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We have compiled the list of Best Reference Books on Forestry Science subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of best books on Forestry Science along with reviews.

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List of Forestry Science Books with author’s names, publishers, and an unbiased review as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books.

1. Plantation Forestry

1. “Nursery and Plantation Practices in Forestry” by V Kumar

“Nursery and Plantation Practices in Forestry” Book Review: This book explains the benefits for planting trees in forest and non forest lands. Tree planting activities are shown in the book. This text is a good reference for students, foresters and scholars of NGOs. It includes many graphs, illustrations, sketches and tables for understanding.

2. “The Comparative Economics of Plantation Forestry: A Global Assessment (Routledge Revivals)” by Roger A Sedjo

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“The Comparative Economics of Plantation Forestry: A Global Assessment (Routledge Revivals)” Book Review: This book describes plantation forestry as the managing, planting and harvesting of trees. It helps in the production of industry wood. It focuses on the feasibility of plantation forestry and its principle supply areas. Different threats of deforestation are also mentioned in the book. This book is useful for the students of environmental studies.

3. “Plantation silviculture (Forestry Sciences)” by K R Shepherd

“Plantation silviculture (Forestry Sciences)” Book Review: This book covers plantation of tree species. It includes animal fodder, industry, fuelwood and pleasing landscapes. Exotic tree species and plantation silviculture knowledge are present in the book. This book is basically used for teaching purposes. It also serves as a reference for students and practicing foresters.

4. “Weed Control in Christmas Tree Plantations (Field Book)” by Great Britain: Forestry Commission and Ian Willoughby

“Weed Control in Christmas Tree Plantations (Field Book)” Book Review: This book gives information on herbicides and forestry weed control. This book basically focuses on weed control. Topics like herbicide crop tolerance, pre planting, germinating weeds and pre flushing control are covered in this book. It describes how christmas trees should maintain good shape and health foliage. Horticultural activity is also explained here.

5. “Practical Manual on Plantation Forestry” by Pankaj Panwar

“Practical Manual on Plantation Forestry” Book Review: This book explains plantation forestry as an age old practice and planting trees on own lands. The book discusses the various tree festivals like Shalbhangika and mahotsava. The book focuses on degradation and expanding population. It fulfills the industrial needs and timber requirements of people. Other large scale plantations are also highlighted in the book. It provides environmental safety to people.

6. “Plantation Forestry in the Tropics: Tree Planting for Industrial, Social, Environmental and Agroforestry Purposes” by Julian Evans

“Plantation Forestry in the Tropics: Tree Planting for Industrial, Social, Environmental and Agroforestry Purposes” Book Review: This book introduces the roles of social and community forestry, tree planting, agroforestry and afforestation projects. Process of silviculture, it’s practices and rural development are also covered here. It shows the principles of social forestry with different illustrations. The book explains extension programs, land tenure, how coppicing and pollarding should be matched are present in the book. Fuel, fodder, woodlot forestry with agroforestry management are provided in the book. Successful developments of industrial forestry are mentioned in the book. It guides the student, practitioner and development specialist in the field of tree planting and forestry.

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7. “Plantation Forestry in India” by R K Luna

“Plantation Forestry in India” Book Review: This book presents general silviculture. It explains how a plantation manager or forester can make large scale plantations in any place. It covers the influence of forest and forest development. Topics such as nursery, soils and site productivity, direct sowing and tree improvement are all covered in this book. Vegetatice propagation, waste land and agroforestry plantations are included here.

8. “Plantation Forestry in the Amazon: The Jari Experience” by Clayton E Posey and Harold K Steen

“Plantation Forestry in the Amazon: The Jari Experience” Book Review: This book is a good reference for the students who are pursuing a field in forestry or plantation.

9. “Plantations and Protected Areas in Sustainable Forestry” by William C Price and Naureen Rana

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“Plantations and Protected Areas in Sustainable Forestry” Book Review: This book covers different social, economic needs and sustainable forest management. It helps in conserving biological diversity and protecting the ecological services. It explains how the demands of wood and fibre products can be met. It describes many issues like plantation roles, forest management certification and protection of biodiversity. Topics such as roundwood plantations, intensive forest management and degradation of forests are provided in the book. The book highlights the global policy perspectives, approaches for investment in wood production and other illustrations. This book is beneficial for the policymakers, forest management professionals, and business leaders of this field.


2. Forest Surveying

1. “Forest Surveying” by Ram Parkash
2. “Primary Wood Processing: Principles and Practice” by John C F Walker

“Primary Wood Processing: Principles and Practice” Book Review: This book is useful for the researchers and department of forestry. It mainly focuses on covering the aspects of forest industries. It includes description of the processing systems and operations. It also covers the physical and chemical structure of the wood. The book also explains how the wood quality is variable and its implications for processing. Various processes of the industries are also included in this book. The science and the processes included are described very clearly in the chapters.

3. “Establishing the Environmental Flow Regime for the Middle Zambezi River (Unescoihe Phd Thesis Series)” by Elenestina Mwelwa-Mutekenya

“Establishing the Environmental Flow Regime for the Middle Zambezi River (Unescoihe Phd Thesis Series)” Book Review: This book is meant for the researchers, foresters and for the department of biodiversity and ecology. It describes the area of the Middle Zambezi River Basin. It covers some of the points of the last decades for the local wildlife. It includes the problem of decrease in its regeneration rates. The environmental flow regime is also described to minimize the impact of upstream hydropower schemes on rivers. The research of the current dam operations is also included. Also the phenomenon of river channel widening and dam floodgates is also explained. In addition, longer flood residence experienced by the Faidherbia albida trees affecting the animal regeneration is also covered. Some solutions in order to save the Faidherbia albida trees are also involved. It also covers the phasing of spillway gate closure to control the excessive soil erosion.

4. “Reliability-Based Design of Engineered Wood Structures (Nato Science Series E:)” by J Bodig

“Reliability-Based Design of Engineered Wood Structures (Nato Science Series E:)” Book Review: This book is useful for the students of Engineering and for the researchers. It includes the Reliability-Based Design structures and procedures that are being developed. It also includes the organizations that are involved in the development of national or regional cades. Importance of activities that contribute to harmonization and coordination are also discussed. Assessment of current knowledge and recommendations for new developments on RBD are involved. Further, economic significance of the Engineering wood structures in various parts of the world is also discussed. RBD developments that are conducted in countries like Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America are also included. The opportunities provided by Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) to advance the cause of RBD is also explained.

5. “Mechanical Properties of Bamboo (Forestry Sciences)” by Jules J A Janssen

“Mechanical Properties of Bamboo (Forestry Sciences)” Book Review: This book includes a collection of many reports and researches on the properties of bamboo. So, it will be useful for the department of forestry and natural resources as well as for the researchers.

6. “Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds” by Kenneth N Brooks and Peter F Ffolliott

“Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds” Book Review: This book is useful for the department of Hydrology and Watershed Management. It is also useful for the students of environmental studies and natural resource management. It provides the basic information and methods necessary for solving water problems. Various issues are faced by the wildlife, agriculture, environment and forest. The book explains how water is a precious resource. Understanding the recent developments and flow of water in nature is also involved. It also includes the discussion on planning and evaluation of Watershed Management. Social and economic factors affecting it are also included. Specific problems of different regions of the United States are also discussed. In addition, effects of human activities on the watersheds and wetland systems in natural resource management is included.

7. “Land Use and Vegetation Analysis of Dry Tropical Forest” by Arvind Bijalwan

“Land Use and Vegetation Analysis of Dry Tropical Forest” Book Review: This book is useful for the students of natural resources, environmental studies as well as researchers. It includes the reasons for the time consuming traditional practices for surveying. It focuses on the need of the satellite remote sensing techniques and GIS for accurate and inexpensive mapping. The important aspects such as quality and quantity measurement are also included. The present study to characterize the land use and vegetation of a dry tropical forest ecosystem in India is covered. The book is targeted to the work in the field of mapping, land use assessment and vegetation analysis. In addition, it also involves the estimation of volume, biomass and carbon in Forest.

8. “Tropical Deforestation and Species Extinction (The Iucn Forest Conservation Programme)” by T C Whitmore and J A Sayer

“Tropical Deforestation and Species Extinction (The Iucn Forest Conservation Programme)” Book Review: This book is helpful for the department of Forestry and Natural Resources Management as well as for the students of environmental studies and ecology. It includes the discussion on effects of tropical forest on biological diversity. It also discusses the consequences and factors affecting biological diversity. Current rates and statistical information of deforestation are also described. It covers the factors affecting the species and forestry in various forms.

11. “Growth Trends in European Forests: Studies from 12 Countries” by Heinrich Spiecker and Kari Mielikäinen

“Growth Trends in European Forests: Studies from 12 Countries” Book Review: This book is mainly designed for students of agricultural, environmental and colonial history as well as for the teachers. It covers the topic of plantation crops widely. Also Contained in it are exam patterns and latest research results which will give a wider scope for preparation. The book covers various concepts in it’s subsequent chapters on topics like social, political and evolutionary history of seven major plantation crops which consist of sugarcane, banana, cotton, tea, tobacco, coffee and rubber. Advanced concepts like profits of these plantations, internal power struggles are also covered in the book. Each chapter contains various important points in order to make the revision easier.


3. Forest Biotechnology

1. “Forest Products Biotechnology” by Alan Bruce and John Palfreyman

“Forest Products Biotechnology” Book Review: This book is designed for students of B.Tech/M.Tech pursuing biotechnology. This book is useful for the students of Biotechnology as well as for the department of forestry and natural resources. Professional workers can also use this book. Teachers teaching this portion can also use this book. This book presents a review of specialist research directed towards efficient and environmentally sensitive use of forests. An introductory chapter explaining the structure and anatomy of wood is followed by a chapter-by-chapter review of the most current developments on individual topics associated with a wide range of forest products such as timber, trees, pulp and paper, drugs and valuable chemicals. In addition, chapters focus on the ways of resolving some of the environmental problems faced by these industries. This book presents the research on increasing and effective use of forests. It includes the understanding of the process involved for the production using Biotechnology. It helps to reduce the harmful impact on the environment. This book also covers the study of wood preservatives and wood composites. It also describes the use of wood as adhesive, preservatives and production of ethanol and mushrooms. It also explains about the wood degradation, biological control of wood decay and forest pests.
2. “Biotechnology: Forestry and Forest Products. Bibliography” by Raymond Dobert and Robin Emrich

“Biotechnology: Forestry and Forest Products. Bibliography” Book Review: This book is designed for students of B.Tech/ M.Tech pursuing biotechnology. Professional workers can also use this book. Teachers teaching this portion can also use this book. This book is a bibliography of the forest and its products. This book gives an overview of study of books as physical, cultural objects in the forestry department. It explains tree improvement and crop improvement methods. Forest reproductive material deployment including mass-propagation and prospects and perspectives for joint research and breeding are also explained in this book.

3. “Bioproducts From Canada’s Forests: New Partnerships in the Bioeconomy” by Suzanne Wetzel and Luc C Duchesne

“Bioproducts From Canada’s Forests: New Partnerships in the Bioeconomy” Book Review: This book is designed for students of B.Tech/ M.Tech pursuing biotechnology. Professional workers can also use this book. Teachers teaching this portion can also use this book. Activists can also use this book. This book offers a balanced discussion of the technological, policy and regulatory issues surrounding the emerging global bioeconomy. This book will not only be of interest to Canadian forestry professionals and entrepreneurs, but also to those interested in the contribution of forestry to the bioeconomy worldwide.

4. “The Bioengineered Forest – Challenges for Science and Society” by SH Strauss

“The Bioengineered Forest – Challenges for Science and Society” Book Review: This book is designed for students of B.Tech/ M.Tech pursuing biotechnology. Professional workers can also use this book. Teachers teaching this portion can also use this book. Activists can also use this book. This book presents compelling arguments in favor of genetic engineering. Just as powerfully, it examines the significant technical and legal hurdles involved in genetic engineering, the undesirable environmental and social consequences that might result from its misapplication, and the risks for businesses that are looking too exclusively for near-term benefits.

5. “Forest Tree Breeding in Europe: Current State-of-the-Art and Perspectives (Managing Forest Ecosystems)” by Luc E Pâques

“Forest Tree Breeding in Europe: Current State-of-the-Art and Perspectives (Managing Forest Ecosystems)” Book Review: This book is designed for students of B.Tech/ M.Tech pursuing biotechnology. Professional workers can also use this book. Teachers teaching this portion can also use this book. Activists can also use this book. This book explains the state-of-art of breeding for the main forest tree species. We provide a comprehensive, unique and up-to-date overview of the major scientific results and breeding achievements gathered from the many programmes scattered across Europe. The book is divided into 10 chapters, each as a monograph corresponding to a species or group of species. Each of them is written by a group of experts and focuses on the distribution and economical importance of the species; motivation for breeding and breeding objectives; intraspecific genetic variability, breeding populations and breeding strategy.

6. “Transgenic Crops III (Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry)” by Y P S Bajaj

“Transgenic Crops III (Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry)” Book Review: This book is designed for students of B.Tech/ M.Tech pursuing biotechnology. Professional workers can also use this book. Teachers teaching this portion can also use this book. Activists can also use this book. This book starts with explaining about transgenic crops. It consists of various chapters. It explains the forestry methods besides these corps. It also explains various species. Breeding population and their objectives are also explained. Countries from Europe are taken as examples. It also explains genome mapping in the crops. It also deals with the significant technical and legal hurdles involved in genetic engineering, the undesirable environmental and social consequences that might result from its misapplication.

7. “Forest Trees (Genome Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Plants)” by Chittaranjan Kole

“Forest Trees (Genome Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Plants)” Book Review: This book is designed for students of B.Tech/ M.Tech pursuing biotechnology. Professional workers can also use this book. Teachers teaching this portion can also use this book. Activists can also use this book. This book details Populus trees, pines, Fagaceae trees, eucalypts, spruces, Douglas fir and black walnut, and offers a first-ever detailed review of Cryptomeria japonica. It thoroughly discusses innovative strategies to address the inherent problems of genome analysis of tree species.

8. “Biotechnology of Food Crops in Developing Countries (Plant Gene Research)” by T Hohn and K M Leisinger

“Biotechnology of Food Crops in Developing Countries (Plant Gene Research)” Book Review: This book is designed for students of B.Tech/ M.Tech pursuing biotechnology. Professional workers can also use this book. Teachers teaching this portion can also use this book. Activists can also use this book. This book explains agricultural research in, e.g., the USA or Europe profits from the natural plant gene pool available in the third world. It also explains various technologies used in food crops in different countries. It explains tree improvement and crop improvement methods. Forest reproductive material deployment including mass-propagation and prospects and perspectives for joint research and breeding are also explained in this book.

9. “Biotechnology for Pulp and Paper Processing” by Pratima Bajpai

“Biotechnology for Pulp and Paper Processing” Book Review: This book is designed for students of B.Tech/ M.Tech pursuing biotechnology. Professional workers can also use this book. Teachers teaching this portion can also use this book. Activists can also use this book. This book provides the most up-to-date information available on various biotechnological processes useful in the pulp and paper industry. Each of the twenty chapters covers a specific biotechnological process or technique, discussing the advantages, limitations, and future prospects of the most important and popular processes used in the industry. Topics covered include tree improvement, pulping, bleaching, deinking, fiber modification, biosolids management, and biorefining.

10. “Planted Forests: Contributions to the Quest for Sustainable Societies (Forestry Sciences)” by James Reid Boyle and Jack K Winjum

“Planted Forests: Contributions to the Quest for Sustainable Societies (Forestry Sciences)” Book Review: This book is designed for students of B.Tech/ M.Tech pursuing biotechnology. Professional workers can also use this book. Teachers teaching this portion can also use this book. Activists can also use this book. Planted forests, from irrigated eucalypts in Brazil to Douglas-fir seedlings in the mountains of Oregon, are described in this book. The varieties, purposes, forms, and ecological, economic and social aspects of planted forests are considered in technical details and in case studies from temperate and tropical regions of the world.


4. Clonal Forestry

1. “Clonal Forestry I: Genetics and Biotechnology” by Mulkh-Raj Ahuja and William J Libby

“Clonal Forestry I: Genetics and Biotechnology” Book review: The book is designed for students interested in biotechnology and genetics. It describes basic techniques in genetics and biotechnology of other organisms that are generally applicable to forest trees. The book contains 15 chapters and it begins with introduction to genetics, biotechnology and clinical forest. It also includes genetics of clones and maturation as a development process.It also covers selection and breeding of extreme genotypes. The book describes gene variation in plants and clone identification. Field testing vegetative propagules are also explained in the book as a part of biotechnology.

2. “Clonal Forestry II: Conservation and Application” by Mulkh-Raj Ahuja and William J Libby

“Clonal Forestry II: Conservation and Application” Book review : The impacts and use of clones in the contexts of genetic conservation and biodiversity are discussed in the book as are the laws and regulations affecting clonal production and deployment. The book is designed for individuals interested in conservation of forest and to gain in-depth knowledge of it. The book contains 13 chapters and begins with introduction to clonal forestry in conservation and application. The book includes past, present and anticipated applications of clonal forestry. Conservation of germplasm with practical solutions is explained in the book. Strategies for clonal forestry with polars, aspens and willows and arguments for red wood forest are mentioned in the book. Clonal forest with yellow cedar and tropical hardwoods are also described in the book.

3. “Breeding Tropical Trees: Population Structure and Genetic Improvement Strategies in Clonal and Seedling Forestry” by G L Gibson and A R Griffin

“Breeding Tropical Trees: Population Structure and Genetic Improvement Strategies in Clonal and Seedling Forestry” Book review: The book explains breeding tropical trees in clonal and seedling forestry. The book explains Plantations and plantation forestry operations and the impact on which they occur. Under certain conditions nutrient export may threaten sustainability, but usually more important for maintaining site quality is care with harvesting operations, conservation of organic matter, and management of the weed environment are also described in the book. The book also includes the influence of litter on soil chemical status may be important since leaves of different species decay at different rates.The book explains the risks associated with plantations exposed to soil and sunlight.

4. “Tree Biotechnology” by Kishan Gopal Ramawat and Jean-Michel Mérillon

“Tree Biotechnology” Book review : The book is suitable for all biotechnology fields and tree biotechnology is a main branch of the field. The book consists of mainly 4 sections. The 1st section includes Biology and biotechnology. In this section, biology of gum trees, pinus, chestnut, etc is explained. The section also includes formation of wood trees. The 2nd section includes Micropropagation and Clonal Fidelity. In this section, Nuclear and organelle DNA fingerprints and Plant Production in Japanese Pines are explained. Clonal Propagation via Somatic Embryogenesis is also explained. The 3rd section includes Genetic Transformation and Transgenics. Regulation of Transgene Expression and Containment in Forest Trees, Biotechnological Approaches for Improvement and Conservation Prospects of using a modified Ac/Ds transposon system from maize are discussed here. The 4th section includes genes and the genome.

5. “Indian Forestry: A breakthrough approachto Forest Service” by Manikandan & Prabhu

“Indian Forestry: A breakthrough approach to Forest Service” Book review: The book gives complete information on forest services & Indian forestry. The book covers topics on Silviculture and its Silviculture System. Ecology of mangroves and Cold Desert and Silviculture of Trees are also included in the book. The book covers Agroforestry Social Forestry urban Forest and Joint Forest Management, Tribology etc. Forest Soils and its Management, Soil and moisture Conservation, Watershed Management, Environmental Science, Forest Tree Improvement and Biotechnology, Forest Management,Forest Working Plan, Forest Mensuration,Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS,Forest Buildings, Forest Roads, Forest Surveying, Forest Ecology, Forest Resource Management, Wood Technology, Forest Protection, Forest Legislation, Forest Economics, WildLife Management are described and explained with images in the book.

6. “Competitive Forestry” by Uthappa AR and Sangram Bhanudas Chavan

“Competitive Forestry” Book review: The book is suitable for examinations like ICAR JRF, SRF, NET, ARS, ICFRE and SAU’s entrances for MSc and PhD, State government examinations like ACF and RFO. The book contains well-structured and composed questions from Silviculture, Forest Mensuration, Forest Management, Tree breeding and Improvement, Ecology and Environment, Agroforestry, Forest Utilisation, Forest Statistics, Rangeland Management , Agroforestry and General Agriculture.Forest Mensuration,Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS,Forest Buildings, Forest Roads, Forest Surveying, Forest Ecology, Forest Resource Management, Wood Technology, Forest Protection, Forest Legislation, Forest Economics, WildLife Management are described and explained with images in the book.

7. “Objective Genetics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Forestry” by Vijay K Khanna

“Objective Genetics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Forestry” Book review: The book has been designed to serve the students of Plant Breeding, Genetics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Forestry. In most of the books, the objective type questions judge the students on the basis of their ability to memorize, because of the way they are formulated. The book includes the majority of the questions for better understanding and practical problems. The books include objective type questions on the subject of Plant Breeding and a very few on Genetics. The book also includes questions on Tissue Culture, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or Forestry. Also, undergraduates in agricultural universities study courses on all these subjects including Forestry. The book describes gene variation in plants and clone identification. Field testing vegetative propagules are also explained in the book as a part of biotechnology.

8. “Nitrogen Fertigation for Clonal Multiplication of Alstroemeria” by Arvinder Singh and Nomita Laishram

“Nitrogen Fertigation for Clonal Multiplication of Alstroemeria” Book review: In this book the role of nitrogen fertigation in enhancing the propagation rate in Alstroemeria cv. Pluto has been highlighted which would be beneficial for its clonal multiplication. Fertigation is the technique in which the fertilizers are applied directly in low concentrations at the site of the root zone which in turn increase the efficiency of the nutrients. The book explains how the enhanced nutrient uptake thus helps the plant to optimally utilize and translocate the nutrients for better vegetative growth thus enabling the plant to get established which in turn increases the multiplication rate. In this book, Nuclear and organelle DNA fingerprints and Plant Production in Japanese Pines are explained.

9. “Clonal Tissue Culture of Important Fruit Crops” by Atul Kumar and Vandana A Kumar

“Clonal Tissue Culture of Important Fruit Crops” Book review: The main purpose of this book is to provide a reference guide on principles and practices of clonal tissue culture of important fruit crops, viz. Banana, Citrus, Papaya, Grapes, Strawberry, Apple, Plum and Walnut for scientists, students and commercial propagators. The book will especially serve the purpose of a practical handbook for technicians and research assistants/fellows. Chief orientation is towards practical aspects and major emphasis has been given on laboratory organization and facilities, aseptic procedures and problems encountered during the process. As a tissue culture laboratory is a specialized establishment designed to carry out precise scientific and technical operations with the help of sophisticated equipment, maintenance and operation of importance, equipment and safety measures in the laboratory have been explained.. Basic principles and requirements for clonal tissue essentials for commercial tissue culture have been given special attention in the book.

10. “Clonal Variations of Syzygium Cuminii Vindicated by Various Indices” by Jos T Puthur

“Clonal Variations of Syzygium Cuminii Vindicated by Various Indices” Book review: This book describes Clonal Variations of Syzygium Cuminii and how it is vindicated by Various Indices. The book begins with introduction to clonal variations and then explains the Syzygium Cuminii features, functions and habitat. It includes Genetic Transformation and Transgenics. Regulation of Transgene Expression and Containment in Forest Trees, Biotechnological Approaches for Improvement and Conservation Prospects of using a modified Ac/Ds transposon system. It also includes genetics of clones and maturation as a development process.It also covers selection and breeding of extreme genotypes.


5. Forest Products and Utilization

1. “Forest Products and Wood Science” by Rubin Shmulsky and P David Jones

“Forest Products and Wood Science” Book Review: This book is designed for the undergraduate students in forestry, wood scientists, natural resources and wood- based manufacturing engineers. It is also useful for the forest and biomass researchers. This book provides understanding of the physical nature and characteristics of wood. It covers all the aspects of wood science including the production process, capabilities, performance and applications. Also the environmental implications of wood based materials and use of wood as industrial raw material as a source of energy has been discussed. The book describes various valuable resources that are obtained from forest products and wood science. It also includes the need for forestry, tree growth and wood anatomy. The updated research and detailed discussion of the forest product industry and economical importance of wood products has been covered in this book.

2. “Forest Products Annual Market Review 2010-2011” by United Nations: Economic Commission for Europe

“Forest Products Annual Market Review 2010-2011” Book Review: This book provides the analysis and statistical information of the forest products and related policies in the United Nation Economic Commission for Europe region(UNECE). This book is helpful for the researchers, policy makers, forest product marketing and for research in institutions and universities. It involves covering the forest products from the forest to the consumer. Further, issues related to policies affecting forest products are also discussed. The book gives information about the current trends and the development of forest resources. Also, the analysis of production, consumption and trade is explained. It also covers the concepts of wood energy, wood based panels, wood pulp, forest carbon, tropical timber and paperboard. Some of the problems such as food security, climate change, forest sector and green building movements are also discussed. In the book, statistical information has been presented using the tables and graphs.

3. “Forest Products Annual Market Review 2009-2010 (Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers)” by Ed Pepke

“Forest Products Annual Market Review 2009-2010 (Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers)” Book Review: This book provides general and statistical information about the forest products and industry policies in the UNECE Forest Sector. So, it is useful for the policy makers, researchers and the department of forest products. It covers the chapters based on supplied statistics of the country. The chapters describe wood based panels, wood pulp, wood raw materials, hardwood and softwood and paperboard. The book covers the sectors of wood processes and valuable wood products Also, it discusses the policies affecting the forest product markets. It also highlights the policy developments like climate change policy, trade policy, social responsibility, research and development policies. Every chapter includes the analysis of production, trade, consumption and relevant material on market products. The role, contribution, scope and training of the UNECE/FAO team is also covered. Statistical Information is represented using the tables and graphs throughout the book.

4. “Improvement of Forest Resources for Recyclable Forest Products” by Toshihiro Ona

“Improvement of Forest Resources for Recyclable Forest Products” Book Review: This book is useful for the department of forestry and natural resources as well as for the study of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences. It comprises the proceedings on the Improvement Recyclable Forest Products. It includes the research from the CREST, IST and Kyushu University. The book involves various forest resources including landscapes, herbal plants, fruits, birds, insects, fishes and tourists. These resources provide us with a range of valuable products such as herbal medicines, pulp, paper, charcoal, animal protein, edible mushrooms and fibres. It explains how the environment is considered as a kind of forest resource. The book also includes some methods for forest management and locations for the improvement of forest resources.

5. “Modern Time Series Analysis in Forest Products Markets (Forestry Sciences)” by Jens Abildtrup and F Helles

“Modern Time Series Analysis in Forest Products Markets (Forestry Sciences)” Book Review: The book is designed for the department of economics and forest resources as well as for Horticulture Technology and Engineering. It includes the consequences for applying modern and integrated time series methods for forest economic problems. It explains the econometrics of the processes in depth. The book covers the concepts of forest economics and practical application of time series methods. It focuses more on the volume in the area of econometrics. The volume involves the land evaluation models, forecast models, demand and supply models and the law of one price. In addition, it presents research in applied economics and in Natural resource economics.

6. “A Handbook of Forest Utilization” by Tribhuwan Mehta

“A Handbook of Forest Utilization” Book Review: This book is designed for the forest university students as well as for the researchers and foresters. It includes the concepts of harvesting, disposing and utilization of forest resources. It involves the discussion on minor forest products and forest based industries. The book describes the disposal and conversion of timber. Also, the characteristics of wood have been discussed. Some topics like chemical and physical treatment and wood improvement are also involved. It covers various utilization aspects of forest products.

7. “Forest Utilization (Classic Reprint)” by Carl Alwin Schenck

“Forest Utilization (Classic Reprint)” Book Review: The book is useful for the department of forest and natural resources as well as for the researchers. It includes the acts by which the forests are converted to valuable goods and commodities. It elaborately explains how the forest utilization contributes as a major part.

8. “Global Concerns for Forest Resource Utilization: Sustainable Use and Management (Forestry Sciences)” by Atsushi Yoshimoto and Kiyoshi Yukutake

“Global Concerns for Forest Resource Utilization: Sustainable Use and Management (Forestry Sciences)” Book Review: This book is helpful for the researchers and the foresters as it presents the researches on the forest sector in Miyazaki, Japan. It includes the discussion of modeling efforts to forest sector analysis and policy in a global sense. Case studies on various types of forest sector models are also included. The book also covers global forest sector issues, non market valuation issues and welfare concerns. It also includes detailed explanation of spatial and multiple market levels. It also discusses the uncertainty in the biophysical systems and policy process. The interrelation of the theory and application of the forest sector is also explained.

9. “Utilization of Residual Forest Biomass (Springer Series in Wood Science)” by Pentti Hakkila

“Utilization of Residual Forest Biomass (Springer Series in Wood Science)” Book Review: This book is useful for the researchers, foresters and in the study of biomass. It describes the importance of forest residue as a renewable source of raw material. It also includes the explanation of improved recovery and less residual biomass in the forests. The book also covers the dependencies on forest resources in developed countries in the world. Also, the long term potential of unutilized biomass in logging operations is also described. It explains the forest biomass as a source of indegeous energy. The book also presents the research by Nordic Research Council on Forest Operations. Further, practical applications and research by Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark are also involved.


6. Forest Resource management

1. “Indian Wood Technology” by Brown H
2. “Agroforestry – Principles and Practices” by Dwivedi A P

“Agroforestry – Principles and Practices” Book Review: This book focuses on the origin and the science of agroforestry. It explains how growing trees and shrubs with food, fruit crops and grasses is traditional and very old; but the science of agroforestry is new. The book describes how agroforestry as a land-use system is capable of yielding both food and wood and at the same time helps in conserving and rehabilitating the ecosystems. The sixteen chapters cover comprehensive information on all aspects of agroforestry including history, concepts, classification, management etc. The book is useful for the students of B. Sc. (Forestry) and B. Sc. (Agriculture) courses.

3. “Principles and Practice of Silviculture” by Khanna L S

“Principles and Practice of Silviculture” Book Review: This book is an extensive study of silviculture which is the science and art of growing and tending forest crops, based on a knowledge of silvics. It describes the principle and practice of silviculture. The book starts with a comprehensive description of the importance of silviculture in controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of forests to meet diverse needs and values. Then it goes on to include a description of the methods and principles of silviculture and how it is actually done in the forests. The book is useful for students of forest management courses, B. Sc. (Forestry) and B. Sc. (Agriculture).

4. “Hand Book of Forestry” by Negi S S

“Hand Book of Forestry” Book Review: This book starts with a basic introduction of forestry and the places where this is practiced. Then it goes on to talk about the benefits of forestry such as to create systems that are socially accepted while sustaining the resource and any other resources that might be affected. It also talks about the elements of forest science that belong to the biological, physical, social, political and managerial sciences. The book also describes the importance of foresters in developing and implementing forest management plans. The forest management plans given in the book typically include recommended silvicultural treatments and a timetable for their implementation. This book is useful for students in forestry courses and practitioners in the field.

5. “Forest Resource Management” by Mohammad Islam

“Forest Resource Management” Book Review: This book is based on concepts of forest rotation, forest sustainability, forest accounting etc. All these concepts are taken into consideration through a forest policy, which is essentially required for forest resource management. The book describes how the national forest policy of Bangladesh is suffering from some serious flaws as it could not address some genuine problems. These problems are- inadequate administrative capacity, technical drawbacks and socio-economic problems. This is explained in contrast to the situation of European countries in that these countries place emphasis on the multifunctional role of the forest. This book highlights the key areas of deficiencies in Bangladesh forest resource management as compared to a European one.

6. “Forest Resource Management: Decision-making Principles and Cases” by William A Duerr

“Forest Resource Management: Decision-making Principles and Cases” Book Review: This book focuses on decision making for forests that are managed for both ecological and economic objectives. It provides an in-depth coverage of both ecological and economic issues. The methods used in the scientific management of forests are described using basic algebra, computer spreadsheets and numerous examples and applications. This gives a practice-oriented understanding to the readers. The book is designed for forestry professionals and graduate students in forestry and natural resource management. It will also benefit forestry business practitioners, university and government foresters.

7. “Introduction to Forest Resource Management” by William A Leuschner

“Introduction to Forest Resource Management” Book Review: This book addresses modern forest management planning issues. The book includes a case study of a closed canopy, uneven-aged forest, new forest plans from South America and Oceania. It presents updated, real-life examples that are illustrated both mathematically and graphically. The book also includes a chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation. It includes the latest research and forest certification standards that provide the students an understanding of the real world situation of the field. The book is useful for students in forestry courses and early career forest managers.

8. “Forest Resource Management” by Swapan Kumar Rakshit

“Forest Resource Management” Book Review: This book provides an insight of the richness and vastness of the forest resources. It is a comprehensive study of information on a wide variety of forest resources. The book starts with an introduction. Then it goes on to discuss topics like geographical background, assessment of forest resource, status of forest resource utilisation and status of marketing of forest resource. Other topics included in the book are potential of forest resource, conservation of forest resource and strategy for future management. The book is useful for students of forest management course, undergraduate students and those interested in the field.

9. “Prescott National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan” by Department of Agriculture

“Prescott National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan” Book Review: The plan discussed in this book defines the direction for managing the Prescott National Forest for the next 10-15 years. The plan provides for integrated multiple use and sustained yield of goods and services from the forest in a way that maximizes long-term net public benefits in an environmentally sound manner. The planning principles in the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) regulations were integrated in the process. Establishment of goals and objectives for sustained-yield management of renewable resources without impairment of the productivity is one of these principles. Protection and improvement of the quality of renewable resources and preservation of important historic, cultural and natural aspects of the national heritage are some of the other principles. The book is useful for a FRM course and those interested in learning about the plan.

10. “Negotiated Learning – Collaborative Monitoring for Forest Resource Management” by Guijt

“Negotiated Learning – Collaborative Monitoring for Forest Resource Management” Book Review: This book critically examines how monitoring can be an effective tool in participatory resource management. It uses the first-hand experiences of researchers and development professionals in eleven countries in Africa, Asia, and South America. It focuses on community participation in the selection of the indicators to be monitored. The cases in this book highlight best practices, but infer that collaborative monitoring is a relatively new area of theory and practice. The cases focus on the importance of building upon existing dialogue and learning systems, the need to better understand social and political differences among local users and other stakeholders.


7. Forest Management and Working Plan

1. “Working Plan for the Forests of the Banjar Valley Reserve, Mandla Forest Division” by Archibald Alexander Dunbar Brander
2. “Forest Management: Forest Working Plans: Guide to Lectures Delivered at the Biltmore Forest School” by Carl Alwin Schenck
3. “The Theory and Practice of Working Plans: Forest Organization” by A B Recknagel

“The Theory and Practice of Working Plans: Forest Organization” Book Review: This book discusses civilization’s knowledge base. The book has library stamps and other notations in it. It also has incomplete or distorted pages, poor images, and incorrect marks. This work is valuable enough to be preserved, replicated, and made widely available.

4. “Forest Management” by Ram Prakash
5. “Participatory Forest Management in Odisha: Implementation, Outcomes and Livelihood Impacts” by Kailas Sarap and Oliver Springate-Baginski

“Participatory Forest Management in Odisha: Implementation, Outcomes and Livelihood Impacts” Book Review: This book is based on original survey data as well as other primary sources. It also covers how participatory forest management functions (PFM). Because of poor governance, weak local institutions, and restricted access to forest resources, the PFM’s output has been subpar. The book also works for the democratisation of Forest Conservation Councils, the assurance of tenurial rights to local communities, the acceptance of forest-based subsistence use, and the development of value-added and forest-based businesses. This book will be useful for Environment and Natural Resource Economics.


8. Forest Mensuration and Inventory

1. “Forest Mensuration” by Anthonie van Laar and Alparslan Akça

“Forest Mensuration” Book Review: The book is based on extensive research, teaching and practical experience. Chapters on remote sensing and the use of aerial photographs and satellite imagery are included. The book also integrates significant historical and disciplinary background into its realistic techniques.

2. “Designing and Conducting a Forest Inventory – case: 9th National Forest Inventory of Finland (Managing Forest Ecosystems)” by Erkki Tomppo and Juha Heikkinen

“Designing and Conducting a Forest Inventory – case: 9th National Forest Inventory of Finland (Managing Forest Ecosystems)” Book Review: This book presents in detail all phases of Finland’s 9th National Forest Inventory. The preparation of the sampling design, measurements, calculation methods, and results are all included. It provides various examples of how a national forest inventory’s projections and content can vary. For countries, organisations, and scholars, the book is also a valuable source of knowledge.

3. “National Forest Inventories: Contributions to Forest Biodiversity Assessments (Managing Forest Ecosystems)” by Gherardo Chirici and Susanne Winter

“National Forest Inventories: Contributions to Forest Biodiversity Assessments (Managing Forest Ecosystems)” Book Review: This book presents the results of the COST Action E43 Working Group 3 on the development of harmonisation techniques. It involves standardised reporting of forest biodiversity indicator estimates based on NFI data. Practical examples for estimating forest biodiversity indicators are also included in the book.

4. “Sampling Methods, Remote Sensing and GIS Multiresource Forest Inventory (Tropical Forestry)” by Michael Köhl and Steen S Magnussen

“Sampling Methods, Remote Sensing and GIS Multiresource Forest Inventory (Tropical Forestry)” Book Review: This book discusses the state-of-the-art assessment and monitoring of forest resources. It offers connections to forest and natural resource evaluation services that can be used in the region. The book also addresses forest mensuration and offers an overview of existing forest inventory structures.

5. “Forest Inventory: Methodology and Applications (Managing Forest Ecosystems)” by Annika Kangas and Matti Maltamo

“Forest Inventory: Methodology and Applications (Managing Forest Ecosystems)” Book Review: This book discusses the issues of sampling and measurement. It contains information on forestry applications, remote sensing technology, and possible forest inventory methodology possibilities. This book will be useful for students and practical foresters.


9. Applied Forest Pathology

1. “Principles of Forest Pathology” by F H Tainter

“Principles of Forest Pathology” Book Review: This book concentrates on the practical concepts of forest diseases and on practical measures to minimize damage and loss. It explains the study of the problems and damage to forests due to: plant diseases, insects, fire, weather, and animals. This reference book is used as both a forestry book and a plant pathology book. First part f the book discusses general topics and principles, including both abiotic causes and biotic causes such as fungi, bacteria, mycoplasma, and viruses. The other part illustrates the details of particular forest diseases and offers practical management suggestions.

2. “Pine Wilt Disease” by Kazuyoshi Futai and Bo Guang Zhao

“Pine Wilt Disease” Book Review: This book explains the history of the disease, pathogenic nematodes, vector beetles and the etiology. It discusses the ecology of the disease, microorganisms involved, and control methods that utilize host resistance and biological control agents. The book provides complete, comprehensive and current knowledge about the worldwide forest epidemic. It helps readers to understand the nature and epidemic threat of pine wilt disease.

3. “Forest Pathology” by John Shaw Boyce
4. “Forest Pathology: From Genes to Landscapes” by John E Lundquist

“Forest Pathology: From Genes to Landscapes” Book Review: This book provides a review on both basic and applied research and covers in detail topics including, genomics, molecular epidemiology, ecosystem pathology. It explains pathogenesis, blue stain, development of transgenic hosts, operational disease resistance strategies, spatial analysis of diseased landscapes, and landscape pathology. The book demonstrates how forest pathology is controlling tree diseases and also taken on many new dimensions, cutting across many disciplines. It is essential for forest pathology scientists, forest managers and ecologists, molecular biologists and geneticists, and landscape ecologists. It can also be useful for researchers as a reference guide.

5. “Hand Book on Forest Pathology” by Ushamalini Chinnaswamy and Saravanakumar Duraisamy

“Hand Book on Forest Pathology” Book Review: This is designed for forestry students of Undergraduate and research studies in PG and Ph.D. programmes in Forestry. It explains disease including expression of symptoms useful for the tree growers for identification of various diseases. The book contains twenty eight chapters which are brief about the basics of forest pathology. It provides in-depth information on diseases of pulpwood trees, tree borne oilseeds, industrial wood trees and wood decays. This book is also useful for students, academicians and researchers of various phases involved in forestry studies and activities.

6. “Atlas and Manual of Plant Pathology” by E H Barnes

“Atlas and Manual of Plant Pathology” Book Review: This book contains a wide range of the diagnostic and experimental aspects of plant pathology. It highlights the field recognition of symptoms and signs.

7. “Challenging Problems in Horticultural and Forest Pathology” by R C Sharma and G N Sharama
8. “Principles of Forest Pathology” by F H Tainter and F A Baker
9. “Viral Genes and Plant Pathogenesis” by Thomas P Pirone and John G Shaw

“Viral Genes and Plant Pathogenesis” Book Review: This book gives a detailed version of papers presented at the Symposium on Viral Genes and Plant Pathogenesis held at Lexington. It also contains pertinent discussion of the papers presented at the symposium, as well as summaries, observations and projections of future research directions.


10. Forest Botany and Ethnobotany

1. “Forest Botany and Ethnobotany” by Patel Suresh and Desai Prashantkumar

“Forest Botany and Ethnobotany” Book Review: This book is designed for students of B.Tech/ M.Tech pursuing biotechnology and forestry departments. Professional workers can also use this book. Teachers teaching this portion can also use this book. Activists can also use this book. Botanical students can also use this book. This book explains that the NGR is rich in floristic diversity and traditional knowledge. It also explains about the vegetation of the area pertaining to the dry deciduous forest types found in the Indian subcontinent. This book also explains about the preparation of flora and documentation of Ethnobotanical data of the area.

2. “Rainforest Medicine: Preserving Indigenous Science and Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon” by Daniel Pinchbeck and Jonathon Miller Weisberger

“Rainforest Medicine: Preserving Indigenous Science and Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon” Book Review: This book is designed for students of B.Tech/ M.Tech pursuing biotechnology and forestry departments. Professional workers can also use this book. Teachers teaching this portion can also use this book. Activists can also use this book. Botanical students can also use this book. This book features in-depth essays on plant-based medicine and indigenous science from four distinct Amazonian societies: deep forest and urban, lowland rainforest and mountain. This book aims to preserve both the record and ongoing reality of ayahuasca’s unique tradition and, of course, the priceless forest that gave birth to these sacred vines.

3. “Medicinal Resources of the Tropical Forest – Biodiversity and Its Importance to Human Health (Biology and Resource Management Series)” by Michael Balick and Sarah Laird

“Medicinal Resources of the Tropical Forest – Biodiversity and Its Importance to Human Health (Biology and Resource Management Series)” Book Review: This book is designed for students of B.Tech/ M.Tech pursuing biotechnology and forestry departments. Professional workers can also use this book. Teachers teaching this portion can also use this book. Activists can also use this book. Botanical students can also use this book. This text aims to open readers’ eyes to the enormous resources of the Earth’s rainforests and the potential impact of their destruction in terms of human health, as well as the modern-day usefulness of traditional herbal remedies.

4. “Forest Engineering Without Tears” by N J Masani

“Forest Engineering Without Tears” Book Review: This book is designed for students of B.Tech/ M.Tech pursuing biotechnology and forestry departments. Professional workers can also use this book. Teachers teaching this portion can also use this book. Activists can also use this book. Botanical students can also use this book. This book explains about the traditional human legacy of sustainable utilization of this rich ecosystem is also being buried under modern realities. It describes how terrestrial ecosystems are clearly influencing the concentration of GHGs in the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases are constantly entering and leaving the atmosphere. Questions of forest rights, responsibilities, regulatory structures, transparency and accountability have increasingly become central to the discourse and are also included in this book.

5. “Forests to Climate Change Mitigation: Clean Development Mechanism in Bangladesh (Environmental Science and Engineering)” by imusti

“Forests to Climate Change Mitigation: Clean Development Mechanism in Bangladesh (Environmental Science and Engineering)” Book Review: This book is designed for students of B.Tech/ M.Tech pursuing biotechnology and forestry departments. Professional workers can also use this book. Teachers teaching this portion can also use this book. Activists can also use this book. Botanical students can also use this book. This text aims to open readers’ eyes to the enormous resources of the Earth’s rainforests and the potential impact of their destruction in terms of human health, as well as the modern-day usefulness of traditional herbal remedies. It explains how forestry activities have been considered important in the arena of climate change as they act both as a sink and sources of carbon. It also explains how The technology dominated economy was mostly dependent on energy produced from fossil fuel, which still holds true today.


11. Forest Policies and Legislation

1. “Democratizing Forest Governance in India” by Sharachchandra Lele and Ajit Menon

“Democratizing Forest Governance in India” Book Review: This book is meant for the students of sociology, ecological, environmental and development studies. Professional workers can also use this book. Teachers teaching this portion can also use this book. Activists can also use this book. Botanical students can also use this book. Law students also can use this book. It is also useful for the activists, foresters, policy makers and bureaucrats. The book mainly focuses on the management and governance of forest resources. It includes the description of the forest related rights, responsibilities, accountability and structures. It also covers the topics of conversion of forest to non-forest uses, forest for wildlife conservation and local management. This book focuses on analysis of the complex issues in democratic governance of forests in India. It also discusses the challenges in the shift cultivation and effect of economic growth on forest. It covers the contribution of the Forest Rights Act, the changes in the Wildlife Act and the complexities of the Godavarman Case. It also involves the explanation of the developments and the challenges to the idea of democratic governance. It also explains how it poses challenges to the idea of democratic governance at the end of this book.
2. “Global Forest Governance: Legal Concepts and Policy Trends” by Rowena Maguire

“Global Forest Governance: Legal Concepts and Policy Trends” Book Review: This book focuses on the government requirements and the legal principles of sustainable forest management. It is useful for the activists, policymakers, researchers as well as for the students of Sociology and development studies. It includes the concepts of forest regulation like governance, justice, property and sovereignty. Also highlights the dominant public international institutions involved in UNFCCC, WB and UNFF. The book also includes the analysis of non-state international forest regulation like forest certification and ecosystem markets. In addition, it provides the legal analysis of the current policy trends, complexities and the challenges for the international forest regulation. The book concludes with practical recommendations and suggestions for the global forest governance and forest institutions.

3. “The Wealth of Forests: Markets, Regulation, and Sustainable Forestry” by Christopher Tollefson

“The Wealth of Forests: Markets, Regulation, and Sustainable Forestry” Book Review: This book is the consideration of the concrete policy implications of the sustainable forestry transition. It is helpful for the department of sociology and development as well as for the researchers and activists. It involves the analyses of the potential and the limit of market and other policies. The book involves some examples of the recent developments in the British Columbia forest policy. The book covers the concept of sustainability in the fields of forest practices, forest policies, land-use zoning and eco certification. It integrates the ways to implement sustainable forestry and to focus on promoting the environmental values considering the relative merits and market instruments. It also includes legal regimes that could help to obtain sustainable forestry.

4. “The Governance of Western Public Lands: Mapping Its Present and Future” by Martin A Nie

“The Governance of Western Public Lands: Mapping Its Present and Future” Book Review: This book is meant for studying the conflicts of the governance of public lands and resource management. It would be helpful for the researchers, foresters, policy makers and for the department of forestry and sociology. It covers the strengths and the weaknesses of legal policies and the study of current policy conflicts. Problems such as scarcity, mistrust, intermixed ownership, budgets and political strategies have been discussed in this book. It also includes examining the solutions and processes used to solve them. The major laws governing the federal lands and resources are also discussed. The book has a detailed discussion for the layers of federal law and the stages to resolve the problem of governing western lands and resources.

5. “Natural Resource Administration: Wildlife, Fisheries, Forests and Parks” by Donald W Sparling

“Natural Resource Administration: Wildlife, Fisheries, Forests and Parks” Book Review: This book is useful for the department of resource management, forestry and sociology as it is based on the natural resource administration. It involves the history of laws protecting resources and natural resource conservation in Europe and North America. Topics including wildlife administration, fisheries, forestry are discussed in depth. It also examines the roles of non-governmental agencies in natural resource management and human dimensions of economic concerns. The book covers the models for international use and assists the processes of professional societies. The book results in better understanding of the policies and the priorities in professional conservation. In addition, it includes some questions for further thoughts and discussion to understand the concepts in depth.

6. “Assessing the International Forest Regime” by Richard G Tarasofsky

“Assessing the International Forest Regime” Book Review: This book is useful for the policy makers, department of forestry and researchers. It focuses on the framework of legally binding instruments and the actions taken at the global level by various countries. It provides the assessment of the international forest regime in terms of opportunities, overlaps, uncertainties and gaps. The book also discusses the conservation and sustainable use of the forest’s biological diversity. It also includes the analyses of the performance of the components against their mandates. Considering the Intergovernmental Panel of Forests(IPF) Proposals, the impact as well as effectiveness of individual legal instruments are analyzed. In addition, the role of the convention of biological diversity and regional legal arrangements for forests are also discussed.


12. Tribes and Tribal Development

1. “Forest Policy and Tribal Development” by Ruchas Ghate

“Forest Policy and Tribal Development” Book Review: This book is designed for students of Agriculture, Horticulture, Botany and layman flower enthusiasts. The book deals with the changing forest policy of the Government since the British period and its economic impact on tribals.Present study was undertaken to study and analyse reactions of tribals to the changes in forest policy and to envisage a long-term relationship between forest policy and tribalsa economic interests. The results are based on a field survey conducted in four tribal-forest areas in Maharashtra. It discusses tribals for the degradation on the one hand, tribals feel that it is the Government’s policies that have alienated them from forests on the other.

2. “First Citizens: Studies on Adivasis, Tribals, and Indigenous Peoples in India (Oxford India Studies in Contemporary Society)” by Meena Radhakrishna

“First Citizens: Studies on Adivasis, Tribals, and Indigenous Peoples in India (Oxford India Studies in Contemporary Society)” Book Review: This book is designed for students of Agriculture, Horticulture, Botany and layman flower enthusiasts. The book covers widely dispersed territories, groups of communities were subjected to very similar inimical processes that led to their destitution.The book includes the diverse causes for migrations of India’s ‘tribal’ populations, notably women, and their absorption into both rural and urban informal economies. And also the multi-layered aggression of ‘development’ policies impinging on the lives of those inhabiting mineral-rich habitats; the violent interface between politicized forest dwellers and the Indian state. Later discusses the theory and practice behind the Forest Rights Act and the environmentalists’ dilemma; and state legislation which may be enabling or otherwise for forest-based communities.

3. “Resources, Tribes and Development: Competing Interests and Contours of Possibilities” by M C Behera and Jumyir Basar

“Resources, Tribes and Development: Competing Interests and Contours of Possibilities” Book Review: This book is designed for students of Agriculture, Horticulture, Botany and layman flower enthusiasts. The book primarily focuses on contradicting perspectives, competing interests, and emerging outcomes. Precisely, it is a compendium of issues related to development induced displacement. It covers the relation between India’s ecology and economy has been examined, with reference to specific contexts in development practices. The book will be handy for anyone who wants to know the full range of issues on tribal development vis-a-vis mega projects.

4. “Tribal Health: Studying Sexual Behaviour” by Mohammad Akram
5. “Interventions And Tribal Development Challenges before Tribes In India In The Era Of Globalisation” by M C Behera & Jumyir Basar


13. Tree Nursery Technology

1. “Floriculture in India” by G S Randhawa and A N Mukhopadyay

“Floriculture in India” Book Review: This book is designed for students of Agriculture, Horticulture, Botany and layman flower enthusiasts. This manual provides propagation techniques for one hundred tree species.The book further provides a brief description of each tree species, its distribution, economic importance, phenology seed characteristics. And also the methods of seed collection, specific treatments to enhance seed germination and field planting methods. The appropriate reproductive and or gvegetative propagation techniques are presented for each tree species.

2. “Tree Nurseries: An Illustrated Technical Guide and Training Manual (Special public works programmes)” by ILO

“Tree Nurseries: An Illustrated Technical Guide and Training Manual (Special public works programmes)” Book Review: This book is designed for students of Agriculture, Horticulture, Botany and layman flower enthusiasts.It contains all the basic information needed to set up and successfully run nurseries relying on manual work.It focuses on the production of containerized seedlings as the method most commonly used in the ILO’s Special Public Works Program (SPWP). And also other non-industrial tree planting in developing countries. This book should be considered a starting point upon which the nursery workers ‘and managers’ experience can and must be built, through careful observation.

3. “Forest Nursery Manual: Production of Bareroot Seedlings (Forestry Sciences)” by Mary L Duryea and Thomas D Landis

“Forest Nursery Manual: Production of Bareroot Seedlings (Forestry Sciences)” Book Review: This book is designed for students of Agriculture, Horticulture, Botany and layman flower enthusiasts.It covers Attributes of seedling quality are categorized as either to cutting buds. to scraping bark to detect dead cambium.It includes problems of bud dormancy. water relations. nutrition. when to begin falling lifting. but none reported using it as a morphology. Later it focuses on results of RGP tests , stress resistance cut procedures,Material attributes.

4. “Organic and Compost-Based Growing Media for Tree Seedling Nurseries (World Bank technical paper)” by Joan H Miller and Norman Jones
5. “Nursery Manual for Forest Tree Species” by D M Bhat and V S Swamy

“Nursery Manual for Forest Tree Species” Book Review: This book is designed for students of Agriculture, Horticulture, Botany and layman flower enthusiasts. This manual provides propagation techniques for one hundred tree species.The book further provides a brief description of each tree species, its distribution, economic importance, phenology seed characteristics. And also the methods of seed collection, specific treatments to enhance seed germination and field planting methods. The appropriate reproductive and or gvegetative propagation techniques are presented for each tree species.


14. Ecophysiology of Forest Vegetation

1. “Ecology of Central European Non-Forest Vegetation: Coastal to Alpine, Natural to Man-Made Habitats: Vegetation Ecology of Central Europe, Volume II” by Christoph Leuschner and Heinz Ellenberg

“Ecology of Central European Non-Forest Vegetation: Coastal to Alpine, Natural to Man-Made Habitats: Vegetation Ecology of Central Europe, Volume II” Book Review: This is a far reaching handbook in two volumes covering the core of the mainland, including Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia. In light of an intensive writing survey with 5500 referred to references and represented with almost 1000 instructive figures and tables, all vegetation kinds of this locale are broke down regarding their climatic and edaphic impacts, the construction and elements of their networks, the ecophysiological constitution of the principle plant species, significant parts of biological system working, and late protection issues. This volume manages a wide range of non-timberland vegetation in Central Europe, from the generally characteristic waterfront, soil, freshwater and snow capped developments to the wide cluster of man-made territories including overseed prairies, heathlands and arable fields, just as rural and metropolitan biological systems. A key point is human effect, which has impacted and formed these environments throughout the most recent 7000 years. The 14 sections are masterminded in an arrangement from the characteristic non-backwoods developments to the simply anthropogenic ones, beginning with beach front environments (Chapters 1 and 2: salt bogs and hills), trailed by semi-sea-going biological systems (Chapters 3 and 4: mires and freshwater frameworks) and high and nival biological systems (Chapter 5). The resulting gathering of anthropogenic frameworks begins with heathlands (Chapter 6) and oversaw dry or mesic to wet fields (Chapters 7 and 8) and continues to the vegetation of substantial metal-rich soils (Chapter 9), ruderal wet or mesic to dry territories (Chapters 10 and 11), winding up with the vigorously upset vegetation (Chapters 12 and 13: vegetation of arable land and metropolitan regions). The summing up section (14) gives an outline of the main plant networks of Central Europe.

2. “Quercus ilex L. ecosystems: function, dynamics and management (Advances in Vegetation Science)” by F Romane and J Terradas

“Quercus ilex L. ecosystems: function, dynamics and management: 13 (Advances in Vegetation Science)” Book Review: In the western piece of the Mediterranean Basin, these backwoods and forests involve enormous regions and consequently assume a vital part in the scene. Various exploration projects from the Center d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE), the Center de Recerca Ecologica I Aplicacions Forestals (CREAF), and from numerous different research facilities are presently zeroing in on Q. ilex environments, and various issues have showed up concerning fundamental information as well as the executives viewpoints. Therefore, the CEFE and the CREAF chose to mutually arrange the workshop on Quercus ilex L. Environments, which was held in Montpellier and Barcelona in September 1990. The current volume comprises a choice of papers introduced during the workshop and different papers offered after the workshop. The papers are isolated into five areas: Biogeography and History; Structure, Productivity and Dynamics; Water Relationships; Nutrient Cycling; and Management.

3. “Vegetation science applications for rangeland analysis and management (Handbook of Vegetation Science)” by P T Tueller

“Vegetation science applications for rangeland analysis and management: 14 (Handbook of Vegetation Science)” Book Review: Common fields, fields and glades are among the vegetation types most regularly researched with phytosociological strategies. This was one reason why volume 13, Application of vegetation science to field cultivation and farming, altered by W. Krause, showed up as one of the primary volumes of this handbook. It showed up under the central editorship of Prof. R. Vixen and in his time fundamental accentuation of the handbook was set on Zurich-Montpellier techniques and the European vegetation. At the point when we overhauled the handbook we wanted to incorporate different techniques and points of field examinations just as a more worldwide inclusion of meadows. Particularly the regular dry and semi dry zones of the world should have been covered. was extremely lucky in getting Prof. Tueller of the University of Reno IN Nevada as a proofreader for this volume. He and the partners he inspired to aggregate volume 14 on Application of vegetation science to rangeland examination and the executives have made a really worldwide inclusion of the themes intriguing for vegetation investigations in normal fields. Since volume 13 covered the issues of anthropogenically made fields, this theme was not explicitly treated to evade duplication. For a similar explanation no particular endeavor was made to get more papers from Europe and the calm woodland district when all is said in done. The participation with Dr. Tueller has been compensating for me.

4. “Trees at their Upper Limit: Treelife Limitation at the Alpine Timberline (Plant Ecophysiology)” by Michael Tausz and Gerhard Wieser

“Trees at their Upper Limit: Treelife Limitation at the Alpine Timberline” Book Review: The result of many years of escalated investigation into snow capped tree lines, this book presents a total blend of current information on the ecophysiology of tree development and endurance on high mountains in Europe. In the midst of developing acknowledgement that high rise timberlands have a critical task to carry out in assurance against regular perils, this book sets another norm for research on the ecophysiology of trees developing at the snow capped tree line.

5. “Ecohydrology: Darwinian Expression of Vegetation Form and Function” by Peter S Eagleson

“Ecohydrology: Darwinian Expression of Vegetation Form and Function” Book Review: This volume is committed to the induction and use of improved bioclimatic limit conditions at vegetated land surfaces utilizing normal determination of vegetation qualities driven by profitability amplification. It explores the interior control of woods development by the vertical motions of light, CO2, water fume, and warmth inside the shelter, just as the outside control offered by the adjusts of nuclear power and water. Through these methods it looks to decide how the actual attributes and profitability of timberland networks are identified with the environments and soils in which they are found. Ecohydrology spans the fields of hydrology and environment and proposes new binding together standards derived from the idea of characteristic choice. It additionally has possible application in deciding the reaction of vegetation to moderate varieties in the environment and will give interesting perusing to graduate-level understudies and exploration researchers working in ecohydrology, hydroclimatology, backwoods nature, and surface water hydrology.

6. “Land Use and Vegetation Analysis of Dry Tropical Forest” by Arvind Bijalwan

“Land Use and Vegetation Analysis of Dry Tropical Forest” Book Review: The incessant and dull appraisal of timberland studying and planning is significant. The conventional practices for studying and planning of backwoods are unwieldy and time taking, in this manner, the satellite far off detecting procedures and GIS is by all accounts the need of the ideal opportunity for ahead of schedule, precisely and reasonably planning of land use and vegetation of timberlands. Estimation of both subjective and quantitative parts of woodland for any area is significant. In such manner the current examination was done to describe the land use and vegetation of a dry tropical timberland environment in India through satellite distant detecting procedures and GIS. The varieties in construction, variety, standing volume, over the ground biomass and Carbon stockpiling in various backwoods types/classes were evaluated by embracing quadratic testing methodology. This book is amazingly useful and focused on the gathering working in the field of vegetation examination, land use evaluation, woods planning and assessment of volume, biomass and carbon in woodlands. This book is especially helpful to the objective gathering worried about carbon sequestration and carbon business.

7. “Vegetation and Lepidoptera in Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests” by Tijl Essens and Euridice Leyequien

“Vegetation and Lepidoptera in Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests” Book Review: Occasionally dry tropical timberlands are overall perceived as significant biological systems for biodiversity preservation. Expanding horticultural exercises (e.g., slice-and-consume farming) prompts a heterogeneous scene grid; and as biological progression takes over in deserted fields, plant and animal networks suffer shifts in species wealth and organization. This book presents the examination on plant and Lepidoptera (caterpillar) networks and their species turnover along backwoods progression and along an angle from dry to damp occasional woods in the Southern Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. We talk about the commitment of environment zones, backwoods age and irregularity to the community design of plant and Lepidoptera collections. The investigation of these ecological inclinations may serve to comprehend and conjecture future changes in species variety in light of expanding human exercises and environmental change. This book intends to empower thorough examination in the field of local area biology of plants and creepy crawlies, and will likewise hold any importance with those working in protection, land use the board and environmental change in occasionally dry tropical woodlands.

8. “Multi-level Forest Governance in Asia: Concepts, Challenges and the Way Forward” by Makoto Inoue

“Multi-level Forest Governance in Asia: Concepts, Challenges and the Way Forward” Book Review: It introduces us to the remarkable diversity of policy implementation in forest resource management in 14 Asian countries. The readers will know about how effective forest governance can be achieved by bridging multi-level outcomes. It also tells us how important it is to define flexible policies for policy makers, development practitioners and the academic communities of these countries.

9. “Possibilities of Economic Use in Forest Fire Management in Oregon” by Kortenbruck Anna

“Possibilities of Economic Use in Forest Fire Management in Oregon” Book Review: Large amounts of biomass is generated due to Fire management in Oregon that can be reused but is not. The factors that prevent this utilization are market density, low value of wood, cheap gas and hydro power and the crushing communication between environmentalists and the U.S. Forest Service. This book deals with the possibilities of the utilization and possible reasons why wood is burnt instead of being used. It includes the interviews of seven different stakeholder groups. By qualitative approach Transliteration of the interviews and the analysis of the barriers were evaluated.

10. “Tropical Rainforests and Agroforests under Global Change: Ecological and Socio-economic Valuations (Environmental Science and Engineering)” by Christoph Leuschner and Teja Tscharntke


15. Finance and Project Analysis in Forestry

1. “Stakeholder Incentives in Participatory Forest Management: A manual for economic analysis” by Gil Yaron and Jonathan Davies

“Stakeholder Incentives in Participatory Forest Management: A Manual for Economic Analysis” Book Review: This book is helpful for professionals and people working in the natural resources sector, foresters, agriculturalists, and social development practitioners who have limited experience of applying economic principles in practice. It gives the reader practical assistance for the economic analysis of stakeholder stimulus in participatory forest management (PFM) situations. It aims to aid governments, NGOs and donors in identifying better interventions to increase participation. This book is divided into two parts. The first part gives an introduction to economic concepts applied to PFM. The second section is the Economic Stakeholder Analysis (ESA) toolbox. It’s goal is to make economics more accessible to a bigger group promoting PFM. This manual is provided with boxes, tables, figures, examples and signposts.

2. “Modern Time Series Analysis in Forest Products Markets (Forestry Sciences Book 58)” by Jens Abildtrup and F Helles

“Modern Time Series Analysis in Forest Products Markets” Book Review: This book is composed for researchers in applied economics and works as an addition to advanced theoretical textbooks, particularly in Natural Resource Economics. The manual contains fifteen papers where the consequences of applying modern time-series methods, for the analysis of forest economics problems are explored. The book begins with a detailed paper explaining the econometrics of unit-root processes. It has various detailed chapters which include- International Price Relations and Exchange Rates, Demand and Supply Models, Causality, Forecasting and Expectations, Capital Asset Evaluation and Management Implications of Time Series Properties. This book will help the viewer learn about forest economies, and about the practical use of modern time-series methods. These methods can be applied to other fields of economics as well.

3. “Forest economics valuation and projects” by Negi S S

“Forest economics valuation and projects” Book Review: The book covers the concepts on principles of economics, general economy of India, Forest resources and products. It also discusses the marketing, economics of forest lands, forest valuation, forest labour, role of forestry in socio-economic development and forestry projects.

4. “The Management of Industrial Forest Plantations (Managing Forest Ecosystems)” by José G Borges and Luis Diaz-Balteiro

“The Management of Industrial Forest Plantations (Managing Forest Ecosystems)” Book Review: It gives the reader an introduction about industrial forestry management planning processes. It tells us about the components of the forest supply chain ranging from modelling techniques to management planning approaches and information. It also includes the discussion of applications in 26 Management Planning in Actions boxes.

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