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World Forests

World Forests, Society and Environment

Editors: Palo, Matti, Uusivuori, J. (Eds.)

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This book addresses current global and regional issues concerning the world's forests, societies and the environment from an independent and non-governmental point of view. A main message is that cooperation on a global scale is not only commendable, but essential if solutions to the problems facing the world's forests are to be found. To achieve this, modern science needs to find a clearer picture of relationships between forests, human activity and the environment and of the consequences of environmental change for the ability of societies to survive.
Part I, Editorial Perspectives, is analyzing the ongoing globalization processes of forests, societies and the environment.
Part II, Society and Environment, reviews worldwide trends with significance for the future of forests and forestry. While the trends are influenced by forest sector issues, that sector is influenced to a much larger extent by external factors - such as demography, urbanization, or technological development.
Part III, Importance of Forests, looks at the value of the goods and services of forests; tangible and intangible; market and non-market; and concludes that failure to recognize their full value is one of the crucial impediments to sustainable development.
In Part IV, Global Forum, scientists take up global forestry themes - deforestation, trade and the environment, climate change, biodiversity - with the aim of stimulating wider discussion.
Part V, Regional Forum, looks at major themes of particular relevance to Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America and Europe, such as farm and agroforestry, corruption and concessions, urban forestry and environmental conflicts.
Part VI introduces the special theme - forest sectors in transition economies. Teams of scientists from Russia and China focus on the implications of the transition from plan to market economy, illuminating both the very different nature of the forest sector in the two countries and the different transition paths that they have adopted.
In the past millennium the entire world has been discovered. In the past half century the contribution of forests to the economy worldwide has been perceived, while only recently have their societal and environmental benefits been globally recognized. Globalization is a demanding process requiring knowledge and information. This book offers knowledge, facts and information &endash; but also values from diverse human and cultural perspectives &endash; about world forests, society and environment to help us towards equity in our use of the global forest, to create a clearer vision on a unasylva.

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`... the editors are to be congratulated for making the attempt to involve authors from throughout the world in this publication and for presenting some intersting cases from severy countries. I am happy, therefore, to recommend to those concerned with sustainability of forestry goods and services, to acquire a copy and use it as background reading and a source of information.'
International Forestry Review, 1:4 (1999)
`Extensively referenced, this book is an important library addition for anyone involved with management issues relating to forestry.'
Northeastern Naturalist, 6:3 (2000)

Table of contents (40 chapters)

Table of contents (40 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
World Forests, Society and Environment
Editors
  • Matti Palo
  • J. Uusivuori
Series Title
World Forests
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4746-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4746-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5301-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5321-8
Series ISSN
0785-8388
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 404
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