist forest' (TMF) is defined here as low-elevation forests (to about 1500m) with ample rainfall, seasonal or year-round. It includes the tropical rain forests proper, floodplain forests, and the deciduous monsoon forests of Asia
(which were included by Philip because of the importance of teak to the timber industry). . . . As a source of information on the history of silvicultural practices in the tropics, this book has no equal and should be read by anyone who is interested in tropical forest issues. It also clearly
enunciates and discusses some of the debatable issues for the future."--The Quarterly Review of Biology

"This detailed history of tropical forestry was written by two foresters with extensive field experience, and who also show some sensitivity to ecological issues. H C Dawkins died in 1992, before he could complete his draft. From Dawkins's outline and incomplete draft, M S Philip completed the task and updated the information into the mid-1990s. The term 'tropical moist forest' (TMF) is defined here as low-elevation forests (to about 1500m) with ample rainfall, seasonal or year-round. It includes the tropical rain forests proper, floodplain forests, and the deciduous monsoon forests of Asia (which were included by Philip because of the importance of teak to the timber industry). . . . As a source of information on the history of silvicultural practices in the tropics, this book has no equal and should be read by anyone who is interested in tropical forest issues. It also clearly enunciates and discusses some of the debatable issues for the future."--The Quarterly Review of Biology


"This detailed history of tropical forestry was written by two foresters with extensive field experience, and who also show some sensitivity to ecological issues. H C Dawkins died in 1992, before he could complete his draft. From Dawkins's outline and incomplete draft, M S Philip completed the task and updated the information into the mid-1990s. The term 'tropical moist forest' (TMF) is defined here as low-elevation forests (to about 1500m) with ample rainfall, seasonal or year-round. It includes the tropical rain forests proper, floodplain forests, and the deciduous monsoon forests of Asia (which were included by Philip because of the importance of teak to the timber industry). . . . As a source of information on the history of silvicultural practices in the tropics, this book has no equal and should be read by anyone who is interested in tropical forest issues. It also clearly enunciates and discusses some of the debatable issues for the future."--The Quarterly Review of Biology


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