Science and Hope: A Forest History
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He has edited several books on forest history and policy and has published extensively on forest science, management, economic, and employment issues.. Dr John Dargavel is a Fellow in the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies at the Australian National University who has also worked in government and industrial forest management
A 'resourceful, comprehensive, and very accessible book'. 'Science and Hope is one of those intriguing books that is so well written it can reach a wide range of readers. Brett M. 'an important book that will be used for years and decades to come timely, useful and well-conceived'. Bennett, in Historical Records of Australian Science. Highly recommended.' B.D. Tony Bartlett, in International Forestry Review. Orr, in Choice. A refreshing overview and a compendium of interesting facts. 'Science and Hope is a wonderful new book a comprehensive and eminently readable account of the development of forest science over the past two centuries'. Richard Holzl, H-net Reviews
A great forest history John Dargavel and Elizabeth Johann have written that rare beast a scholarly yet completely accessible history of the management of the world's forests over the last 300 years.
Forest knowledge has an ancient history documented since classical times and applied within the intricate social and legal systems of medieval Europe. It is a story about the hopes of foresters and other scientists to understand the forests more deeply, and about their unspoken trust that their knowledge could ensure an enduring sylvan future. This is another, longer story - one of inquiry, of science and persistent endeavour to find a better future for the forests.. New ways had to be found. This volume is conce