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Forests and society: sustainability and life cycles of forests in human landscapes.

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This book, which contains 8 chapters, provides a framework for the general public, forest managers and policy makers to understand what factors need to be included when working towards using and protecting the world's forests so that they can be sustained. Topics covered include: historical perceptions and use of forests; the creation of today's forest landscapes by global societies; decision making related to forests becoming democratic and globalized; changing views about the ecology and conservation of forests; the historical and continuing impacts of human disturbances (i.e., air pollution, climatic change, salt injury, introduced plants, introduced insects, introduced pathogens, forest management activities and wars) on forests; the relevance of natural disturbances (i.e., wildfires, wind, extreme temperature and moisture, volcanic eruptions, pathogens, and insect and vertebrate pests) in maintaining sustainable forests; the relationship of human health to forest management; and the relationship among forests, humans and the carbon cycle. Case studies from Australia, Bolivia, Botswana, China, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and the USA, are also included.

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Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Historical perceptions and uses of forests. Author(s): Vogt, K. A. Gara, R. I. Honea, J. M. Vogt, D. J. Patel-Weynand, T. Roads, P. A. Fanzeres, A. Sigurdardottir, R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 30) Global societies and forest legacies creating today's forest landscapes. Author(s): Vogt, K. A. Honea, J. M. Vogt, D. J. Patel-Weynand, T. Edmonds, R. L. Sigurdardottir, R. Briggs, D. G. Andreu, M. G.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 60) Human dimensions of forests: democratization and globalization of forest uses. Author(s): Vogt, K. A. Patel-Weynand, T. Honea, J. M. Gara, R. I. Vogt, D. J. Sigurdardottir, R. Fanzeres, A. Andreu, M. G.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 111) Ecology and conservation of forests. Author(s): Honea, J. M. Vogt, K. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 143) Human and natural disturbances impacting forests. Author(s): Edmonds, R. L. Vogt, K. A. Patel-Weynand, T.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 188) Forests and the carbon cycle. Author(s): Vogt, D. J. Sigurdardottir, R. Zabowski, D. Patel-Weynand, T.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 228) Emerging issues in forests. Author(s): Vogt, K. A. Patel-Weynand, T. Muller, G. K. Vogt, D. J. Honea, J. M. Edmonds, R. L. Sigurdardottir, R. Andreu, M. G.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 284) It's a small world after all. Author(s): Vogt, D. J. Roads, P. A.