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Life Sciences - Forestry | Forest Road Operations in the Tropics

Forest Road Operations in the Tropics

Sessions, John (Ed.)

2007, XIII, 170 p.

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  • The most complete reference book on forest road operations in the tropics
  • Numerical examples are provided to provide clarity for interpreting graphs, procedures, and formulas
  • Highlights the challenges of road operations in the tropics
  • The editor’s experience spans five decades and five continents

This book brings together information on road planning, location, design, construction and maintenance to support environmentally acceptable operations in tropical forests. It highlights the challenges of road operations in the tropics, includes techniques that have been shown to be successful, and discusses newer technologies. It is intended as a reference book for the forest engineer and others interested in the planning and management of tropical forests. Numerical examples are provided to provide clarity for interpreting graphs, procedures, and formulas. The book covers the various facets of road management from design objectives through practices to control environmental impacts.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Sustainable forest management - controlling - environmental protection - forest - forestry - transport - tropical forests - water

Related subjects » Agriculture - Environmental Management - Forestry

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