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Science and Hope: A Forest History Hardcover – 1 Jun 2013
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'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'. Tony Bartlett, in International Forestry Review. 'Science and Hope is one of those intriguing books that is so well written it can reach a wide range of readers. ... A refreshing overview and a compendium of interesting facts. ... Highly recommended.' B.D. Orr, in Choice. 'an important book that will be used for years and decades to come ... timely, useful and well-conceived'. Brett M. Bennett, in Historical Records of Australian Science. A 'resourceful, comprehensive, and very accessible book'. Richard Holzl, H-net Reviews
About the Author
Dr John Dargavel is an honorary Visiting Fellow in the Fenner School for Environment and Society at the Australian National University. He worked as a forester in government and industry for over twenty years and has since researched and taught in the areas of forest economics, politics and history. He is the author of more than 70 published papers and book chapters covering forest management, industrial and labour history, trade, forest and environmental politics, and cultural aspects of landscape and remembrance. His book on Australian forest history, Fashioning Australia's Forests, was published in 1995. Dr Elisabeth Johann has worked as a forester, has taught forest history at the University of Freiburg and is currently a guest lecturer in the Institute for Socioeconomics, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna. She is a leader in the Austrian Forest Association's Working Group on Forest History and Deputy Coordinator in IUFRO's Forest history and traditional knowledge group. She has written papers and book chapters on Austrian forest history, nature-based forestry in Europe, traditional forest knowledge and European spruce forests. Her book on the history of Austrian forests, Osterreiches Wald in Verganenheit und Gegenwart, was published in 1983.
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A great forest history
27 August 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
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.