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Forests: A Very Short Introduction

Forests: A Very Short Introduction  

Jaboury Ghazoul

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
Published Online: 
May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785306
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706175.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198706175
A Very Short Introduction
5. Forest goods and services

5. Forest goods and services  

Jaboury Ghazoul

in Forests: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
Published Online: 
May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785306
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706175.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198706175
5. Forest goods and services ), and various groups of Amerindians in Amazonia. Forest resources ), and cocoa that are derived from or grown within forested habitats. Across the globe we all rely on many environmental services that forests provide, ranging from regulation of climate and the hydrological cycle to protection of soil resources, protection from hazards, as well as refuges for biodiversity and our own recreational, aesthetic, and spiritual needs. Timber Timber is, by far, the most valuable commercial forest commodity, with global trade values of wood products amounting to around US$150 billion. Timber has been the mainstay of economic development for much of civilization’s history. It has been used for the construction of cities, ships, and railroads, and as such has generated the means to centralize economic and political power, through vessels for exploration, trade, and conquest, and networks for communication and control. Moreover, wood fuel (though not, strictly, timber) has powered human progress
Structural Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

Structural Engineering: A Very Short Introduction  

David Blockley

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780974
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199671939.001.0001
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book
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9780199671939
A Very Short Introduction
6. Past, present, and future

6. Past, present, and future  

Jaboury Ghazoul

in Forests: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
Published Online: 
May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785306
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706175.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198706175
6. Past, present, and future The past: a history of European deforestation Over forty years ago, Henry Darby, widely regarded as Britain’s first and best-known historical geographers, suggested that ‘the most important single factor that has changed the European landscape is the clearing of the woodland’. A human history of forests is largely one of deforestation, and is as old as human history itself. Hunter-gatherers leave fewer tangible marks on the environment compared to farmers, yet their effects on forests can still be substantial. Late Palaeolithic and Mesolithic people in Europe used stone axes to clear a little woodland around

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